Student elections

Student elections are a chance to get involved, contribute and be a voice for Western Sydney University students!

Participation in student representation allows you to play a key role in campus life and activities and build a range of skills well regarded by employers, while providing representation and advocacy relating to campus and University-wide issues.

Becoming a student representative may allow you to:

  • Contribute to decision making at The University
  • Represent student needs to The University
  • Help create a more vibrant campus life
  • Undertake professional development
  • Network with professionals at The University
  • Discuss strategic issues with management

Current Elections

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Ballots for the 2017 student elections closed on Friday 20 October. The Declarations of Results for the positions are now available:


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Important dates during the student elections

4 September – Nominations open
22 September – Nominations close
22 September – Eligibility for nomination (See point 2 below).
4 October – Notice of ballot
9 October – Ballots open
20 October – Ballots close
25 October– Results published online


What happens during an election?

1. The Returning Officer(s) who oversee the election processes will send an email to all students and post the Notice of Election information online

2. Students interested in nominating for a position can then submit their details and candidate statement through the relevant online or hard copy nomination form. They may also submit a photograph. Nominations must be received by the closing date advised in the Notice of Election, and all students who nominate themselves or are nominated by another party, must meet the eligibility criteria on the day nominations close, Friday 22 September. To be eligible for any of the available positions, you must be a student and have an 'enrolled' status

3. If more nominations are received than there are positions available, then a ballot will need to take place. If the number of nominations received, are equal to or less than the number of positions available, then the nominee/s will be declared as elected to the position

4. Candidate statements will be available online for students to review if there is a ballot

5. Eligible students will receive an email notification  with a personalised secure voting link allowing them to vote for candidates in the ballots

6. The results of the ballots will be published online

What positions are up for election?

Please visit the elections website to view the notice of election documentation for a range of student representative positions that are currently open.