Student elections to faculties, faculty boards, University schools and University school boards

At the beginning of 2017 the University simplified its organisational structure and in doing so established a new Governance Rule. The University of Sydney (Governance of Faculties and University Schools) Rule 2016 (the Rule) provides a new governance framework for the following faculties and University schools:

  • Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science.
  • University schools: Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Law School.

Under this Rule, faculties and University schools are to set up faculty boards and University school boards, including elected or appointed student representation to fill positions on these bodies, for a one year term of office.

A faculty or a University school is a consultative forum that meets at least once a semester and can, for example, receive and consider reports on academic matters and make recommendations on academic matters to the faculty board/University school board.

A faculty board or a University school board is responsible for academic decision-making and meets at least twice a year. It includes ex-officio members, elected academic staff, elected or appointed professional staff and elected student members.

A specified number of positions have been allocated to students, as summarised below.

The election process

The electorate for the election of student members will comprise all full-time and part-time students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate award course offered by the faculty or University school.

Students in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, The University of Sydney Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science are able to nominate for membership of their faculty and/or faculty board.

Students in Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning, the Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Law School are able to nominate for membership of their University school and/or University school board.

If at the close of nominations there are an equal number or fewer nominees than positions available, the nominees will be declared elected unopposed. If more nominees are received than positions available in any election, that election will proceed to a ballot.

Faculty and faculty board elections

Allocated student positions

The Rule stipulates that for each faculty, there will be at least 10 student members elected by the students of the faculty and that for each faculty board there will be between four and eight student members elected by the students of the faculty.

Each faculty board has allocated a specified number of elected student positions for each of the following groups: undergraduate students; postgraduate coursework students; and higher degree by research students, as follows:

Faculty

Type

 Allocation

Arts & Social Sciences

Faculty

 10 Total

 

Undergraduate

 4

Postgraduate coursework

 3

Higher degree by research

 3

Faculty board

 8 Total

Undergraduate

 4

Postgraduate coursework

 2

Higher degree by research

 2

Business School

Faculty

 12 Total

 

Undergraduate

 4

Postgraduate coursework

 4

Higher degree by research

 4

Faculty board

 6 Total

Undergraduate

 2

Postgraduate coursework

 2

Higher degree by research

 2

Engineering

Faculty

 10 Total

 

Undergraduate

 6

Postgraduate coursework

 2

Higher degree by research

 2

Faculty board

 5 Total

Undergraduate

 3

Postgraduate coursework

 1

Higher degree by research

 1

Medicine and Health

Faculty

 23 Total

 

Undergraduate

 9 (5 must come from the Faculty of Health Sciences)

Postgraduate coursework

 7 (3 must come from the Faculty of Health Sciences)

Higher degree by research

 7 (3 must come from the Faculty of Health Sciences)

Faculty board

 10 Total

Undergraduate

 3

Postgraduate coursework

 3

Higher degree by research

 4

Science

Faculty

 10 Total

 

Undergraduate

 5

Postgraduate coursework

 2

Higher degree by research

 3

Faculty board

 8 Total

Undergraduate

 4

Postgraduate coursework

 1

Higher degree by research

 3

2019 Faculty of Medicine & Health students elected unopposed

The nominees for those FMH categories for which fewer nominations were received by the close of nominations (Friday 30 August 2019) than there exist vacancies have been declared elected unopposed by the Returning Officer, as below:

Faculty Type Members
Medicine & Health Faculty  
  Undergraduate Katharine Xiang (FMH)
    Tiffany Hanna (FHS)
    Kei Yau Seto (FHS)
  Postgraduate coursework  Patrick Arnold (FMH)
    Thiruni Anushka Fernando (FMH)
    Rengen Parlane (FMH)
    Rebecca Samuel (FMH)
  Higher Degree Research Lina Goh (FHS)

2019 Faculty of Medicine & Health Student elections proceeding to ballot

As at the close of the nominations period on 30 August 2019, a greater number of nominations were received than there exist vacancies for the below positions. These will accordingly proceed to a ballot, which will open on 3 September and close at 4.00pm sharp on Tuesday 17 September 2019.


Faculty Type Members
Medicine & Health Faculty  
  Higher Degree Research Damien Boorman (FMH)
    Trent Hammond (FMH)
    Ardalan Mirzaei (FMH)
    Sebastian Stefani (FMH)
    Marguerite Tracy (FMH)
  Faculty board  
  Undergraduate Charlotte Haunton (FMH)
    Yohaann Ali Ghosh (FMH)
    Katharine Xiang (FMH)
    Tiffany Hanna (FHS)
    Kei Yau Seto (FHS)
     
  Postgraduate coursework  Patrick Arnold (FMH)
    Thiruni Anushka Fernando (FMH)
    Rengen Parlane (FMH)
    Rebecca Samuel (FMH)
     
  Higher Degree Research Damien Boorman (FMH)
    Trent Hammond (FMH)
    Ardalan Mirzaei (FMH)
    Lukas Roth (FMH)
    Sebastian Stefani (FMH)
    Marguerite Tracy (FMH)
    Lina Goh (FHS)

2019 Elected Students

As of the close of ballots on 27 August 2019, the following students are confirmed as elected to the positions indicated.

This table will be updated for the Faculty of Medicine & Health following the close of ballots for those categories tabled above on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

Remaining vacancies will be filled on nomination.

Faculty/ University School Type Nominees
Arts and Social Sciences Faculty  
  Undergraduate Liam Donohoe
    Mary Fisher van Goor
    Prudence Wilkins-Wheat
    Kelli Zhao
  Postgraduate coursework Tuan Anh Ly
  Higher degree by research David Aviles Espinosa
    Ann Sutherland
  Faculty board  
  Undergraduate Liam Thorne
    Prudence Wilkins-Wheat
    Jadene Yip
    Kelli Zhao
  Postgraduate coursework Tuan Anh Ly
    Cameron Foord
  Higher degree by research David Aviles Espinosa
    Ann Sutherland
Engineering Faculty  
  Undergraduate  Courtney Diggins
    Xinyi He
    James Lachlan Jackson
    Istvan Kovacs
    Elizabeth Rosemary Lee
    Marcus Manduci
  Postgraduate coursework Gagandeep Singh
  Faculty board  
  Undergraduate  Courtney Diggins
    Xinyi He
    James Lachlan Jackson
  Postgraduate coursework Gagandeep Singh
Medicine & Health Faculty TBA
  Faculty Board TBA
Science Faculty  
  Undergraduate  Aayush Bhattacharya
    Klementine Burrell-Sander
    Charlotte Burton
    Natalie Leung
    Pasindu Siriniwasa
  Higher degree by research Narjis Fatima
    Sayan Mitra
  Faculty board  
  Undergraduate Aayush Bhattacharya
    Klementine Burrell-Sander
    Charlotte Burton
    Pasindu Siriniwasa
  Higher degree research Narjis Fatima
    Sayan Mitra
University of Sydney Business School Faculty  
  Undergraduate Dane Luo
  Postgraduate coursework Stefanie Gaspari
    Cameron Howlett
  Faculty Board  
  Undergraduate Dane Luo
  Postgraduate coursework Stefanie Gaspari
    Cameron Howlett

University school and University school board elections

University school allocations

The Rule stipulates that for each University school, there will be at least four student members elected by the students of the University school and that for each University school board, there will be between two and five student members elected by the students of the University school.

The University school boards have allocated a specified number of elected student positions for each of the following groups: undergraduate students; postgraduate coursework students; and higher degree by research students, for both the University school and the University school board, as follows:

University school

Type

Allocation

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

University school

4 Total

 

Undergraduate

2

Postgraduate coursework

1

Higher degree by research

1             

University school board

4 Total

Undergraduate

2

Postgraduate coursework

1

Higher degree by research

1

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

University school

4 Total

 

Undergraduate

2

Postgraduate coursework

1

Higher degree by research

1             

University school board

4 Total

Undergraduate

2

Postgraduate coursework

1

Higher degree by research

1

Sydney Law School

University school

4 Total

 

Undergraduate

1

Postgraduate coursework

2

Higher degree by research

1

University school board

4 Total

Undergraduate

1

Postgraduate coursework

2

Higher degree by research

1

2019 Students elected unopposed

As at the close of extended nominations on 8 August 2019, the following categories of election did not receive more nominations than there were positions available. All nominees have therefore been declared by the Returning Officer as elected unopposed.

Remaining vacancies will be filled on nomination.

Faculty/ University School Type Nominees
Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning University School  
  Undergraduate Seth Dias
  Postgraduate coursework Shervin Jivani
  Higher degree by research Amir Taheri
  University School board  
  Undergraduate Seth Dias
  Postgraduate coursework  Shervin Jivani
  Higher degree by research Amir Taheri
Sydney Conservatorium of Music University School board  
  Undergraduate Sophie Funston
Sydney Law School University School  
  Undergraduate Rodney Blake
  University School Board  
  Undergraduate Rodney Blake
  Postgraduate coursework Sepehr Jamali Pour