Yesterday was my last day of holiday. Class starts today. On my last day of holiday, I spent it at UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus volunteering for the Festival of Innovation.
It’s my first time going to this campus. My friend and I actually missed the stop, we took the wrong bus ;p We thought the bus would stop there but it didn’t. Phew… Luckily I noticed the sign “Mawson Lakes” earlier on and sensed something amiss after seeing the bus stop number reaching 47! I immediately asked the driver where we should alight. We quickly got off the next stop and went to the opposite side of the road to catch another bus there. Good thing we were in time as the next bus came at 11.50am, we were only few minutes away to 11.50am! If we missed this, we would have to wait till 12.50pm! We’ll be late for our job by then as our shift started at 1pm.
I think this will be my first and last time here…
So must take photos ;p
Walking into the university compound. It really felt like going to university unlike my campus. City West felt like a college but Mawson Lakes really gave me the feel of going to a university.
If I’m not mistaken, this is the largest campus of UniSA. This is where civil aviation, engineering, computing, and all those technical programmes are conducted.
Left: Here I am! Mawson Lakes! Generally this campus has more male students due to the faculties located here which are almost male dominated field of studies. I was told by one of the students that there’s only one female student in his class! WOW!
Right: A section of the event.
Left: If I’m doing something related to my bachelor degree, I would be based in this campus. It’s huge but very inconvenient unlike the city. I think I wouldn’t be able to venture out more or having fun like what I’m having now if I study here. Too far and out of the way unless I drive.
Right: Me in the t-shirt 😉 the sun was so bright but the wind was soooo cold! Taken during my lunch.
Left: The balloons they’re giving out hehehe… Matching colour. I was at the welcome booth working as the counter. It wasn’t as happening as UniSA Open Day though, not many people. I guess it’s just too far and it’s only concentrated on things related to this campus.
Right: The booths. I didn’t get to tour the campus and also check out the event because I couldn’t venture anywhere as a counter. Some more, reached there later than expected due to the wrong bus we took, so there’s no time to explore. Got ourselves registered, had lunch and start work in half hour.
It’s a good thing we didn’t have to take a bus back to the city as one of the volunteers offered to send us back since he had to go through the city to get home.
Overall, it’s a great experience even though the responsibility wasn’t that heavy, the job was quite simple too. At least, I finally get to step into this campus since I’ve been hearing so much about it. I have a friend studying in this campus and many of my friends were students here. Haven’t got the chance to visit Magill(can take a bus from the city, if I’m taking journalism, I’ll be here) and Whyalla(need to take a plane or four to five-hour drive by car or long distant bus, waaaay too far) campuses yet.
That’s how I spent my last day of holiday. No more holiday until December.
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