Newsletter Semester 2, 2017

In this issue:

 

Welcome

Hi and welcome to semester 2. The Disability Team have felt privileged meeting many new and returning students this year, and hearing some of your journey as you navigate university and a health condition.
We encourage you to keep asking questions and seeking the support and/or answers you need, to get through your studies.
If you want to touch base with a Disability Advisor, you can book online or email us:
disability@flinders.edu.au
Book online

Exam Reminder

If you need to make any changes to your Exam Arrangements, please contact a Disability Advisor before Tuesday 3rd October.

Career Event – Pathways Beyond Uni

Tuesday 19th September, 10am – 2pm
A career workshop for students who have a medical condition, mental health condition or disability. Give yourself an edge when looking for a professional job after finishing your degree.
The workshop includes:
• A graduate sharing their experience of finding work
• An employer panel offering insights and advice for employment
• Addressing Disclosure: what, when, how and why
• Career Planning- within the context of disclosure and a focus on building employability, self-marketing and maximising opportunities

Book online:
https://careerhub.flinders.edu.au/students/events/detail/625136/pathways-beyond-uni
Email disability@flinders.edu.au with access and/or dietary requirements.


Stepping Into PAID Summer Internships

Stepping Into applications are open now! University students in their final or penultimate year can Apply Here to be considered for a summer work placement in their field of study.
A previous Stepping Into interns’ experience working with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services:
Georga Kemp, 24, was studying a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design when she heard about Stepping Into. “At the time, I wasn’t really keen on what I was doing at university. I needed something to get me back on track and help me work out what I wanted to do,” said Georga. When Georga first applied for Stepping Into in 2016, she was looking for something to do over the summer university break. One year and two Stepping Into internships later, Georga is now working on a large-scale project for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) on an extended contract. Read more about Georga’s Stepping Into experiences here.
For further information about the Stepping Into program, contact Philip Zamora or Isabel Heiner at the Australian Network on Disability at 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au.

FUSA Disability Collective

Meet other students who have a disability and voice your opinions about University life and accessibility. FREE lunches during semester.
FUSA Disabilities Officer: Kate Gallagher
disabilities.officer@flinders.edu.au
For events, see the Facebook Page

Health and Well-being Blog

Introducing Flinders University’s first Health and Well-being Blog. Find App reviews, resources, research, tools and more.

https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/student-health-and-well-being/

R U OK? Day – 14th September

Build community, help reduce isolation and ask someone you know how they are really going…. For more information https://www.ruok.org.au/