Student Academic Representation

FUSA supports a strong student voice across the University including in the student learning experience.

Student academic representation is an important way for students to engage with their University. Student academic representatives perform a vital role in ensuring that students have meaningful input and a say into decisions that affect them – and FUSA is here to help!

Why become a student academic representative?

  • -be a voice for yourself and other students;

– offer your perspective on the learning process to help improve the student learning experience;

– find out more about the decisions that go into the teaching process and influence this for the better;

– make connections and build relationships with staff and students;

– develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employability;

– receive recognition and reward for your work on behalf of your fellow students.

Any questions?

If you have any questions regarding student representation across the University, please contact Fletcher, the Student Representation & Development Officer, at srdo@flinders.edu.au

There are a number of ways for you become involved in student academic representation at Flinders. You might:

  • become a Topic or Course representative in your College or serve on a University committee.
  • become involved with short term representation opportunities such as course reviews and various focus groups that are held on issues ranging from digital learning to student wellbeing.

Student representative positions are in place across all six Colleges of the University, as well as on a number of central University committees.

Available opportunities are listed in the table below with instruction on how to apply. These opportunities are updated throughout the year.

Students with a variety of experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Find my reps! Find out who your student representatives are by locating a list in your relevant college listed below.

COLLEGE Opportunities

Students in the College of Business, Government and Law work with their Course Coordinator to improve the learning and teaching experience in their courses.

Read a full position description here.

There are up to three positions per year level (including Honours and Postgraduate) available in each of the following areas:

            • Business
            • Criminology
            • Government
            • Law

WHO ARE MY CURRENT STUDENT REPS?

View a list of your 2021 student representatives in BGL by downloading the file provided here. This list is updated at the end of each recruitment period.

Who can apply?

Students in a course in College of Business, Government and Law who will also be enrolled in BGL next semester. To be eligible for a Course Representative role, you must be enrolled in at least one core topic at the level you wish to represent.  For example, a Level 2 Rep in Criminology must be enrolled in at least one level 2 core topic for your Course (e.g. Bachelor of Criminology) per Semester.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest to be a Course Representative in 2022 open in Week 12 (Monday 25 October 2021).

Apply Here

For help or further information about the role, please contact Fletcher at srdo@flinders.edu.au.

Students in College of Education, Psychology and Social Work can work with their Course Coordinator to improve the learning and teaching experience in their course.

Read a full position description here.

There are up to three Course Rep positions available for each year level in:

            • All Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching degrees
            • Bachelor of Sport Health and Physical Activity (including Outdoor Education focus)
            • All Undergraduate and Postgraduate Psychology Degrees
            • Both Bachelor and Master of Social Work

WHO ARE MY CURRENT STUDENT REPS?

View a list of your 2021 student representatives in EPSW by downloading the file provided

Who can apply?

Students in a course in College of Education, Psychology and Social Work who will also be enrolled in EPSW next semester. To be eligible for a Course Representative role, you must be enrolled in at least one core topic at the level you wish to represent. For example, a level 2 Representative in Psychology must be enrolled in at least one level 2 core topic for your Course (e.g. Bachelor of Psychological Science) per Semester.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest to be a Course Representative in 2022 open in Week 12 (Monday 25 October 2021). 

Apply Here

For help or further information about the role, please contact Fletcher at srdo@flinders.edu.au.

HASS Course Representatives represent their fellow students by working with your Course Coordinator to improve the teaching and learning experience in your course, including as a member of the Student Advisory Committee.

Read a full position description here.

There are up to two Course Representatives related to each of the Disciplines in the College:

          • Archaeology
          • Creative Writing
          • Dance, Costume, Fashion & Visual Arts
          • Drama
          • English
          • Geography
          • History
          • Indigenous and Australian Studies
          • Languages
          • Media Communications
          • Philosophy
          • Screen
          • Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
          • Tourism and Events
          • VEED (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design)

In addition, there are up to two Postgraduate Course Representatives in each of the Teaching Programs in the College.

WHO ARE MY CURRENT STUDENT REPS?

View a list of your 2021 student representatives in HASS by downloading the file provided here. This list is updated at the end of each recruitment period.

Who can apply?

Students enrolled in a Course in College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences, who will also be enrolled in HASS next semester. You must be enrolled in topics offered in the Discipline you wish to represent.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest to be a Course Representative in 2022 open in Week 12 (Monday 25 October 2021).

Apply Here

For help or further information about the role, please contact srdo@flinders.edu.au.

This semester, Topic Representatives are being recruited in the College of Medicine and Public Health. Look out for nominations opening in the first weeks of each Semester in your tutorials and FLO pages or contact your Topic or Course Coordinator for more information.

Students in College of Nursing and Health Sciences can work with their Course Coordinator to improve the learning and teaching experience in their course. Positions are available at all year levels and for all Courses and are generally filled in Semester 1 each year. Please contact your Course Coordinator for more information.

Each semester, Topic Representatives are recruited in the College of Science and Engineering. Look out for nominations opening in the first weeks of each semester in your tutorials and FLO pages or contact your Topic or Course Coordinator for more information.

UNI WIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Description

The UDAC is a forum for University wide disability related access and equity matters. The committee provides a mechanism for advising University Executives on access and equity issues. Student representatives perform a vital role on UDAC by contributing when decisions that affect them are being made.

View the position description here.

Who can apply?

Students who identify as having a disability. There are currently 2 positions available

Commitment

Attending three UDAC meetings per year, until December 2022.

Attending training from FUSA (one 1hr session).

Apply Here