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Student/Council Liaison Group

The Student/Council Liaison Group is a forum for UTS students, members of Council and UTS senior management to discuss matters of UTS policy and governance relevant to the student body.

2021 meeting dates

Tuesday 30 March
Tuesday 27 July
Monday 27 September

Time: meetings commence at 4pm

Membership

Position Member Current term
Two members of Council, one external member to be the Chair and one member to be the Deputy Chair Michelene Collopy (Chair)

Peter Munford (Deputy Chair)
1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022

1 November 2020 to 31 October 2022
Two student members of Council Juneyt Adem Cihan (UG) Email Juneyt

Peter Munford (PG)
Ex officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) or nominee Professor Shirley Alexander Ex officio
Director, Student Services Dr Brett Smout Ex officio
An Associate Dean (either Teaching and Learning or Research, or equivalent) nominated by the Associate Deans Professor Sara Denize 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022
President, Students’ Association or nominee Aidan O’Rourke Email Aidan 27 October 2020 to 26 October 2021
Overseas Students Officer of the Students’ Association Luna Manandhar 27 October 2020 to 26 October 2021
President, ActivateUTS or nominee Rachael Chomik Email Rachael 7 October 2020 to 6 October 2021
Student representative of ActivateUTS clubs Carisa Mehra Email Carisa 7 October 2020 to 6 October 2021
A UTS student elected by and from the UTS Housing Student Resident Advisory Committee To be advised 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
An Indigenous student representative Ricky Kirby Email Ricky 29 March 2021 to 31 December 2021
Elected student members of Academic Board, one from each faculty Bevin Liu (Arts and Social Sciences) Email Bevin

Jessica Pierce (Business) Email Jessica

Farah Rehman (Design, Architecture and Building) Email Farah

Aiswaryalakshmi Rajeev (Engineering and Information Technology) Email Aiswaryalakshmi

Brooke Smith (Health) Email Brooke

Kurt Cheng (Law) Email Kurt

Charlotte McHenry (Science) Email Charlotte

To be advised (Transdisciplinary Innovation)
1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
Elected postgraduate research student member of Academic Board Bupe Mwamba Email Bupe 24 June 2021 to 31 December 2021


Positions on the committee are in accordance with its composition.

Committee contact

Andrew Gardoll
Policy and Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 9770
Email: Andrew.Gardoll@uts.edu.au

Terms of reference

The Student/Council Liaison Group is a forum for UTS students, members of the University Council and UTS senior management to discuss matters of UTS policy and governance relevant to the student body. It gives effect to the UTS Governance Principle that the University engage the relevant interests of its stakeholders.

Responsibilities of the Chair

In addition to the normal responsibility of the Chair to facilitate business at meetings and otherwise, the Chair of the Student/Council Liaison Group shall:

  • ensure that meetings are structured to allow for the diversity of student interests and views to be heard
  • initiate Student Forums, with the advice of the Group, on particular topics where the wider, direct input of the student body may be of particular value
  • refer matters, where appropriate, to other Council committees and groups or the Vice Chancellor for consideration in the context of policy and strategy development and/or current operations
  • report to Council at least annually on the issues and views of UTS students raised in Student/Council Liaison Group meetings and Student Forums.

Composition

The Student/Council Liaison Group consists of the following positions:

  • two members of Council, one external member to be the Chair and one member to be the Deputy Chair
  • two student members of Council
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) or nominee
  • Director, Student Services
  • an Associate Dean (either Teaching and Learning or Research, or equivalent) nominated by the Associate Deans
  • President, Students’ Association or nominee
  • Overseas Students Officer of the Students’ Association
  • President, ActivateUTS or nominee
  • Student representative of ActivateUTS clubs
  • a UTS student elected by and from the UTS Housing Student Resident Advisory Committee
  • an Indigenous student representative
  • the elected student members of Academic Board, one from each faculty (seven)
  • the elected postgraduate research student member of Academic Board
  • co-opted members*.

* The group has the power to co-opt members as appropriate, including additional members to represent international students, postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students, and to invite other participants for particular matters.

Quorum

A quorum for the purposes of transacting business at a meeting shall consist of:

  • the Chair or Deputy Chair (at least one)
  • UTS staff member (at least one), and
  • three students (including student members of Council, elected members of Academic Board, and Ex officio students).