Student elections

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

Should you be elected, you will need to attend meetings, read all relevant information and be prepared to share your perspective as a student.

Student representatives serve for a period of one year from 1 January to 31 December.

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 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 then by voting.

UNSA 2021 SRC Elections

Voting for positions on the UNSA 2021 Student Representative Council have now closed.

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 – Brian Hill

Central Coast Campuses Convenor – Melissa McConnell

Cloud Campus Convenor – VACANT

Newcastle Campuses Convenor – Harry O’Brien-Smith

Port Macquarie Campus Convenor – Stephen Bennett

Sydney Campus Convenor – Benjamin Goy

No eligible nominations for the Cloud Campus Convenor position were received.  Students eligible to nominate and vote for this position will be contacted and a further recruitment process undertaken.