USASA Student President

Isaac Solomon
solid001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics)

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

I started University in 2020 about 4 weeks before the pandemic hit. The last couple of years have been a struggle for everyone and I wanted to be a part of making sure not only was everyone well supported at Uni but also that all students got a chance to reconnect. This is now my second term as USASA President and I'm proud of what we've achieved so far but know there is more work still to be done.

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

The last year has been about reinvigorating life on campus and ensuring that students have access to services and social opportunities. This year will be building upon that foundation to ensure that all University decision-making is student-centric and reflects what students want to get out of their University experience.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

Having been President for a year I don't really feel as if I have only one campus. All of the campuses are so unique in their own way. Whether it's relaxing with a good book at Magill, dancing at an event at Mawson Lakes, hanging out in the plaza at City East or participating in club events at City West, it all makes the Uni experience worth it.

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

At University you are never alone. Going to university is a big step for a lot of people and 9 times out of 10 if you are struggling there are other people who are in the same boat. Engaging with USASA and student clubs can help you connect with like-minded people and services. As stressful as some challenges can be, it makes the experience extremely rewarding.

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

There are so many good events all the way from Campus Fair to the USASA End of Year Party but my favourite has to be USASA's annual Working on Wellness Event/s which runs over 3-4 weeks. Who doesn't love live music, cute animals and free massages, right?

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Donuts.

What is your go to drink order?

Farmer's Union Iced Coffee (yes, I am lactose intolerant but for FUIC I tolerate it)

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

Former SA Premier, Don Dunstan. Don is one of my personal heroes and did so much for South Australia. Not only this but he is the only Australian politician to publish a cookbook while in office so I feel like he'd be a great cook as well as great company. (Surely dinner attire includes the pink shorts, if you don't know what I'm talking about definitely look him up)

What is your best personality trait?

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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