Give what you can on G-Day, so students doing it tough have the best chance to reach their potential.
G is for generosity. An opportunity to help students whose financial circumstances are impacting their university experience.
Last year USC received more than 1000 applications from students needing financial support. We were able to help around 400. This means that more than 600 missed out and may not be able to complete their degree. G-Day aims to help deserving students with a Study Support Bursary.
Students like Ashlea.
I moved out of home when I was 17 to go to this university, I received no financial assistance from my family, as they were in hard times themselves. Financial stress is a major worry for everyone, add on university exams, assignments, bills, rent, and groceries. And anything else unforeseen that occurs, and you have yourself a perfect recipe for a breakdown.
I want to offer my sincerest gratitude to all those who make the study support bursary possible. Without it, I would have been in significant financial hardship throughout my final year at university during practical placements.
The opportunity to get out in the field and apply the knowledge I have gained through my studies and apply them to my clients and patients, was an amazing experience. These are people whom you learn about through clinical presentation, symptoms and case histories at university, but never know their name, how far they have had to travel for treatment and what it means to them to be able to walk with her 5 year old daughter again. These are experiences you will never forget.
Unfortunately, due to the location and hours required at these placements, I was not able to work and hard-earned savings quickly diminished. The study support bursary helped me pay for rent, groceries, food and bills accumulated throughout this extremely tough time.
Not only has this helped me financially, but mentally and for that I will be forever grateful. I was able to fully embrace my time on placement and this helped me enhance my clinical skills as an Exercise Physiologist.
Every $2000 raised through G-Day will provide one student with a Study Support Bursary which will directly assist with study related costs such as textbooks, food and transportation.
100% of every gift will go directly to the student and all donations of A$2 or more fully tax deductible. On 6 October all gifts will be acknowledged on the G-Day website.
G is for giving and when you give, you'll feel great knowing you've made a real difference.
On October 6, activities will commence on the Sippy Downs campus at 8am and conclude late in the evening. See below for more details on how you can get involved in G-Day.
You can start making a difference right now by giving online and sharing the message of G-day. Whether you can give a little or a lot, your generosity could be the turning point in a student's life.
Kick off G-Day with an informal free breakfast at the Brasserie Courtyard on the Sippy Downs campus. Grab something to eat and learn more about G-day. Breakfast is first come first serve, so get there early.
G is for Generate. Come up with your own way of participating in G-day. You might want to organise a gold coin morning tea or start a campaign for your favourite bearded academic to get a clean shave. It's up to you - Generate It Yourself.
The Brasserie stage and courtyard at the Sippy Downs Campus will be transformed into a secret garden where students, staff and alumni can relax and enjoy live music by Wes Carr, Gian and Bearfoot, great food, and a couple of drinks in a laid back party atmosphere.
Tickets are FREE and are required for attendance, reserve yours now!