USASA Online Student Representative

Brendan Ritter


What are you studying?

UO Bachelor of Data Analytics

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

Have been an online student for a little while while and it's somewhat obvious that online learning is in it's infancy, so I wanted to be able to work with the Students and the Uni to increase the quality of online learning.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

My primary objective is to ensure that the University is listening to it's online students and implementing improvements to the online learning environment. This includes the coursework being of the same standard of quality as the on-campus courses.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

My campus is wherever I decide to pull out my laptop and begin studying. This can be at work during lunch, in my bed on a Sunday morning, at my parents house, or simply at my desk. That's the best part about it - freedom of study.

What's your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

To all Uni students: there's no single path through your study life, and career. I've dropped out, changed courses, gone external, and then online. I've done it all, and I'm so glad I didn't stick with what was just the first thing I thought of out of High School. I'm both studying and working in my industry and I've even looked at external certifications to propel me even further into my career. For my fellow Online students: The best advice I can give is to be self-disciplined. Drop the 'I'll do it tomorrow' attitude when it comes to logging on and doing your coursework because tomorrow will arrive, and you'll say the same thing. I fell into that trap a few times and got way behind in several courses. Being disciplined enough to stay on track can be hard with a busy schedule and ultimate freedom of study, but it's easier than catching up on weeks of work.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

As many as I can make it to given my schedule! I particularly want to watch some of the UniSA volleyball games.

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Red Bull

What is your go to drink order?

Bacardi & Coke, or CC & Dry if it's on tap (trust me...)

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

This is a very hard question because there would be so many good answers. I think I would love to have dinner and a chat with Kobe Bryant. It would be so insightful to have a chat on his winning-or-nothing mentality and figure out how that could be adapted to my own profession.

What is your best personality trait?

Extroverted and empathetic

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The University of South Australia Student Association acknowledges the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla First Nations People as the traditional custodians of the unceded lands now home to the University of South Australia’s campuses in Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Whyalla. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia. It was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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