Candidate Data Appearing in the Ballot

Undergraduate: Elections for Academic Senate and Learning and Teaching Technologies Advisory Group 2017
   Election for Academic Senate - Undergraduate Student
   Election for Learning and Teaching Technologies Advisory Group - Undergraduate Student

Poll Group: Undergraduate: Elections for Academic Senate and Learning and Teaching Technologies Advisory Group 2017

Poll: Election for Academic Senate - Undergraduate Student
Aditya (Adie) Kandel

I am Aditya Kandel, currently reading Bachelors of Nursing at Parramatta (South) campus. I am a Bachelors of Nursing first year international student. I have completed A-Level. During my high school in Nepal, I also took Theory of Knowledge (TOK) classes, which have helped me to think differently. Similarly, I was a house captain of one of the house of my school. In Nepal, I was president of Red Cross Society of my school. Furthermore, I was the in charge of first school level seed fair in Nepal and established the first seed bank of Nepal in my school. Moreover, I have also represented Nepal to a science competition, QUANTA, to India and helped my country bag 3rd position in a competition of 29 countries. These life experiences and posts I have held have taught me abundantly and shaped me to know others and theirs’ problem. If given chance, I would work as a mediator between students(national and international) and the university administration. With the coordination of other senate members, I will ensure that the academic standard of WSU is at the top level.
Brooke Emerton

I Brooke Emerton wish to nominate myself for the academic senate with Western Sydney University. I am currently within the final year of a Bachelors Degree in Natural Science (Animal Science) through the school of science and health at the Hawkesbury campus. I am a full time mature aged student with a professional background including 4 years as a NSW Police Officer as well as 6 ½ years Australian Military service. My professional experience would be beneficial to a position involving leadership and governance as I carried out these duties during my time as a Police Officer. I have read the requirement of this role and believe that I would no issues fulfilling the obligations required whilst studying. I have attached a photo as requested below.


For your consideration,

Brooke Emerton
Cherie Stove

Hello! My name is Cherie Stove and I am a 3rd year Bachelor of Social Work student. I believe my mature and balanced nature would make a positive contribution to the WSU academic senate undergraduate student position. I hope to be an advocate for students who are required to engage with the senate.
I have a particular interest in student exclusion appeals, particularly the decision making process undertaken by the WSU academic senate. As a student who has previously submitted academic appeals and benefited from an appeal approval, I have an understanding of this daunting process.
These experiences allow me to participate in the decision making process with both knowledge and empathy. If successful, I would respect the importance and integrity of University process while ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of students and staff is maintained.
I possess a willingness to learn about various University decision making processes, while working within existing policies and procedures. In future, I hope to contribute to the improvement of current conditional enrolment and exclusion procedures. By doing so, empowering students to excel, and make informed decisions about their academic progression before they are potentially excluded from study.
Fatima Mohammadi

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Hasan Algalele

My name is Hasan Algalele, I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws majoring in Indigenous Australian Studies. The Academic Senate position features transparency, honesty and democratic ideals. Therefore, if I were to be elected in this position; I would continue to support the University in their pursuit of prioritizing student`s wishes. As a student of this university who has experienced security, fantastic teaching, and an abundant of helpful resources, it is necessary for me to assist the University in continuing to successfully grow.
I am also the president of a recently established student club titled- “The Chess Club”. I decided to create this club to allow students to socialize with each other and form friendships.
Yours Sincerely,
Hasan Algalele
Janice Yane

I’m delighted to be running for Academic Senate for Western Sydney University because I am incredibly passionate about making sure that students have a recognized degree after graduated with confidence to join the work force of the community. During my time at university and during my term as Vice Chair of Penrith Student Campus Council, I have supported students to get better shuttle bus services. As your Academic Senate, I want to make sure that university support mechanisms and policies around things like special consideration are easily understandable and transparent, so that students are able to get the help they need. Along with trimesters, moves to make more content online-exclusive and cuts to courses and staff, next year is going to be an incredibly important time for students facing a hostile government, with higher course fees and cuts to education still looming on the horizon. I can't wait to work for students on Board and next year's SRC to make sure WSU students get the best possible campus life and education. As Academic Senate, I will be a strong voice for students from all backgrounds. I’d really appreciate it if you could vote Janice Yane for Academic Senate!
Lochlan Mcclelland

As a student of Parramatta City Campus I understand its importance for Western Sydney. I have lived in Parramatta all my life and in only recent years have seen its exponential growth, Perhaps more importantly I see the critical role this institution plays as a pillar of education to the wider community. For Western Sydney to evolve people need more than access to infrastructure and occupations, they need access to education. This university has given me so much more than my classes, it is a place for knowledge to flow in all forms. Study at Western Sydney University has given me the opportunity to attended a number of fascinating events such as the Gough Whitlam Oration. I am also keen to be more involved in charitable endeavours. To date this has included a Feed the Homeless via St Vincent's De Paul and an immersion project to an Indigenous Community in Far North Queensland. In short I would like to give back to the university and to be a part of an institution as young as it is influential.
Manu Sood

I’m a final year undergraduate student, at Parramatta South.
In my studies, I’ve been fortunate to interact with other WSU students from multiple disciplines in various academic, recreational and social opportunities. I’ve also been involved in numerous valuable discussions and consultations with the Academy, campus coordinators, clinical supervisors, tutors and program directors, regarding WSU curriculum, courses and cohort. This knowledge has facilitated my desire to partake in maintaining a comfortable, safe, fair, productive and enriching environment for WSU students, as well as a greater understanding of the variables, factors, and requirements of programs and schedules within the School.
Coupled with my keen interest and drive, this will be crucial in my work with the Academic Senate. By utilising available resources, my colleagues and I will be able to review and deliver safe, efficient, quality policies and procedures, suited specifically to current and future students and stakeholders.
Given this opportunity, I will be focused, proactive, respectful and goal-oriented. I will keep WSU's code of conduct, reputation, procedural, policy and legal requirements foremost, and partake in all activities as a responsible representative of Senate.
Nicole Gismondo

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Phillip (Phil) Craig

My name is Philip Craig, I am a Social Work Student from the School of Social Sciences & Psychology. I am currently studying in my honours year and would like to nominate for one of the undergraduate Academic Senate positions. I have actively involved in life at WSU since first enrolling in 2012. I have been a member of the Bankstown Student Campus Council from 2014, I am also the current Vice Chair of the BSCC. Other roles held at the university include being the club contact for the WSU Resistance club, working as a Pass Mentor and Facilitator since 2014 (where I developed confidence in my group facilitation skills), volunteering with various programs including Mates@WSU, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and the Fast Forward program.

I also have experience working with a peak body, I did a policy & Advocacy internship with Youth Action in 2015, it was this experience that sparked my interest in policy-making & governance at the university. I believe if elected I will be able to contribute to the work of the senate by assisting in monitoring the academic quality, standards and the values of the university.
Huy Au

Hi All,
My name is Huy and I’m a second year computer science student studying at the Kingswood campus. As a former member of the Penrith Student Campus Council, I know that action is only taken when persistence is directed at the correct people. I’m nominating myself for Academic Senate and senate committee to voice our concerns about the quality and standards of our University. Vote for me and I’ll force them to listen to our concerns.
Cheryl Jendrachowski

Hello, my name is Cheryl Jendrachowski and I wish to nominate for the Academic Senate as an undergraduate student. I am a third year student at Campbelltown campus studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce specialising in Sports Management, recently I extended my study to include Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking. I relocated from Queensland in 2015 to attended Western Sydney University as a mature age student, where I was awarded, with great surprise and delight, with Dean’s Merit 2015. In 2016, I was extremely fortunate to be rewarded with the experience to study abroad in North Carolina USA, an amazing experience both academically and personally, I was noted on the Dean’s List for School of Arts and Science for Spring and Autumn 2016 and got to travel many states and countries during this time. Due to the experiences and opportunities provide to me by Western Sydney University I wanted to give back and increase university life experience for all students, to do this I decided to get involved in a number of programs/activities including: Community Advisor for the Academy, General Representative for the Campbelltown Student Campus Council and started the process of becoming a Respect.Now.Always ambassador.
Alistair Brown

NO PHOTO OR CANDIDATE STATEMENT RECEIVED.
Jackie Rizk

NO PHOTO OR CANDIDATE STATEMENT RECEIVED.
Amanda Windsor

I, Amanda Windsor, would like to express interest for the position of Undergraduate Representative on the Academic Senate. I am currently a member of the Student Representative Council and the Bankstown Campus Council and I believe that I will be a valuable addition to the Academic Senate. I am a dedicated, creative and innovative student finishing my undergraduate studies and will be continuing on through to Honours and Masters in Psychology.
With a rich and diverse background in many areas of industry and experience, I feel I can bring a deeper understanding of student and industry interests, and can do so in an ethical and professional manner.
I am very motivated to help to further develop the best interests of the University, and research institutes based within the University, with the interests of the staff and students, to create and continue and build a truly great, leading university.
Through collaboration with all the appropriate University departments, I am dedicated to help move Western Sydney University forward in the perceptions of all Australians, and indeed the international academic and public domain.

Thank you for your consideration.
Anthony (Tony) Black

Hello,
My name is Tony Black; I am a mature age second year Bachelor of Social Work student at Bankstown campus. I am extremely grateful to Western Sydney University for the opportunity given to return to study. With that said, I also understand that “university” is now big business and students need to have their perspective presented for consideration more than at any time past. It is for this reason, I raise my hand for this position and ask for your trust. I have a long history of standing up for what I believe, none more so than my 11 years as a union representative presenting the worker’s perspective through three enterprise bargaining agreements covering nine years. My experience of university has not been without its challenges; it has occurred to me lately that while I am being educated in social justice, the same institution is at times denying me of it. Therefore, I commit that my duty of care to students will be to ensure that the student perspective is presented as relevant and important in the interest of the university, and not just an act tokenism. Students perspective demands respect! No students? No university!

Thank you,
Good luck.
Krisha Valencia

Ever had those REALLY long hour gap between classes and you just question yourself if your next class is really worth the wait?!

If you nod your head then let’s be a team!

I seek to protect and enhance our campus reputation as well as act as an advocate for an innovative, independent and democratic institution for our highly diverse school community. If given the chance to be a part of the academic senate, I will voice out your concern to the higher authority and help fix current issues in our university which most of us experience every day. I aim to ensure that each one of us are getting the high-quality education we all deserve and propose new creative ideas to make this happen. One of my many goals to achieve as part of the senate, is for business students like me to have more option in our course such as; having more double degrees combined with business available to students. I believe that this will open many opportunities for us whilst having to study in a shorter period of time.
Luke Debano

Greetings! My name is Luke Matthew Debono, and I am throwing my hat in the ring for the Academic Senate as an undergraduate student. I don't have any promises to make for I don't know if I would be able to keep them.
However, George the third was a fearful tyrant and yet a moral view did prevail. We must guarantee unalienable rights on campus, freedoms of speech and religion. We must preserve the values which make Western civilisation great. We must prevent the leftist-marxist view of the world being pushed on to young malleable minds. We must further the Socratic method, questioning everything, and developing a university community which can see through any and all propaganda. My regards.
Matthew (Matt) Bojanic

My name is Matt Bojanic, and I’m in my second year of studying the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Campbelltown Campus. I’ve had much experience in both education advocacy and policy, which I feel would help me be an active Senate representative for the undergraduate students.
Throughout my time at school, I’d always been actively involved in advocating for my peers, which culminated in me serving as both SRC President and Chairman of the School Prefects. I quickly learned the importance of good communication to ensure that my fellow students became aware of matters directly impacting their education, rather than just apathetically conforming to the status quo.
After finishing school, I began to work in a similar area. In my current role I coordinate the academic support for the international and rural boarding students at The King’s School. This allowed me to continue to advocate for student centred education, but also exposed me to the realm of education policy and planning, and I have been active in aiding the development of new strategies to improve academic standards. It is through this experience that I feel confident in my ability to be an active representative in the Academic Senate.
Nathan Pulbrook

NO PHOTO OR CANDIDATE STATEMENT RECEIVED.
Paul (Buch) Ezidiegwu

A. Name : Paul Buch Ezidiegwu

B. School : School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

C. Course and academic year : Bachelor of Information Systems (2nd year)

D. Qualifications :
• BSc & MBA Marketing.
• Cert IV & Diploma Telecommunications Network Engineering.
• Advanced Diploma Network Security IT.
Experience:
• Managed an IT company (Quicknet Technologies & Communications ltd) for 10 years with staff strength of 100 people.
• Volunteered IT services to many businesses to aid community development, and was awarded the NSW international student of the year 2016 finalist.
• 2 years’ experience working as a Residential/Community Support work at New horizons Enterprise Pty Ltd.
• Growing a start-up (Bellviv Professionals Pty ltd), an IT company since January 2016.

E. Positions
• President working class singles Dominion city church: 2010-2012
• Publicity secretary Dominion City Men’s Fellowship: 2011 - 2013
• Head Ushering Dept Dominion city Church: 2010 - 2013
• Asst. language tutor Igbo community Australia 2016 till date
• Asst. secretary Nigerian Association of NSW : 2017 till date

My Contributions
• Timeliness
• Dedication to duties
• Team work
• Student-oriented ideas
• Innovative ideas
• Team motivation
• Academic quality-driven contributions
Peter Macgregor

My name is Peter Macgregor; I have just started my third year of a Computer Science degree at the Penrith campus. After the completion of my degree (at the end of this year) I will be applying to do a Master of Research with the School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics (SCEM).
I was elected as a General Member on the Student Campus Council at the Penrith Campus in the first quarter of 2016.
While at Western Sydney University I have been a volunteer Mentor with the MATES program, and have been an active member of the Solar Car Project. I am involved with projects at The Observatory, and volunteer my time when possible to help at the public evenings. I also volunteered in a program to teach Lego Mindstorm programming to school children with the School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics.
I see this opportunity to be a member of the Academic Senate or one of the committee’s as an excellent way to become more involved in the university. I believe that my extensive work experience and maturity will be very useful in this role.
Pooja Harinath

Hello! My name is Pooja Harinath, I am a 1st year student studying a Bachelor of Communications (Dean’s Scholars) at the Parramatta South Campus. As a student within the ‘The Academy’ and ‘Dean’s Scholars’ university programs, academic decision making and quality of education is of high importance to me. From being involved in various leadership roles and clubs in high school, I wish to bring my skills and experience of organisation and interpersonal skills to the position of ‘Undergraduate Academic Senate’ member to further promote the university’s stance on academic values and discipline. I also believe I can bring new ideas to enhance WSU’s education standards. Having volunteered at the Smiling Hearts Association for Children school (SHAC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia in late 2016 and currently volunteering for Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s non-for-profit ‘Women in STEM’ program that inspires young female students from low socio economic backgrounds, I recognise the privilege that I have as a student at Western Sydney University to be receiving such a high level of education. Therefore, I will help implement strategies to enhance WSU’s academic standards and hold the positon of Undergraduate Academic Senate committee member with great pride.
Sophie Cornett

My name is Sophie Cornett, and I am a first-year student studying Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) at Campbelltown.

I am applying to represent the students as a member of the Academic Senate because I believe that everyone who attends Western Sydney should have a voice about the academic initiatives and values that are important to the institute. As a member of the student body, I would be dedicated to providing an informed student perspective on matters affecting the university.

I believe my experience as a school leader at Magdalene High School and a supporter of various social justice initiatives, including the St Vincent De Paul Society and Share the Dignity, has given me the confidence to be a vocal and supportive member of the Academic Senate. Furthermore, I have a strong academic record, which is testament to my determination to always work hard, which I would continue to do as a member of this committee.

I am a person who is ready to listen and is not afraid to work hard to get things done, and I believe these are qualities which make me a respectable candidate for the Academic Senate.
Tegan Tattersall

NO PHOTO OR CANDIDATE STATEMENT RECEIVED.
Waleed Nisar

Hey everyone!
My names waleed nisar and I'm a second year student at western Sydney university! Studying engineering and business. I have always had the passion to work for uni and more then that represent my fellow students. As a few of you might recognise me as a member of the SCC and are aware that I'm a hardworking, independent and a caring individual then vote for me to be your academic senate !


Poll: Election for Learning and Teaching Technologies Advisory Group - Undergraduate Student
Lillian Cruikshank

NO PHOTO OR CANDIDATE STATEMENT RECEIVED.
Nainah Sharma

NO PHOTO OR CANDIDATE STATEMENT RECEIVED.
Paul (Buch) Ezidiegwu

A. Name : Paul Buch Ezidiegwu

B. School : School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

C. Course and academic year : Bachelor of Information Systems (2nd year)

D. Qualifications :
• BSc & MBA Marketing.
• Cert IV & Diploma Telecommunications Network Engineering.
• Advanced Diploma Network Security IT.
Experience:
• Managed an IT company (Quicknet Technologies & Communications ltd) for 10 years with staff strength of 100 people.
• Volunteered IT services to many businesses to aid community development, and was awarded the NSW international student of the year 2016 finalist.
• 2 years’ experience working as a Residential/Community Support work at New horizons Enterprise Pty Ltd.
• Growing a start-up (Bellviv Professionals Pty ltd), an IT company since January 2016.

E. Positions
• President working class singles Dominion city church: 2010-2012
• Publicity secretary Dominion City Men’s Fellowship: 2011 - 2013
• Head Ushering Dept Dominion city Church: 2010 - 2013
• Asst. language tutor Igbo community Australia 2016 till date
• Asst. secretary Nigerian Association of NSW : 2017 till date

My Contributions
• Timeliness
• Dedication to duties
• Team work
• Student-oriented ideas
• Innovative ideas
• Team motivation
• Academic quality-driven contributions