Candidate Data Appearing in the Ballot

FUSA 2017 Student Elections 2017
   FUSA Student Council 2017
      Student President
      General Secretary
      Education Officer
      Women’s Officer
      Welfare Officer
      Postgraduate Students Officer
      International Students Officer
      Queer Officer
      Environment Officer
      Disabilities Officer
      Social Activities Officer
      Mature Age Students Officer
      General Council Member (6 positions available)
   National Union of Students Delegates 2017
      National Union of Students Delegates 2017

Poll Group: FUSA 2017 Student Elections 2017

Poll Group: FUSA Student Council 2017

Poll: Student President
1. Sonu Sonu

My motive to run for the position of Student President is very simple and clear- TO PROVIDE ALL POSSIBLE HELP AND SUPPORT TO THE STUDENTS THEY NEED. I am studying at Flinders since 2014 and know what Flinders students' problems are. I am aware that student life is full of challenges and most of the times it involves a lot of stress. Students have to deal with end number of issues in their day to day life. I am approachable and available 24/7 for each and every student. Once elected, I and my team will make sure, your voice is heard and issues are resolved. I will put my best efforts to make the life easy for the students at Flinders. So, may I please request you to VOTE FOR SONU SONU. Vote for "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM."



2. Laurent Bope

I am running for the position of Student President because I believe we can achieve more through collective leadership where every student is an agent for change. If elected, I endeavor to create more interaction between FUSA and students in both social and financial matters. Through that, together we will strive to include the cost of textbooks in HECS to ensure that every student has access to resources that are essential to their study. Further, we will strive for more transparency toward how the student services and amenities fees (SSAF) is spent, and if elected, I will propose a 15% subsidy both on books over $160 and student accommodation (student village) for full-time students. These two initiatives will be funded through SSAF.
At the end of the day I believe together we can make university life a lot more fun and affordable for our fellow students struggling to meet their financial needs.



3. Ashley Sutherland

Hey! I'm Ashley, and I’m running for President with Unite. I’m in my fourth year at Flinders (finishing my BA, heading into Masters) and I’ve spent the past year as a proactive, dedicated member of your Student Council.
As this year’s Social Activities Officer, I’ve delivered fun, affordable events, rallied against higher ed funding cuts, campaigned to keep student and staff representation on University Council, and represented Flinders students at NUS, NOWSA and AYCC conferences. I’ve fostered conversations about consent, enrolled hundreds to vote and cooked plenty of democracy sausages/veggie patties – however, I’ve fallen in love with FUSA and I want to do more!
It’s high time that FUSA has a strong woman as President. My leadership style is collaborative and proven through my work as a Headspace Youth Ambassador and involvement with various university clubs/committees, and I’ll work closely with other student representatives to ensure that FUSA truly represents the diversity of our cohort.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team that’ll bring bigger, better events, maximise free welfare initiatives, push for further inclusion of satellite campuses’ and fight against government attacks on students. Unite have led the way with the student response to the AHRC’s sexual harassment and assault survey and we’ll continue to protect your right to be safe on campus. Flinders’ restructure will result in fewer academic staff and bigger classes. As President, I’ll fight hard on your behalf to maintain strong representation through the creation of a network of elected college reps.
Unite are a team of committed leaders from some of our best clubs and societies who will deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.
Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for FUSA
Vote [1] Unite for NUS



4. Laalithya Konduru

Hello! My name is Laalithya Konduru. I would like to run for the post of President, FUSA. As the University is going through a transition, I believe the concerns of its students must be taken into consideration; and I am of the opinion that a visible and approachable representative body can give voice to the concerns of the students in an impactful manner.
Throughout my student life, I have taken on various responsibilities. During my undergraduate days, I was the Vice President for External Representation for my University student body. As a medical student, I was elected to the medical student body as International Student Representative. I was also elected to the Team of Officials of AMSA, the national medical student body; and IFMSA, the international federation of medical student bodies. I have also been felicitated by Rotary International in the years 2011 and 2015 for my involvement in community development projects. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to represent the youth of Asia Pacific region at the WHO meeting (World Health Assembly) in Geneva.
I have a wide range of experience with student representation and carrying out various projects for the benefit of students and society in general.
I have so far been active within the medical school, and would now like to contribute to the larger student body within Flinders.
I believe I have the qualities, skills and experiences of leadership to carry the responsibilities required by this role. I believe in equality of opportunity and I am confident of representing ALL students regardless of their gender, nationality, religion, personal practices and beliefs.
I am hoping you would consider giving me a chance to serve you. Please do get in touch with me on social media if you have any questions regarding my nomination. Flinder ducks FTW!



5. Hamish Richardson

My name is Hamish Richardson, and I am running with the Activate team to be your FUSA President. I am a third-year Law and Criminology student, and I have sat on FUSA Student Council since 2015, holding positions of General Councillor and Education Officer. I believe I have the experience, passion and knowledge to be an effective voice for your rights as students.
The 2018 FUSA President will play a significant role in reform both within the University and FUSA itself, and it is absolutely crucial that someone with a proven progressive voice and intimate knowledge of current changes holds the position. I strongly believe I am well placed to fill this role.
Throughout this year, I have advocated for students on a number of matters that directly impact the quality of your education; influencing changes to significant policy, and providing a powerful voice on committees where students would otherwise not be heard. If elected, I will be able to expand on this voice, and continue the Activate team’s positive influence on your education. We will ensure the independence of FUSA as a fighting voice for you.
I’m incredibly proud to be withing with the Activate team, the only team I have confidence in to have the relevant experience and proven record to provide you with action, not just words. This year we have achieved a wide range of things, from meaningful impact on University policy, to challenging the University to take sexual assault on campus seriously, to a powerful campaign for marriage equality. Activate has a long record of consistent, progressive action.
Next year, I commit to ensuring FUSA incorporates in a financially viable way, expanded student representation within new structures, and an enhanced, inclusive and vibrant campus life.
Vote 1 Hamish Richardson
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



6. Michael Carroll

Right now, there are so many issues at Flinders University that have either not been addressed, or inadequately been addressed. The Federal Government’s incompetence has left Universities with the inability to provide students with an ideal environment to learn.

Over a third of students go hungry because of cuts to youth allowance. That can’t happen. If I get elected President, we are going to increase the amount of free food for students. The number of food stalls will increase to ensure student wellbeing is adequate to learn. We can’t have students starving due to their financial status dictated by the government. Too many people are coming to university hungry. We will fix that. The price of food on campus is too expensive. That needs to be fixed and will be fixed.

It will be my duty, as President, to improve the employability of all graduates. Recently, Flinders University had the worst employment rate in the country. Too many students are graduating and going straight to the unemployment line for too long. I will expand the University’s programs to ensure every student has the best possible chance of employment. We are going to make every student capable of being hired quickly after graduating.

Lastly, sexual harassment is an issue that has not been addresses sufficiently. The cases of sexually-motivated crime are increasing across Australian universities. We can’t have a safe environment if sexual harassment is rampant. As President, I will be committed to ending this scourge. I will work to reduce all cases of crime on campus to ensure everybody is safe.

For too long, these problems have been left to deteriorate. You have the right to sufficient amount of food, safety, and employment. If I get elected, you will have these rights.



7. Siamak

Prepare for trouble! Make it double!
To protect Flinders Uni from frustration! To unite students through education! To announce the arrival of help and hugs! To expand our minds to the stars above! Siamak! Uni Rep., he knows what’s right! Vote now, or prepare to fight!
I advocate
1. TRANSPARENCY: Students will know of ALL occurrences within Student Government.
2. BLOG FOR COMMENTS/CONCERNS/SUGGESTIONS: Your ideas MATTER!
3. BETTER/CHEAPER EXERCISE EQUIPMENT/PRACTICE ROOMS IN HOUSING: Self-explanatory.
4. UNIFIED STUDENT BODY SUPPORTING SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS: I would like to increase the number of effective programs designed to address and respond to sexual assaults.
5. FREEMIUM STUDENT SERVICES: I will try to form a model to support most of basic student needs/services for FREE.



8. Bill Jones

Hello fellow Flinders student, my name is Bill Jones, you may know me from Overheard at Flinders University where I frequently post memes.

I am running for the position of Student President because I want to make a difference in the governance of Student Council. I’m sure you’re as sick as I am of student politicians using FUSA as a platform to further their own political agenda. FUSA should be a body that makes decision with the Flinders student body at the forefront of their minds. If elected, I assure you that you will be the primary concern of FUSA and not politics.


During my three years at Flinders, I have held several positions on the Flinders Law Students’ Association, two of these years included executive positions. This year ss the VP of FLSA, I have represented Flinders students on a national scale at the Australian Law Students’ Association Conference in Canberra. I have also organised career development seminars, equity events, and participated in discussions with UniSA and the University of Adelaide to further the interests of South Australian students.

So what are my goals for FUSA 2018? Firstly, I would propose cutting the Student President’s honorarium to $25,000 a year to allow for more funding for student associations. On top of this, I would also propose decreasing honorariums for other office bearing positions. I would also like to work towards a better SSAF allocation policy for Flinders so student associations can provide better services for their cohorts. Finally, I want to ensure a dialogue is maintained with the new Colleges so that student enquiries can be resolved efficiently and coherently.

Thank you for your consideration and I hope the stupols didn’t accost you too much this week.

#billjones4president





Poll: General Secretary
1. Alfred Lowe

Hi I’m Alfred and I’m the Unite candidate for General Secretary. I’m in my second year of study majoring in Sociology. I moved down from Alice Springs a few years ago to study and since then I have worked in a few community roles including as the Indigenous Officer for FUSA. I’m passionate about Indigenous rights, mental health, killer events and activities, and ducks.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS



2. Gurleen Singh (MONTY)

My name is Gurleen Singh and I am studying Bachelor of information Technology. I am currently in the fourth semester. Since School time, I have a strong passion to represent students and I have done so in the past. I am enthusiastic, hard working and most importantly I am approachable. I am always ready to listen to the new ideas and welcome suggestions. I am running for the position of General Secretary because I believe, the role of a General secretary is very important when it comes to representing the students. I want the voice of the students to be heard and they are given every opportunity to use the support that is available to them. Once elected, I will make sure the students get the opportunity to be heard, their rights are not violated. So, Please Vote for GURLEEN SINGH (MONTY), Vote For "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM."



3. Olivia Hanna

Hi there Flinders students! You may know me as an Overheard at Flinders personality where I often challenge people and get discussion started. I’m in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of Arts – but don’t let the law degree fool you. I’m an average student, who gets mostly credits and has even failed a topic or two in my time. I’ve had my share of disagreements with academics, parking catastrophes and lacklustre lunches.

For the past three years have served on the Flinders Law Students’ Association, previously as Education Officer and Sponsorship Director. This year, as President, I have made a number of changes to our Association to improve our efficiency, accountability, engagement and the value we provide to our students. I have represented Flinders students on the Australian Law Students’ Council for two years, and this year have worked with the South Australian Law Students Council.

Now I would like to bring these organisation and administrative skills and experiences to the wider Flinders student body as FUSA General Secretary. I have a proven track record in administration, including working with a tight budget, accessing funding and sponsorship, and managing a committee of 25 people.

Like many of you, I’m discontent that FUSA appears very politicised and serves to support only those who agree with their political views. As General Secretary, I would be keen to enforce an equal playing field for all students and all clubs, giving everyone the respect they deserve. I would also like to bridge the gap between students and the new Colleges, so that every student has a better experience at university.

Please consider voting for myself and Bill Jones, who have worked hard for Flinders students for three years, for no financial reward of our own!



4. Katt Hatzi

Hello friends! I’m Katt, a Master of Tourism student, and I’m running for General Secretary with the Activate team.

Having been a Flinders student since starting my undergrad in 2011, I’ve seen the amazing transformation FUSA has made to campus culture and student life. This year as Postgraduate Students Officer I’ve had the chance to not only advocate for students and have their voices heard by university management, but more importantly had the chance to build the student community. By establishing FUPSA (Flinders University Postgraduate Students Association) and sitting on the Club Pool Funding Committee, I’ve seen what it takes to build, grow and support student-led groups on campus. Clubs and societies are what keep the Flinders student community alive and I’m passionate about making sure they are given the support and resources they need.

Aside from being super enthusiastic and already having a taste for what it takes to do the job, I believe my love of the good humans of Flinders and my ability to “differently think” will make me the best person to keep Student Council well organised. I’m also eager to continue working on projects to help FUSA fund itself independently to provide more and better services and resources for students, while keeping pressure on the university to provide us with the services and resources we pay for.

Having worked with many of the Activate candidates this year on Student Council, I can guarantee there is not a better group of people to kick butt, see FUSA reach its full potential and make the most of every opportunity to make Flinders an even better place to study.

Vote [1] Katt Hatzi
Vote [1] Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.





Poll: Education Officer
1. Siamak

Prepare for trouble! Make it double! To protect Flinders Uni from frustration! To unite students through education! To announce the arrival of help and hugs! To expand our minds to the stars above! Siamak! Uni Rep., he knows what’s right! Vote now, or prepare to fight!
I advocate
1. TRANSPARENCY: Students will know of ALL occurrences within Student Government.
2. BLOG FOR COMMENTS/CONCERNS/SUGGESTIONS: Your ideas MATTER!
3. BETTER/CHEAPER EXERCISE EQUIPMENT/PRACTICE ROOMS IN HOUSING: Self-explanatory.



2. Josh Rayner

My name is Josh Rayner, studying a Bachelor of Arts High Achievers, and I am running for Education Officer on Student Council. As students, we strive to best develop our potential, and the quality of our education should reflect the effort and sacrifices we make each semester. In my first two years at Flinders, FUSA has demonstrated the power of a united and independent voice; perusing the demands of the student body.

As Education Office, I would ensure that FUSA continues to fight for the quality of our education. I also feel that standing in solidary with the University staff is of the upmost importance for FUSA, as supporting the rights and welfare of our lecturers and tutors only heightens the education we receive. As Education Officer, I will also ensure that FUSA remains an influential union for students, standing against our government's persistent threat to deregulate university fees and privatise tertiary education.

University level education should be accessible to everyone, and the more diverse our student cohort is, the greater our learning opportunities and social activities can be. I will work tirelessly, as Education Officer, to ensure our university understands the significance of an open, cooperative, and respectful environment in which we can all complete our studies. I also believe it to be crucial that the Education Officer on behalf of FUSA is dynamic in its response to any university or government threat to our education and wellbeing.

The prospect of working with the National Union of Students, representing the voice of Flinders students, to fight for the quality, protection and adequate funding of our education, is incredibly exciting. As Education Officer, I will ensure that we, as students, receive the education and opportunities we so rightfully deserve.

Vote 1 Josh Rayner
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



3. Mamta Sharma

My name is Mamta Sharma. I am a 2nd year student of Nursing. I have completed Bachelors in Education and also masters degree. I have 7 years of experience as a teacher. I have nominated for the position of education officer. I believe education is the fundamental right of every student and I am against Hundred thousand dollars degrees. I have a strong passion to make the student life for the students more joyful. I believe when students go home, they should not be stressed with the burden of increased fees. I will definitely help students with their educational stress and come up with coping strategies as I myself have gone through all this for years. Once elected, I will try to make the life of the students stress free. I request you to Vote Mamta Sharma, Vote "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM."



4. Joe Westley

Hi I’m Joe and I’m the Unite candidate for Education Officer.

I’m in my 2nd to last year of study. I'd like to show future employers that have the right stuff, by working hard in FUSA and applying the skills I have been developing at Flinders University. I have the skills, and more importantly the ambition, to serve you better than any other candidate.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS





Poll: Women’s Officer
1. Rukmini Bhagya lakshmi Sannilla

My name is Rukmini Sannilla and I am studying Master of Health and International Development. I am running for the position of Women's officer. I believe in Gender equality and think that men and women should be treated equally. I understand women have to face numerous challenges including safety, financial difficulties, abuse, looking after children while studying and family problems. I have a passion to fight for the rights of women. If elected, I will work towards having a better lightening system in the car parks and extended security for female students. I will make sure, all women are given the best possible assistance that they need to gain a quality education. I welcome feedback and suggestions which means I will be more than happy to listen to the ideas given by other students. I request you to Vote for RUKMINI SANNILLA. Vote For "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM"



2. Claire Perry

I’m Claire! I’m running for Women’s Officer and I’m committed to increasing welfare for women-identifying and non-binary students. I believe women’s issues need better representation; ensuring the voices of women are heard. I believe an intersectional approach to campus issues is needed, and if elected I am keen on collaborating with the Disabilities, Indigenous, Queer, and International Officers.

Considering the AHRC’s recent report on sexual assault and harassment at universities, I believe campus education surrounding consent is a priority. Campus issues to address include increasing lighting around campus for safer travels at night, and upgrading the Women’s Space. I’m excited to present amazing speakers for IWD, and continue the campaign for free menstrual products.

It’s my second year at Flinders and I’m eager to create change within Flinders as we are influencers of wide societal change. Through roles of President and Vice-President of the Vegan and Vegetarian Club and the Permaculture Committee, I’ve been involved with FUSA to foster that sense of community, and would love to be on Student Council to continue to improve campus life.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.

Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for SRC
Vote [1] Unite for NUS



3. Grace Hensel

My name is Grace Hensel. I'm studying Law and French, and I am running for FUSA Women’s Officer. I am incredibly passionate about advocacy for, and raising awareness of, women’s issues. I would like to continue some of the work that I have been doing this year as Women’s Officer. I have been able to build working relationships with members of university management when looking at the results of the AHRC survey into sexual assault and harassment. Currently, I am in the midst of advocating for a review of the university policy on sexual assault and harassment, as well as mandatory sexual consent and healthy relationships training for all Flinders students and staff. I believe that with the relationships I have already made I am in a good position to continue these negotiations and have some standing in this decision-making process.

If elected again I will endeavour to:
• Be an advocate on behalf of all female students at Flinders,
• Continue my work on the recommendations made to universities in light of the damning AHRC sexual assault and harassment survey results, and implement mandatory consent training,
• Build up the Women’s Collective into a more active student group, Enact more women’s initiative and events, and
• Better utilise the hub’s Women’s Room to be a more communal, feminist space.


I care about women’s rights and I would love to continue to advocate on these as Women’s Officer in 2018.

Vote 1 Grace Hensel
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



4. Laalithya Konduru

Hello! My name is Laalithya Konduru. I would like to run for the post of President, FUSA. As the University is going through a transition, I believe the concerns of its students must be taken into consideration; and I am of the opinion that a visible and approachable representative body can give voice to the concerns of the students in an impactful manner.
Throughout my student life, I have taken on various responsibilities. During my undergraduate days, I was the Vice President for External Representation for my University student body. As a medical student, I was elected to the medical student body as International Student Representative. I was also elected to the Team of Officials of AMSA, the national medical student body; and IFMSA, the international federation of medical student bodies. I have also been felicitated by Rotary International in the years 2011 and 2015 for my involvement in community development projects. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to represent the youth of Asia Pacific region at the WHO meeting (World Health Assembly) in Geneva.
I have a wide range of experience with student representation and carrying out various projects for the benefit of students and society in general.
I have so far been active within the medical school, and would now like to contribute to the larger student body within Flinders.
I believe I have the qualities, skills and experiences of leadership to carry the responsibilities required by this role. I believe in equality of opportunity and I am confident of representing ALL students regardless of their gender, nationality, religion, personal practices and beliefs.
I am hoping you would consider giving me a chance to serve you. Please do get in touch with me on social media if you have any questions regarding my nomination. Flinder ducks FTW!





Poll: Welfare Officer
1. Vishnu Kiran

My name is Vishnu Kiran and studying Master of Health and International Development. I am a part of THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM and running for the position of WELFARE OFFICER. Being a postgraduate student I understand student life is not that easy. Students need to be represented by the right representatives. Once elected, I and my team will make sure that we put our best efforts in making the life easy for the students. I have a strong passion to work for the welfare of students. I am always available for the students and would make sure the right of students are not abused and they can get the quality education at Flinders. Therefore, I request you, Please VOTE VISHNU KIRAN. VOTE THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM



2. Avery Meneses

Hi I’m Avery Meneses and I’m the Unite candidate for Welfare Officer and NUS Delegate. I’m in my 2nd year of study and I want to get results to help students in every aspect of their university life. Having been to other universities previously, I have found that Flinders has a culture of caring and understanding and I would like to be at the forefront of empathy towards my peers.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President. Vote [1] Unite for SRC. Vote [1] Unite for NUS.



3. Kate Gallagher

Hi! I’m Kate and I’m running to be your Welfare Officer for 2018!
I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and I am also the current FUSA Disabilities Officer.
I am incredibly passionate about mental health and student welfare as I strongly believe that all students should have equal access to education opportunities and shouldn’t miss out due to circumstances beyond their control.
In my role as Disabilities Officer I have worked hard to establish a Disabilities Collective and improve representation for students with disabilities at Flinders. I have also managed to secure use of the Quiet Space at Oasis as a safe space for students with disabilities to relax if they are overwhelmed. I also worked on organising R U OK Day and Mental Health Week.
If elected, I plan to expand on the work I have achieved this year in my role as disabilities officer in the following ways:
• Consulting with all students at Flinders and establish a feedback system for university services such as the health and counselling service, to make sure that students’ voices are heard
• Holding regular discussion events where students can share their feedback and experiences
• Ensuring students don’t go hungry by increasing food giveaways and ensuring students can access essentials in a crisis
• Running workshops on things such as budgeting, low-income cooking, dealing with Centrelink and securing accommodation
• Promoting mental health, physical health, sexual health and disability services through events and workshops
• Increasing awareness and engagement with student services and off campus support services
• Running relax/study break events around exam time
• Working with FUSA to ensure that life at Flinders is safe, enjoyable and as stress-free as possible for all students
Vote 1 Kate Gallagher
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.





Poll: Postgraduate Students Officer
1. Sonu Sonu

My name is Sonu and I am studying Master Of Business. My motive to run for this position is very simple and clear- TO PROVIDE EVERY POSSIBLE HELP TO THE STUDENTS THEY NEED. I am studying at Flinders since 2014 and know what Flinders students' problems are. I am aware that student life is full of challenges and involves stress. Students have to deal with end number of issues in their day to day life. Once elected, I and my team will make sure your voice is heard and issues are resolved. I will put my best efforts to make the life easy for the students at Flinders. I am approachable and available 24/7 for every student. So Please, VOTE FOR SONU SONU. Vote for "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM."



2. Shihab Siddiquee

Hi I’m Shihab and I’m the Unite candidate for Postgraduate Students Officer. I’m in my fifth year of study and have learned to appreciate the variety of disciplines and people you meet at Flinders. We have a large postgraduate voice that needs to be heard. My experience in leadership includes serving on University Council as a student member, and in 2018 I’d like to represent you on Student Council.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS.



3. January B. Merilles

To represent is not only to be a voice of the group but it is also pushing forward your perspective for the benefit of the common good. Blessed day Flinders University, I am JANUARY B. Merilles, yes you heard me right.... My name is January a Master of Education Student... I want to step up and took the courage to bring my leadership into another arena- the FUSA... I will give you a year long servant leadership. I will give you a JAN. J. A. N.
J-JUST Representation for all Postgraduate Students (you will all feel that you belong to Flinders by providing an online or direct mechanism to seek for your holistic feedback and develop a platform where you can openly critique all facets of your academic life)
JAN will LISTEN, don't worry!
A- ACTIVE involvement and participation (your postgraduate TEAM will make sure that we can lobby everything that is happening inside and outside the campus or even outside this state or country that concerns all students) We will do our best to have a constant communication and to magnify the student support that Flinders already has. We will not focus on one college rather we will see to it that everybody is included...
JAN will ACT, don't worry!
N - Network of Postgraduate Learners, Researchers, Leaders, Innovators and Professionals will be strengthened inside and outside the university and the country. We will foster the strength of each student in any field from any race... We will be United despite our Diverse Backgrounds...
JAN will LINK, don't worry!
I am January and I am READY to be your NEXT Postgraduate Officer <3 If you want to know my leadership background or to know me better as your future officer contact me @ meri0007@flinders.edu.au... Blessings of Love and Peace!



4. Satya Venugopal

My name is Satya Venugopal, and I’m seeking the opportunity to serve as your Postgraduate Students Officer under the ACTIVATE ticket.

I’m doing my Masters in Education here at Flinders. My Bachelors was in Physics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Previously, I worked for the Down Syndrome Association of Singapore; now I tutor kindy maths to nine adorable kids.

I support ACTIVATE because ACTIVATE places students first. Uni should be enjoyable! It should be about learning by living, not worrying about rent when you have three papers due. We believe in affordable student welfare; that we don’t need to pay $100k for a good education in a healthy environment. We believe adequate staffing is essential and oppose slashing student representation in FUSA. We recognise the importance of student self-care and keep our ears to the ground to be your voice. By voting for people passionate about fighting for the right things, you empower student leaders who make great university experiences possible.

I’m running for Postgraduate Students Officer because I have the skills and experience to ensure postgraduate students benefit from ACTIVATE’s initiatives. As former President of the United Asian Debating Union, I understand what it takes for student community leaders to give members a sense of belonging. With four years’ educational and operations experience in organisations like the Down Syndrome Association, I’m efficient, responsible, and know what it takes to deliver affordable, quality services while lobbying administrators on behalf of those I serve. I have a track record of advocacy and the skills to champion ACTIVATE’s policies.

Running for Postgraduate Officer is my way of offering what I can to realise ACTIVATE’s vision. I hope for the privilege of serving as your representative on FUSA.

Vote 1 Satya Venugopal
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



5. Siamak

Prepare for trouble! Make it double! To protect Flinders Uni from frustration! To unite students through education! To announce the arrival of help and hugs! To expand our minds to the stars above! Siamak! Uni Rep., he knows what’s right! Vote now, or prepare to fight!
I advocate
1. TRANSPARENCY: Students will know of ALL occurrences within Student Government.
2. BLOG FOR COMMENTS/CONCERNS/SUGGESTIONS: Your ideas MATTER!
3. SCHOLARSHIP: I will do my best to ensure all students have an equal chance of selection by making the admission procedure more transparent.



6. Laalithya Konduru

Hello! My name is Laalithya Konduru. I would like to run for the post of President, FUSA. As the University is going through a transition, I believe the concerns of its students must be taken into consideration; and I am of the opinion that a visible and approachable representative body can give voice to the concerns of the students in an impactful manner.
Throughout my student life, I have taken on various responsibilities. During my undergraduate days, I was the Vice President for External Representation for my University student body. As a medical student, I was elected to the medical student body as International Student Representative. I was also elected to the Team of Officials of AMSA, the national medical student body; and IFMSA, the international federation of medical student bodies. I have also been felicitated by Rotary International in the years 2011 and 2015 for my involvement in community development projects. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to represent the youth of Asia Pacific region at the WHO meeting (World Health Assembly) in Geneva.
I have a wide range of experience with student representation and carrying out various projects for the benefit of students and society in general.
I have so far been active within the medical school, and would now like to contribute to the larger student body within Flinders.
I believe I have the qualities, skills and experiences of leadership to carry the responsibilities required by this role. I believe in equality of opportunity and I am confident of representing ALL students regardless of their gender, nationality, religion, personal practices and beliefs.
I am hoping you would consider giving me a chance to serve you. Please do get in touch with me on social media if you have any questions regarding my nomination. Flinder ducks FTW!





Poll: International Students Officer
1. Khaing (Kai)

As an international student for 8 years in Singapore and Australia, I have faced with many challenges especially communicating well to other students in English, and studying all subjects in English. I had felt small studying and settling well in a foreign country until I have support from newly made other international and local friends, from teachers in college in Singapore and from faculty in Flinders. Thanks to everyone who has assisted me to grow, I am now able to pursue in a degree that I am heavily passionate about. Just like how I have gained experience in overcoming challenges I have faced through these years, I would like to share with and be support of other new international students whom might need a little extra help. I believe I am capable of being in their shoes, understanding their problems, big or small, and able to convey their opinions and concerns to student body that could implement a better support for all international students. As an international student growing up in a multiracial country, Singapore, I have learnt to appreciate everyone's differences and participated in various multiracial activities, which becomes an enlightened reminder that we are no different, but one.



2. Jasmine Aulakh

I am an Indian who is raised in Hong Kong, China. I have a unique cultural background and I am multilingual. This year is my first year studying abroad. As an international student, I can put myself in the shoes of them, understand the difficulties and struggles they especially freshmen face in an unfamiliar, foreign country. I wish that my role can help international students understand Australian culture, meet new friends and adapt to the new environment, by working with other student bodies within and out of the university.



3. Ajay Agnihotri

My name is Ajay Agnihotri and I am studying Bachelor of Business at Flinders. Being an International student I am very well aware of the hardship that international students have to go through. There are numerous challenges for international students. I know how does it feel when a student stays thousands of miles away from home and in a new culture, new style of learning. Many students start feeling homesick after arriving in Australia. I have a genuine interest in making the international student life hassle free, joyful and full of excitement. International students have to struggle a lot to settle and adopt the Australian environment. international students should be represented by someone who can understand their issues. Once elected, I will make sure The International students are given enough opportunity to be heard and represented well. So, Please Vote Ajay Agnihotri, Vote "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM".



4. Laalithya Konduru

Hello! My name is Laalithya Konduru. I would like to run for the post of President, FUSA. As the University is going through a transition, I believe the concerns of its students must be taken into consideration; and I am of the opinion that a visible and approachable representative body can give voice to the concerns of the students in an impactful manner.
Throughout my student life, I have taken on various responsibilities. During my undergraduate days, I was the Vice President for External Representation for my University student body. As a medical student, I was elected to the medical student body as International Student Representative. I was also elected to the Team of Officials of AMSA, the national medical student body; and IFMSA, the international federation of medical student bodies. I have also been felicitated by Rotary International in the years 2011 and 2015 for my involvement in community development projects. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to represent the youth of Asia Pacific region at the WHO meeting (World Health Assembly) in Geneva.
I have a wide range of experience with student representation and carrying out various projects for the benefit of students and society in general.
I have so far been active within the medical school, and would now like to contribute to the larger student body within Flinders.
I believe I have the qualities, skills and experiences of leadership to carry the responsibilities required by this role. I believe in equality of opportunity and I am confident of representing ALL students regardless of their gender, nationality, religion, personal practices and beliefs.
I am hoping you would consider giving me a chance to serve you. Please do get in touch with me on social media if you have any questions regarding my nomination. Flinder ducks FTW!



5. Keon Simmons

Hello Everyone, I’m Keon Simmons. I am an international student from America. I am running for International student officer. I am in my second year of my bachelors of Paramedic Science.
I enjoy the life and the culture here in Australia, however I know that international students face many difficulties while studying overseas. This is why I am super excited about running for international student officer, so we can learn, grow, and experience life together here at Flinders.
I have a strong interest in promoting healthy lifestyle choices among international students, where I am currently doing a research project on this. I plan to promote and enhance good health among international student as I feel it is vital for success. While having fun I would like to have seminars, game and quiz nights to movie nights. I am honoured to run for this position with a dedicated group of people, who all has your best interest at heart.

Vote 1 Keon Simmons
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.





Poll: Queer Officer
1. Sean Henschke

My name is Sean Henschke I am running for Queer Officer. I am a Queer student studying a Bachelor of Arts. I am the newly elected Queer Society president since August this year, and I am working to bring an active community on campus.

I believe a positive and supportive community is essential during this time. I have no doubt in the faith and strength of the community on campus and in recent weeks with my team we have demonstrated the active and flourishing queer culture on campus. Already the Queer society has grown enormously in numbers, successfully encourage students to enrol to vote, created social marriage equality events, and a presence working with other yes campaigns around the city and created at the South Say Yes campaign with Pride of the South.
At University we have advocated for mental health issues facing students on campus, participated in multiple days such as wear it purple day, R U OK Day, and various other stalls to get our group out there. We are currently working on upgrading the queer space, the first inter-university queer pub crawl, queer balls, mental health week with other groups on campus, and a queer roller disco.

With all this work done in such a short time, I can assure the amazing opportunities that this position will present myself and queer students on campus. I will fight for inclusive opportunities for all students regardless of education. I want to bring the university together with compassion and education. I am so thankful for the support I have received in my current roles at university, and would love to show you the amazing things I could achieve with your vote!

Vote 1 Sean Henschke
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



2. Alexander Mcauley

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have witnessed and been subjected to disrespect by many members of society that do not see myself or my peers as equal. As the hurtful same-sex marriage postal vote draws closer, this degradation is hitting harder and queer young people are finding it harder to live their lives privately without been subject to national debate on the ins and outs of their lifestyle. The LGBTQ+ community needs to unite, whether that be through the University or more broadly in the community. As a candidate, and potential Queer officer, I truly believe that I can make a difference in the large LGBTQ+ community on campus. I don't see this position as a 'quick buck' or something to put on a resume, but as a way to help a community that is already downtrodden. I will endeavor to bring dignity and respect to the LGBTQ+ students at Flinders University and to make us an institution that offers ongoing support to queer youth in the wider Adelaide community. The way forward is only going to be better if we walk there together.

I believe that I would make a fine Queer officer because of my experience in administration and council. As a student in the southern suburbs, I held office as the Head of the graduating class of 2016, House Vice-Captain and member of the Governing Council. As a student, I also worked with the local Member of Parliament in administration. I believe that this coupled with my experience as a public speaker; representing my school at multiple community events such as the ANZAC day dawn service and the City of Marion youth awards; will make me a quality advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in the Student Council.



3. Nicholas Charles Endenburg

I believe I am a suitable candidate for the position of Queer Officer in 2018. I have had a great deal of experience in a similar position while i was at Unley High School from 2012-2016. I was a member of the schools GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), helping to organise and run events and activities that tackled problems of homophobia and transphobia. We ran events such as Think Before you Speak Week, an entire week dedicated to educating about the power of words. We also took part in Wear it Purple Day, with students being allowed to wear an article of purple, incorporated into their uniform. In 2016 I was a part of the team that aimed to change the uniform code to allow any student to wear what they felt most comfortable in. I recently found out that the schools leadership has agreed and now any student can feel comfortable in the uniform of their choice. I also took part, in many inter-school conferences on the topic. I was invited along with two other members to give a presentation to the Safe Schools Coalition, on the work that we had accomplished along with our goals for the future. We were also invited to speak at a high school conference about the importance of GSA's in the school community. Through my experiences with the GSA I had made great friends and even found more about myself, discovering my bisexuality. I want to be able to share my experiences with the Flinders community and help to support others who might be having a hard time. I will work hard for everyone and wont settle for second best. I thank you for your support.



4. Dylan Fleming

I’m Dylan Fleming and I’m running for Queer Officer with UNITE. I’m studying public policy, having started this semester; I see this as an advantage, however, as I’m enthusiastic and excited about bringing fresh ideas, and a new perspective to student council. As a gay person, I understand many of the issues which the LGBTIQ community face, and as such, will advocate for LGBTIQ students at Flinders. I will be fighting for a Queerspace to be created on all campuses. The Queerspace is an area where LGBTIQ students are able to feel safe, to relax in, and to socialise with other LGBTIQ students. It’s been successful on Bedford Park campus, and it’d be amazing to see this rolled out to all campuses. I also have a strong background in, and passion for mental health and wellbeing, and recognise that LGBTIQ students are disproportionately affected by this. I will be a strong advocate for institutional reforms and initiatives that support the health and wellbeing of students who are struggling. This is however, just a sample of my ideas. I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.

Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for SRC
Vote [1] Unite for NUS.





Poll: Environment Officer
1. Andy C

Hello! I am studying a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behaviour and been involved in environmental activism and citizen science for the past 4 years. I believe that for us to make a change for our environment abroad it starts in the atmosphere that surrounds us in creating an engaging community environment that is open and assessable to new ideas and ways of thinking! I would like to run for Environment Officer to hold events, have special guest lectures, casual picnics and field trips in science based activism to engage in the issues that surround us locally and abroad.
I would also like to world closely with the activities and momentum happening with the permaculture gardens on campus and getting as many people outside and networking in building an active campus community. I believe in creating a positive community on campus embracing the intersectional diversity of every walk of life and embracing what people have to contribute in motivating and empowering people to making a creative change in the world! <3
Vote 1 Andy C
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



2. Mandy Moore

Hello, my name is Amanda Moore and I would like to be considered for the position of Environment Officer. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a dual citizen of Australia and the USA and I have been calling Adelaide home for the last six years. This is my first year at Flinders, however this is not my first time at university. I studied at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Franciscan University of Steubenville in the states before taking a break and moving here. Living on campus and being involved with many clubs immersed me in student culture. I am also a matured aged student and I have two young pre-school children. I believe my insights would provide a valuable contribution to the work of FUSA.

It may be clear that I am eager to be a FUSA representative, but please let me share what excites me most about this opportunity. In my everyday life, I put minimizing waste and lessening my impact on the environment to the front of my mind. My children have both worn cloth nappies. I collect and use rainwater in our laundry room and to water the garden. I have solar panels and otherwise try to keep my electricity usage as low as possible. In the kitchen, I compost our scraps and have discontinued using disposable plastics. In short, I try to think about ways to be kinder to the environment on the small scale of my home. I would like to make a bigger positive impact by bringing more environmentally savvy practices to campus.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to the opportunity to serve my fellow students as a member of the Student Council.



3. Mariah Appleby

My name is Mariah Appleby, I'm studying a Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) and over the years I've developed a strong passion for the environment and sustainability and therefore have decided to run for FUSA Environment Officer. I've been involved with environmental volunteer groups and the Environment Collective running numerous stalls and events. I'm personally committed to reducing my impact on the environment through my diet and consumer choices (such as going plastic free). Therefore I'm a strong, well-suited candidate who's motivated by my passion and desire to do great things on campus.

If elected I will:
- Create awareness of important environmental issues through events and campaigns
- Implement better recycling systems
- Replace plastic products (straws, cutlery, etc.) with more eco-friendly options
- Incorporate a composting system to be used in the market garden
- Promote sustainable living and consumerism

I'll work with students and the university to discuss ideas that they're passionate about to develop them into movements on campus. Together we can be a voice for the voiceless, advocates for the natural world and inspire great change throughout our university.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy, and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.

Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for SRC
Vote [1] Unite for NUS



4. Parminder Kaur

My name is Parminder Kaur and I am studying Bachelor of Nursing. I am running for the position of Environment Officer. I have been very passionate about the conservation of environment since my childhood. I understand that conserving the environment and using the eco-friendly are very important to sustain our life and we need to promote activities to protect the environment. As an environment officer, I will take all possible steps to save our environment and implement the policies which are suitable for environmental protection. I am approachable and available anytime to communicate and gather new ideas. Therefore, I request you, Please Vote PARMINDER KAUR, Vote "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM".





Poll: Disabilities Officer
1. Win

As being an international student with a physical disability, I want to participate in our university's disability awareness program and want to have valuable experiences. I am an enthusiastic person who wants to overcome challenges of life, especially to my disability and other related causes. I want to empower other students with disabilities and want to be their role model.



2. Louise Nixon

I'm a second year student studying a Bachelor of International Relations part time.
I've participated in Youth Parliament and developed a bill for improving the mental health system in South Australia, and have been working with Mental health organisation within the state for advocacy of people within the health system. With my research and first hand experience I am passionate about making an improvement for students at Flinders. I am thankful for the services provided by Flinders to help disabled students reach their potential and understand the difficulties when studying with a health condition as it can be exhausting and isolating handling it on your own. I believe I would make a great disability officer because of my passion to make a difference and speak on issues close to my heart, so that every student at Flinders is able to study and participate without discrimination.
If elected I will endeavour to:
- Raise awareness of invisible disabilities, that students and staff are aware of the different forms of disabilities that students may have.
- Raise awareness of the disability services provided, to help students with a disability with their studies and make sure these services are easily accessible.
- Organise campus events for students living with a disability as part of the Disability Collective.
- Work with NUS Disability Officers to ensure that Flinders students have the same access to services as students around the country.
- Advise FUSA on the need of accessibility for a safe and beneficial campus environment for all students.

Vote 1 Louise-Ann Nixon
Vote 1 Activate
Account. Progressive. Proven.



3. Joe Westley

Hi I’m Joe and I’m the Unite candidate for Disabilities Officer.

I’m in my 2nd to last year of study. I'd like to show future employers that have the right stuff, by working hard in FUSA and applying the skills I have been developing at Flinders University. I have the skills, and more importantly the ambition, to serve you better than any other candidate.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS





Poll: Social Activities Officer
1. Bradley Martin

Hello, my name is Bradley and as a passionate student of Flinders University that makes the most of on-campus opportunities, I am running for Social Activities Officer for 2018. Currently I am studying my 2nd year of a Bachelor of Science – High Achievers Program. During my continued 2 year experience as a resident of Flinders Living, I have regularly contributed to the organisation and running of numerous events, especially as a part of the Hall Anchor Committee. I have also held the role of Residential Tutor for 2017, involving both the budgeting and administration of events. Combined with the role of Summer Housing Assistant, these positions have offered the opportunity to adapt to a range of situations and challenges. Personally, I have assisted in the smooth running of a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic events including pub crawls, O’fiesta and Shark After Dark. As an integral component of these roles I have developed excellent teamwork and communication skills, and have personally ensured the safety of participants and university property.
Within the broader university, I am both an active participant and assistant for a number of events organised by FUSA and clubs across Flinders University. In exerting excellent time efficiency, I continue to study, work and hold positions with several university groups, especially in the science faculty. More recently, I have taken up the Event’s Manager position as a part of the Flinders University Queer Society, and as an O’week Director of 2017 I continue to contribute to the organisation of some fantastic events at next year’s O’week! It’s my hope that by drawing on my previous skills and knowledge, I will be able to deliver some truly unique and amazing events that are sure to enrich the experience of our university community.
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



2. Phola Ramos

Hi I’m Phola Ramos and I’m the Unite candidate for Social Activities Officer. I’m a second year Forensic Science student and I’m currently an active board member for Thinking Caps. I have had the opportunity to be a part of organising the College of Science and Engineering ball and had the privilege to be a 2016/2017 student O’week director. Having these experiences have allowed me to prioritise and be considerate of the diverse student body.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS.



3. Vignesh D Nayak

I am studying Masters of Health And International Development at Flinders. I am running for the position of social activities officer. The student life needs a right balance of work and social interaction to be able to achieve success in life. I am very passionate about being a part of the social activities and I like organising them. I believe social activities should be organised in a way that can make students feel comfortable. The date and time chosen to organise social activities really matter. I have a positive attitude and enjoy being able to assist students in making their life more joyful. Once elected, I will make sure we always have some interesting events on board. Therefore, I request you to Vote Vignesh Nayak, VOTE For "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM. "





Poll: Mature Age Students Officer
1. Siamak

Prepare for trouble! Make it double! To protect Flinders Uni from frustration! To unite students through education! To announce the arrival of help and hugs! To expand our minds to the stars above! Siamak! Uni Rep., he knows what’s right! Vote now, or prepare to fight!
I advocate
1. TRANSPARENCY: Students will know of ALL occurrences within Student Government.
2. BLOG FOR COMMENTS/CONCERNS/SUGGESTIONS: Your ideas MATTER!
3. PARTY/HANG OUT: We need to hang out more my friend and I know this! We will have monthly parties to get together!



2. Mike Mcquade

Hi ,
My name is Mike McQuade , I am 55 years old ,male, grey hair , glasses and all round nice guy .
I would like to represent mature age students on the FUSA committee as i am a first year student doing a BA major in International Relations and Minor in Indonesian language and also this my first time at Uni . I have some understand that being a student is daunting , interesting , challenging and rewarding for mature age students. I have worked in various sectors and travelled domestically and Internationally , I am a single parent of 3 great young people aged between 17-27 so i have an understanding of parenting and change .
I am interested to learn more about what is being offered for mature age students and what can be offered to us . I have been on various committees over the years major being SA rep on the Australian Meat Industry national council and been to more meetings than i care to remember , i think that I would be a good team member and representative for mature age students, hope to hear back from you soon .
thanks and regards Mike.



3. Mandy Moore

Hello, my name is Amanda Moore and I would like to be considered for the position of Mature Aged Officer. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a dual citizen of Australia and the USA and I have been calling Adelaide home for the last six years. This is my first year at Flinders, however this is not my first time at university. I studied at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Franciscan University of Steubenville in the states before taking a break and moving here. Living on campus and being involved with many clubs immersed me in student culture. I believe my experience of campus life would provide a valuable contribution to the work of FUSA.
At the end of this calendar year I turn 30. Being a mature aged student, I have more patience and understanding now than I did as a school leaver during my first go at uni. Much has changed in my life since my move from the USA. I have married my Aussie husband and we have had two children, ages 22 months and 3.5 years. Last semester I became an Australian citizen, which has filled me with a great sense of pride and responsibility. As a mother and an immigrant, I believe I can bring a unique perspective to the table at FUSA. I am eager to get involved and share my insights with my peers at Flinders. If elected I hope to bring my passions about environmental advocacy and equity for non-traditional students to the fore.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to the opportunity to serve my fellow students as a member of the Student Council.



4. Sonu Sonu

My name is Sonu and I am studying Master Of Business. My motive to run for the position
is very simple and clear- TO PROVIDE EVERY POSSIBLE HELP TO THE STUDENTS THEY NEED. I am studying at Flinders since 2014 and know what Flinders students' problems are. I am aware that student life is full of challenges and involves stress. Students have to deal with end number of issues in their day to day life. Once elected, I and my team will make sure your voice is heard and issues are resolved. I will put my best efforts to make the life easy for the students at Flinders. I am approachable and available 24/7 for every student. So Please, VOTE FOR SONU SONU. Vote for "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM."



5. Branislava Glamoclija

I believe that i have the capacity needed to fulfill the position. I enjoy helping people and students in particular with striving to go forward in their studies and future flinders experiences. Coming from a background of a mature student entry myself and being a psychology student my experience as a mature student entry into university has been very challenging and i wish to help other students reach their full potential. I very much believe that my kindness and unconditional understanding can be useful to other students who need any assistance related to "mature students " Thank you kindly. Branislava



6. Tash Malone

Having taken over this role in April 2017, I feel I have made many positive changes toward the lives of Mature Age Students. I organised many practical events which further increased the knowledge of services within our University, such as, services offered by the Careers Hub, I organised ongoing academic and technical support pop up workshops with the Student Learning Centre, I liaised closely with Health and Disability and contributed to wellness blogs for all students, and I have made many new friends, and support networks with each of you.

I would love the opportunity to continue my journey as your Mature Age Officer with the Activate Team because we feel I have much more to offer you as Mature Age Students. For those I am yet to meet, I am Tash, I am a Mum, a fellow mature age student, an advocate for all, and I am proactive in making change, hearing your concerns and voicing them to appropriate networks. If reelected, I will continue to represent our minority group. I will ensure your unique needs are continued to be met, you are further supported, emotionally and practically and that you ultimately receive a positive University experience.

Vote 1 Tash Malone
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



7. Joe Westley

Hi I’m Joe and I’m the Unite candidate for Mature Age Officer.

I’m in my 2nd to last year of study. I'd like to show future employers that have the right stuff, by working hard in FUSA and applying the skills I have been developing at Flinders University. I have the skills, and more importantly the ambition, to serve you better than any other candidate.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS





Poll: General Council Member (6 positions available)
1. Josh Jarvis

I want Flinders to become world-class in ecological sustainability and a champion of human potential, at a time where the world is changing fast and we have to adapt. Since being at Flinders I’ve started the Flinders Permaculture Committee and through it helped secure funding to start a not-for-profit urban farm on campus. My goal is to make super healthy, fresh organic local produce accessible to students and to hopefully inspire more young people into urban farming. I will work tirelessly with our Environment Officer candidate, Mariah, to work towards a campus that looks after generations to come. Delivering value to my community as a social entrepreneur is my passion and I’m incredibly aware being a university student has brought me great opportunity to do this. I want the chance to represent the student body and create as much value and opportunity for students as I can on council. I care about the environment, I care about rights and, despite working in hospitality for a decade, I care about people and community. I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students, leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.

Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote
Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote
Vote [1] Unite for NUS



2. Skeat Yu

My name is Skeat Yu, I am studying at Flinders University in Master of Bussiness subject. I am enjoying in helping others solve different problems and giving advice. Actually, I've got more than 10 years of working experience back in my home country and I am willing to share these experience with all students.
It's my first time applying for this position and I wish I can make my contribution to FUSA and the students.
Therefore I need your vote and vote for the support team!
Thank you!



3. Jesse Stevens

My name is Jesse Stevens and I am running as a General Council Member for 2018. I began my Psychology degree in 2014, and after (almost) four years, I am ready to represent students and fight for what matters to you, and to work to ensure the university is doing right by the community and the environment. I want to hear your ideas and concerns and be your voice.

Through my various roles at Flinders, including my involvement with multiple clubs, I have had the opportunity to get to know a diverse range of students with vastly different identities, ages, capabilities, financial situations, cultural backgrounds and beliefs. Because of this, I understand the need for acknowledging and valuing diversity on campus and the importance of services, clubs and initiatives that make all students feel included and supported, and contribute positively to students’ mental health.

Having experienced the American campus life on a student exchange, I am a firm believer in campus culture, and understand how influential clubs can be on how much students enjoy being at uni, especially the “School” clubs which play a huge role in the social side to being a student. I will aim to ensure clubs are supported and promoted as best as possible.

I will work with the elected officers to support initiatives that advance the wellbeing and experience of students, both educational and social. I will be especially keen to work closely with the Education Officer to promote student consultation; with the Environment Officer to promote environmentally friendly practices on campus; and with the Queer Officer to ensure LGBTQIA+ students are supported.

Vote 1 Jesse Stevens
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven



4. Angus Clarke

My name is Angus Clarke and I’m an engineering and nanotech student and a socialist activist. I am running for a position as a general council member of the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA).
When students and academics are threatened with deportation FUSA should be prepared to organise and push forward campaigns against the Australian state’s racism. FUSA should be pushing to utilise the university as a safe haven for refugees, providing them with free and permanent accommodation.
FUSA should be opposed to all attacks on the young – funding cuts to universities, increased fees and cuts to penalty rates – as well as firmly supporting the campaign to make education free again. FUSA should be fighting against the constant attacks on students and the young; this will only be possible with socialist members pushing the union to take action.
In the age of Donald Trump and renewed threats of nuclear war, FUSA urgently needs to take a firm position against cooperation with Australian and US defence companies. Scientific research at Flinders should be in the interest of the people and planet, not the military and mining companies. FUSA should campaign against the Adani coal mine and all other instances of environmental vandalism.
YES to marriage equality! FUSA has fought for a YES to Marriage Equality, and this is entirely due to left-wing activists within the student association. We should get the university to fly the rainbow flag prominently on campus as a sign of support for LGBTI students.
A student association that fights for students’ rights and stands on the side of the oppressed will only be possible if left wing activists, like myself, are part of it.
Vote for Left Action and get on the Gus Bus



5. Mandy Moore

Hello, my name is Amanda Moore and I would like to be considered for the position of General Council Member at FUSA. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a dual citizen of Australia and the USA and I have been calling Adelaide home for the last six years. This is my first year at Flinders, however this is not my first time at university. I studied at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Franciscan University of Steubenville in the states before taking a break and moving here. Living on campus and being involved with many clubs immersed me in student culture. I believe my experience of campus life would provide a valuable contribution to the work of FUSA.
At the end of this calendar year I turn 30. Being a mature aged student, I have more patience and understanding now than I did as a school leaver during my first go at uni. Much has changed in my life since my move from the USA. I have married my Aussie husband and we have had two children, ages 22 months and 3.5 years. Last semester I became an Australian citizen, which has filled me with a great sense of pride and responsibility. As a mother and an immigrant, I believe I can bring a unique perspective to the table at FUSA. I am eager to get involved and share my insights with my peers at Flinders. If elected I hope to bring my passions about environmental advocacy and equity for non-traditional students to the fore.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to the opportunity to serve my fellow students as a member of the Student Council.



6. Tarmia Klass

I am Tarmia Klass and am a first-year Bachelor of Archaeology student. I have a passion for student advocacy and although only a first -year student I think that this view can provide an interesting perspective. I am running for the position of General Council Member and am genuinely interested in both improving the Flinders education experience and speaking out and giving a voice to and connecting with the student body. I want to work with the university, the students, FUSA, and the faculty to whatever degree possible, to understand what is wanted, needed, and how best to create an environment of productive communication and worthwhile discussion.

I hope to represent the students of Flinders University because I am proud of our university, but can also see that there are many improvements to be made. I want to listen and act for those that are facing challenges because I genuinely care about my fellow students and bettering our community.

I want to bring a new perspective to the Student Council and work hard to be the best member I can be. But this position is not only mine, because I will only be the voice of many. I would like the opportunity to not only aid and advocate for the big issues on campus, as well as small ones. Even small changes that will help us move forward together to create a safe and welcoming educational environment for everyone that wants not only to learn, but to experience the life and culture that university should offer to all.

Vote 1 Tarmia Klass
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



7. Dayle Arblaster

As a third year student heading into my final year in 2018, I would greatly value the chance to make an impact on a University which has been a significant place for me over the last few years. As a Government and Public Management student I firmly believe in active participation and place high importance on a representative student voice. I would very much like to experience what goes on behind the scenes at FUSA to improve student life and provide all the incredible student services and activities Flinders University offers. I enjoy working with a variety of people from various backgrounds and think it would be an incredible opportunity to learn from others both within the Student Council and the general student body. I consider myself a hard worker and would dedicate myself to any committees or action groups I am involved with. I would also greatly enjoy attending the various events and activities run by the Student Council and assisting in making them successful and beneficial to students. In addition, I hope to use and develop a variety of social skills when communicating the activities, events and goals of the Student Council to the student body. This role would be a valuable stepping stone beyond graduation especially if I enter the public administration and governance sector. I take great pride in being a Flinders University student, and the opportunity to make even a small impact before I graduate would be an honour. I have always felt very included and supported at Flinders University and want to ensure that current and new students feel the same way in 2018. This is why I have nominated myself for the position of a General Council Member in the 2018 FUSA Elections.



8. Laura Sheridan

Hi everyone! I'm Laura and I am running for a position on General Council for 2018. I am currently studying a Law and Arts double degree majoring in Politics. I have always loved being an active member of the community whether that is through the committees I have been involved in throughout my education, or my various extracurriculars which is why I am nominating myself for this position!
I am currently an active member of the law student association dedicating my time to improve the law school experience for students which I hope to expand to include all students in all disciplines here at Flinders in my role of General Councillor.
My main goals if elected are to:
•Create a more vibrant campus with the creation of more events while still maintaining the quality of the events FUSA currently holds.
•Increase the availability of public transport and to improve the quality and size of the bus shelters.
•Represent the student body and provide a voice for the students.

I want to ensure that every student at Flinders has a voice if there is an issue that concerns them, or they have an idea for an improvement at Flinders.
Thank you!



9. Dylan Fleming

My name is Dylan Fleming and I’m running for General Council with UNITE. I’m studying a Bachelor of Public Administration, having commenced my studies this semester; I see this as an advantage, however, as I’m enthusiastic and excited about bringing fresh ideas, and a new perspective to student council. As a gay person, I have a particular interest in supporting the LGBTIQ community, and LGBTIQ students at Flinders. If elected, I will support LGBTIQ students to ensure that their voices are heard, and that issues important to LGBTIQ students are always being addressed. I also have a strong background in, and passion for mental health and wellbeing, and recognise that many students at university struggle with this. I will be a strong advocate for institutional reforms and initiatives that support the health and wellbeing of students who are struggling. Additionally, I will also be advocating for greater access to services for students who are not primarily located on the Bedford Park campus; regardless of what campus they are from, students should not be provided with less. I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.

Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for SRC
Vote [1] Unite for NUS.



10. Lydia French

I am Lydia French and currently am a first-year student undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree under the High Achievers program majoring in Women’s Studies and History. I am running for a General Council Member position as I have always been interested in social justice and possessed a passion for student advocacy. I believe that I can offer the Student Council and Flinders University my unique perspective on a selection of issues. I want to create a space that calls holds the university to account where it chooses to work with “students as partners” and collaborate between all parties involved to realise this participation. It is my belief that open dialogue between those who are elected and those who will be affected by the decisions of the student council is vital in building the student community and for effective governance. I care deeply about conditions at Flinders University, and whilst active strides have been taken to make our University safe and inclusive I believe there is room for improvement. This passion for improving student life comes from both my place as a concerned student and as a feminist. I understand my role is to operate as a mouthpiece for the larger student body, and will make it my priority convey their needs and desires to the Student Council and University management. I’m running with the Activate team because I want be a part of a group that not only wants make day to day changes at Flinders but seeks to make a shift in culture, continuing to value inclusivity, and to support and respect the diverse student body of Flinders University.



11. Kathryn Venning

Hi I’m Kathryn Venning, but I’m better known as KV! I’m the Unite candidate for NUS delegate and General Council member. I’m in my third year of study and would love to represent my peers next year. I study biodiversity and conservation and am currently the president of FUBABS. I’m originally from rural Australia, so I’m a big fan of being outside and the environment in general. I also thoroughly enjoy a craft beer and standing up for student rights.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS



12. James Evenden

Hi, my names James 'Evo' Evenden, I'm a 2nd year paramedic student studying at Sturt campus. I'm running for a general student council position to be a voice for Sturt campus and its students. Down at Sturt we get overlooked a lot when it comes to events, engagement and help for all students. I will be working with current students at Sturt to bring the services and events that are enjoyed on Main Campus to students at Sturt.

Outside of Uni I am engaged in many ways with the community; I hold a committee position for Flinders University Student Paramedics Australasia, volunteer for youth radio station Fresh 92.7 as an on-air presenter, volunteer for SA Ambulance, regularly donate through Red Cross Blood Service and I'm currently an O'week director for Flinders.

I think I’d be great on Student Council because I’m energetic, optimistic and really passionate about funding great services and events for Sturt students. I will make Sturt campus my priority in 2018!

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.
Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for SRC
Vote [1] Unite for NUS



13. Allisa Stapleton

I wish to be elected to the position of General Council Member for FUSA, because I want to make a difference while I am here at Flinders Uni. I am a dedicated person who strives to help others and assist them to the best of my abilities; I wish to be elected to this position so that I may have the capacity to help those around me when they need it the most. I am a friendly, caring person who loves to have fun and wants to ensure everybody has equal opportunities to enjoy their time at University. I believe in taking every opportunity presented, and would be thrilled to take on a position on the Student Council and be a productive member of FUSA for all Flinders students.



14. Alexandra Edhouse

This student election, vote for social justice!
My name is Zanny Edhouse and I’m an arts student and a socialist activist. I am running for a position as a general council member of the Flinders University Student Association (FUSA).
When students and academics are threatened with deportation FUSA should be prepared to organise and push forward campaigns against the Australian state’s racism. FUSA should be pushing to utilise the university as a safe haven for refugees, providing them with free and permanent accommodation.
FUSA should be opposed to all attacks on the young – funding cuts to universities, increased fees and cuts to penalty rates – as well as firmly supporting the campaign to make education free again. FUSA should be fighting against the constant attacks on students and the young; this will only be possible with socialist members pushing the union to take action.
In the age of Donald Trump and renewed threats of nuclear war, FUSA urgently needs to take a firm position against cooperation with Australian and US defence companies. Scientific research at Flinders should be in the interest of the people and planet, not the military and mining companies. FUSA should oppose the Adani coal mine and all other instances of environmental vandalism.
YES to marriage equality! FUSA has fought for a YES to Marriage Equality, and this is entirely due to left-wing activists within the student association. We should get the university to fly the rainbow flag prominently on campus as a sign of support for LGBTI students.
A student association that fights for students’ rights and stands on the side of the oppressed will only be possible if left wing activists, like myself, are part of it.
Vote for Left Action!





Poll Group: National Union of Students Delegates 2017

Poll: National Union of Students Delegates 2017
1. Kathryn Venning

Hi I’m Kathryn Venning, but I’m better known as KV! I’m the Unite candidate for NUS delegate and General Council member. I’m in my third year of study and would love to represent my peers next year. I study biodiversity and conservation and am currently the president of FUBABS. I’m originally from rural Australia, so I’m a big fan of being outside and the environment in general. I also thoroughly enjoy a craft beer and standing up for student rights.

I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS



2. Hamish Richardson

My name is Hamish Richardson, and I’m running with the Activate team to represent your voice on a national level within the National Union of Students. I’m currently your Education Officer, and I’ve been intimately involved with student representation for a number of years now, and have sat on your student council since 2015- and attended every National Union of Students Conference in that time.
I believe that NUS is the most powerful body in Australia for fighting against attacks on Education on all fronts. It has been key in stopping fee increases, and stopping $100,000 degrees - and I’m proud to have played a part in these efforts.
Activate has a strong record of being a strong representative voice on a national level, and I’m proud to have written policy for the National Union of Students on your behalf last year. We will always fight for fair, fully-funded accessible education, and your rights to attend University safely, and with your welfare needs met. I am proud to have worked with passionate activists from around the country who have made great strides this year in these goals, and I look forward to continuing this work if elected.
Activate has always made the most of the voice students are given and ensured that our representation at the National Union of Students is not wasted through non-attendance and failure to vote. We will continue this unfortunately unique commitment to making the most of your representation into next year.
Vote 1 Hamish Richardson
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



3. Alfred Lowe

Hi I’m Alfred and I’m a Unite candidate for NUS Delegate. I’m in my second year of study majoring in Sociology. I moved down from Alice Springs a few years ago to study and since then I have worked in a few community roles including as the Indigenous Officer for FUSA. I’m passionate about Indigenous rights, mental health, killer events and activities, and ducks.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS



4. Hilary Wigg

I’m Hilary Wigg, and I am running for National Union of Students Delegate with the Activate team.

This past year I was fortunate enough to be elected as the Welfare Officer on Student Council and have worked with the Activate team to provide an active and progressive student union. I believe that NUS should as well have your interested at the core and I will fight for student-focused initiatives and campaigns that will benefit your university experience. As an NUS Delegate last year I was able to see first hand the passion and energy of our national union and I will again strive to transfer this excitement to the Flinders campus next year.

We know that education is vital in the development of our country. For that reason, I am determined to stand strong against any future cuts to university funding in order to maintain the accessibility for all people to achieve a quality higher education.

I strongly value the importance of a passionate, influential and well-represented student union. I believe that all students should be aware of and involved in the campaigns and activities of their student representatives, and I will strive to aid the conversation and relationship between NUS and the wider student body. I want to ensure that the interests and ideas of students are at the forefront of all NUS actions and initiatives.

Vote 1 Hilary Wigg
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



5. Jordon O'Reilly

Hi I’m Jordon O'Reilly your current Student President and I’m the Unite candidate for NUS Delegate.
Look, I've been spent the past 12 months as your student president and even longer as your education officer, I'm running for NUS so I can take all the hard work that I've done and put that into NUS National Policy. The issue's like defending staff cuts and cuts to Higher Education which directly impacts your quality of education. What I want to do is leave you with a hard working team to continue to build on the achievements we've made this year which is why I’m proud to stand with Unite. A team who wants a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS



6. Rukmini Bhagya lakshmi Sannilla

My name is Rukmini Sannilla and I am running for the position of women officer as well as NUS delegate. I like being a part of the activities that involves the welfare of students. I had represented students in my previous class as well and understand what is expected of a Delegate. I believe in equal opportunity and equal rights. once elected, I will put all the best ideas that I have and learnt in my past. I am approachable and welcome new ideas and suggestions. I want to make sure, You all are welcome to approach me any time or shoot me a text if you ever need any assistance. Please Vote Rukmini Sannilla, vote "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM"



7. Christopher Norman

My name is Chris Norman and I am running for an NUS Delegate Position with the Activate team. I have been involved with FUSA since 2012, first through clubs and then on the Student Council as a general councillor and then as General Secretary.

During this time I have worked to improve the life of Students at Flinders and I would like to be able to represent Flinders Students on the National Stage.

I want to ensure that the National Union keeps fighting for things that are important to Flinders Students, like keeping the cost of University down. Increasing student payments and making sure that the University is providing a quality education and not simply trying to make money.

Vote 1 Christopher Norman
Vote 1 Activate

Accountable. Progressive. Proven



8. Avery Meneses

Hi I’m Avery Meneses and I’m the Unite candidate for Welfare Officer and NUS Delegate. I’m in my 2nd year of study and I want to get results to help students in every aspect of their university life. Having been to other universities previously, I have found that Flinders has a culture of caring and understanding and I would like to be at the forefront of empathy towards my peers.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team who want a unified campus that will make your time at university so much more enjoyable. We stand to bring bigger and better events, maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President. Vote [1] Unite for SRC. Vote [1] Unite for NUS.



9. Angus Clarke

This student election, vote for social justice!
My name is Angus Clarke and I’m an engineering and nanotech student and a socialist activist. I am running for a position as an NUS delegate.
YES to marriage equality! NUS has been instrumental in pushing forward the YES to Marriage Equality campaign and this is entirely due to left-wing activists within the national union. NUS should be fighting against the constant attacks on students and the young; this will only be possible with socialist members pushing the union to take action.
When students and academics are threatened with deportation NUS should be prepared to mobilise students to rally against the Australian state’s racism. NUS should be campaigning to utilise universities as safe havens for refugees, providing them with free and permanent accommodation.
We need a national union that isn’t just prepared to fight against attacks on students – funding cuts to universities, increased fees and cuts to penalty rates- but is prepared to mobilise students to campaign to make education free again.
In the age of Donald Trump and renewed threats of nuclear war, student unions urgently need to take a firm position against cooperation with Australian and US defence companies. Scientific research should be directed towards the interest of the people and planet, not the military and mining companies. NUS should campaign against the Adani coal mine and all other instances of environmental vandalism.
A union that fights for students’ rights and stands on the side of the oppressed will only be possible if socialist activists, like myself, make up a large and vocal proportion of delegates.
Vote for Left Action and get on the Gus Bus



10. Oliver Bullitis

G’day I’m Ollie Bullitis and I’m the Unite candidate for NUS Delegate. I’m in my third year at Flinders studying a Bachelor of Arts with a Politics major and have loved every minute of my time on campus. One of the reasons I love Flinders is the events from pub crawls to the FUSA ball to Karaoke nights at the Tav. That’s why I’m proud to stand with Unite to bring bigger and better events to campus.

The Unite team will also aim to unify our campus to ensure your time at university is a memorable experience, to maximise the amount of free welfare services and initiatives for students to enjoy (that means more doggos!), and to protect your interests in policy – not just university-wide, but nationally. We’ve assembled a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies under the Unite banner. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience. Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President Vote [1] Unite for SRC Vote [1] Unite for NUS



11. Vishnu Kiran

My name is Vishnu Kiran Ponaganti, you can simply call me Vishnu. I am running for the position of welfare officer as well as NUS delegate. My motive to run for these position is very clear, "Student Support !" I have been interested in working for the rights of students since college. My vision and mission involves the extended student support and protecting their rights. I understand the life is quite challenging for many students and their rights need to be protected from being spoilt. Once elected, I will make sure you all get the chance to be heard, I will work on your suggestions and ideas. Therefore, I request you to Vote VIshnu, Vote "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM"



12. Sonu Sonu

My name is Sonu and I have done my bachelors specializing in Political Science. currently, I am studying masters of business at Flinders. Representing students and fighting for their rights has always been my passion. I am running for this position because I believe students and their rights should be protected from being abused. I have a genuine interest and passion to work for the students. I believe that the quality education should be a fundamental right of every student. I am totally against the increased fees and universities considering education a source of earning money. Once elected, I will make sure every student is heard and represented well. I request you to Vote Sonu, Vote "THE SUPPORTIVE TEAM."



13. Katt Hatzi

Hello friends! I’m Katt, a Master of Tourism student, and I’m running for an NUS Delegate position.

Having been a Flinders student since starting my undergrad in 2011, I’ve seen the amazing transformation FUSA has made to campus culture and student life and the impact that NUS has in advocating for the rights of students and supporting them in all facets of their study. This year as Postgraduate Students Officer I’ve had the chance to not only advocate for students and have their voices heard by university management, but be involved in Nation Union of Students campaigns across a range of issues. I also had the opportunity to attend Education Conference where I presented a workshop and had a full experience of the passion and tenacity of NUS.

I believe my experiences as Postgraduate Officer have taught me how to best represent our university in a national forum and hold my ground when it comes to standing up for the welfare and interests of our student community.

Having seen the impact NUS and its campaigns have created on campus over the last year, I would love to use this position to see FUSA reach its full potential and make the most of every opportunity to make Flinders an even better place to study.

Vote [1] Katt Hatzi
Vote [1] Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



14. Kate Gallagher

Hi! I’m Kate and I am running for National Union of Students Delegate. I am studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and am the current Disabilities Officer for FUSA.
I am running for NUS Delegate as I am passionate about student welfare, mental health and accessibility of education, I have fought hard for students with disabilities in my current role and I want to take what I have learned to a national level to help ensure that welfare and disability issues are being represented across the country.
Vote 1 Kate Gallagher
Vote 1 Activate
Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



15. Ashley Sutherland

I’m Ashley, and I’m running for NUS Delegate with Unite. I’m in my fourth year at Flinders (finishing my BA, heading into Masters) and I’ve spent the past year as a proactive, dedicated member of your Student Council.
As your FUSA Social Activities Officer, I've delivered fun and affordable events to students, rallied against higher education funding cuts and campaigned to keep student and staff representation on University Council. I attended the National Union of Students Education Conference in July of this year, and I am keen to continue to represent Flinders students as an NUS Delegate at 2017’s National Conference.
I am particularly passionate about having input into NUS policy. As a Youth Ambassador for Australia’s National Youth Mental Head Foundation, headspace, I have seen first-hand the impact that cuts to welfare and higher education funding have on young people and students.
I’m proud to stand with Unite, a team that’ll bring bigger, better events, maximise free welfare initiatives, push for further inclusion of metropolitan and satellite campuses’ and fight against government attacks on students. Unite have led the way with the student response to the AHRC’s sexual harassment and assault survey and we’ll continue to protect your right to be safe on campus. As an NUS delegate, I will stand for fair policies that reflect the interests of Flinders students.
Unite a team of committed students - leaders from some of our best clubs and societies. We’re a team with a plan to deliver a strong, supportive and sustainable FUSA into the future. A team for a student led, student experience.
Vote [1] Ashley Sutherland for President
Vote [1] Unite for FUSA
Vote [1] Unite for NUS



16. Alexandra Edhouse

This student election, vote for social justice!
My name is Zanny Edhouse and I’m an arts student and a socialist activist. I am running for a position as an NUS delegate.
YES to marriage equality! NUS has been instrumental in pushing forward the YES to Marriage Equality campaign and this is entirely due to left-wing activists within the national union. NUS should be fighting against the constant attacks on students and the young; this will only be possible with socialist members pushing the union to take action.
When students and academics are threatened with deportation NUS should be prepared to mobilise students to rally against the Australian state’s racism. NUS should be campaigning to utilise universities as safe havens for refugees, providing them with free and permanent accommodation.
We need a national union that isn’t just prepared to fight against attacks on students – funding cuts to universities, increased fees and cuts to penalty rates- but is prepared to mobilise students to campaign to make education free again.
In the age of Donald Trump and renewed threats of nuclear war, student unions urgently need to take a firm position against cooperation with Australian and US defence companies. Scientific research should be directed towards the interest of the people and planet, not the military and mining companies. NUS should oppose the Adani coal mine and all other instances of environmental vandalism.
A union that fights for students’ rights and stands on the side of the oppressed will only be possible if socialist activists, like myself, make up a large and vocal proportion of delegates.
Vote for Left Action!



17. Amy Sonia Hueppauff

I’m in my fourth year of studying a Bachelor of International Studies, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Diploma of Language. I have previously served as the National Union of Students’ South Australian State Disabilities Officer, FUSA’s Disabilities Officer, and as a FUSA General Councillor.
I am running for a NUS Delegate position because I wish to represent the students of Flinders at the NUS National Conference to make sure that our interests are heard and to do my best to make sure that any policy passed at the National Conference has the best interests of Flinders students at its heart.
If elected I will:
• Represent the needs of Flinders University students at the NUS National Conference
• Endeavour to ensure that NUS stands up for all students, including Flinders students
• Keep up the fight against $100,000 degrees

Vote 1 Amy Sonia Hueppauff
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Progressive. Accountable. Proven.



18. Laurence Lacoon Williamson

Hi, I’m Laurence Lacoon Williamson, a languages student and an active socialist at Flinders. I’m running for a position as an NUS delegate.

The National Union of Students should be run on the basis of real left-wing politics. When attacks on students come from all sides - when Liberal and Labor governments one after the other cut funding to universities and increase student fees, we need a national union to be prepared to run campaigns against any party attacking students, and for those campaigns to have an orientation toward mobilising as many students as possible. NUS shouldn't be a resume-stuffer for future student politicians - it should be a left wing activist body for advancing student rights! The marriage equality campaign and the historic protest in Adelaide to support a Vote Yes was only possible because we have socialists in the NUS. We will need more if we are going to turn back the tide of all the government’s attacks on students and wider society.

If you want a union that will stand up rather than suck up, vote Laurence Lacoon Williamson and Left Action for NUS delegates!



19. Branislava Glamoclija

I believe that I have the capacity to be of a great assistance to students who are experiencing difficulties into getting either accepted into the university or any issues in general. Having to come to flinders university through the foundation studies myself i am aware of the journey and how challenging it can be. I love helping students with any issues related to their studies and im a big supporter to go forward in life and study. I wish to encourage as many students as possible to come to flinders and study and enjoy their time on campus. If i was selected for this position my goal would be to assist as many students, make them understand any issues they might have a worm and-welcoming kind support they would receive from me. Thank you. Branislava