Student Representation Opportunities

FUSA supports a strong student voice across all aspects of University life and the student experience!

Student representation is an important way for students to engage with their University. Our Student Reps perform a vital role in ensuring that students have meaningful input and a say into decisions that affect them.

 

Why become a Student Rep?

There are many benefits to being a student representative including:

• have your voice heard (by channelling broader student views) and enact real change;

• better understand how decisions are made within the University and contribute to those processes;

• further develop your professional and employability skills (looks great on your CV!) such as networking, negotiation, governance, report writing and teamwork; and

• make connections and build relationships with staff, students and generally important and influential people.

 

Any questions?

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

There are a number of ways for you become involved in student representation at Flinders. These opportunities inform decision making that directly affect you as a student, as well as contributing to enhancements that will impact students in the future. You might:

  • become a Topic or Course representative (rep) 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 out who your student representatives are by locating a list in your relevant college listed below.

COLLEGE Opportunities

Students in College of Business, Government and Law 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 positions per year level (including Honours and Postgrad) available in each of the following areas:

  • Business
    • Year 1, Honours, Postgrad
  • Criminology
    • Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Honours, Postgrad
  • Government
    • Year 2, Year 3, Honours, Postgrad
  • Law
    • Year 2, Year 4, Honours, Postgrad

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

Recruitment for 2021 is now closed. For help or further information about the role, please contact Fletcher O’Leary 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.

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

  • Early Childhood
    • Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Honours
  • Continuing Professional Education
    • Postgraduate (all CPE students encouraged to apply)
  • Psychology
    • Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Postgraduate
  • School Education
    • Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Honours, Postgraduate
  • Social Work
    • Year 1, Year 3, Honours

WHO ARE MY CURRENT STUDENT REPS?

View a list of your 2021 student representatives in EPSW 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 Education, Psychology and Social Work who will also be enrolled in EPSW next semester. To be eligible for a Course Rep 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 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

Recruitment for 2021 is now closed. For help or further information about the role, please contact Fletcher O’Leary at srdo@flinders.edu.au.

HASS Course Representatives
Represent your 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 Consultative Committee.

Read a full position description here.

HASS Course Representative positions are:

  • 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)

WHO ARE MY CURRENT STUDENT REPS?

View a list of your 2020 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

Recruitment for 2021 is now closed. For help or further information about the role, please contact Fletcher O’Leary at 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 University DAC is a forum for disability matters which also advises University Executives on access and equity issues. Student representatives perform a vital role on DAC by contributing when decisions that affect them are being made (2-3 positions available).

Full position description here.

Who can apply?

Students who identify as having a disability.

Commitment

Until December 2021, including committee meetings and training from FUSA (one 1-hr session).

How to Apply

Positions are currently filled for 2021. 

 Vacancies may become available throughout the year. If you would like to be involved, please contact Fletcher O’Leary at srdo@flinders.edu.au.