ASSBI Student Events
We welcome Jonathan Reyes who has moved from Melbourne Team Leader to the new National Co-ordinator role going forward to 2020, I have no doubt that our Student Ambassadors are in good hands with Jonathan but wish him well for his term.
The student teams have been working hard organising student events around Australia and New Zealand. Student teams from Newcastle, Sydney and Adelaide in Australia as well as Auckland and Wellington in NZ have held their first ASSBI student event recently have been highly successful. You can read more about the events with photos HERE and below.
Keep an eye-out for upcoming events hosted by ASSBI student teams in your region via this page and ASSBI social media pages!
The Newcastle Team ran a movie night on 31st May, 2018 titled “The Vow”. The venue for the movie screening was the East Tower on University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus. In all, 24 people students, both undergraduates and postgraduates attended the movie screening. Pauline and Gordon gave a short 5 minute presentation on the mission of ASBBI, how to join ASSBI and brain injury before movie started. Pizza and drinks were served. In all, the event was a success considering students are in revision week for exams.
The Melbourne Team ran a Trivia Night on Thursday 11th October, 6.30 - 8.00pm at the Clyde Hotel, Carlton
This was the first 2018 event for ASSBI Students - Sydney Chapter, with the aim to introduce the new Sydney Chapter team members, as well as raising awareness of ASSBI and its activities to the student community. Thus, the event was created to be social, casual and open to all students across all disciplines and Universities in Sydney. The trivia format was intended to allow people to easily form connections through working together in a team. The four topics of the trivia included: ‘The world – past, present and future’, ‘Sports’, ‘Contemporary entertainment’ and ‘Animals’. Some questions relating to brain injuries were incorporated into each topic to keep in line with ASSBI’s focus. A prize of $50 bar tap was awarded to the winning team at the end of 4 rounds.
After recovering from the first ASSBI Conference in Adelaide and sporting the new ASSBI T-Shirts, the first networking event of 2018 organised by the Adelaide student ambassador team of Demi Martin, Tia Hardie and Zoe Lee was a quiz night. The event, held at Flinders University in the Flinders Tavern on 1st of August, was attended by 30 people and ran very smoothly and to the enjoyment of all participants. The quiz night, featuring a round of questions about the brain, was a great way to raise awareness for ASSBI, while also meeting and creating contacts with people we had never met before who share similar interests. the Adelaide student ambassadors team are hoping to see these same people and more at our second networking event!
Team Auckland hosted their first ever ASSBI event on 2nd August, which was a quiz night. Ten teams consisting of students from different universities across Auckland competed in a student bar, ‘Shadows’, which was literally dim-lit. However, the room was figuratively brightened by laughter and obvious fun had by the teams. Each team received information packages about ASSBI and answered ASSBI related questions for spot prizes throughout the night. The winning team ’Trivia Newton John’ seen here with the Auckland team also wearing ASSBI T-shirts was from Speech Science at the University of Auckland. Auckland’s first ASSBI event was an awesome networking opportunity for students from different study programmes who are interested in supporting people with brain impairment. Feedback was excellent and the Team Auckland are looking forward to our next event!
The Wellington branch of ASSBI NZ is a relatively new group and is currently focused on growing both the size and the variation of it’s’ members. Early this year a mix and mingle was held to introduce under graduate and post graduate students to ASSBI, and recruit new members. The focus was primarily on budding psychologists and neuro-psychologists however in the future they hope to recruit from other areas.
Note from ASSBI - The 2019 ASSBI Conference will be held in Wellington and ASSBI Student Ambassadors will get first chance at volunteering at the ASSBI/NZRA Conference
2018 - Adelaide - Conference
Thanks you so much to all the student volunteers for their hard work before and during the conference. Thanks to Harriet Clayton (VIC), Tia Hardie, Zoe Lee, Demi Martin and Nayantara Nambiar (SA) for all their assistance and enthusiasm during the conference. Also to Anne for attending the ASSBI stand
A successful student networking event was held at the Hilton Bar & Grill 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 this year’s informal and interactive student lunchtime workshop was: general considerations for working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients with brain impairments. Thank you so much to our esteemed speakers Professor Jacinta Douglas and Professor Jennie Ponsford for taking their time to speak with the student and non-student participants about assessments and factors influencing outcomes for CALD patients with brain impairments. The session involved talks and discussions from both clinical and research perspectives, which were beneficial to a range of disciplines. Thank you so much also our participants for engaging in and contributing to the stimulating and interesting discussion during the workshop.