SRC Elections

2017 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS

This notice should be read in conjunction with the Arc Constitution and Regulations.

Nominations OPEN on Monday 28 August 2017

Nominations CLOSE at 4:00pm on Thursday 7 September 2017

*Nomination forms are available to view here.*  Forms should not be submitted until nominations open.

Please note: all elected or appointed candidates are required to attend the SRC Induction on Thursday, 23 November 2017.

POSITIONS TO BE ELECTED

Officers

• President;
• General Secretary;
• Education Officer;
• Welfare Officer;
• Women’s Officer
(only woman-identifying students may stand and vote for this position);
Environment Officer;
International Students’ Officer (only international students may stand and vote for this position); 
Students with Disabilities Officer (only students with a disability may stand and vote for this position – relevant documents must be provided – see Arc Regulations 9.4(a)(v)); and
Ethno-cultural Officer (only students from a culturally and linguistically diverse background may stand for this position).

Sharing of Positions

None of the positions may be shared.

Councillors

• 6 undergraduate representatives from Electorate A (at least 2 of whom must be women);
• 6 undergraduate representatives from Electorate B (at least 2 of whom must be women).
*Only undergraduate students for the relevant electorate may stand and vote for these positions*.

ELECTORATES

Electorate A
Electorate A is comprised of students from the faculties of Society and Culture; Education; Creative Arts; Law; Management and Commerce (including UNSW Australian School of Business; and UNSW Art & Design).

Electorate B
Electorate B is comprised of students from the faculties of Engineering and related Technologies; Architecture and Building; Information Technology; Natural and Physical Sciences; Health; and Agriculture.

TERM OF OFFICE

Officers and Councillors hold office from 1 December 2017 until 30 November 2018.  Officers and Councillors may only hold any one office for a maximum of 2 years.

OTHER POSITIONS

  • 7 NUS Delegates.

NOMINATIONS

Nomination forms are available to view here.  Forms should not be submitted until nominations are open.

Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer prior to the close of nominations to be valid.
They may be lodged:
by Post: PO Box 42 Kingsgrove NSW 2208
by Email: returning.officer@ozemail.com.au
by Hand: Arc Reception, Arc Precinct, Level 2, Basser College (off Basser Steps) UNSW, Kensington Campus.

Candidates may provide with their nomination a recent photograph (JPEG format) and a statement of not more than 150 words containing information relating to the candidate that he or she wishes to supply. The Returning Officer may edit such statements and crop photos if deemed necessary. 

Only students who are Ordinary members of Arc as at the close of nominations are eligible to stand as a candidate. 
Recent changes to the Regulations mean candidates can self-nominate. No nominators are required.

All UNSW students (including UNSW Art & Design students at the Paddington campus) are eligible to nominate and vote. 

Foundation Studies students are Associate members of Arc and not eligible to nominate, vote or campaign in Arc elections.

If less than or the exact number of candidates required for a position are received, those candidates will be elected unopposed. Where less than the required number of nominations are received for any position, nominations will be re-opened for that position on, 21 September for a week.

ELECTORAL TICKETS (Groups)

A group of candidates may register as a ticket (see 11.18 of the Arc Regulations).

Ticket registration forms must be lodged by the following day after nominations close, to allow candidates time to communicate and form tickets i.e. by 4:00pm Friday 8 September. From here tickets only require 2 members who have been accepted as candidates.
The final allocation of the ticket, detailing all candidates who belong to that ticket and their order of seniority for positions, must be lodged by the following day i.e. 4:00pm Monday 11 September.

The application form for registration of electoral tickets can be found here.

VOTING

THE SRC ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN WEEK 12 (Monday 16 October to Thursday 19 October 2017).
Voting will be held at Kensington Campus only.

CAMPAIGNING

Only UNSW students may campaign for the SRC elections (Foundation students may not campaign). 

All campaign material must bear the name and student number of a candidate or ticket contact person who is authorising and taking responsibility of such material.
Candidates and ticket organisers should ensure they understand the full campaigning rules, as breaches can lead to the disqualification of individuals or tickets. Further information can be found in the Arc @ UNSW Constitution and Regulations.

MORE INFORMATION

Please direct all queries to Philip Binns (SRC Returning Officer) via email to returning.officer@ozemail.com.au or phone 0432 218 026. 

It should be noted that all elected candidates will be required to attend the SRC Induction on 23 November 2017 (9:30am - 3:00pm). Please ensure you are available to attend.

Please view here for a PDF copy of the above SRC election notice.

PGC Elections

Nominations open on 21 August. *View here for details on how to nominate as a Postgraduate representative.*

Indigenous Election

Nominations open on 28 August. *View here for more information on becoming the next Indigenous Officer representative.*