Newsletter Semester 2, 2016

In this issue:

 

NEW: Online Bookings

Online bookings for Disability Advisors and GPs at Main Campus is now available. Please note: appointments at Sturt and Tonsley are still booked by phone (8201 2118).

Book online through the Disability Services website 

 

Exam reminder

The last day to request extra time or other alternative arrangements for exams is 5pm Tuesday 4th October.

After this date, only people with alternative exam arrangements on their Access Plan will receive these for the November exams.

NOTE: From Semester 2 onwards, students will receive an email instead of a paper letter advising them of their exam arrangements.

 

RUOK Day - September 8

This Thursday, keep your eye out on campus for RUOK Day events. Ask your friends how they are really going. Upload a picture of a friend who has asked you how you are going. For more information and resources, visit the RUOK website

 

Professional Mentoring for Job Seekers with Disability 

PACE - Positive Action towards Career Engagement Mentoring

Are you a student or jobseeker with disability and want some guidance on the best way to develop your career path?

PACE Mentoring is a mentoring program run by the Australian Network on Disability for students and jobseekers with disability.

For mentees, PACE offers the opportunity to develop essential skills and confidence in a workplace setting, which can assist with career planning, as well as aiding personal and professional development. PACE recognises that job seekers and students with disability frequently find themselves with little or no work experience. PACE aims to assist mentees to become 'job-ready' and reduce some of these hurdles.

The program will run between September and December. It will be a flexible arrangement that will include a minimum of six sessions at the mentor’s workplace over three months.

For more information about this program: Applications online 

applications@and.org.au or call PACE on (03) 9621 2276.

 

Graduate Forum: Career Success

Friday 7th October 10am - 12pm.  At the Bradley Forum, 5th Floor Hawke Building, UniSA in the City.

Find out about practical career strategies and programs to give you an edge in a tough job market. Hear from a recent graduate about their experiences, disclosure in the workplace will be explained and ask a panel of industry representatives.

For more information ndcosa@gmail.com or www.ndcosa.com.au 

 

Student Stories

ADCET has just released some videos of students telling their story of study and using technology. They are worth a look:

ADCET Student Stories 

 

Sir Charles Bright Scholarships - $1500

For tertiary students who have a disability. The trust awards $1500 to eligible students. Applications are now open, and close on 24th December. For more information visit the Charles Bright Scholarship webpage

 

Paid Internships

The Stepping Into Internship program links students with disability to opportunities at organisations committed to the equitable inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. 

 

To be eligible for the summer internship, students must be:

·        Currently studying a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree at university

·        In their penultimate or final year of study.

·        Australian citizens or permanent residents. 

·        Registered with Disability Services at university OR provide proof of eligibility for Stepping Into with relevant medical documentation

 

*** Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

 

Summer internships available at these businesses: 

Fairwork Ombudsman – Melbourne

Department of Environment & Energy – Canberra

IP Australia – Sydney

NSW Dept of Family & Community Services – Sydney

Victoria Police - Melbourne 

 

Scholarships for Students with a Vision Impairment

See Through My Eyes Scholarship Program - 2017.

The STME scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to university students who are vision impaired or blind, who are working toward a sustainable and rewarding career in their chosen field.

Up to four scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded to undergraduate or postgraduate students. Scholarships are for one year only.

Funds awarded can be spent on the following:

  • Payment of university tuition fees
  • Payment of student contribution fees
  • Purchase of textbooks and other course materials
  • Purchase of adaptive technology
  • Living expenses associated with study

Eligibility: Applicants must be diagnosed with a permanent vision condition that can not be corrected and enrolled in a recognised Australian University in an undergraduate or postgraduate program and be continuing the course for at least one year from application. Applicants must also be registered with STME and a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Applications close on November 30th For more information and for application forms visit Seeing Through My Eyes website

 

Social Skills Programs for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Autism SA are running sessions for Adults who would like to improve their social and relational skills. See the Autism SA website for more information. 

 

EXPIRED Access Plans

All Access Plans that expire in June/July will be cancelled (including alternative exam arrangements).

If your disability/health condition is still impacting your study, and you would like the Access Plan to continue, you need to provide updated documentation about your current health status (you can get your doctor to complete the Disability Verification form).  Book an appointment online with your Disability Advisor

 

Free legal advice on campus

Flinders Law School is now operating the Flinders Legal Advice Clinic on campus on Tuesdays from 11 am during semester.  

To make an appointment, call 8201 2371.

The Clinic is situated at the FUSA Hub, on the plaza level next to Subway.

You can find more information about our campus clinic, and the clinic that we operate each Thursday morning at Christies Beach Magistrates Court online. Flinders Free Legal Advice website   

 

NEW Career FLO Site for students

Free career resources designed especially for Flinders students. Career FLO Site

 

access2arts

Opportunities to take part in an electrifying sound and visual art performance and installation are available with Access2Arts. If you’re an artist and want to work with assistive music making technologies, head to www.access2arts.org.au

Ever wanted to try something new? Free tickets to accessible events available at www.30x30.com.au