UEC Student expression of interest

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UEC and its sub-committees: Student representation

Would you like to make a real difference to university education for yourself and other students? Would you like to gain insight into academic governance at UOW? Get involved in the University Education Committee or one of its subcommittees.

The University Education Committee (UEC) is a subcommittee of Academic Senate. UEC also has two of its own subcommittees. Each committee meets between 4 and 6 times per year.

Being on a committee will not only contribute to the development of your university education; you will receive induction and training in the committee process and develop a range of skills as you participate in discussion and negotiation around committee business. These are all valuable skills for life and for future employment.

University Education Committee (UEC)

The goal of UEC to is provide leadership to achieve the University's objectives in learning and teaching.

Educational Policy and Quality Sub-committee (EPAQ)

EPAQ has responsibility for policy and quality assurance and enhancement matters as they relate to learning and teaching. Its focus is on academic quality assurance and enhancement related policy, systems and processes for teaching and learning in undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses and associated programs. EPAQ monitors the progress and results of policy and quality reviews, and ensures the University meets the regulatory requirements that apply to higher education.

Student Academic Experience Sub-committee (SAES)

The role of SAES is to shape and support the strategic direction for student academic experience at UOW.

Selection process

  • The University conducts a routine recruitment process which aims to establish a pool of students interested in serving on UEC and its subcommittees.
  • Each committee has its own requirements about the number of students required and the demographics of the students (international/domestic and/or undergraduate/postgraduate).
  • Students will be interviewed by nominees from the Academic Quality and Standards Unit. Rather than a formal structured process, the interview is an informal discussion around the objectives of the committee and how well they fit with your own interests and abilities.
  • Selected students are typically asked to serve on the committee for up to two years. Exceptions may be considered in some cases and can be discussed during your interview.

Selection criteria

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or postgraduate UOW student.
  • Must be interested in providing a student voice on the University’s peak teaching and learning committee and/or its subcommittees.
  • Must show dedication and commitment, with an ability to attend committee meetings.
  • Must have a keen interest in the governance processes that underpin changes to the learning and teaching environment at the University, and ideas that could help shape the University’s education landscape.

We would like the diversity of our students represented on our committees. As such, please consider applying if you identify with one or more of the following:

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • A student from a family with a low income
  • A student who speaks English as a second language
  • A student with a disability
  • A student whose gender is under-represented in their field of study
  • A student who is part of the LGBTI community
  • A student who is the first in their family to attend university
  • A student who cares for someone with a disability
  • A student from a rural or isolated area
  • A student studying at a regional campus or by distance