2020 Board Election Results

Congratulations to the following students elected to the Arc Board of Directors for the period 2020-2022.

Helena Ye

I’m Helena and I’m a 3rd year Commerce/Economics student running for Arc Board in 2020. Why? I want to deliver the best university experience possible for students, by embracing and driving change!

As an active member within Arc volunteering programs and having been an executive across several societies, I believe that I will represent the diverse interests of our students well. My wide scope of involvement across multiple segments of university life will help me to engage with ALL students, to create the best university experience for us all!

Instead of simply talking about change, I actually want to get involved – and Arc Board is a real way to make a tangible difference. My priority is to be there for everyone, and to commit to making student voices heard. Students deserve to be properly represented, and their opinions fought for. 

Jessica Lasky

Have you ever realised how much Arc@UNSW really does? A student organisation with thousands of members that run parties, clubs, sports, stores, O-week and more!

I would love the opportunity to continue representing you and the thousands of other members as a student director on Arc Board to continue improving the UNSW experience for you.

Having been on Arc Board for the past 2 years, I have learnt what can actually be achieved on Board and this is what I would push for on your behalf;

• Greater understanding and transparency on what Arc does

• More conversations with UNSW staff on improving UNSW 3+

• Maintain an Arc investment policy based on ethical principles (including no fossil fuels or gambling)

Being in my fifth year at UNSW I feel I have been to enough Uni-Games, Roundhouse parties and club events to represent what you truly want at UNSW.

Kyra Lee Shanyi

Hi, I’m Kyra, a 3rd year Law/Science student from Malaysia with a passion for social justice. I’m running for Arc Board because I believe students should be central in the important decision-making processes that affect us.   

I have formed lifelong friendships with local, rural & international students as the 2019 Treasurer of UNSW Hall. This experience taught me camaraderie, cooperation & the hard work that goes into forging a home away from home. My involvement in a 200 strong, tightknit community has equipped me with the experience to be a good sounding board for the concerns of all students, including underrepresented groups.   

My focus will be to solidify & expand Arc’s mental health initiatives to be responsive to the ever-changing field of student wellbeing. If elected, I will continue to fight for diversity, equity & inclusion so all students have the opportunity to forge a memorable university experience like I have. 

Laura Montague

Hi, my name is Laura Montague and I am a proud Barkindji woman. As a 3rd year Law/Arts student, I am running for the Arc Board because I believe that in order to have a successful, well-functioning university, meeting student needs must be the first priority, and their voice must be heard in decision-making. 

By actively listening and living on campus; holding executive positions; and engaging with many UNSW clubs and committees, I have gained insight into the student perspective and will draw upon that knowledge to best represent the interests of all students.  

As Student Director, I will strive to maintain UNSW as a safe and inclusive environment for all, particularly focusing on student mental health and well-being. I will enhance the university experience by continuing to celebrate student diversity, driving change to make sure that the university is as equitable as possible.   

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Joelle Barallon