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Student/Council Liaison Group

The Student/Council Liaison Group is a forum for UTS students, members of the University Council and UTS senior management to discuss matters of UTS policy and governance relevant to the student body.

Meeting dates 2017

Wednesday 3 May
Wednesday 23 August
Wednesday 4 October

Meetings of the Student/Council Liaison Group commence at 4pm.

Membership

Position Member Current term
Two members of Council, one external member to be the Chair and one member to be the Deputy Chair Michelene Collopy (Chair)

Professor Sally Varnham (Deputy Chair)
1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018

1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018
Two student members of Council Bijay Sapkota

Michael Rosser
1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018

1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) or nominee Professor Shirley Alexander ex-officio
Director, Student Services Dr Brett Smout ex-officio
An Associate Dean (either Teaching and Learning or Research, or equivalent) nominated by the Associate Deans Associate Professor Chris Burton 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2018
President, Students' Association or nominee Beatrice Tan 7 December 2016 to 6 December 2017
Overseas Students Officer of the Students' Association Indraneil Banerjee 14 October 2016 to 13 October 2017
President, ActivateUTS or nominee Rayan Calimlim 7 December 2016 to 6 October 2017
Student representative of ActivateUTS clubs Linus Faustin 6 October 2016 to 5 October 2017
A UTS student elected by and from the UTS Housing Student Resident Advisory Committee Vacant 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
An Indigenous student representative Michael Mieni 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Elected student members of Academic Board, one from each faculty Beatrice Tan (FASS)

Norma Cooper (BUS)

Shruti Gurung (DAB)

Robert Stephenson (FEIT)

Keahly Abbott (Health)

Nicholas Ruff (Law)

Anna Wensley (Science)
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
Elected postgraduate research student member of Academic Board Zozan Balci 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Positions on the Committee are in accord with its composition.

Committee contact

Lucy Forshaw
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 9770
Email: Lucy.Forshaw@uts.edu.au

Terms of reference

The Student/Council Liaison Group is a forum for UTS students, members of the University Council and UTS senior management to discuss matters of UTS policy and governance relevant to the student body. It gives effect to the UTS Governance Principle that the University engage the relevant interests of its stakeholders.

Responsibilities of the Chair

In addition to the normal responsibility of the Chair to facilitate business at meetings and otherwise, the Chair of the Student/Council Liaison Group shall:

  • ensure that meetings are structured to allow for the diversity of student interests and views to be heard;
  • initiate Student Forums, with the advice of the Group, on particular topics where the wider, direct input of the student body may be of particular value;
  • refer matters, where appropriate, to other Council committees and groups or the Vice Chancellor for consideration in the context of policy and strategy development and/or current operations;
  • report to Council at least annually on the issues and views of UTS students raised in Student/Council Liaison Group meetings and Student Forums.

Composition

The Student/Council Liaison Group consists of the following positions:

  • two members of Council, one external member to be the Chair and one member to be the Deputy Chair
  • two student members of Council
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) or nominee
  • Director, Student Services
  • an Associate Dean (either Teaching and Learning or Research, or equivalent) nominated by the Associate Deans
  • President, Students' Association or nominee
  • Overseas Students Officer of the Students' Association
  • President, UTS Union or nominee
  • Student representative of UTS Union clubs
  • a UTS student elected by and from the UTS Housing Student Resident Advisory Committee
  • an Indigenous student representative
  • the elected student members of Academic Board, one from each Faculty (seven)
  • the elected postgraduate research student member of Academic Board
  • co-opted members*

* The Group has the power to co-opt members as appropriate, including additional members to represent international students, postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students, and to invite other participants for particular matters.

Quorum

A quorum for the purposes of transacting business at a meeting shall consist of:

  • the Chair or Deputy Chair (at least one)
  • UTS staff member (at least one); and
  • three students (including student members of Council, elected members of Academic Board, and ex-officio students).