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 2022 SRC Elections

Students eligible to nominate for and vote in the UNSA 2022 SRC election will receive a Call For Nominations email to their University account.

Nominations for this election open on Monday 30 August and close on Sunday 19 September.

The following documents and links will assist you complete your nomination:

You will find the SRC Terms of Reference and Position Descriptions for each of the representative roles at

Queries can be directed to the Returning Officer via

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