Student Life Committee

The purpose of the UE Student Life Committee is to contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of University strategy as it relates to student life and to:

  1. Review operational matters and consider business-as-usual matters; and
  2. Be a conduit for institutional discussion and faculty discussions in the domain.

Terms of Reference
Composition and membership
Meeting dates and deadlines
Committee contact
Meeting papers

Terms of Reference

The UE Student Life Committee will:

  1. Discuss opportunities for improvement in student welfare matters;
  2. Consider and discuss student life operational matters;
  3. Provide input into planning for student life matters;
  4. Monitor the University’s performance on student life matters against the KPIs; and
  5. Assist with the formulation of risk appetites and tolerances germane to student life matters.

The UE Student Life Committee has the authority to:

  1. Provide advice on matters within the student life portfolio, following the strategic direction agreed to by the University Executive.

Relationship with University Executive:

  1. The UE Student Life Committee will refer matters to the University Executive only if the matters have an impact on the responsibility of the other UE Committees, or the Chair considers decision is of strategic importance.

Committee members have the responsibility to:

  1. Harness energy and lead activity within this portfolio domain; within Faculties and within University Schools;
  2. Contribute the perspectives of their Faculties and University Schools to the Committee;
  3. Feed back to other UE Committees of which they are members, the decisions and discussion of the Committee; and
  4. Feed back to Faculties and University Schools the decisions and discussions of the Committee.

The Committee's full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.

Composition and membership



Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life) (Chair) 

Professor Wai Fong Chua 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Philippa Pattison

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation)

Professor Adam Bridgeman

Executive Director, Student Services

Brendon Nelson

Acting Director, Operations Student Support Services

Dr Philomena Renner

Director, Library Services

Anne Bell

Director, Educational Strategy

Associate Professor Peter McCallum

6 Faculty Associate Deans






Dr Carolyn Stott

Associate Dean, Student Life, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Associate Professor John O’Byrne

Associate Dean, Student Life, Faculty of Science 

Associate Professor Tim Wilkinson

Associate Dean, Student Life, Faculty of Engineering

Associate Professor Juliette Overland

Associate Dean, Student Life, the University of Sydney Business School

Associate Professor Mark McEntee and Professor Inam Haq

Associate Dean, Student Life, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Associate Professor Steven Cumming

Associate Dean, Student Life, Faculty of Health Sciences

3 University School Associate Deans



Dr Olivia Dixon

Associate Dean, Student Life, the University of Sydney Law School

Susan Newsome

Sydney Conservatorium of Music (nominee)

Dr Dallas Rogers

Associate Dean, Student Life, the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

5 Heads of School (minimum 1 from a University School)




Professor Jian Guo Zhu

Head of School, School of Electrical and Information Engineering

Professor Bill Pritchard and Professor Phil McManus

Head of School, School of Geosciences

Dr Melanie Keep

Faculty of Health Sciences (nominee)

Dr Cameron Stewart

The University of Sydney Law School (nominee)

Associate Professor Robyn Gibson

Deputy Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work (nominee)

Student Representative(s)

Jacky He

President, Student Representative Council

Weihong Liang

President, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association

Liliana Tai

President, University of Sydney Union


DVC (Registrar) portfolio directors as required by the Chair

Any others as determined by the Chair when necessary

Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings

Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

Monday 21 January 2019

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

11am - 12.30pm

Monday 18 February 2019

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Wednesday 27 February 2019

11am - 12.30pm

Monday 18 March 2019

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Wednesday 27 March 2019

11am - 12.30pm

Thursday 11 April 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019

11am - 12.30pm

Monday 20 May 2019

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Wednesday 29 May 2019

10am - 12pm

Monday 17 June 2019

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Wednesday 26 June 2019

11am - 1pm

Monday 19 August 2019

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Wednesday 28 August 2019

11am - 1pm

Monday 16 September 2019

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Wednesday 25 September 2019

11am - 1pm

Monday 21 October 2019

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Wednesday 30 October 2019

11am - 1pm

Monday 18 November 2019

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Wednesday 27 November 2019

11am - 1pm

Committee contact

Committee Officer
Sally Hilton
T +61 2 8627 6928

Meeting papers

Meeting papers are available on the secure UE SLC SharePoint site.