Governance elections

The University of Wollongong values the participation of both staff and students in its decision making. Each year, the University hosts elections for a number of staff and student positions on governance bodies to ensure that all perspectives are considered.

The Annual General Election period is held from September to October and elections take place as required depending on the regulations governing each individual body and position. A Returning Officer is appointed to oversee the conduct of each election.

If a representative position is vacated before the end of its appointed term, a Casual Vacancy is created. An election to fill a Casual Vacancy may occur outside of the Annual General Election period.

Current elections

Elections for an Academic Staff Member and Student Representative Members on University Council

The University Council is responsible for the strategic and policy decisions which determine and guide the University’s governance and development. 

As a student representative member on the University Council you will learn about how complex organisations make decisions, and how to work with others to understand problems and develop new solutions. This is a great opportunity to develop skills for your career outside the University and gain UOWx recognition.

Refer to the University Council page for more information regarding the membership, schedule and business of the University Council.

Positions available

  • 1 x Academic Staff member position
  • 1 x Postgraduate Student Representative Member
  • 1 x Undergraduate Student Representative Member

All positions are for two-year terms commencing in January 2023.

The Returning Officer for University Council elections is the Secretary to Council.

Key dates

  • Nominations open – 6 September 2022
  • Nominations close – 20 September 2022
  • Polling open (if required) – 4 October 2022
  • Polling close (if required) – 18 October 2022
  • Declaration of results – 25 October 2022

Nominations

Key election documents

Elections for Student Representative Members on Academic Senate

Academic Senate is the peak body for advising the University Council and the Vice-Chancellor on academic matters and broad issues affecting academic excellence at the University.

As a student member of the Academic Senate you will learn about how complex organisations make decisions, and how to work with others to understand problems and develop new solutions. This is a great opportunity to develop skills for your career outside the University and gain UOWx recognition

Refer to the Academic Senate page for information regarding the membership, schedule and business of the Academic Senate.

Positions available

  • 2 x Undergraduate Student Members
  • 1 x Postgraduate Student Member

All positons are for two-year terms commencing in January 2023.

The Returning Officer for Academic Senate elections is the Senior Manager, Governance.

Key dates

  • Nominations open – 6 September 2022
  • Nominations close – 20 September 2022
  • Polling open (if required) – 4 October 2022
  • Polling close (if required) 18 October 2022
  • Declaration of results 25 October 2022

Nominations

Key election documents

Current elections

The Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is a student council of elected members representing the undergraduate student body at UOW. Represent the student voice on a range of issues including those affecting academic life and the student experience at UOW.

Refer to the WUSA page for more information regarding the membership, schedule and business of WUSA.

Elections for the seven NUS Representative positions will run during the same period. NUS positions are for a one year term commencing January 2023.

Refer to the WUSA page for more information regarding the membership, schedule and business of WUSA.

Positions available

WUSA Annual General Elections are being held for all council positions for a one-year term commencing in December 2022.

Council positions: 

  • President
  • General Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Education Officer / Assistant Secretary
  • Disabilities Representative
  • Tertangala Coordinator
  • Women's Representative
  • Environment Representative
  • International Students Representative
  • Welfare Coordinator
  • Ethno-Cultural Representative
  • 5 x General Representatives

Elections for the seven NUS Representative positions will run during the same period. NUS positions are for a one-year term commencing January 2023.

Key dates

  • Nominations open: 6 September 2022
  • Nominations close: 20 September 2022
  • Polling open - if required: 5 October 2022
  • Polling close - if required: 7 October 2022
  • Declaration of results: 19 October 2022

Nominations

Key election documents

Current election

The Wollongong University Postgraduate Association (WUPA) is a student council of elected members representing the postgraduate student body at UOW. Represent the student voice on a range of issues including those affecting academic life and the student experience at UOW. 

Refer to the WUPA page for more information regarding the membership, schedule and business of WUPA.

Positions available

WUPA Annual General Elections are being held for all council positions for a one-year term commencing in January 2023. 

Council positions: 

  • President
  • Vice-President (Research)
  • Vice-President (Coursework)
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Women’s Officer
  • International Students’ Officer
  • Koori Officer
  • Events Officer
  • Media Officer
  • Honours Student Officer
  • External Students Officer
  • 3 x General Representatives

Key dates

  • Nominations open: 6 September 2022
  • Nominations close: 20 September 2022
  • Polling open - if required: 5 October 2022
  • Polling close - if required: 7 October 2022
  • Declaration of results: 19 October 2022

Nominations

Key election documents