Regional Updates 

Oceania Regional Coordinators:
Andrea Strachan (


April Leadership Updates in Region

Andrea, Regional Director for the Oceania region, shared that in Australia borders are closed. Vaccination sourcing has been low, and the concerns have been around support services for students in international countries.

The JANZSSA editors are planning a special focus on COVID – 19 ramifications for HE student support and wellbeing for JANZSSA issues during 2021.
So I am writing to invite and encourage contributions from IASAS members to submit professional articles (for both peer review and non-peer review) and submissions that showcase innovation in professional practice with a focus on the ramifications of COVid-19 for students, student-focused services, programs, and activities, student success and wellbeing initiatives, and student support delivered to different student cohorts. Articles embracing these topics including shifts, challenges and changes in student engagement, service delivery, use of online services, innovation needed to respond to staff and student experience and need, institutional restructures, the higher education reforms, loss of services, etc related to the impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic are all invited.
JANZSSA has extended this invitation to ANZSSA and international colleagues via IASAS and AMOSSHE in the hope that a large variety of perspectives and experiences can be assembled.
Here are links that provide more background on both ANZSSA and its journal, JANZSSA.


Events in the region that may be of interest:

ANZSSA Annual Conference – Cancelled because of Covid19


Journal of Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association:

NOTE: The above is not an exhaustive list of all events or activities within each region, but only includes the information reported by our members.  For additional details of professional organizations around the world visit the IASAS website page Links to Higher Education and Student Services Organizations

IASAS does not necessarily support or endorse the events and resources listed on this page.  It is provided here for informational purposes.