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The students and graduates of the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy excel in their studies and apply their knowledge and skills in a range of activities at university, in the community, in organisations and in workplaces.  Our students engage in research activities, volunteer work, and are teachers and tutors, showing initiative, leadership and commitment.  We are proud of them and their achievements during their university studies, and making a difference post university in their careers and as members of their communities.

Book launch

Student Akoi Manyiel Guong has written a book entitled Realising the Dream - Journey of a lost Boy (pdf 1.3mb) with Sandra Lindemann, that was launched on Monday 20 June as part of SA Refugee Week.  Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, launched SA Refugee Week at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA's City West campus.

Akoi graduated from our Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) program in 2009 and is currently studying in the Master of Mediation and Conflict Resolution program.  The book describes Akoi's years as a Lost Boy in Sudan, becoming a boy soldier during the civil war, and then a refugee before finally settling in Adelaide.  As well as studying, he now has a career in the service sector and is a foundation member of the South Sudan Emerging Education Development Foundation International (SSEEDFI), an organisation he formed to support the development of health and educational facilities in his hometown in South Sudan.

Copies of the book are available from the Migrant Resource Centre of SA, 59 King William Street Adelaide, phone 8217 9510, email Akoi@mrcsa.com.au.  Price is $20.  All sale proceeds go to SSEEDFI.