Semester 1 2020 saw much upheaval to our daily lives. The global pandemic forced unprecedented changes around the world and CASSA was no exception. Despite this we battled on and made the best of it trying to complete our studies and make the best of the situation. In May the AGM took place and the election of a new executive team for 2020/21 was conducted. Come the end of semester official handover has completed. As incoming President, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the hard work the out going team put in. I wish them all the best as they head off to complete their industry placement.
Keep an eye on the events announcements for activities that will be held in the upcoming semester and remember any questions and suggestions can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to meeting new members and catching up with old ones once the new semester starts and life returns to normal on campus. Once again thanks to the 2019/20 executive team and all the best to all CASSA members.
As semester one draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge that it has been a challenging several months for many of ECU’s students. COVID-19 has put us on the back-foot in terms of being able to be there for our members. However, we wish to extend our best wishes to everyone out there as they begin working on and preparing for their final assessments in their units. The way many of these final assessments are being conducted is unprecedented in a way that may make them more stressful and scary. If you need to, please make use of ECU’s support services.
Look after yourself and each other, and we can’t wait to see everyone back on campus for semester two!
On the 3rd of May we held our Annual General Meeting to vote in our new executive team. We are very pleased to be announcing our new executives who will be taking over at the end of the semester. We wish them success in all their future endeavors.
The new Executive Committee Team:
President – Niall Navin
Vice President – Donna Wilson-Adams
Treasurer – Grant Hunter
Secretary – Morium Momo
Social Media – Sammiollah Ranjibar
Tech Admin – Lachlan Barker
Event Coordinators – Poojan Sharma & Cherie Barringhaus
Congratulations to our new executives!
CASSA’s AGM for 2020 will take place online (due to COVID-19) in the ECS Discord voice chat at 5pm, 3rd May.
The executive positions which are open to be voted on are:
- Vice President
- Events Coordinator
- Social Committee
- Tech Admin
The agenda for the meeting will be:
1. The president’s report
2. The treasurer’s report; including a statement of accounts
3. The nomination and election of new executive committee members of the association
4. General business
If you are interested in an executive position, please send responses to the following questions:
1) Why do you want to be part of the CASSA Exec team
2) What can you bring to the table e.g Ideas.
Send your responses to: email@example.com with your Full name and your student number with the subject title: CASSA Exec 2020-21 Nomination
The CASSA Helpdesk has long been known as the heart and soul of ECU Joondalup’s Building 18. A place of high intellectual conversation, where students can come to receive help or guidance, inquire about lost property, play some classic console games, or purchase the cheapest cans of soft drink on campus.
However, despite the important role the Helpdesk played and continues to play to students studying the computer or security sciences at ECU, the desk itself was incomplete. The front of the desk remained bare, with minimal decoration. As one of the first sights students would see upon visiting level 2, it held so much potential, yet part of that potential was going wasted…
Until this year.
Thanks to Matt, the CASSA President, along with the support of the executive committee, a design for the front of the desk was planned. The work began during 2019/2020 break, and finally – in the final weeks of the break, the front of the desk was given a fresh new look.
With this renovation, the CASSA Helpdesk takes a giant leap forward in engaging students. It’s design matches the building 18 aesthetic whilst also representing our commitment to improving the on-campus experience for our students.
But this isn’t the end – the committee intends to keep developing the space, so watch out for future developments!
Our new student social is aimed at introducing new students to CASSA and members of faculty in a relaxed environment. We will also be hosting members from industry such that students are provided with the oppurtunity of networking. Free food and drink will be available.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cassa-start-of-semester-social-tickets-96044986139
CASSA now has several channels on this Discord for use in keeping students informed with current and future events.
Click here to join the ECS Discord server.
Please note that by joining the server you agree to abide by the server rules.
Our new student social is aimed at introducing new students to CASSA and members of faculty in a relaxed environment. Free food and drink will be available. However places are limited so be sure to register your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-student-social-tickets-43226322093
Where: Building 18, Room 211
When: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 13th of March