UOWx activity - Student Representative

Student Representative

Activity overview

This page refers to Student Representatives on the following committees:

If you are a Student Representative on a different committee or decision making body, please contact UOWx.  


How is this program run?

This program is running both online and face-to-face.


What will I do?

Many of the University’s committees and other decision making bodies rely on student representatives to provide the perspectives of real students, and to ensure that decisions that we make benefit from and consider the student voice. There are a wide range of committees and groups across many aspects of the University’s activities (including research, learning and teaching, student life) that require student representatives.

As a student representative, you will participate in committee decision making just like all other members. You need to read and understand items on the committee agenda and present ideas and opinions at the meeting. So long as it is relevant to the committee’s role and objectives, you can speak to the committee about issues that you feel are important and require attention. This may require you to consult with other students and student representatives, and to seek advice from the Executive Officer or Chair of the committee.


How will I benefit?

Besides being able to represent the student voice, you can learn about how complex organisations make decisions. You will learn how to work with others to understand problems and develop new solutions. You will gain confidence in speaking with and on behalf of others. This work will provide you with skills that you can use in your career outside the University. 


How do I apply?

Application processes for positions of student representatives differ from committee to committee. Some committees will require you to go through a democratic election process while others seek expressions of interest followed by a process of shortlisting and interviews to select appropriate candidates. For more information go to the Student Representation website.  


Are there any special requirements for this role?

As noted above, some committees do have specific requirements for student representatives. For other committees, there will be no specific requirements. If you would like to apply for a position as representative on specific committee, it is best to check what the committee requires before you apply.  


Minimum requirements for UOWx recognition

  • An "engaged" student will need to complete 20 hours in a calendar year
  • A "highly engaged" student will need to complete 50 hours in a calendar year

Further information

UOW Student Representation

Where? When? Time commitment Type Learning Streams
  • Batemans Bay Campus
  • Bega Campus
  • Shoalhaven Campus
  • South Western Sydney (SWS)
  • Southern Highlands Campus
  • Southern Sydney Campus
  • Sydney CBD Campus
  • Wollongong
  • Autumn Session
  • Spring Session
  • Summer
  • Winter
Approx. 1 hour per week
  • Volunteer
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Community and Social Change
  • Global and Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership