Student Elections

The student voice is an important voice in University (UON) matters. Student elections ensure that students are able to have a say in important decisions at the UON.

UON has a range of opportunities for students to become involved in governance bodies that contribute to the teaching, learning and business of the University.  These include the University Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Boards and our student organisations.

UON seeks students who want to:

  • meet new people;
  • learn new skills; and
  • effect change at the University.

You will need to attend meetings, read the information and be prepared to discuss items at meetings and share your perspective as a student. Student representatives serve for a period of one year from 1 January to 31 December.

Joining such groups allows you to expand your network and is a great environment in which to learn the various skills which are invaluable once in the workforce, such as:

  • team work
  • negotiation
  • leadership
  • organisation
  • financial management
  • committee processes
  • understanding of the importance of good governance for the effective running of an organisation
  • understanding your role and responsibilities as a director or member of a board or Council

The long‐term benefits of the student governance experience have been proven in various studies that show:

  • the positive impact of student involvement is evident in overall student excellence, leadership, job placement and potential job success
  • the more a student gets involved in the academic life of an institution, the greater the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills

All students eligible to nominate for open positions are sent an email to their student email account at the beginning of each nomination period outlining the nomination process. You will need to fill in a nomination form and send it to the Student Elections team. The process is specified for each election period.

You will be advised of any elections in which you are eligible to vote via email. In the majority of cases, voting occurs through the 'Surveys' function in the myUON portal. This will be confirmed in each election. Your vote is always confidential.

Generation Governance

  • Generation Governance is an online resource for student leaders. It offers a free online governance course, and tips and tools for running a successful student organisation.

Current Student Elections


Recent Results

As election results are finalised, they will be posted below.

Notice of Ballot

Nominations were called to elect one student of the University (UON) to the Council for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, eleven valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student.

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Joel Cooper
  • Evan Gibbs
  • Harrison Gresham
  • Jaclyn Jauhiainen
  • Asher Jintoorkar
  • Peter Marshall
  • Emma Myers
  • Helena Qian
  • Robert Taylor
  • Skip Wilcox
  • Zoe Williams

Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Voting

All currently enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students of UON are eligible to vote in this election. Students who are eligible to vote in this election will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period.

Voting will open on Tuesday 17th September and will close at 5.00pm Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management  e: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Notice of Ballots

Nominations were called to elect students of the University (UON) to the Academic Senate for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, a number of valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student for the below positions.

One undergraduate student (Callaghan campus) to Academic Senate

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Isaac Gill
  • Harrison Gresham
  • Holly Haslam
  • Asher Jintoorkar
  • Emma Myers
  • Samuel Sebastian
  • Robert Taylor
  • Elliot Thomas
  • Zoe Williams
Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

One postgraduate coursework student to Academic Senate

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Bridget Andersen
  • James Scott
Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

One postgraduate higher degree research student to Academic Senate

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Evan Gibbs
  • Peter Marshall
  • Sabrina Syed
Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Voting

Students who are eligible to vote in these elections will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period.

Voting will open on Tuesday 17th September and will close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management  e: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Notice of Ballot

Nominations were called to elect one undergraduate student of the University (UON) to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, five valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student.

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Isaac Gill
  • Cornelius Paardekooper
  • Robert Taylor
  • Elliot Thomas
  • Jessica Wilcox

Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Voting

Students who are eligible to vote in this election will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period.

Voting will open on Tuesday 17th September and will close at 5.00pm Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management  e: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Notice of Ballot

Nominations were called to elect one undergraduate student of the University (UON) to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Business and Law for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, two valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student.

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Jessica Grattan
  • David Kolarovski

Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Voting

Students who are eligible to vote in this election will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period.

Voting will open on Tuesday 17th September and will close at 5.00pm Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management  e: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Notice of Ballot

Nominations were called to elect one undergraduate student of the University (UON) to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Education and Arts for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, three valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student.

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Emma Myers
  • Drucilla Templeton
  • Zoe Williams

Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Voting

Students who are eligible to vote in this election will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period.

Voting will open on Tuesday 17th September and will close at 5.00pm Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management  e: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Notice of Ballots

Election of one undergraduate student to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science

Nominations were called to elect one undergraduate student of the University (UON) to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, three valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student.

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Harrison Gresham
  • Jaclyn Juahiainen
  • Asher Jintoorkar

Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Election of one postgraduate higher degree research student to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science

Nominations were called to elect one postgraduate higher degree research student of the University (UON) to the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science for a one year term from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, two valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted to elect one student.

The candidates in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Evan Gibbs
  • Peter Marshall

Candidate Statements

Candidate statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot but are also available to view here.

Voting

Students who are eligible to vote in these elections will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period.

Voting will open on Tuesday 17th September and will close at 5.00pm Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management  e: elections@newcastle.edu.au


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