Student leadership and representation

One of the best ways to gain first-hand knowledge about formal leadership, teamwork and the importance of compromise is by being involved as a student representative or leader.

In fact, gaining experience in student governance has been shown to benefit both your potential job placement as well as your studies. Importantly it’s also a chance for you to have a say and effect change on the issues that matter to you and other students.

Most student representatives serve for a period of one year from 1 January to 31 December and there are a range of positions available on University Council, Academic Senate, UNSA (the student association), College and School Boards as well as a range of other committees across the University.

Find out more about leadership opportunities at the links below:

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.