Candidates & Voting Info

Arc Board Elections 2023


Voting for the Arc Board elections will be conducted online. 

Voting commences: Monday 27 March 2023 at 9:00am

Voting concludes: Thursday 30 March 2023 at 11:59pm

According to Arc Regulations, clause 10.7(ii), a minimum of two (2) Student Director positions up for election each year must be filled by women.

Who Can Vote

All Members of Arc as at the close of nominations (06 March 2023), are entitled to vote for the Student Director positions on the Board.

This means that:

  • that you must have activated or renewed, your Arc membership on or before 06 March 2023.
  • that your projected graduation date indicated as being 2023 or beyond.

How to Vote

All Arc members eligible to vote will be sent an email containing a link to the voting page. This link is assigned to your email address and will allow you to vote once. As soon as the link is used and a vote is cast, the link will expire and you will not be able to use that link again to vote (even if it is forwarded to another email address)

NOTE: the email will be sent to the address you nominated when completing your Arc membership form. It will not automatically be sent to your UNSW email address. If you are not sure which email you have provided, please log in to SpArc to view your personal details. 

Once you receive your voting link via email, vote for your preferred candidate by placing the figure 1 in the square opposite the candidate. Voters may place consecutive figures (commencing with the figure 2) in the squares opposite the remaining candidates, in order of preference.


All Arc members by voting during this election, they acknowledge that they are current UNSW students.

*THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY THE CANDIDATES AND THE RETURNING OFFICER ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS ACURACY. Statements containing more than 150 words may be cut beyond the 150th word so as not to exceed that limit.*

Oscar Iredale (he/him)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

I’m a third year Arts/Law student running for Arc Board in 2023. I have put my hand up because I am passionate about improving our experiences at university and making student life the best it possibly can be, and I believe Arc is the best vehicle to achieve this. I have experience in several executive roles in student clubs on campus, including the Law Society, and have served on Arc Board for one year. As a board member, it will be a priority of mine to ensure that students can get the most out of Arc through improving clubs, events, and opportunities. This is more important than ever after a number of disrupted years due to Covid. I promise to be an approachable board member and always ready and willing to listen and act on your concerns so that we can make the change that you want to see.

Lana Zilla (they/them)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

Lana Zilla is an Autistic, Queer and Non-binary artist based on Tharawal land in South West Sydney. They are currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Practice) on the Paddington campus. In 2022, Lana was on the Kudos Committee at UNSW. They also completed a 10 month program called Front & Centre: Disability Leadership program for Women and Non-binary people with Disability through Accessible Arts. Lana is interested in gaining more board experience and believes their lived experience would be a great addition to the Arc board as a Student Director.

Clodia Stanislaus (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

My name is Clodia Stanislaus, I am 18 years old and studying a Bachelors of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. This year I have decided to run for a position on the Arc board to help stimulate tangible change for the UNSW community. Although I’m a new student, I have already seen first hand the intrinsic role that Arc plays in shaping community and student engagement and I firmly believe that although I may be new to the UNSW campus I will be able to provide fresh insights into how student life and wellbeing should be supported on campus. Arc provides students with a support network built on inclusivity and equitable relationships and I know I’m in a unique position to help represent the shared and unique concerns of all UNSW students.

Oliver Pike (he/him)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

I am a proud Wiradjuri Ngemba man from country NSW and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I have served as the Chair of Arc since June 2022 and appreciate your vote of confidence in electing me yet again. In this role I will continue the strong work Arc is doing to develop the best student experience.

Working as an effective board to ensure Arc is successfully delivering its services for the student community. Working closely with Arc and UNSW senior management to continue the strong relationship.

My vision is to continue the great work Arc already does. Actively listening to the student body and acknowledging change when it is needed. Always striving for our best, putting student needs and voices first. As a proud Wiradjuri and Ngemba man, I understand the importance and necessity of being heard. So please, vote [1] for Oliver Pike.

Ella Davidson (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

Hi! I’m Ella, a fourth year B Law/B PPE student.

Why am I running for Arc Board? Four reasons: 1) To improve Arc Board Representation by expanding affirmative action from women to gender diverse, international and rural/remote students. 2) To increase support for club and society executives by advocating for Arc Clubs funding to be tied to wellbeing initiatives. 3) To improve sustainability @ Arc by championing waste reduction, sustainable energy and resourcing. 4) To speak up against the commercialisation of Arc spaces and events (both in-person and online).

Why me? I put students first, having successfully lobbied faculty on course cuts and official uni communications. I’ve worked with Arc, as a JP and to secure (re-)affiliation and funding for the faculty society of which I am co-founder and Co-President. I have boardroom experience, as charity director and in assisting the running of an ASX200 board.

Fengming Zhang (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

I am Fengming, a highly self-driven individual and Master of Commerce (Business Analytics) student at UNSW.

In 2021, I successfully completed a five-month internship at Hudson Recruitment. During this internship, I supported completing a full mapping project. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of engaging with a broad range of clients and candidates.

Further, I have demonstrated high performance through my part-time work. For the casual in AUPost, I demonstrated customer service skills when interacting with the customers. I develop attention to detail when I worked as a tutor. I demonstrate patient and caring characteristics when I worked as a babysitter. I demonstrate quick learning ability in a fast-paced environment.                                                

Additionally, as a volunteer in a marathon competition, I demonstrate strong teamwork skills.       

The combination of my motivation and my proven track record for achievement in my studies, work and volunteer experience make me a suitable candidate for the role.

Im Shah (he/him)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

Khushi Bangur-Kabra (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

My name is Khushi Bangur and I have a keen interest in becoming a Board member of Arc, as I am able to provide a unique, fresh perspective when making decisions concerning the well-being of students at UNSW. As a former prefect in high school, I developed strong leadership and interpersonal skills when planning events, which I believe will enhance my performance as a Board member. I am someone who loves collaborating with others, and am keen to learn new ideas and meet new people. Additionally, I am passionate about increasing equality at university, as I was a leader of a school club called “Intersections”, which strives to make a difference in the community by increasing awareness about gender inequality. My purpose as a Board Director is to further the discussion on equality, and create decisions that will ensure every student has a voice.

Mannat Virk (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for a position on Arc Board. With my experience and passion for community engagement, I’m confident that I can make a meaningful contribution to Arc.

As a Board member, my top priority would be to ensure that the needs and interests of our members are always at the forefront of decision-making. I believe in transparency, accountability, and open communication, and I would work tirelessly to ensure that these values are reflected in everything that Board does.

In addition to my commitment to the Arc community, I bring a wealth of experience in leadership, project management, and strategic planning. I’m confident that I can leverage these skills to help Arc achieve its goals and continue to grow and thrive.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I would be honoured to serve on Arc Board and work to make a positive impact on our community.

Mariam Reza (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

My name is Mariam and I am a third year engineering student. I am applying to a position in the Arc Board as I think I will make a good candidate for the role. Since I come from an ethnically diverse background, I can bring in unique ideas to the team. I love what Arc does for the UNSW students and as a student myself, I would like to represent my peers.

Rebecca Blundell (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

I am writing to express my interest in joining the Arc Leadership Group. As a dedicated and experienced leader, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your team and help achieve your goals. I have a proven track record of success in leadership roles, having created initiatives, managed fundraising efforts, held productive meetings, taken detailed minutes, and effectively led teams in the past in my high school SRC and as a volunteer for the charity results. I believe that my experience and dedication will be a valuable addition to your team. While I am new to UNSW, I am eager to get involved and excited about the challenge of being a part of the Arc board. I believe that my passion, drive, and dedication to excellence make me a strong candidate for this opportunity.

Thank you for considering my application. I hope to hear from you.

Rona Singh (he/him)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

Samuel Vaynman (he/him)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

Yo, I’m Sam Vaynman and I’m in my second year studying a Bachelor of Media Arts at the School of Art & Design. In my time studying at UNSW I’ve experienced much and engaged with many societies and clubs on campus, all the while developing a deep understanding of our student association. As an ADA Paddington student I believe I would offer a unique voice to the arc board, being able to represent an often overlooked part of UNSW and with experience as a senior executive on the Film Society I understand the club's system and how it can be improved.

On the Arc board, I will aim to increase student participation and accessibility while decreasing said inaccessibility, promote fun sustainability and equality while maintaining the core values.

Shriya Shivakumar (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

I love talking to and meeting new people, and hearing about their current experiences with university. I am very passionate about listening to and discussing new ideas. As a first year, I am very approachable and would love to be the bridge between my peers’ thoughts and feedback on all aspects of campus life and pass this through to the rest of the ARC board members. Playing an active role in making a difference in student life on campus would give me so much fulfilment as I would love to see more of ARC’S events and facilities be flexible to allow students with wider ranges of interests and talents to find something for themselves. Due to the dynamic nature of UNSW and the current time period we’re in, I bring an enthusiastic and determined attitude to promptly engage with student feedback and can especially represent the new, younger student cohorts.

Vanss Soni (she/her)

CANDIDATE | Arc Board Student Director

Returning Officer