Student Election 2021

Become an ActivateUTS Student Board Director.

We’re holding elections for our next three ActivateUTS student board directors. This is your chance to actively contribute to the UTS community, whilst gaining industry experience, and levelling-up your resume – plus there are a couple of other cool perks that come with the role.

Nominations for the ActivateUTS Student Board Directors open Tuesday 17 August, and close Tuesday 31 August. More details to be released soon.

So, what’s in it for you?

  • Exposure and experience to industry and business from a higher level.
  • Experience as a board director on a multi-million-dollar public company.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals.
  • Public speaking and communications skills.
  • A say in ActivateUTS committees (UTS Haberfield Rowing Club, IT & Data, and more)
  • To attend all of ActivateUTS events and programs (pretty sweet).
  • A kick-ass addition to your CV with referrals and references to go with it.
  • Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) recognition.
  • Mentoring from the ActivateUTS CEO.
  • Free coffees at The Terrace.
  • A gym membership to ActivateFit.Gym.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations for the ActivateUTS Student Board Directors open Tuesday 17 August, and close Tuesday 31 August.

Nominations will only be accepted for candidates who have properly completed the appropriate nomination form and submitted it within the required nomination period. More info on how to nominate will be available soon.

The UTS Governance Support Unit will also be emailing all students with details when nominations open.

Voting for the ActivateUTS Student Board elections begins Tuesday 28 September and ends Tuesday 5 October.

You’ll have one week to vote for your fave candidate, you can vote online. You’ll be able to find the link to vote on this website in September, as well as via an email from the UTS Governance Support Unit.

Hold tight - successful candidates will be announced in October.

The election process is run by the UTS Governance Support Unit; you can find out more here.

ActivateUTS is dedicated to levelling-up the experience of UTS students through a range of events, clubs and societies, on and off-campus outlets, and sporting opportunities. Learn more about what we do on our About Us page.

Student directors are an important component of the ActivateUTS Board, which consists of 6 staff members appointed by UTS Council, and 7 student members elected by students.

Our student directors represent the voice of their peers, and help ensure ActivateUTS programs are guided by students, for students.

As an ActivateUTS student board member, you’ll attend board meetings and sit on committees where you’ll have your say on the UTS student experience from a higher level. Not only that, you’ll have opportunities to network with a range of professionals (and your fellow board members), speak at events, and be the face of ActivateUTS.

Student directors have initiated and run student engagement activities such as the online UTS Talent Quest and the UTS Design Bag Competition.

Board directors are appointed for a 2-year term.

The student director role is an unpaid position. But to say thanks for your contribution to the ActivateUTS community, we’ll shout you free coffees at The Terrace and a gym membership to ActivateFit.Gym. Plus, you’ll receive many other perks (see above).

In 2021, we welcomed four new student directors. Read about what they hope to achieve while on our board in their profiles. Eric, Shivangi, Jocelyn and Dhanesh joined Rachael, Jin and Carisa as our Student Board Directors.

For the do’s and don’ts, we recommend referring to the Code of Conduct for UTS Elections.

To get the most out of your experience on the ActivateUTS board, we recommend nominating if you have two years or more left in your degree.

Technically, you don’t need any prior experience to nominate. However, we recommend having some degree of leadership skills. Plus, understanding what ActivateUTS does and the role we play in supporting UTS can help your experience on the board.