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UQISA

UQ INDONESIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

INDUCTION PROGRAM ACTIVITY REPORT

JANUARY- FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2007

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Preface

UQ Indonesian Students Association has organized the complete set of Induction programs as described in UQISA proposal to UQ International Education Directorate. Induction programs cover some activities such as welcoming event, campus tour, Brisbane tour, orientation seminar about how to adapt with the study at UQ and how to cope with the life in Brisbane. The hands on activities are expected to foster the new students understanding about life and study in Brisbane.

The total expenditure of UQISA activities for Induction Programs in the three month-period is $1101.88 Detail of the expenditure and the proof of transaction are described below at the detail of the program and at the attachment.

Some of the activities such as welcoming party and seminar have also been reported at UQISA news edition one and will also been covered at edition two.


The induction programs are described below:

  1. Welcome the arrival students at Brisbane Airport.
  2. Welcoming Party for Postgraduates
  3. Welcoming Party for Undergraduates
  4. Assistance by segregating information about UQ, temporary accommodation and for looking the permanent accommodation
  5. Seminar academic for new students
  6. Post departure activities by providing booklet about tips to settle in UQ and Brisbane and Providing companion to browse UQ campus and Brisbane


Coverage

There are 49 new Students covered in Induction Program which are described in more detail below:

a. Postgraduate students: ADS/APS Started January 2007

No

First Name

Last Name

EAP Center

Degree Request

Course

b. Postgraduate Students Non ADS/APS Scholarship

First Name

Last Name

Degree Request

Course

c. Undegraduate Twinning Program

o

First Name

Last Name

Degree Request

Course

The detail of the Program


a.
Welcoming the arrival students at Brisbane Airport.

It has become commitment of the UQISA committee to be proactive in serving the new students at the start of their arrival, therefore UQISA assigned some persons to present at Brisbane airport. The activity was on 8 January 2007, where they coming to meet and greet the new arrival students from Indonesia. The assigned persons were Riza Harmonika, Gede Sudhiana, Ben Satriatna and Dendy. This program is an integral part of UQISA assistance in segregating information about UQ. On that day UQISA invited them for coming at welcoming party that were held one day later.


Expenditure:

1. A & J shopping for welcoming new students : $AU 19.75

2. Woolworths shopping for welcoming new students : $AU 9.05

Total : $AU 28.80

b. Welcoming Party for Postgraduates


This program is aimed to welcome new students as well as giving them short orientation about living in Brisbane and to gather both old and new UQISA members as well.

Event details

Venue : Building 63 room 302, University of Queensland

Date : 9 January 2006

Time : 04.00 pm – 07.00 pm


Person in charged

· Coordinator : Riza Harmonika

· MC : Irwan

· Documentation : Rudiyansyah

· Food : Hesty Ramadaniati


The event was outlined as below:

Time Program

04.00 pm – 04.30 pm Opening

04.30 pm – 04.45 pm Introduction of new students

04.45 pm – 05.30 pm Orientation Session: Living in Brisbane

05.30 pm – … Refreshments


Result

  • 26 new students attended the event.
  • More than 30 current UQ students and other UQISA members attended the event.

Expenditure:

1. Darra’s market (fishes and veggies) : $AU 78.60

2. Darra’s market (fishes and veggies) : $AU 61.95

Total : $AU 140.55

c. Welcoming Party for Undergraduates

Due to the specific needs of undergraduate students that is slightly different with those of postgraduate students, UQISA then fulfilled their needs by organizing the fun activities called as “barbeque party for new undergraduate students”. This activity was aimed to welcome new undergraduate students, to introduce them with both old and new UQISA members and to introduce some UQISA activities that are specifically suitable for them.

This was the first UQISA activity where many students from different background (undergraduates and postgraduates – masters and PhD) came and has fun together at one place. The new undergraduate students benefited by the enriching their social life experience, identifying the existence of UQISA and by the get involved in participating in all UQISA activities for their study and social purpose.

Event details

Venue : Guyatt Park, St Lucia

Date : 4 March 2006

Time : 04.00 pm – 07.00 pm

Person in charged

· Coordinator : Riza Harmonika

· MC : Riza Harmonika

· Documentation : Rudiyansyah

· Food : Pandu Adilaras

Ramandha Pradana

Event was outlined as below:

Time Program

04.00 pm – 04.30 pm Opening

04.30 pm – 04.45 pm Introduction of new students

04.45 pm – 05.30 pm Sharing Session: Living in Brisbane

05.30 pm – … Refreshments

Result

  • 16 new students attended the event.
  • More than 30 current UQ students and other UQISA members attended the event.
  • Attendance list are attached.

Expenditure:

1) Parking in Chinatown Fortitude Valley : $AU 9.00

2) Card and stationary at News express Indooroopilly : $AU 22.15

3) Black and colour cartridge at Harvey Norman Indooroopilly: $AU 59.90

4) Optus recharge for communication : $AU 30.00

5) Petrol at Coles express Taringa for transportation : $AU 40.00

6) Photos printing at Harvey Norman Indooroopilly : $AU 37.12

7) Petrol at Coles express Taringa for transportation : $AU 20.00

Ppetrol at Coles express Taringa for transportation : $AU 30.00

8) K&K Fresh : $AU 40.85

9) Yuens market Trading Co. Fortitude Valley : $AU 8.30

10) Veggies at Fruity Capers Toowong : $AU 3.98

11) A & J for plastic cups, plates and serviettes : $AU 22.20

12) Woolworths Toowong : $AU 91.37

13) Ismail Halal Bucher Fortitude Valley : $AU 200.70

14) Woolworths for soft drink : $AU 43.40

15) Yuens Market Trading CO. Fortitude Valley : $AU 23.90

Total : $AU 682.87

d. Assistance by segregating information about UQ, temporary accommodation and for looking the permanent accommodation

Prior to the new students departure in Brisbane, UQISA has maintained the relationship with the prospective UQ students by inviting them to join with UQISA mail list . UQISA committee also provide the WWW.UQISA.ORG as the Information resource for new students. Another way of communication is by establishing the connection with the UQ entry point at IDP, and ADS and APS in Indonesia.

By that connection UQISA it is hoped that UQISA and new prospective students have been connected to each. Following the connection, UQISA has always received many inquiries form students about the UQ academic situation, temporary and permanent accommodation and social life in Brisbane. UQISA facilitated them by helping them finding the most relevant resource and guide them to find the suitable needs in Brisbane. This guidance covers the period of prior and post departure.

The integral assistance activities are organized voluntarily by UQISA committee with the help of some UQISA members. Prior to their departure there were some of the students have already got the temporary accommodation, even some had got permanent accommodation.

e. Seminar academic for new students

To start the new academic year, another step forward was taken when the UQISA Academic Section collaborated with the Social and Recreational Section to put on an event called ‘New Students Academic Session’ on February 16th, 2007. This followed a Welcoming Party for new Indonesian students and an Academic Workshop about the challenges and hopes for the future of Indonesian intellectuals. The session was presented as an informal discussion, supported by the UQ International Education Directorate. It was aimed at providing a space in which new students from the PhD and Master’s Programs could gain more information about study preparation at UQ. The total expenditure for this seminar is $AU 249.66 which is described below.

Expenditure:

1) Coles shopping for refreshment : $AU 37.75

2) Parking at UQ : $AU 2.7

3) Yuen market : $AU 29.90

4) Woolworth Shopping : $AU 51.81

5) Burlington Supermarket : $AU 7.00

6) Yuen Supermarket Sunnybank shopping : $AU 120.5

Total : $AU 249.66

f. Post departure activities by providing booklet about tips to settle at UQ and in Brisbane and providing companion to browse UQ campus and Brisbane

In the first week after the new students arrived in Brisbane, UQISA committee provided them the UQISA booklet which is very useful for their survival. The content of the UQISA booklet is about the tips and tricks of how to survive at the first time in Brisbane. The expenditure of the booklet has been included in stationery and black and colour cartridge above.

To get to know about campus and the Brisbane city as a whole, UQISA provided guided tours to explore UQISA campus and the Brisbane city. UQISA guided them to find some important spot at campus such as library, refectory, student center, bank and some schools (BEL faculty, SBS, ITEE etc. The places at Brisbane which are considered important to visit such as market, shopping centre, transportation system (bus, railway and city cat) and some property agents.

Conclusion

The Induction Programs is the integral assistance activities for new Indonesian students who commence studying On January 2007. The whole activities are organized voluntarily by UQISA committee with the help of some UQISA members. There are some great benefits for new students in their initial establishment in Brisbane, in form of accommodation and information service for both prior and post departure of the new students. The whole range of activities is mainly funded by UQ International Education Directorate with some voluntary contribution by UQISA committee and members.

May, 2007

UQISA President

Sitti Maesuri

Prepared by: Saptono Wignyokarsono