2014 StarRez UCA Conference
- Early Bird Registration Close 31 August 

National Census of Colleges & Halls

Member Updates:
- Visit our new website
- Legal employment status of RAs - advice
- NSW Chapter Visit Report

2014 StarRez UCA Conference

Countdown to 2014 StarRez UCA Conference begins - Early Bird Registration close 31 August

With less than 50 days to our Annual Conference, we are expecting record numbers to our host city of Adelaide.  It’s been 11 years since our last Conference in SA so join your friends, colleagues, sponsors and fellow members at the luxurious InterContinental Hotel for this stimulating three day event.

Commencing with a Welcoming Reception on the Tuesday evening, the AICD will provide a major thrust to the Conference Programme by facilitating its series on governance for Heads of Colleges.  These sessions are designed to cater for senior experienced Heads.  They will build on previous work, new issues will be canvassed and they will be highly interactive to draw on Heads’ experience.  Other sessions will concentrate on what the collegiate experience can do to support Indigenous students, there will be a presentation of the latest research from the ARC linkage grant on alcohol use in the student population and the Conference will conclude with Q&A Panel session discussing the impact of the Federal Government’s higher education budget measures.

Evening dinners will be hosted by St Ann’s and St Mark’s colleges and there will be optional tours to showcase the new building developments at St Mark’s and Aquinas Colleges.  We are once again delighted to have the support of our loyal sponsors and look forward to seeing you in Adelaide. 

Register now to secure your place.

National Census of Colleges & Halls

Members are asked to participate in the coming National Census of Colleges, Halls and 100+ bed Commercial Student Accommodation Providers (Census)

The Census is an initiative of University Colleges Australia (UCA) and is being undertaken with assistance from both the Australian Government and the Australasian Association of College and University Housing Officers (AACUHO).

The Census is funded in large part by a grant by the Australian Government Department of Education.  The Department of Education is working with the student accommodation sector to enhance public understanding of accommodation options available to both Australian and international students.  For further information, please visit the website www.education.gov.au or www.aei.gov.au.

Given the Census is expected to raise the profile of the student accommodation sector nationally it is very important you respond.  The previous census for the student accommodation sector was undertaken by UCA in 1999 and received 100% response rate.

As part of the Census, information will be collected via an online survey and in some cases via paper based  surveys, personal interviews and desk research. A national help desk (contact details below) has been established to assist with any questions you may have on how to complete the survey.

The survey will open in the next week or two.  Depending on the size of your organisation, the survey should take about ten minutes to complete.  You may be contacted by survey staff from Tertiary Balance Pty Ltd during the survey response period.

Questions will request information on student bed count, student demographics (including gender and whether undergraduate or postgraduate, Australian or international, type of institution and services offered). It is not anticipated the questions will be difficult or time consuming to answer.

Your response to the Census will be kept confidential.  Data published will be in aggregated form only.  The results from the Census will not identify providers.

Your organisation's participation in the Census is greatly appreciated.

For further information and assistance during the survey period, please contact the Tertiary Balance help desk via email on census@tertiarybalance.com.au or via mobile number 0438 954 909.

Australian Government Statistical Clearing House Approval Number: 02396 - 01.
Member Updates:
Visit our new website
Please visit the UCA's new website (launched today). We welcome your feedback to the Executive Officer.

Legal Employment Status of RAs
According to the UCA's survey on Professional Development for Resident Assistants (RAs), 41% of respondents do not regard their RAs as employees.  Given this response, the UCA commissioned Peter McDonald to look again at this issue and please read his response.  Please note, this advice is general.  For further advice please contact the Executive Officer.

Chapter Visit to UNSW, Macquarie & Sydney Universities
The UCA Executive Committee recently visited its members at NSW and Macquarie Universities as part of its strategy to gain a deeper understanding of local issues and to discuss matters of relevance and concern both to colleagues and to the Association.  The Executive Officer has provided a report from this visit.
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