USASA Postgraduate Student Representative

Riya Kaur Bhaizada

What are you studying?

I am studying Masters of Interior Architecture.

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

I had not planned to be a part of the USASA board initially, and was introduced to it by my friend. Being an international student, my experience in Australia has been quite challenging yet exciting. I wanted to take all the opportunities that come my way and make the best out of it! I also want to ensure every student experiences the best at uniSA by being their voice.

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

I want to listen and advocate for the students and help them shape their university journey. I want to collaboratively work with other board members and try to bring more social events back to the university campus.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

For me it will be the library and the location. I love how it is in the proximity to amazing cafes and eateries.

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

University experience is so much more than going to classes and studying. Please get involved in all the other great things your university has to offer, because when you are working and look back at the your uni days no one remembers the assignments you did but the time you spent and memories you made. You may not get these years back, so don't hold back, put yourself out there and make the most of out of your time here.

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

The end of the year party!!

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

A hot shower, fresh sheets, scented candles, wrapping myself in my blanket and going to sleep.

What is your go to drink order?

The classic Gin and Tonic :) It can never go wrong.

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

I am going to turn on my fangirl mode and say BTS! Who doesn't want to have dinner with seven funny and talented boys hahaha

What is your best personality trait?

I feel like I am a good listener and very observant. I tend to remember small details about people which makes them want to trust me.

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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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