Represent your fellow students
Represent your peers and bring your experience, values, insight and interest to the work of UTS committees.
UTS encourages all students to take part in UTS committees, boards and groups. You’ll be able to:
- contribute to discussions and decision-making on a range of matters that directly shape the university experience
- network with other students, staff and professionals from a variety of fields
- gain valuable skills in advocacy, negotiation and teamwork
- have your say.
Your experience will be on your AHEGS statement when you graduate.
What will I need to do as a committee member?
As a committee member, you'll need to:
- read each meeting’s papers before the meeting
- go to meetings (usually 2-6 a year, depending on the committee) and take part in discussions
- talk to your peers and provide student feedback, ideas and recommendations
- maintain confidentiality where required.
If you're interested in getting involved, think about your availability to prepare for and go to committee meetings. You can check the meeting timetables on the committee's website.
What committees can I join?
You can join the following UTS committees. Position details and contacts are available on each committee’s website.
UTS Council is UTS's governing body where decision-making at the highest level takes place.
There are two elected positions for students on UTS Council.
The UTS Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Academic Board, as well as business and industry professionals from fields such as education, technology, research and innovation, are all members of Council.
Student/Council Liaison Group
Student/Council Liaison Group is a forum for students, UTS Council members and senior management to talk about policy and governance matters relevant to the student body.
There are 10 elected positions for students, made up of the two elected student members of Council and eight elected student members from Academic Board. There are also several places filled by student office holders including the presidents of the UTS Students’ Association and ActivateUTS.
Academic Board is the main advisory body to UTS Council on academic matters. It considers and debates UTS’s academic directions and quality of academic programs.
There are nine elected positions for students on Academic Board. Other members include senior members of the university’s teaching, learning and research staff and faculty staff.
Academic Board committees
Many of the committees that report to Academic Board have elected and appointed positions for students. You can find position details as well as contacts at:
Each UTS faculty has its own faculty board, which is the faculty’s primary forum for discussing and resolving academic issues and matters.
Each faculty board has a number of elected positions for students.
Student misconduct and appeals committees
These committees adjudicate cases involving student conduct and academic integrity. Students are appointed to these committees on the recommendation of faculty deans:
ActivateUTS operates bars, cafes and food outlets across the UTS campus. It's also responsible for the registration of official UTS student clubs.
The governing board of ActivateUTS has seven elected positions for student directors. See ActivateUTS: About us to find out about being a representative on the ActivateUTS Board.
UTS Students’ Association
The UTS Students’ Association is an independent and democratic organisation run by students, for students. See UTS Students’ Association for more information.
Contact a student member
If you'd like to talk to a current student representative about becoming a member, or other matters, contact an available student member of Student/Council Liaison Group.
Most student positions on UTS committees are filled through student elections. Eligible students can stand for these positions with the support of two of their peers. Generally, student positions are held for one year, except for UTS Council, which is two years.
Election details will be sent to eligible UTS students at your student.uts.edu.au email address before nominations open.
Nomination forms and other information about student elections will be available on UTS Elections during nomination and voting periods.
Results are published around two weeks after voting closes. Visit elections results for the outcome of recent elections.
For any elections inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2021, elections will be held between August and October (nominations usually occur in August with ballots in September/October).
Final dates will be published in early 2021 when the elections schedule is finalised.
Committee participation and your AHEGS
The Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) lists the positions of responsibility you held during your time as a student at UTS and the details of any awards or extracurricular activities connected with the university, for example your involvement in sports or societies.
Your committee participation, including the number of meetings you attended, is noted on your AHEGS.