Student Election 2021

Vote to have your say, and choose you want to represent you.

Voting for the ActivateUTS Student Board elections opens on Tuesday 28 September and closes on Wednesday 6 October at 3pm.

We'll share our 10 candidates with you, and more information on how to vote for them, here on our website from when voting opens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations for the ActivateUTS Student Board Directors are now closed

Nominations will only be accepted for candidates who've properly completed the appropriate nomination form on the UTS Governance Support Unit website (available from Tuesday 17 August) and submitted it before Tuesday 31 August. 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 Wednesday 6 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 when voting opens.

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.

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.

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.