ASSBI Student Events
We have new student ambassadors but still need Ambassadors for Wellington - you also get complementary registration to the conference by helping out.
The student ambassador teams have continued to organise more ASSBI student events throughout the year around Australia and New Zealand!
Student teams from Auckland and Newcastle have recently held their ASSBI student event with great success! You can read more about the student events below:To find out about upcoming ASSBI events, keep an eye on our ASSBI Facebook page
The Auckland Chapter
Team Auckland hosted their first ASSBI event for 2019 on 4th of April, which was a quiz night in the garden area of a student bar ‘Shadows’. Teams were from different disciplines and universities around Auckland. Spot prizes were given for answers to ASSBI-related questions, which students referred to in ASSBI brochures. The fun atmosphere peaked with exclamations of competition when teams discovered their answers were correct or not. There was even a tie-breaker! Everyone went home with some extra general knowledge and a better understanding of ASSBI. Our event was an excellent networking opportunity for students from different study programmes who are interested in supporting people with brain impairments. We are looking forward to our next event later in the year!
The Newcastle Chapter
The Newcastle chapter (Winifred Asare-Doku, Kimberley Wllis, Lucy Fry and Avni Kumar) organized the first event of the year, a Trivia Night on 15th May, 2019 at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, City Precinct. Both undergraduates, postgraduates and community members attended the trivia. Winifred gave a short five minute presentation on the mission of ASSBI, and how to people can join our community. Pizza and drinks were served. In all, the event was a success!Note from ASSBI - The 2020 ASSBI Conference will be held in Perth, WA and ASSBI Student Ambassadors will get first chance at volunteering at the ASSBI Conference
2019 - New Zealand Conference
Thanks you so much to all the student volunteers for their hard work before and during the conference. Thanks to Michaela Filipcikova, Halle Quang, Sarah Skromanis and Jason Turner for all their assistance and enthusiasm during the conference. Also to Jonathan for setting up the workshop and drinks evening prior to the conference.
A successful student networking event was held at MACs Bar on the second night of the conference. Students enjoyed drinks and canapés (lots of it too!), as well as the opportunity to network with students from other states, cities and disciplines.
The topic for the 2019’s informal and interactive student lunchtime workshop was: Utilising Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to help people improve quality of life and self-regulate behaviour after acquired brain injury (ABI). Thank you so much to our esteemed speaker Dr Kate Gould for taking her time to speak with the student Thank you so much also our participants for engaging in and contributing to the stimulating and interesting discussion during the workshop.