Ping! is the all-student e-newsletter from Flinders University.
The newsletter provides a regular channel for staff to communicate important (not-time critical) information to students. It also gives students an opportunity to share relevant information and activities with the wider student community.
We know students are busy and have so much to read already. So, the aim of Ping! is to help reduce the number of emails sent from the University. Ping! collates the weekly news and events into one email with bite sized chunks of information to read at a glance.
Ping! is also segmented by College and international and domestic student status. This means students will only see information relevant to them.
Ping! is the student newsletter from Flinders University, sent each Wednesday of semester to all current Flinders University students.
(If a public holiday falls on a Wednesday, Ping is distributed the following business day).
Ping! is one way Flinders is improving communication to students.
Students have told us they receive too many emails from the University, making it difficult for them to know what is relevant and what is not.
The purpose of Ping! is to help streamline communication from the University. Ping! provides a regular channel for important (yet non-time critical) information to be distributed by the University. Its structure means information can be seen at a glance, with links to more detail, if required.
Information in Ping! is tailored to specific student groups.
Ping! is tailored to different student groups. This helps ensure information students receive, is relevant to them.
Firstly, it’s tailored by College, meaning students only see information relating to the College(s) in which they are admitted. For example: information about a College of Business, Government and Law movie night will only display in the version of Ping! sent to students studying a course within the College of Business, Government and Law.
Secondly, Ping! is tailored by international or domestic student status. This means the ‘international news’ section will only display in the version of Ping! sent to international students.
Ping! provides a channel for students to distribute information to other students.
Until now there have been limited ways in which students can communicate with other students about events or initiatives important to them. Ping! provides a channel for students to share relevant information with the wider student community.
The Flinders University Student Experience team collates Ping! each week, based on article submissions received from Flinders staff and students.
The Flinders University Student View Group (which meets monthly) has been, and will continue to be, consulted on Ping! This will help ensure the content remains relevant to our wider student population.
All students are encouraged to provide feedback about content and any ideas for improvement to Student Experience.
All students can submit articles anytime using the article submission form online.
Submissions from Flinders staff and students will be considered for Ping! if the content is relevant to all Flinders students or a large cohort of students. Submissions will not be considered if they are:
More information about what’s in and out of scope for Ping! can be found in the Ping! guidelines.
Information in Ping! is important to your success at university, and we encourage students to read the content.
As a current Flinders University student, you cannot unsubscribe from emails sent from the University, to your student email account. This includes Ping!
*NB: educational institutions are exempt under the Spam Act 2003 and are not required to include an ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails sent to current or former students.
All current Flinders’ students (segmented by College/s and domestic/international student status).
Professional, friendly, conversational.
Weekly, on Wednesdays by email (only during Semester weeks). (Note: if a public holiday falls on a Wednesday, Ping! will be distributed the following business day).
Content deadline is COB the Friday prior to distribution.
The following is a guide for what types of content can be submitted. It is not an exhaustive list.
All staff and students are invited to submit articles if the content is relevant to all students or a large cohort of students. Submissions will not be considered if they are:
Please use the guide below when preparing content for submission.
*NB: to reduce repetition in the communication students receive, the same article will not be repeated across multiple editions, unless there is a new angle or information to provide.
In each edition of Ping! students and staff looking to recruit students to participate in their research are able to promote the opportunity via the participate in research studies webpage. A link to this webpage will be included in each edition of Ping!
Please note studies must have received Human Research Ethics Committee (ethics) approval and have been approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) prior to inclusion on the webpage.
Content from third parties (i.e. not from a Flinders staff or students) will be considered based on it meeting one (or more) of the following criteria:
*The Student Experience team reserves the right to reject any Ping! article submissions.
Businesses looking to promote their services in Ping! will only be considered if their offering directly benefits students and is of no cost to students (e.g. free movie ticket giveaway). Otherwise, third party advertising in Ping! is not permitted.
The following types of content will not be included in the newsletter:
For more information, see the Ping! FAQs.
You have the chance to win a Coles voucher just by reading Ping!
For your chance to win, all you need to do is:
Winners will be selected at random each week.
If you are selected as a winner you’ll be sent information (to your Flinders' email) about how to claim your prize.
FLINDERS ALL STUDENT NEWSLETTER (PING) COMPETITION (“the Competition”)
1. The Flinders University ABN 65 542 596 200 of Sturt Road Bedford Park SA (“the Promoter”) is conducting the Competition.
2. Competition entry is free.
3. Entry into this Competition is deemed acceptance of these Competition Terms and Conditions.
4. Competition entry is only open to persons who meet/satisfy the following entry requirements/conditions (“Entrants”):
Current Flinders University students who hold a valid Flinders University Student ID number.
5. Entry into the Competition (“Entry’) is by the student entering their Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) into the weekly competition form (unique link provided within each weekly newsletter).
6. The prizes that will be won in the Competition are three (3) $20 Coles vouchers each week (unless stated otherwise in the all student newsletter).
7. The above Competition prizes have a total value of approximately $20 each.
8. One Entry per Entrant is permitted.
9. Once an Entry is submitted no changes to or withdrawal of that Entry will be permitted.
10. The Competition period commences each Wednesday (during student newsletter distribution weeks only) after distribution of the student newsletter and concludes at midday the Friday of the same week.
11. Entrants’ names will be downloaded from the online Competition form after the closing date and time for each Competition as set out above.
12. The prize-winning entries for each Competition will be manually drawn at random from the list of Entrants. Winners will be drawn at room 109 Registry Building Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia at the earliest by 2pm the Friday of each competition week, and at the latest by 5pm Tuesday of the following week.
13. The winners’ details for the Competition will be displayed prominently at the Student Experience Office, room 109 Registry Building Bedford Park campus after the date of the draw set out above.
14. The selection of the winning Entries is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter reserves the right to request the winners to provide identity and/or proof of Entry eligibility/qualification.
15. The Promoter will notify the winners via email and intends to do so by 5pm on the Friday of each competition week, but in any event within 14 days after the date of the draw. The Promoter will provide the winners with particulars of how the prize is to be delivered or collected.
16. Entrants are responsible for keeping the Promoter informed of any changes to their contact details during the Competition period and after the draw.
17. The winners have two weeks from notification to claim their prize (unless specified otherwise by the Promoter). If a winner does not redeem or claim their prize or otherwise advise the Promoter that it is unable or unwilling to claim a prize for any reason, then that winner’s prize will be forfeited.
18. The Competition prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged or taken for cash.
19. Competition prizes must be accepted by winners of those prizes subject to any conditions restrictions or expiry/validity dates applicable to them. Winners of these prizes are solely responsible for complying with prize conditions and expiry.
20. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not responsible or liable for:
a. inaccurate/incorrect transcription of Entry information;
b. unauthorised human intervention in any part of the Competition; or
c. electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Competition.
21. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Competition any person who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these terms and conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the Competition.
22. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the taking or use of a prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
23. The Promoter makes no warranties or representations about the fitness for purpose or suitability of a prize and will not take responsibility for the quality or fitness for purpose of the prize or the failure of the prize to be of merchantable quality. If liability under terms implied by legislation cannot be excluded the liability of the Promoter is limited to re-supplying the relevant goods or services comprising the prize or paying the cost of replacing them.
24. By entering this Competition the Entrant consents to the Promoter collecting using and disclosing all of the information contained in the Entrant’s Entry (personal or otherwise), including any images or photographs, for the Promoter’s marketing, promotional and/or student recruitment purposes. The Entrant grants a perpetual non-transferable royalty free licence to the Promoter to use publish and communicate any part or all of this information whether in original or modified form for the above purposes.
26. By entering this Competition the Entrant (and their companions, as relevant) consents to the Promoter taking photos, recordings, videos or film of them if they win a prize in the Competition and they grant the Promoter the right to use publish or broadcast the Entrant’s name, voice and image in any marketing or publicity medium (including, without limitation, the internet) that the University sees fit to publicize the outcome of the Competition.
27. All advertisements for the Competition will contain the information prescribed in Regulation 30 of the Lottery and Gaming Regulations 2008.
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