Each year, the University runs elections for positions on the Academic Board, faculties and University schools and their boards. These bodies include elected student representatives.
There are different representative bodies within each faculty or University school.
For each faculty and school there is a board comprised of staff and student representatives. The board meets at least twice a year and is responsible for ensuring that the academic standards of the university are upheld. They maintain the quality of your course through processes that promote best practice. Board members are a mix of elected and appointed staff, and elected students. The number of representatives elected vary depending on your faculty or school.
Students elected to the board allow you to provide inpout into policy, prodecural and academic matters. They form a vital link between the student body and the University, and may also represent their faculty or school in meetings with corporate organisations, government bodies and non-governmental organisations.
The secretariat conducts student elections for faculty, faculty boards, University school and University school boards annually.
Elections are held in Semester 2 for representatives for the following year. Eligible students will receive an email inviting them to nominate representatives within their faculty or University school.
You can find out more about student elections in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy on the Secretariat site. Here you can also find a list of current student representatives in your faculty or University school.
The academic board is responsible for ensuring the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research at the University. They oversee academic affairs, provide a forum for debate and information flow and communicate with the academic community including faculties and schools. They help faculties maintain quality and educational integrity standards and implement faculty board recommendations across the university. This includes proposals for new courses and revisions to existing courses.
Students are also eligible for election to the academic board.
The secretariat conducts student elections for the academic board annually. Elections are held in Semester 2 for representatives for the following year.
You can find out more about student elections to the Academic Board on the Secretariat site. Here you can also find a list of current student representatives elected to the academic board.