Blood Rivals Competition

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Hello all Golden Key members.unisa-poster-where-to-donate

Looking for some ways to help the society?

Giving blood is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to make a difference.

This year team #UniSA aims to make 1200 blood donations to help save 3600 lives but they need your help!
Contact UniSA Blood Drive or e-mail here to get involved.

2016 Read for the Record

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After the success of last year’s ‘Read for the Record’ campaign, the UniSA Golden Key chapter is proud to announce its participation again this year.

‘Read for the Record’ is an international campaign designed to educate, inspire and improve the literacy of Australian youth. Each year, a particular children’s book is selected and read to hundreds of thousands of children around the world – the same inspiring book, on the same day.

This year’s book is titled “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” written by Julia Sarcone-Roach.

For more information on how you can get involved in this exciting event, please email with your interest and we will get back to you!

2016 Orientation Week

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Meet us at the UniSA City East Orientation Week!

BBQ_116Golden Key Chapter UniSA Chapter members will be manning a booth during the orientation week lunch breaks.

Are interested in Golden Key and what we do, have any enquiries about your existing GK membership or just want to keep us company?

We’ll be at the City East campus from 11:00 – 2:00 from February 22-25.

Come Play BasketBall at UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus

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UniSA Basketball are looking for new members (Golden Key or not) to play at the Mawson Lakes Campus on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon/evenings.

Every Thursday at Mawson Lakes Campus, UniSA Basketball runs the Campus Basketball program. This initiative started almost a decade ago when the need for opportunities for students to participate in organised basketball arose. Now, 10 years later the program runs strong and everyone is encouraged to come and play basketball, where it has evolved to a community program. Social competitions are also available and organised through a UniSA affiliate program run seasonally on Tuesday night. Sunday night sees opportunities for UniSA students to play for free, as students receive priority however the community are also welcome. Afterwards, participants are welcome to stay to view or participate/try out for the UniSA District basketball team.

  • Campus Basketball: Thursday 8-10 pm
    Thursday night participation varies from high school students, girls, and district players as everyone is welcome to come along, either alone or with a few friends. Teams are made on the night and for $5 people can play in multiple 12 minute social basketball games over the 2 hour period.
    The highlights so far have included Exhibition Games between Campus Basketball teams and UniSA District teams. More recently a UniSA Basketball held a Media day where Olympians Mitchell Creek (Adeleaide 36ers) and Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning) attended the event and were guest judges for the Slam Dunk Competition.

  • Student Basketball: Sunday 4-6pm
    To encourage UniSA students to be involved in basketball, UniSA Basketball is offering the opportunity to play basketball exclusively for UniSA Students, and they are welcome to play for free on Sundays (just bring your student ID card). Non-students are still welcome and can also join for $5 but priority will be given to UniSA students first. This experience allows students to play amongst peers, and plans are underway for training sessions where a senior player will run workshops for students.

  • District Training: Sunday 6-8pm
    If you have enough energy left, then you are welcome to participate in the UniSA Basketball district training session which follows the student session. This allows an opportunity to see what they senior players get up to, meet the team and also see what happens and what drills the players practice. Highlights include the UniSA District Women’s Team winning the Division 1 Bronze Medal at the Australian University Games and also the Women’s Division 4 Senior District team winning their Grand Final match by 40 points.

For further information visit the UniSA Basketball Facebook site.

2015 Academic Breakfast

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Our annual Golden Key Academic Breakfast was held on Tuesday, March 31 at UniSA City West Campus. This is a valuable opportunity to meet with the current Golden Key committee, Golden Key students and other University of South Australia Key Academic Staff and Program Directors. As the next Golden Key Information Session and New Member Reception approaches their assistance is necessary to further help promote awareness of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the advantages of membership to prospective members.

On the day committee members presented highlights from 2014 GK activities and key initiatives for 2015.


2015 Orientation Week

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BBQ_116Golden Key Chapter UniSA Chapter members will be manning a booth during the lunch breaks. If you are interested in Golden Key and what we do, have any enquiries about your existing GK membership or just want to keep us company the times we’ll be on campus are:

  • 23/02/2015 from 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • 24/02/2015 from 11.10am – 2.00pm
  • 25/02/2015 from 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • 26/02/2015 from 12.30pm – 1.30pm

O’Sullivan Beach School Garden and Kitchen Programme

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In late 2014, the UniSA Chapter of Golden Key donated $600 to O’Sullivan Beach School to support and extend the learning experiences for the students.


The school utilised the money to create a new Frog Pond in the school grounds to home native frogs and breed tadpoles which came from the creek bordering the school. The Year 7 students, their two teachers and the Stephanie Alexander Garden Specialist developed the pond. This required the students to enhance their existing skills and develop new ones. Literacy skills were developed through the research required to create the pond. Science was also included as the students researched the native frog and decided on appropriate habitat planting. Mathematical skills such as financial planning, budgeting, measurement and estimating were also further developed by the students.

OSB_2The students enhanced their education through learning research skills, and the practical skills required for building the frog pond, including planting the area to suit the frogs. Through the project, students were also able to learn how to cope with change. This was very important for the Year 7s as they left the school at the end of the year in order to go to High School.

The project allowed the students to develop real world preparedness through project management and budgeting skills, due to the finite amount of money donated to the school.

OSB_1After the pond was completed, Golden Key committee members were invited down to the school to officially open the pond. This involved 3 team captains writing and giving speeches and presenting the Golden Key members with native flowers from the school’s garden. The donation was also enough to enable the school to purchase new tools for their gardening program.

GK Information Session for Student Migrants

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GK Information Session for Student Migrants – City West Campus UniSA


On October 4 the UniSA chapter of Golden Key in conjunction with Tentmakers Migration Assistance, Welcome to Australia Ministry and Church at Bethany hosted an information session for international students to help migrant students with their first year at University and living in Australia.
Further details can be found at: Information Session for Student Migrants in SA.