Nominations for student representatives to the Faculty Committee are now closed. View details of your student representatives.
- Elections for student representatives to the Faculty Committee are held each year.
- The Faculty of Creative Arts has six student positions available on the Faculty Committee.
- Ideally, these positions will be filled by students representing all programs offered within the Faculty.
- Student Representatives attend Faculty Meetings where appropriate issues relating to the student body can be raised and discussed.
- Faculty Committees for 2012 will be held from 10.30am-12.30pm on 5 June and 4 September and from 10.00am-12.00pm on 6 December, with dates for 2013 to be advised.
- The terms of office of all positions shall commence on 1 May 2012, and shall expire on 30 April 2013.
To be eligible to nominate a candidate or to be nominated for a position, a person must be enrolled in a degree in the University offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts.
If the number of nominations for the election exceeds the number of available positions, an election by PERSONAL BALLOT will be arranged.
Election of Student Representatives to Faculty Committees
Each year student elections are held for the various academic bodies of the University. In all there are 72 positions available comprising:
- six students to the Academic Senate;
- six students to the Faculty of Arts;
- twelve students to the Faculty of Commerce
- six students to the Faculty of Creative Arts;
- six students to the Faculty of Education;
- eight students to the Faculty of Engineering;
- eight students to the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences;
- six students to the Faculty of Informatics;
- six students to the Faculty of Law;
- eight students to the Faculty of Science.
The elections are organised by the faculties themselves and are usually conducted in April each year. Full details of the elections are included on noticeboards throughout the University and information is also distributed on the University faculty Webpage.
A ballot is only conducted if the number of nominations received exceeds the number of positions on any one committee.
Successful nominees are appointed to the Faculty Committee which meets four times per year. This is an opportunity for student representatives to table issues of concern to the broader student group. The Faculty Committee is comprised of all of the academic staff within the faculty and is chaired by the Dean. The meeting is formal with an approved agenda and minutes are taken. There is a standing item on the agenda for student representative issues.
One of the successful representatives also attends 2 student representative forums per year (usually in April and October) which will involve other appointed representatives from the other faculties (see above). This meeting will generally be attended by one of the University Senior Executives to discuss student raised issues which have effect across the whole University.
The successful candidates will meet with the faculty executive manager in advance of the first meeting to learn about how the meeting will be conducted and what is expected of the student representative. This is an opportunity for the students to learn about how to conduct themselves in a meeting and how to table issues which need to be raised in an official setting.
Why should you consider doing this?
The commitment is small in terms of time and preparation.This is a chance to provide insight to the academic and general staff on the things that your fellow students are experiencing which may not always be apparent. It is a chance to have a voice about the positive and negative issues as seen by the students. This experience will provide you with knowledge and understanding which will be beneficial in years following your graduation. It is also a chance to gain a greater understanding of how the University works. It can be used as a step towards professional development which will look good on your CV when applying for work.