ADSC

The UNSW Art & Design Council is a newly formed body, representing student voices at the Paddington Campus. The Council is dedicated to helping enrich student life in all sorts of ways, from representation and advocacy on issues affecting the student body, to events and activities.

The Council is made up of UNSW Art & Design students dedicated to making sure your voice is heard on campus. Whether that means presenting issues to the Faculty or the University for change, introducing new initiatives, or creating student space to work or play, we are committed to seeing your university needs met. Term of office is one year 1 Dec - 30 Nov.

You can find student reps from the UNSW Art & Design Council in the Arc office most days, or at free tea on Thursdays in the courtyard and free bread Fridays. Come and chat to us, randomly when you see us or at our meetings roughly every two weeks.

We're addressing tonnes of student issues on campus and have loads of exciting events coming your way.

Disgruntled about UNSW Art & Design rebrand? Make sure to attend discussion forums early next semester.

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We've got forums, film screenings, clothes swaps, hot tips and much more - like us on Facebook and stay posted!

Amy Claire Mills

ADSC President

What are you studying: 
Bach of Fine Arts (Hons). *I am now in my honors year  

What is your role in the council: 
President 

What do you hope to achieve in the council: 
This year I would like the Art & Design council to make more of a impact on the students experience while they are studying at UNSW Art & Design. The council does so much work behind the scenes for students such as meeting with academic stuff, campaigning for student rights, creating safe and inclusive environments and experiences for students on campus. Yet still so many students still don’t know how to access or help, I want that to change. This year we have already committed to some really important changes that will help to create a larger visibility on campus for the council, such as Stress Free Tea on Thursdays in the courtyard and Free Toast Fridays. 

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked:
MASHED!!!! With gravy and peas!!!! 

Doug Schofield

ADSC Vice President

What are you studying: 
Studying Bachelor of Fine Arts, focusing on painting and printmaking

What is your role in the council: 
I’m the Vice President, so basically I’ll be doing some of the less desirable admin things, but much more excitingly, help out everyone else on the council with all their activities and events. (And of course go mad with power if our President, Amy, is away). This year I am also an Undergraduate Representative on the Art & Design Faculty Board, so will be communicating the issues and conversations at these meetings to the Student Council and to the wider student body

What do you hope to achieve in the council: 
I want the student body to be unbelievably well informed about opportunities for them and feel a security and comfort in their campus environment, and of course to be having as much fun as possible. I want the Art & Design Student Council to be a much bigger presence on campus, which is able provide support to all UNSW Art & Design students. I want the Art & Design Student Council to be a much bigger presence on campus, which is able provide support to all UNSW Art & Design students.

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked:
That’s a really difficult question. I think roughly chopped, sprinkled with turmeric, chilli, and oil and roasted until just crispy on the outside. Or coconut cream potato bake. Or simply deep fried and crunchy. ....I want potato now.


Emma Kate Wilson

Student Equity Officer

What is your name: 
My name is Emma-Kate Wilson

What are you studying: 
I’m studying Art Theory

What is your role in the council:
I’m the equity officer

What do you hope to achieve in the council:
I really want to make students no matter what age they are or where they come from to feel supported at uni. I want to introduce workshops for students to drop in anytime and they can get help with essays and the practical elements with presenting their work and going on to a professional level. The workshops will also help students who are struggling with their own identities, so by introducing them to representatives from women’s groups, LBGT groups, mental health. Free tea will be back on Thursday, myself and Monica will be there if anyone feels like having a chat over tea we can help tackle any problems students may be running into.

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked: 
I love my potatoes crunchy, macca French fry style.

Sabella D'Souza

Student Equity Officer

What are you studying:
Bachelor of Fine Arts / Arts. I do Sculpture, Sound, Image & Video, Creative writing, and gender studies. Basically my life is stress study city because I do too much of everything. I clearly fear the void of boredom.

What is your role in the council:
I’m one of the two equity officers. So I advocate when needed on behalf of students in regards to issues such as welfare, accessibility, queer, wom*ns, and racial diversity on campus. 

What do you hope to achieve in the council: 
This year I want to raise awareness about the various modes of support that Art & Design has to offer, and well as improving the general student bodies access to them. Hopefully this can be achieved through better facility access (i.e. fixing that disastrous library lift), student feedback, cross campus collective events (collaboration with Wom*n’s, Ethnocultural, Women of Colour, Queer, Welfare, Indigenous, and Disability collectives) as well as I’m also highly passionate about creating awareness campaigns, and advocating on behalf of individual students. So if you find yourself struggling, or needing support. ~I’m you’re gal.~ I honestly just want to work towards making Art & Design a safer, more inclusive campus for the greater student body.

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked:
Cooked with rai, turmeric, red chili, sambar, asafetida, curry leaves, and served as aloo, because that shit is great. Honestly there are more spices involved but I don’t want to give away the family recipe just yet (hint add some onion to make it ~*pop*~).

Kate Stodart

Student Engagement Officer

What are you studying?
BFA, majoring in SPI and Drawing

What is your role in the council?
To make dreams come true, aka engagement officer.

What do you hope to achieve in the council?
A campus environment that inspires, supports and motivates students. This year my focus is on building reliable, consistent activities and events that bring an energetic social life to our campus, foster skill sharing and encourage peer connections. And of course, world peace.

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked?
(lol) Oh the list is endless! Crunchy spiced wedges, crackling roasted potatoes with rosemary and salt or steamed in a rich pot of spicy, aromatic curry. Well that's it, potatoes for dinner tomorrow night!

Monica Rudhar

Student Engagement Officer

What are you studying:
Fine Arts (Honours) majoring in Sculpture, Performance, Installation.

What is your role in the council:
I am an engagement officer together with Kate. My role is to ensure that  UNSW Art & Design is a campus that creates opportunities for students to feel welcomed, accepted and involved. I hope to create events and activities that will build people’s confidence allowing them to make connections with one another. Hopefully these connections will last a lifetime. 

What do you hope to achieve in the council:
I hope that the events I help create and run will impact the lives of students. I want UNSWA&D to be a welcoming, social and accepting place that holds positive and memorable experiences. My goal for this year is to target first year students as I know this year can seem a little daunting and scary. For some it can be hard to form friendships earlier on, and I know that with the activities I help plan, there will be many opportunities for students who might feel isolated.

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked: 
I like them raw and crunchy. Consumed like an apple. hehe :3

Carla Navarro

Student Representation Officer

What are you studying?
Double degree – Bachelor of Media (Advertising & PR) & Design

What is your role on the student council?
Representation Officer

What do you hope to achieve in the council?
To increase student representation and change up how student needs are met, so that every student feels they have a voice

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked?
All potatoes are good potatoes in my opinion, but sweet potatoes are the best (cooked in any way)

Coco Chin

Student Representation Officer

What are you studying:
Media Arts (Second Year)

What is your role in the council:
Representational Officer

What do you hope to achieve in the council: 
Every student here has a voice. It’s our job to ensure those voices and opinions are heard by the university, following up with changes to make a better university experience. We ant to give students the best university experience we can. After all, we all pay a lot of money to be here. It better be worth it!

How do you prefer your potatoes cooked:
Mashed Potatoes with gravy is a favourite.

Art & Design Student Council

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