Student Representatives

Nominations and Expressions of interest (EOI) are invited from undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students for a number of student representative roles.

More information and how to apply is detailed below:

Academic Board
Nominations for Academic Board

Nominations are now invited from students for the following representative roles on Academic Board:

  • 2 x undergraduate students;
  • 1 x postgraduate coursework student; and
  • 1 x postgraduate Higher Degree Research (HDR) student).

About Academic Board

The Academic Board is the University's peak academic governance body, responsible under Section 21 of the University of New England By-law 2005 for reporting to Council and advising '… the Council and the Vice-Chancellor on all developments and initiatives relating to and affecting the University's teaching and research activities and its educational programs.' The membership of the Academic Board includes the University's senior academic management, elected academic staff from each Faculty and professional staff.

The role of the student representatives on Academic Board is to provide the student perspective in debate and discussion of academic governance, quality assurance, policy, strategy and integrity issues, with which the Board deals. There is the opportunity for students to contribute to a student report to each Board meeting. Active participation in Academic Board is an eligible activity of the New England Award.

The Academic Board meets on a Monday morning (usually 9am -11am), six times per year, for three hours. Students are welcome to attend in person or remotely via teleconference. The dates for 2020 are 24 February, 27 April, 22 June, 24 August, 19 October and 7 December.

All current students are invited to provide feedback to the student representatives on the Academic Board on academic governance issues via the Student Academic Reference Group (SARG) Moodle site. Further information regarding the Academic Board is also available via the University’s website.

For further information on the UNE Academic Board please visit the website, Terms of Reference or contact Deputy Returning Officer, Ms Jenny Croaker via secretariat@une.edu.au.


How do I nominate?

Nominees must be students who are currently enrolled; enrolled in Trimester 2 2019 but inactive in Trimester 3 2019 but eligible to enrol in Trimester 1 2020 (i.e. proceeding to an award); or granted an intermission by the University. Students who do not meet this criteria are ineligible to stand for election. Non-award students and students who are UNE employees with 50% or more work load are also ineligible to stand for these vacancies. The term of office of elected members is 2 years.

The term of office for each appointment is 2 years, commencing 24 February 2020. Teleconference details are available for every meeting to enable the member to participate remotely.

Nominations are now open and need to be submitted by 5 pm AEDT Wednesday, 5 February 2020. Eligible students have received an email with a link to the nomination form.

A nomination must be endorsed by two enrolled students from the same constituent group (i.e. either undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or postgraduate HDR). The students proposing and seconding a nomination must independently verify their support by sending an email confirming their support to secretariat@une.edu.au.

Nominations will be confirmed by the Deputy Returning Officer via email following the receipt of:

  1. a nomination form completed by the Nominee, which includes:
    1. details of the Nominee (i.e. name, student number, UNE email address and course)
    2. details of the Nominator (i.e. name, student number and UNE email address) of the student nominating the nominee;
    3. details of the Seconder (i.e. name, student number and UNE email address) of the student seconding the nomination; and
    4. a short candidate statement explaining to the student body why the nominee wishes to be considered for election to Academic Board.
  2. an email confirming support for the nomination sent to secretariat@une.edu.au by the Nominator; and
  3. an email confirming support for the nomination sent to secretariat@une.edu.au by the Seconder.

Should an election be required, it will proceed following the close of nominations.

Some ways you might be able to connect with fellow students to support your nomination include:
- by contacting your unit coordinator (for postgraduate coursework students);
- by connecting with other postgraduate students in any online unit(s) (for postgraduate coursework students);
- by contacting the English Language Centre (ELC) if you are an International student; and
- by connecting with other students, including current Academic Board representatives, via the Student Academic Representative Group (SARG) page in Moodle. Please be aware that you will need to self-enrol to access the Moodle site by entering student login and password details.

Academic Board Committees
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Curriculum Committee and Teaching & Learning Committee

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now invited from students for the following representative roles on Academic Board Committees:

  • Curriculum Committee (CC) 1 x undergraduate student
  • Teaching & Learning Committee (TLC) 1 x undergraduate student

About CC and TLC

The role of the student representatives on Academic Board Committees is to provide the student perspective in debate and discussion of academic governance, quality assurance, policy, strategy and integrity issues, with which the Committees deal. The Curriculum Committee (CC) and Teaching & Learning Committee (TLC) report to Academic Board. There is an opportunity for students to contribute to a student report provided to each Committee meeting. Active participation in an Academic Board Committee is an eligible activity of the New England Award.

The Curriculum Committee meets on a Tuesday morning (usually 9:30am – 11:30am), up to nine times per year. The dates for 2020 are 11 February, 14 April, 12 May, 9 June, 7 July, 11 August, 8 September, 6 October and 17 November.

The Teaching & Learning Committee meets on a Monday afternoon morning (usually 2:00pm – 4:00pm), up to eight times per year. The dates for 2020 are 3 February, 9 March, 6 April, 4 May, 13 July, 3 August, 14 September and 9 November.

As per the Terms of Reference (CC and TLC), the appointments will be made by the Committee Chair after a call for expressions of interest.


How do I apply?

You must be a student who is currently enrolled; enrolled in Trimester 2 2019 but inactive in Trimester 3 2019 but eligible to enrol in Trimester 1 2020 (i.e. proceeding to an award); or granted an intermission by the University. Students who do not meet this criteria are ineligible to apply. Non-award students and students who are UNE employees with 50% or more work load are also ineligible to stand for these vacancies.

The term of office for each appointment is approximately 2 years, commencing immediately following the appointment process. Teleconference details are available for every meeting to enable the member to participate remotely.

Calls for Expressions of Interest are now open and need to be submitted by 5 pm AEDT Wednesday, 5 February 2020. Eligible students have received an email with a link to the Expression of Interest form.

For further information please visit the links above or contact Deputy Returning Officer, Ms Jenny Croaker via secretariat@une.edu.au.

Faculty Education Committees
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Faculty Education Committees (FEC)

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now invited from students for the following representative role on the Medicine and Health Faculty Education Committee (FEC):

  • 1 x student who identifies as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

About FEC

FECs function as an academic governance and management advisory body to oversee Faculty teaching and learning matters and approve or make recommendations about the Faculty’s units and courses, teaching and learning activities, student affairs and graduate outcomes in line with academic delegations. Each FEC usually meets 8-10 times per year, for approximately 2 hours each time. The FECs report to two Academic Board committees - Curriculum Committee (CC) and Teaching & Learning Committee (TLC).

As per the Terms of Reference, the appointment of student representatives will be made by the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning (or nominee) in each Faculty after a call for expressions of interest. A maximum of four students may be appointed to each FEC. A student may fulfill more than one student appointment on FEC; therefore, fewer than four students may be appointed.


How do I apply?

You must be a student who is currently enrolled (in the Faculty of Medicine and Health); enrolled in Trimester 2 2019 but inactive in Trimester 3 2019 but eligible to enrol in Trimester 1 2020 (i.e. proceeding to an award); or granted an intermission by the University. Students who do not meet this criteria are ineligible to apply. Non-award students and students who are UNE employees with 50% or more work load are also ineligible to stand for these vacancies.

The term of office for the appointment is approximately 2 years, commencing immediately following the appointment process. Teleconference details are available for every meeting to enable members to participate remotely.

Calls for Expressions of Interest are now open and need to be submitted by 5 pm AEDT Wednesday, 5 February 2020. Eligible students have received an email with a link to the Expression of Interest form.

For further information please visit the links above or contact Deputy Returning Officer, Ms Jenny Croaker via secretariat@une.edu.au.