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Unijam quick wins in action across campuses

The new campus connector shuttle bus.A number of projects that stemmed from UniSA’s community planning online conversation, unijam, and were then included in the Crossing the Horizon plans released last year, are coming to fruition.

The new Campus Connector shuttle bus service between Magill and Mawson Lakes is now running as a trial for study period two. The free bus service for staff and students (ID card needed) departs from the two campuses every hour from 9.10am to 4.10pm, Monday to Friday.

A virtual suggestion box for staff and students is live on the staff and student portals. A number of suggestions have already been received and feedback on actions will be taken on the ‘we’re listening’ website.

Full video lecture recording is now being piloted in two lecture theatres. After study period two, an evaluation will take place and determine the way forward for this project.

A ‘Go Mobile’ strategy has been developed and a mobile-friendly website has been launched.

A competition will run for students to suggest an app that they would find useful for their study with the best three being adopted. Students have already been consulted about a wider UniSA app which is currently being finalised.

A sample of the new campus wear.Students were also heavily consulted about UniSA’s new campus clothing line. The new range of t-shirts and hoodies is available at Unibooks or University of South Australia Student Association (USASA) counters across all metropolitan campuses. They are also available from Whyalla Campus Operations Unit and Mt Gambier Campus Reception area or online.

And as work on the Jeffery Smart Building on the City West campus comes close to completion, the campus has brightened up its George Street walkway with a student mural (featured in last month’s UniSA News).

The University has also launched a Global Engagement Framework and new offshore campus collaborations, as well as the evolution of the University’s regional engagement strategy.

Professor Larry Lockshin, Pro Vice Chancellor of Strategic Coordination, says in the next few months there will be further announcements on the Reconciliation Action Plan, Smoke Free Campus and capital plan.