NUSA Council Elections


Nominations for NUSA Council positions 2020 opened at 9am on Monday 2nd September and closed at 4pm on Friday 20th September. An election was held on Monday 21st - Thursday 24th October to decide on contested positions. The following lists all positions that have now been successfully filled for the new NUSA council of 2020.

Collective Convenors

Activities Convenor

Corey Dixon

Environment Convenor

Ivy Scurr

Equity Convenor

Geordan Hart

Indigenous Students Convenor

Ngaire Pakai

International Students Convenor

Shruti Sharma

Part-Time Students Convenor

Aaron Whitcom

Post-Graduate Students Convenor

Amber Sauni

Queer Convenor

TJ Hay

Transport Convenor

Daniel Turner

Women’s Convenor

Paris Drinkwater

Executive Positions


Kearnie Kelly

Education Officer

Luka Harrison

Media Officer

Tyler Bridges

Welfare Officer

Max Tran

Specific Group Representatives

City Campus Representative

Jess Philbrook

First Year Representative

No Nominations

Student Residences Representative

No Nominations


Faculty Representatives

Business and Law

Hollie Hughes

Tyler Bridges

Education and Arts

Maram Farah

Matthew Giakoumatos

Summer Constable

Tleiha Whitten

Engineering and Built Environment

No Nominations

Health and Medicine

Anna Gibson

Daniel Ryan

Faisal Aldawsari

Science and IT

James Wong

Keeley Hamson

You can view each nominee’s candidate statement by clicking on their name. Congratulations to our new NUSA council for 2020!

Key Election Documents

Position Descriptions


What is the NUSA Council?

The NUSA Council (NUSAC) is the governing body of Newcastle University Students' Association and serves two key purposes, one of governance and one of advocacy. Primarily, NUSAC drives the direction of NUSA as an organisation and oversees the Executive and management in delivering the strategic direction. In essence, NUSAC is similar to a board of directors of a not-for-profit company.

Additionally, as the peak representative body for students at UoN, the NUSA Council also serves as a forum for debate and policy discussion on student issues. The NUSA Council develops policy platforms in conjunction with its collectives on key issues to advocate on behalf of students at UoN. 

How do I nominate?

To nominate for a position on NUSA Council, you need to fill out a nomination form and complete a policy statement (outlining why fellow students should elect you etc). You will also need two fellow students to sign your form to both  nominate and second you. After this is done, hand your nomination form and policy statement in to a Deputy Returning Officer at the NUSA Building.

Where can I find out more about the election process?

The conduct for elections is outlined under Section 5 of the NUSA Constitution. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

What will my time commitment be?

It depends on which role you are planning to nominate for. When positions are advertised, they will generally accompany a position description (listed above). Check those out for a better idea about what you will be expected to do.

I want to nominate but I am unable to hand in my nomination form before the close of elections.

 If you are experiencing exceptional circumstances that prevent you from travelling to the NUSA Building on Callaghan campus to submit your nomination in-person across the whole nomination period, please contact NUSA and the Returning Officer immediately.

No nominations will be accepted after 4:00pm on the closing date advertised, however at the Returning Officer's discretion, in exceptional circumstances an alternate option may be arranged for you to submit your completed nomination and receive an election slip prior to nominations closing.

This should be arranged with the Returning Officer well in advance of nominations closing. Requests made on the final day of nominations being open will generally not be accepted.