Student representative elections

Students can nominate to be elected to the University Council, Academic Senate, College Boards and the University of Newcastle Students’ Association (UNSA).

Student representatives generally serve for a period of one year from 1 January to 31 December. Should you be elected, you will need to attend meetings, read all relevant information and be prepared to share your perspective as a student.

You can nominate for a range of positions – in fact, you are encouraged to nominate for all positions you are interested in. You will receive an email to your student account at the beginning of the nomination period outlining the nomination process.

You are also entitled to vote for your student leaders and representatives.  You will receive an email to your student account when ballots open for voting. You are strongly encouraged to be part of these elections by reading the Candidate Statements (outlining the Candidates’ experience and what they hope to achieve for you and your fellow students) and voting.

UNSA 2021 SRC Elections

Your 2021 representatives are:

President – Luka Harrison

Vice-President Education – Chloe Jones

Vice President Experience & Engagement – Georgie Cooper

Vice-President Welfare & Wellbeing – Jessica Philbrook

International Students’ Senate Convenor – Shuang Zhang

Postgraduate Students’ Senate Convenor – Feisal Masmali

Central Coast Campus Convenor – Mandip Kour

Cloud Campus Convenor – Rachel McGuinness

Newcastle Campuses Convenor – Harry O’Brien-Smith

Port Macquarie Campus Convenor – Stephen Bennett

Sydney Campus Convenor – Benjamin Goy

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.