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About Secretariat, GSU

The Secretariat provides governance support and advice to Council and Academic Board and their standing committees.

Secretariat operations aim to ensure that the business of the university conducted through the peak governance bodies is facilitated in accordance with the UTS Act, UTS By-law, General Rules, Standing Orders, and relevant Council resolutions and committee constitutions. Committees, boards of studies and reference groups that are supported by the Secretariat are listed in the Committees supported by Secretariat table below.

To facilitate the work of these central decision-making bodies and committees, Secretariat staff are assigned a committee and project workload, amongst other duties. Responsibilities include working with the committee chairperson and relevant Deputy Vice-Chancellors and senior staff to ensure the strategic agenda and operation of the committee are run effectively.

For a general guide and reference material on UTS committee functions, see the UTS Committees Guide.

The Secretariat also conducts formal university elections on behalf of the University Secretary who is specified as the Returning Officer in the UTS Act. Information on elections, including contact details for inquiries, is available at UTS Elections.

The Secretariat also administers the UTS Delegations and all of the university's policies and directives. For information and contact details, see Delegations and UTS Policy.

For advice about Secretariat activities, contact the Manager, Policy and Secretariat. See GSU staff and contact details for contact information.

Committees supported by Secretariat

Committees/bodies Committee contact Further information
Council Deborah Crook Council
Audit and Risk Committee Richard Birrell Audit and Risk Committee
Commercial Activities Committee Molly Lamping Fleck Commercial Activities Committee
Finance Committee Matt Robinson Finance Committee
Governance Committee Deborah Crook Governance Committee
Honorary Awards Committee Susan Harris Honorary Awards Committee
Joint Subcommittee of Audit and Risk Committee and Finance Committee Matt Robinson Joint Subcommittee of Audit and Risk Committee and Finance Committee
Nominations Committee Deborah Crook Nominations Committee
Physical Infrastructure Committee Matt Robinson Physical Infrastructure Committee
Social Justice Committee Andrew Gardoll Social Justice Committee
Student/Council Liaison Group Andrew Gardoll Student/Council Liaison Group
Academic Board Lucille Paterson Academic Board
Executive Committee of Academic Board Lucille Paterson Executive Committee
Graduate Research School Board Andrew Gardoll Graduate Research School Board
Graduate Research Students' Appeals Committee Molly Lamping Fleck Graduate Research Students' Appeals Committee
Professional Experience Appeals Committee Molly Lamping Fleck Professional Experience Appeals Committee
Research Committee Elbreg Zwaan Research Committee
Teaching and Learning Committee Elbreg Zwaan Teaching and Learning Committee
Management committees
Various Indigenous committees Molly Lamping Fleck Indigenous committees are supported as part of a specific GSU/Jumbunna knowledge transfer program in support of the UTS Indigenous Education and Employment Policy