GUPSA Pay It Forward Care Hampers
SPREAD THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
It’s the holiday season and time to make your friends smile. 2020 has been challenging for all, especially for those Post Grads who are carers. GUPSA with your support wants to make December 2020 special. If you know someone who is juggling their student responsibilities along with caring for a loved one, refer them here and we can deliver a nourishing care package to them.
Spread the joy! Pay it Forward! Appreciate your mate! Be someone’s Santa!
* Nominations close by COB December 8th.
** Open to the first 120 students as the budget is limited. You will be informed if your nomination is successful by 9 December 2020.
Welcome New GUPSA Board 2020-21
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: GUPSA BOARD, NEW CONSTITUTION, AND 2020 ELECTIONS
Thank you to all the postgraduate students who attended the GUPSA Special General Meeting (SGM) on 12 March 2020.
The SGM Minutes are available HERE
At the SGM, two motions were passed by majority vote:
- That the proposed new constitution for GUPSA be adopted; and
- That the term of GUPSA board members voted in at the 2020 elections be extended until 31 October 2021, to align with the new electoral cycle and board term that will take effect in 2021.
Both SGM motions were subject to approval by University Council of the proposed new constitution for GUPSA.
On 1 June 2020, University Council approved GUPSA’s new constitution. It is available HERE.
When University Council approved the new GUPSA Constitution, it came into effect on 1 June 2020. Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication and lack of clarity around when the new GUPSA Board structure changes would come into effect.
Empowering Learners: A Student Partnership Creating Spaces for Learning
Griffith is launching Empowering Learners, a new initiative promoting student mental health and well being through a Students as Partners approach. It is designed to prioritise the student voice and empower learners, and will provide a great opportunity to develop leadership and other transferable skills thus making students more employable. A key goal of the project is to help students build their own networks as they become engaged in the design and delivery of curriculum.
The project will promote student mental wellbeing through the design of effective learning environments that support student agency and empowerment, both within and external to the curriculum. By exploring the holistic experience of students, it will work out how to best partner with students to support their sense of belonging, autonomy, competence and purpose. That support is geared to develop student confidence in learning within and beyond Griffith. For students, getting involved with Empowering Learners gives you the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and strengthen your leadership skills on the job, while also influencing the way Griffith University supports all learners.