Arc Board Elections

                                                2017 BOARD ELECTION

Congratulations to the following students elected to the Arc @ UNSW Board of Directors:

Jay Zabakly

My name is Jay and for the last three years I have had the absolute pleasure of getting involved at UNSW. My most memorable experiences have come from volunteering at Arc. Deep down it has reshaped me as a person, both personally and professionally. Especially through my involvement in the Yellow Shirts Program, Arts society camp leader and being president of the Model United Nations society.

Now I want to give back with my expertise and ideas as your Arc Board Director. I would do this by bringing club/society Presidents together in a group so that they can collaborate for better events. I would do this by providing training for presidents on managing a team. I would do this by guiding executives on how they can maximise their social media presence, our gateway to members. I hope these Idea’s and my blurb show you I’m capable for this role.

Samuel Westley

A crucial ingredient to the success of student life at UNSW has been the sound strategic governance of Arc. My name is Sam Westley and I am a fourth-year Arts and Business / Law student. Through volunteering at Arc and serving within clubs and societies on campus, I have developed a profound appreciation for this organisation. If elected as Student Director, I want to enhance the organisation’s capability to account for the interests of students. To do this, I believe that Arc needs to play a greater collaborative role with students, particularly those who live on campus. Secondly, I want to make Arc more financially accountable so that students can better assess whether budgetary allocations are in alignment with their needs. Finally, I believe Arc could better assist small to mid-sized clubs and societies through workshops and educative resources. Support Westley for a more transparent and supportive Arc.

Mia Carey

Arc is a fantastic organization which enhances student life whilst at university. We need dedicated people on Arc Board that wish to continue to make changes that benefit the students. Being engaged in both the Art & Design and the Kensington campus life, actively involved in the Women’s Collective and Arc affiliated clubs, highlights for me the changes that need to be made on Arc Board. I wish to facilitate stronger welfare access and awareness for students, prioritise international student’s involvement and access to clubs and volunteer programs. In addition, support club’s access to funding and grants that they are entitled to as well as assist the transition between club executives each year. I want to continue to make sure that decisions are made based on increased involvement, support and representation for women in clubs, on Board and Arc’s volunteering programs. 

So, please Vote [1] Mia Carey & Vote [2] Jack McNally!!

Nadhirah Daud

Hi everyone! My name is Nadhirah and I am a fourth year Arts/Law student. I’m running for Arc Board because I am passionate about continuing Arc’s incredible work in providing the best possible experience for students. Having served as a councillor on the Student Representative Council last year and as a current Law Faculty Board student representative, I believe I have the necessary experience to effectively represent students and to act in their best interests. If elected, I am committed to:

- Increasing funding to academic support, careers opportunities, and mental health support services on campus, particularly during the transition into trimesters
- Making Arc more equitable, diverse and accessible
- Increasing support to Arc clubs and societies
- Making sustainable and responsible investments in Arc’s future
- Running more Arc-sponsored events to maximise student participation and involvement on campus 

So please vote [1] Nadhirah Daud!

Elected students are required to attend the following compulsory Board sessions:

  • Director inductions: Thursday, 25th May 2017 9:00am to 3:00pm 
  • Board Strategy days (off site): Friday, 26th May to Sunday, 28th May 2017

General Election Rules

Procedures & Voting

Director of Student Services

Shelley Valentine

P:02 9385 7643