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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.

2018 meeting dates

Wednesday 4 April
Wednesday 1 August
Wednesday 26 September

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 January 2017 to 31 December 2018

1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018
Student Representative Co-Deputy Chair (appointed from student members of the Group) Bijay Sapkota 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Two student members of Council Bijay Sapkota

Michael Rosser
1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018

1 January 2017 to 31 December 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 Sara Denize 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018
President, Students’ Association or nominee Lachlan Barker 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Overseas Students Officer of the Students’ Association Ruturaj Ashok Khenat 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
President, ActivateUTS or nominee Jessica Massih 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Student representative of ActivateUTS clubs Thomas Miletich 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
A UTS student elected by and from the UTS Housing Student Resident Advisory Committee Arijit Pritu 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
An Indigenous student representative Michael Mieni 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Elected student members of Academic Board, one from each faculty Nhan Chiem (FASS)

Nicholas Hodge (BUS)

Seyed Hamed Mohammadi (DAB)

Bronwyn Mercer (FEIT)

Jenny Green (Health)

Luke Chapman (Law)

Edward Jiang (Science)

Bradley Halicek (Transdisciplinary Innovation)
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Elected postgraduate research student member of Academic Board Daren Maynard 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Positions on the Committee are in accord with its composition.

Committee contact

Andrew Gardoll
Policy and Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 9770
Email: Andrew.Gardoll@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, ActivateUTS or nominee
  • Student representative of ActivateUTS 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).