Discourse June 2016

Discourse June 2016

Welcome to Discourse June 2016.  With exams approaching, the teaching break after that, and then we launch back into the books in Study Period 5, it may be good time for students to reflect on their health and wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing

It's important that we look after ourselves.  The pressures of study, work, family and relationships can, if not checked, impact negatively on our lives. UniSA's Health and Wellbeing site has some great ideas for self-care. With exams approaching student's stress levels can escalate. The Student Engagement Unit Counselling service has some ideas on how to manage Exam Anxiety.

PACE Panic anxiety compulsive & eating disorders service

PACE provides a range of recovery services for people living with these issues, and those who support them.
Most of the PACE team are peer workers, which means they have experienced panic anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders or an eating disorder themselves, so they understand how difficult it can be, and they are living proof that recovery is possible.

Study support

The Student Engagement Unit (SEU), provides Counselling, Disability and Careers services to students. It also provides academic advice and support for students with on line resources, free workshops, face to face appointments with Learning Advisers and a drop in service. The whole range of services available and drop in times and workshop dates can be viewed on the webpage.

Students are also able to access after-hours academic support via the yourtutor site. You can locate the link in the "course essentials" block in each course Learnonline site.

Student Engagement Service (SEU) services

Just a reminder; to book an appointment with a Disability Adviser, or other services within the SEU students will need to make contact with Campus Central. You can either ring Campus Central on toll free 1300 301 703 or call in to Campus Central on any campus.

Dyslexic font free download

Studying at university is difficult enough.  For students who have a Learning Disability it's even tougher. Students with conditions such as dyslexia may take longer to read required texts and write assessments.

OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles, and 2 typefaces: OpenDyslexic, and OpenDyslexic-Alta.

If you are a student who has dyslexia, you may like to give it a try.  If you do decide to download the font and use it, Disability Services would be interested and grateful for your feedback. E-mail us at disability@unisa.edu.au

Good luck to all students sitting exams.