University Committees and Boards

There are a range of opportunities for students to be involved in University Governance by becoming an Academic Student Representative. The directory below details the current representatives in the various Boards and Committees across the University and also the availability of vacant positions.

Academic Student Representatives attend committee meetings to understand how the University/Faculty/School is run and raise issues of concern for students. They are there to ensure the student perspective is heard within the University planning process. They can also help you be aware of proposed changes and work with the Academic Student Representative Committees to address issues.

Want to get your voice heard at Charles Sturt University and make a real difference?

Get involved in Charles Sturt University governance by becoming a student representative on a University Committee, Faculty or School Board. Think of it as your chance to help the University know what students really want and need.

Student representatives ensure the student perspective is heard within the University planning and decision-making process.

What Student Representatives do

  • contribute to the student learning experience by suggesting ideas, solutions and improvements
  • represent student needs and raise issues of concern
  • gather opinions and views of students and provide student focused feedback
  • attend meetings of the committee or board they are a member of. This involves being prepared for these meetings by reading agendas, submitting agenda items and contributing in the meeting discussions
  • participate in professional development and training

Why you should do this

These positions will enhance your employability skills by building your ability to:

  • network and liaise between different stakeholders
  • disseminate information effectively
  • assess and evaluate minutes and agendas
  • understand formal meeting processes

Positions vacant

  • University Research Committee (HDR Student)
  • Indigenous Board of Studies (Indigenous Student)
  • Faculty Board – Science and Health
  • Higher Degree by Research Committee (HDR Student)
  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • School of Computing and Mathematics and Engineering
  • School of Business
  • School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Indigenous Australian Studies
  • School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences
  • School of Social Work and Arts
  • Academic Quality & Standards Committee
  • Indigenous Board of Studies (Indigenous Student)
  • Faculty Board - Arts and Education
  • Faculty Board – Business, Justice and Behavioural Science
  • School of Agriculture, Environmental & Veterinary Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Computing and Mathematics and Engineering
  • School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Science
  • School of Social Work and Arts (Arts student)

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming an Academic Student Representative complete the Student representative application form (pdf)

  • Positions are voluntary and a two-year tenure
  • Applications Close – Thursday 15 February 2024
  • Email completed form to engagement@csu.edu.au

Current Academic Student Representatives

To contact a member please email:  engagement@csu.edu.au

CommitteeLevel of StudyCurrent Representative
University Council   AnyBejamin Fry
University: Academic Senate (endorsed by URC)HRMuhammad Rana
University: Academic SenateUndergraduateKirsten Pini
University: Academic SenatePostgraduateLauren Veenstra
University Courses CommitteeAnyGuinevere Missingham
University Research Committee HDRBorkwei Ed Nignpense
Academic Quality and Standards CommitteeAnyCaroline Constant
Higher Degree by research committeeHDRNicki Duncan
Student Experience CommitteeAnyJordan Treloar
Student Experience CommitteeHDRScott Thomson
Student Experience CommitteePostgraduateLauren Veenstra
Student Experience CommitteeUndergraduateKirralee Towers
Student Experience CommitteeUndergraduateTheo Stack
Committee Level of Study Current Representative
School of Social Work and Arts Undergraduate Rebecca Worner
School of Education Undergraduate Shaleshni Lata
School of Education Undergraduate Michelle Curry
School of Education Postgraduate Arifa Rahman
School of Indigenous Australian Studies Any Roya Qayum
Committee Level of Study Current Representative
Business, Justice and Behavioural Science Faculty Board Postgraduate Muhammad Rana
School of Psychology  Undergraduate Miriam Randall
School of Psychology  Undergraduate Isabelle Smith
Committee Level of Study Current Representative
Science and Health Faculty Board Undergraduate Nayma Bilal
School of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Bailey Nielsen
School of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences Postgraduate Andrew Reid 
School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Science Undergraduate Kate Mastronardi
School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Science Postgraduate Rachel Unthank
School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences Undergraduate Roya Qayum
School of Rural Medicine Undergraduate Jaydh Gouden
School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences Undergraduate Anandu Sudhakaran Nair
School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences Undergraduate Kayleen Ryan