Discourse September 2016

Scholarship opportunities for students with vision impairment

Study Support at UniSA

UniSA welcomes student feedback and suggestions

Recovery Support Groups for Eating Disorders and Binge Eating

Do you stutter?

Scholarship opportunities for students with vision impairment

See Through My Eyes is a not-for-profit organisation established for the purpose of improving the quality of life for people who are vision impaired and blind with a particular focus on the advancement of educational and career opportunities. See Through My Eyes also provides information and support to people who are vision impaired and blind, their carers and families whilst undertaking systemic advocacy to raise awareness of the issues impacting people who are vision impaired and blind in the community.

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

Applicant must be diagnosed with a permanent vision condition that cannot be corrected and meets at least one of the following:

  • Visual acuity of 6/60 or less in at least one eye.
  • Visual field of less than 20 degrees.
  • Vision loss severely affecting daily life.

Applicant must be enrolled in a recognised Australian University in an undergraduate or postgraduate program and be continuing the course for at least one year from application.

Applicant must be registered with STME.

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Selection Criteria

Response to application questions.
Letters of recommendation.
Academic results.


For more information and for applications forms visit: seethroughmyeyes.org.au/scholarship-applications-now-open/ 

Chrissy Antonopoulos
Director, See Through My Eyes
Phone: 0414944277
Address: PO Box 4041 Kogarah Bay NSW 2217
Website: www.seethroughmyeyes.org.au
Email: info@seethroughmyeyes.org.au
Blog: seethroughmyeyes.org.au/chrissys-blog/

Study Support at UniSA

Could you use a little help with your study or assignments? We really want to see you succeed at UniSA and are keen to give you all the skills, information and support you need to do so.

Here you will find a range of online resources, workshops and learning support services, all aimed at helping you through your courses and assessments.   Check out the Study support resources on line.

Did you also know that Learning Advisers conduct informal drop in sessions on each metropolitan campus?   Check out the Drop in schedule.

YourTutor offers after hours study support for UniSA students.  Like all such services it is free.

UniSA welcomes student feedback and suggestions

The University welcomes feedback and suggestions from all students via We're listening   

This is your opportunity as a student to give feedback or offer suggestions to the University.

Recovery Support Groups for Eating Disorders and Binge Eating

PACE  offers Recovery Support Groups for Eating Disorders and Binge Eating.  PACE groups utilise evidence-based strategies, such as CBT, DBT and ACT, and each group is co-facilitated by someone with lived experience of an eating disorder.

Where: Payneham Community Centre – 374 Payneham Road Payneham

When: Thursdays (Fortnightly)

Time: 10.00am – 12 noon

Dates: September 8

             September 22

             October 20

             November 3

             November 17

             December 1

             December 15

For more information or to register phone 8159 1400 or email pace@ centacare.org.au

Do you stutter?

If so, you’re not alone. Stuttering is a condition that affects 1% of the world’s population, so there are 70 million of us worldwide (and 230,000 in Australia) who know what it’s like, and who know it’s not an emotional or psychological disorder and has nothing to do with your background, character or family. What you may not know is that there is an international community of people who tackle their dysfluency head-on, with self-acceptance, and who attend events like an annual conference in the USA that attracts 1000 people per year. If you’d like to be a founding member of a group at the University of South Australia dedicated to overcoming issues around stuttering, and to supporting each other, please contact Cameron Raynes.

In the meantime, check out what’s happening at British tertiary institutions via www.stuc-uk.org, in Australia via www.speakeasy.org.au, and in the USA via www.westutter.org.