Tell us about yourself
Hello! I’m Bethany Carter, DUSA’s Cloud Campus Coordinator for 2019! I’m in my third year of my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). I live in a gorgeous town called Yackandandah, which is near Albury/Wodonga. I love completing my course online and am very passionate about Deakin’s Cloud Campus.
What exactly is DUSA?
DUSA is Deakin University’s Student Association and is independent from Deakin. DUSA is run by students for students to make sure you have the best possible experience while studying at Deakin. We are passionate about supporting, advocating for and providing services to students. Services that students are able to access include free advocacy services (for when you are faced with issues or difficulties), scholarships, transport assistance (when you need to attend campus), basic emergency supplies through the Student Survival Centre, and legal support. Also make sure you check out our trips and short courses! Visit the DUSA website for more information regarding DUSA and our services we offer to you.
What is the Cloud Campus Coordinator?
The Cloud Campus Coordinator conducts Cloud Campus Committee meetings and advocates for the Cloud Campus and Cloud Campus students, while being the centre point between Student Council, DUSA staff and the Cloud Campus student representatives on the committee. I am ecstatic to be given the opportunity to advocate, support and improve the online experience for all Cloud Campus students.
What is the Cloud Campus Committee?
The Cloud Campus Committee meets regularly to discuss issues and ideas regarding Cloud Campus students. In our meetings, Deakin staff and Student Council members also attend to contribute to the discussion.
What are the goals for the Cloud Campus Committee for 2019?
Our mission is to provide all Cloud Campus students with an enjoyable, excellent and inclusive online learning experience. Our goal is to identify and eliminate, or minimise, challenges faced by Cloud Campus students to ensure they are not disadvantaged in any way.
What advice do you have for Cloud Campus students?
Deakin takes into careful consideration the different challenges Cloud Campus students face. Deakin offers fantastic support, learning and health services that are able to be utilised by Cloud Campus students and I recommend you explore them all and see what works for you. Being active with other Cloud Campus students within your course is a great way to feel part of the Deakin community, so make sure you post in your unit sites and on the Cloud Campus Facebook group. Also, don’t forget to be socially active within your own community and form supportive networks with others.
How can Cloud Campus students contact you?
Any Cloud Campus student can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be able to assist Cloud Campus students to become more involved at Deakin and to feel more included. Also, if a Cloud Campus students identifies an area that limits their ability to learn adequately, then I will be able to hear these concerns and advocate for change.
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