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Voting: Faculty Board in Law — election of students

Election ofthree undergraduate students to student positions on the Faculty Board in Law
Term of office one year: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Persons enrolled in courses that are listed in the register of undergraduate or postgraduate award courses of the Faculty of Law (minimum duration: one year full-time or equivalent) can vote in this ballot (Rule G3-24(1)(e), UTS General Rules).

Restrictions: Undergraduate students who are also members of academic or professional staff of the University (either continuing or fixed term) are not entitled to vote in this election (Rule G3-24(2)).
Ballot opens Tuesday 5 September 2017
closes Thursday 21 September 2017 at 3pm
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Candidates in ballot paper order

Candidates' statements

Michael Tangonan

My name is Michael Tangonan. I’m in my second year of a Bachelor of Law combined with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Majoring in German). I have sat as part of the Student Staff Consultative Committee convened by the Faculty of Law since 2016, as part of this committee, we raise with the Faculty any academic concerns which students have – and seek to resolve them with the Faculty. Solutions we have implemented with the Faculty include certain low-hanging fruit such as emailing when posting announcements on UTSOnline, and other more substantial reforms such as additional classes or subjects offered during Summer session and kick-starting review of subject curricula. I’m asking for your vote so that we can make our Law School a better one, which listens to us, and also supports us academically now, and for our future careers and wellbeing.

Katherine Shliapnikoff

Candidate did not submit a statement.

Sarah Avery

I am a third year Law and Communications student. Since my first year, I have been on the UTS Law Students’ Society Council. As UTS LSS Vice President (Social Justice) I participate in monthly UTS LSS internal and external meetings with students, faculty and professionals to coordinate events and initiatives and represent law students’ views. I assist faculty in the coordination of Brennan Program events, and manage a team of volunteers. I spearheaded the UTS LSS Inclusion Policy, the first of its kind by any UTS student society.

I was awarded the Brennan Justice and Leadership Award, and the Tom Sylva Award for community engagement both in my second year, based on volunteer work with Redfern Legal Centre, the Women’s Justice Network, and more. These experiences, I believe, give me the personal and professional skills to lead and represent UTS:Law students on the Law Faculty Board.

Chamali De Alwis

Candidate did not submit a statement.

How to vote in an online ballot

  1. Note your candidate choices and preference order
  2. Log in to UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth
  3. Choose the election you wish to vote in
  4. Select the candidates you wish to vote for
  5. Check your vote
  6. When you are ready, choose 'submit' to record your vote.


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Further information

The schedule for this election has information about the election rules, Returning Officer and Faculty Board.

About voting has information about votes, confidentiality and determining election outcomes.