University Elections

The Office of Governance Services conducts staff and student elections for a range of University Boards and Committees.

Please complete the Elections Request Form if you wish for the Office of Governance Services to hold an Election for a vacant, or soon to be vacant position.

For further information about University elections, please e-mail returningofficer@westernsydney.edu.au.

Academic Governance PolicyMember ResponsibilitiesElections Request Form

Elections PolicyBoard of Trustees Duties and Responsibilities of MembersComittees and Members

Current Elections

Notice of Ballot

Example
Committee Postion Term Notice of Ballot Opening Date Closing Date
Board of Trustees Undergraduate Student 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 Notice of Ballot 09:30am 1 December 2022 4:00pm 15 December 2022

Declaration of Results

Example
Committee Postion Term Declaration of Result
Academic Senate One Undergraduate student 25 November 2022 to 31 May 2023 Declaration of Result
Academic Senate One Postgraduate student 25 November 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Past Election Results

Board of Trustees

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result

One undergraduate student member

1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jan 2022 to 30 Jun 2023 Declaration of Result
One professional staff member 8 Jun 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 11 Apr 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

Previous Elected Members*

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One professional staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

Academic Senate

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result

Chair of Academic Senate

1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Results

Deputy Chair of Academic Senate

1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Results
Level  A, B, or C - School of Business Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result 
Level D or E - School of Business Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C - School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Computer, Data, and Mathematical Sciences Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C - School of Education Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Education Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C - School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C - School of Health Sciences Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Health Sciences Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C -  School of Humanities and Communication Arts Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Humanities and Communication Arts Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C -  School of Law Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Law Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result 
Level A, B, or C- School of Medicine Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result 
Level D or E - School of Medicine Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result 
Level A, B, or C -  School of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result 
Level D or E - School of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Staff member 6 Jul 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C - School of Psychology Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Psychology Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level A, B, or C - School of Science Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Science Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result 
Level A, B, or C - School of Social Sciences Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Level D or E - School of Social Sciences Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Institute Academic Staff member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Undergraduate student member 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2023 Declaration of Result
Undergraduate student member 17 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2023 Declaration of Result
Postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
Higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
International student member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Student member on disability matters 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2023 Declaration of Result
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student member 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

Previous Elected Members*

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Level D or E -  School of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Staff member (Prof. Yenna Salamonson) 1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Undergraduate student member (Hollie Hammond) 1 Jun 2021 to 31 May 2023 Declaration of Result

Academic Planning and Curriculum Approvals Committee

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Senate Assessment Committee

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Previous Elected Members*

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member (Nandini Saluja) 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Senate Education Committee

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Research Committee

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research candidate member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Research Studies Committee

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research candidate member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Learning & Teaching Technologies Advisory Group (LaTTe)

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2021 to 31 May 2023 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Multi-Disciplinary Teaching and Learning Committees

Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Cluster

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 17 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Health and Medicine Cluster

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One academic staff member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School Academic Committees

Graduate Research School

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Business

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Computer, Data, and Mathematical Sciences

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant

School of Education

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**
One postgraduate student member 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant

School of Engineering, Design  and Built Environment

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 15 Nov 2021 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Health Sciences

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One postgraduate student member 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Law

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Medicine

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Vacant

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Psychology

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Science

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Social Sciences

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One undergraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One postgraduate student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School and Institute Research and Higher Degree Committees

School of Business

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 11 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Computer, Data, and Mathematical Sciences

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Education

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Engineering, Design  and Built Environment

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Health Sciences

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Law

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Medicine

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A -Vacant

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Psychology

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A -Vacant

School of Science

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

School of Social Sciences

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

The MARCS Institute

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 N/A - Filled via Chair Appointment**

The Institute for Culture and Society

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One higher degree research student member 1 Jun 2022 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Work Plan Committees

School of Business

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Computer, Data, and Mathematical Sciences

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member  1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Education

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 28 Sep to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 4 Feb 2022 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

Previous Elected Member*

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member (Terrence Wright) 28 Sep to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Engineering, Design  and Built Environment

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Three academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Health Sciences

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Three academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Law

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 28 Sep to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Medicine

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 28 Sep to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Psychology

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Science

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

School of Social Sciences

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Three academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

The MARCS Institute

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

The Institute for Culture and Society

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
Two academic staff members 1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2023 Declaration of Result

Unisuper Consultative Committee

Current Elected Members

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One academic staff member 4 Sep 2020 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result
One professional staff member 4 Sep 2020 to 31 May 2024 Declaration of Result

Indigenous Employment Strategy Consultative Committee

Current Elected Member

PositionTerm Declaration of Result
One Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employee member 23 Mar 2021 to 23 March 2023 Declaration of Result

*Previous elected members is not inclusive of members from prior terms.

**As per section (30) of the Elections Policy, vacant positions that are not successfully filled after two rounds of nominations are able to be filled under section (55), through the casual vacancy process. Casual vacancies can be filled (at the discretion of the Chair) via the Chair appointing a member or via OGS holding another election.