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Election Info

What is the SRC?

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of students – elected by you! – that communicates the needs of students and guides UNSA in addressing them, through advocacy and student support programs.

Members of the SRC also help raise awareness of UNSA's activities through participation in events and promotional campaigns, and meet with students (relevant to their portfolio) to offer assistance and hear their concerns.

SRC positions are important and exclusive leadership roles, each of which has key responsibilities related to its portfolio. For a full description of SRC positions and responsibilities, please find the 'SRC Positions' page on this website.

UNSA requires its SRC members to devote significant time and energy towards enhancing the student experience.
In return, these members gain valuable (and highly employable) skills in leadership, governance, project management, advocacy, communication, collaboration, strategic planning, event coordination and working for a non-profit organisation. (They also have a lot of fun!)

In recognition for their efforts, SRC members – apart from the University Council Student Representative and Student Representative on Academic Senate – are also paid as employees of UNSA.

Nomination & Election Process

On August 26th, nominations will open for all SRC positions. You will receive an email in your student inbox from the University's Returning Officer, inviting you to nominate yourself for any position(s) for which you are eligible; you'll also be given instructions on what to include in your nomination, and where to submit it. Nominations will close two weeks later.

Throughout September and early October, candidates will be given time to campaign, and then on September 26th, voting will commence. Again, you'll be sent an email from the Returning Officer, with a private link for you to cast your votes for each role. Voting will close two weeks later.

Successful candidates with be announced at the end of October.


Be the voice for students at the University of Newcastle

Key Election Dates

Nominations Open

26 August, 2022 - 9am

Voting Open

19 September, 2022 - 9am

Nominations Close

9 September, 2022 - 5pm

Presidential Debate

19 - 25 September, 2022 (Date TBC)

Sorting Period

9 - 18 September, 2022.

Voting Closes

3 October, 2022 - 9am

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