Business School student re-elected to University Senate
10 Oct 2012
University of Sydney Business School student James Flynn has secured re-election as Postgraduate Student Fellow of the Senate, according to an announcement by Dr William Adams, Secretary to Senate.
James, who is currently completing a Master of Management at the Business School, was returned to the Senate for a two-year term with a very convincing victory. The official tally saw James finish the election with 745 votes, 636 votes clear of his nearest rival.
"I am thrilled by the result, and would like to thank the many people who supported me," James said. "I look forward to continuing my work with the Senate to improve the experience of coursework and research students alike.
James is no stranger to student representation, having served on the Executive of the Students' Representative Council, and as a Councillor on the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association. James has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Sydney Union.
"The Business School is proud of James, particularly in light of his recent re-election," said Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Business School. "Student representation is an important part of University culture, and it is extremely gratifying to see the future leaders from the Business School succeeding in that field."
The Senate is the governing authority of the University of Sydney, and oversees all of the major decisions concerning the conduct of the University, including staff appointments and welfare, student welfare and discipline, financial matters and the physical and academic development of the University.
The Senate awards all degrees and diplomas, and is responsible to the Parliament of NSW, under the University of Sydney Act 1989 (as amended).