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Eddie Satchell

Inspiration to engage with office and role(s) you currently hold?

The university is a fundamental institution of our society and students' time at university is a significant life event. Ensuring that the University remains focused on its core responsibility of providing a genuine educational experience to students is necessary. The current plans to radically merge, cut, and remove important university services, courses, and departments demonstrates the necessity for strong student advocacy.

For post-graduates, this is particularly important. We have chosen to return to university at a significant cost to ensure that we can upskill and better serve the community. We demand that the university places education and student services as a priority.

Hope to achieve in 2021?

1. Advocate against the proposed cuts and mergers at UoA.

2. Promote university culture so that students get the most of studying and receive a genuinely engaging experience.

3. Make sure students are supported in work - this also means making sure they understand the industrial system and are paid and treated correctly.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

Absolutely privileged to be a life member of the UoA debating society.

What led you to join the clubs(s)? 
Participating in clubs at university allows for a completely different level of engagement as a student. You get to meet so many people, develop skills, and participate in student life. Finding different interest and social groups becomes a lot more difficult when working full time, so make the most of it at university!

Not coincidentally, I found the more clubs you participate in, the better academically you become.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

Granite Island

Favourite place to study on campus?

Barr Smith Library. 

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Noting everyone has life and obligations outside of university, get as involved at university as you can. University can be one of the greatest opportunities of your life, but this requires engagement. The more clubs you join, events you participate in, and people you meet, the more you will enjoy university and the more you will enjoy and achieve in learning.