Candidate Data Appearing in the Ballot

FUSA Elections 2020
   FUSA Student Council
      Student President
      General Secretary
      Education Officer
      Women's Officer
      Welfare Officer
      Postgraduate Students Officer
      International Students Officer
      Queer Officer
      Indigenous Students Officer
      Environment Officer
      Disabilities Officer
      Social Activities Officer
      Mature Age Students Officer
      General Council Member (6 positions available)
   National Union of Students Delegates 2020
      National Union of Students Delegates 2020

Poll Group: FUSA Elections 2020

Poll Group: FUSA Student Council

Poll: Student President
Sean Henschke



Hey Flinders! My name is Sean Henschke and I am running to be your Student President in 2021 with the Activate team. I’m currently serving as your General Secretary and studying a Bachelor of Arts.

From actively participating in the establishment of the Be a Better Human Campaign, to launching ‘The Queer Society’, I have been a strong and consistent voice for all students since first being elected to Student Council.

Since first being elected I have been recognised as National Queer Student of the Year, FUSA Club Member of the Year, and the Australia’s 30 under 30 LGBTIQ role models. I simply could not have achieved everything I have been able to without the support of my Activate comrades.

During my time as General Secretary, the Activate team and I have ensured that FUSA is well resourced and has your back. We introduced expanding funding options for clubs, and continued to provide them all with accessible resources. I have also worked to expand FUSA’s reach across the University through major projects such as renovating the clubs space and creative new and expanding existing autonomous spaces across all campuses.
We need a Student President who is experienced in the challenges facing FUSA. I believe in a strong and independent FUSA and will ensure that the foundations left by this year’s Student Council to incorporate FUSA and make it independent from the University do not go to waste.

The Activate team and I have the experience and drive to lead an independent FUSA that will have the resources and capacity to fight against student poverty, campaign against government attacks, and ensure our campuses are safe for each and every student!

Vote [1] Sean Henschke for Student President and NUS Delegate!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Artin Arjomandi



My name is Artin Arjomandi, I study Physiotherapy and I'm running to be your Campus President with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your education and the student life that accompanies it, at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

I want to introduce a student printing budget. I want to fight for universal breakfast access on campus. I want to push to standardized interpretations of academic integrity policy between colleges. I want to make FUSA more interested in students, rather than itself.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President





Poll: General Secretary
Molly Turnbull



Hey Flinders People! My name is Molly and I am running to be your next General Secretary with the Activate team. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work. I was fortunate enough to be elected as your Indigenous Students Officer in 2019 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Student Council.

During my time on Student Council, I have been able to achieve more inclusivity of the Indigenous culture at FUSA by making sure that they always have the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags hang up, also having an Indigenous artwork piece. When in lock-down I was still able to work with the FUSA staff to produce an online reconciliation week by creating a Spotify list of Indigenous artist a list of Indigenous movies.

At the moment I am currently working on NAIDOC community that consists of both students and staff to create more inclusive NAIDOC events. I have been resurrecting the Frist Nations Collective on Facebook and having the first AGM. Working with Yuggorindi to create study space down at Sturt. Also as the Indigenous officer, I have been meeting with the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Committee to make sure the new development is more inclusive of Indigenous culture.

If I am elected I will help clubs, collectives, and associations to get back on their feet after the COVID-19, by making sure FUSA staff have a clear understanding of what clubs need and want. Also, I fight for more there are efficient resources for clubs, collectives and associations to connect to and utilise.

Vote [1] Molly Turnbull for General Secretary!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Zoe Rich



I would like to nominate myself for the position of general secretary on the FUSA committee. I believe I would be perfect for this position as I have a lot of experience in a variety of roles. I was the equity officer for the duration of 2017 for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Adelaide Student Branch, I was then the vice-chair person for the duration of 2018, the chairperson for the duration of 2019 and am currently the secretary for the duration of this year. I believe I would make a great general secretary as I not only have experience in the equivalent role on the AIAA committee, but I am also a very organised person. I believe that I would be able to efficiently maintain financial records of all monies and assets of the association, as well as keep track of all the required information for meetings. I have great written and verbal communication skills and am confident that I would be able to present financial reports at each meeting in a concise and professional manner. I have maintained and managed records of the AIAA’s memberships, member details and mailing lists for the past two years, so I have faith in my ability to be able to do this for the FUSA association.



Annalise Hogan



My name is Annalise Hogan, I study psychological science and criminology and I'm running to be General Secretary
with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

I am running for General Secretary because I love Flinders; I want to give back to the Flinders community, and make a positive and lasting difference for all students. In particular, I want to boost support for clubs and academic associations by improving access to professional skill workshops that are tailored to club administration.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President





Poll: Education Officer
Nathan Fiedler



My name is Nathan, I study Bachelor of Law & Legal Practice with a Bachelor of Arts and I'm running to be Education Officer with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

I want to ensure there is student centric approach to education that acknowledges the diversity along with the reality that is and will be our university experience. I believe universities are public institutions for personal growth and knowledge not for-profit corporations where students are treated as customers. Unfortunately, universities across Australia are more so resembling the latter.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Benika Bhoola



Hey! I’m Benika and I am running for Education Officer with Activate. I’m currently studying a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) combined degree with a Bachelor in Design Technology Innovation. Last year I was elected as a General Council Member on Student Council and in July of this year I was fortunate enough to be elected as your Education Officer.

During my time on Student Council I launched the Employability Support Campaign which saw the University allocate $30,000 to help financially assist students seeking resume building qualifications (First Aid Certificates, RSAs, Barista Courses, etc.).

I have also ensured that there is a student focused assessment policy in place for 2021. This policy includes the implementation of clear deadlines for feedback, resubmissions on all major assignments, the removal of unnecessary exams, no assessments weighted more than 40% while ensuring that there are only 3-5 assessment types per topic.

During this semester I have continued to fight for the extension of all Covid Assessment changes, having also launched the ‘Support for Flinders University Students Must Continue!’ campaign which empowers students to voice their support for the continuing Covid-19 relief support.

As a Queer Immigrant and a woman in STEM I have experienced firsthand the systemic inequalities that many students face accessing education and know how important diversity in student representation is. I have also personally experienced the negative impact that a lack of financial support can have on a student’s quality of education. As Education Officer I will continue to advocate for safe and reliable access to tertiary education and will ensure adequate mental health services for students across all campuses to make sure that no students are left behind.

Vote [1] Benika Bhoola for FUSA Education Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Angus Clarke



Hi! I'm Angus Clarke, Left Action's candidate for Education Officer. In the context of health, ecological and economic crises, the Liberal government are on an all-out offensive against students, workers and welfare recipients.
It is only by mobilising students and fighting back that we can defend our interests against neoliberal governments (both Labor and Liberal) and University management. This is what Left Action activists like myself have consistently done. We will fight education cuts, no compromises!
Left Action stands in solidarity with all of those fighting against the injustices of capitalism. We oppose all forms of oppression: sexism, racism and LGBTI oppression.
Vote 1 Angus Clarke for Education Officer, General Councillor and NUS delegate
Vote Left Action!



Leanne Gerekaroff



In my current work, I engage with complex students, parents and support workers, teaching staff and managers. My experiences with the Access and Equity Committee and most recently as an observer within the Flinders University Higher Degrees by Research Committee has provided educational experiences that can translate in supporting student life. I am a PhD student in the field of Education, hence my interest in educational policy and the impact on student outcomes. My professional experiences in working with students in my current role as a senior counsellor provides me with insight into the educational needs of students.
Why I want to be involved:
I see this as an opportunity to further develop my professional knowledge of educational policy and practice and how this will enhance individuals lives. These skills will be transferable into my current work practices and throughout my professional development and future academic career.





Poll: Women's Officer
Caitlin Allman



My name is Caitlin, I study Medical Science and I'm running to be Women’s Officer with UNITE.
UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

Women should be empowered in everything they are involved in and should be a part of every and all opportunities possible. Given the hardship for women’s collectives at other universities this past year, the demand for strong women’s representation is of high importance. Being involved in empowering women is something I feel strongly about because, despite the cliché, women can change the world and it can start right in our university. Ensuring women feel comfortable, safe and heard should and will be a priority if I were Women’s Officer.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Zoe Rich



I would like to nominate myself for the position of women’s officer on the FUSA committee. I believe I would be perfect for this position as I have a lot of experience in a variety of roles. I was the equity officer for the duration of 2017 for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Adelaide Student Branch, I was then the vice-chair person for the duration of 2018, the chairperson for the duration of 2019 and am currently the secretary for the duration of this year. During my four years on the AIAA committee, I organised and ran many successful events from BBQ’s to industry night. One of the things I was most passionate about was representing a minority in the aerospace field – women. I am an extremely organised and passionate person and I believe I would be able to successfully coordinate and implement a variety of campaigns on issues of importance to female students. I would be honored to be a part of the ‘Be a Better Human Campaign’ steering group, I am extremely passionate about all things women’s rights. I grew up in a small county town, where people are quite sexist, homophobic, etc, so its really important to me to be a part of something that aims to educate people on these issues. I also believe that I am a very friendly and approachable person, so I’m sure female students would feel comfortable coming to me for help in regards to personal and academic matters for me to then refer them to the correct campus/non-campus services. I have great written and verbal communication skills, as well as a passion for equality, so I believe I would make a fantastic spokesperson regarding the issues that are of importance to female students.



Luca Sardelis



Hey Flinders, hope you’re well. My name is Luca and I am running with the Activate team to be your FUSA Women’s Officer in 2021.

I’m currently studying a combined degree of Criminology and Psychological Science and have a strong passion for social justice. I have played an active role in leadership my whole life, stemming back to SRC, primary and senior school captaincies. As an activist, a personal highlight of mine was presenting services for a week over Autism Awareness Month.

I’m not afraid of the F word (feminism) and consider myself an intersectional feminist. My personal ethos is centered around empowering and validating the experiences of all women. I aim to understand and accommodate for the diverse needs of all people along the gender spectrum, including gender non-binary people and men, of whom I acknowledge are also severely impacted by the patriarchy. As the term ‘intersectional’ implies- if I am elected as your Women’s Officer, I aim to work with the Welfare Officer to continue to supply menstrual hygiene products and oversee the implementation of gender-neutral bathrooms, the Social Activities officer to facilitate women centered events and other Office Bearers to build up the women’s collective as an inclusive environment. 2021 marks the distribution of the Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Survey commissioned by Universities Australia. I understand and embrace the significance of the role of women’s officer during this sensitive period and aim to be an approachable figure to any with issues in regard to this sensitive content.

Here at Flinders, non-men make up the majority of students, and I would be humbled to listen to, learn from and act on your behalf.

Vote [1] Luca Sardelis for Women’s Officer
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Vidana Arachchige Kashmini Nimesha Appuhami



I am Vidana.I am a second year student studying Masters of Biotechnology.I am willling to do some thing new that can be help to improve my skills.I have some experiences working as a l team eader in my mother country as well as in the Flinders University. IIwas a topic representative in the last semester.I am a volunteer in OASIS in the University.I have gained lots of assistance from Horizon Award workshops as well. I am a good public speaker and I'm confident to speak infront of any number of audience and I like to share my experience with others,I would like to improve my knowledge in women affairs in the university and in order to do that i woild like to apply for the above mentioned position.
As a women I want to understand the needs and wants of women in our Society .Moreover, as a women I had overcome many of problems in my life.From those things I have gained more experiences and understanding about life and difficulties women faced in our society .I guess I have an ability help to protects womens rights in our society.But I have to improve my talents,identify my weak points and really want make a change in the society.I hope ,this would be a great opportunity for that.





Poll: Welfare Officer
Rudraksh Goud Yadagiri (Rudra)



Hi, my self Rudraksh goud yadagiri you call me (RUDRA) and this year i am also running for the post of Welfare officer 2021. I understand student welfare problems, since as student I have also experienced a numerous sought of bad experience which need to be fixed out. My personal experiences also a reason which inspired me to try to make a change for you. So, that I can bring a ‘Pretty Smile on Your Faces’. Moreover, major issue which is this pandemic has affected many of our life’s, and lead many students to face and still facing with bad experiences, depression, financial issues many more, if I elected as student welfare officer, I will ensure that you all get all sought of possible support for our university, as well your welfare and happiness would me my top most priority. I plan to effort on developments like creating a weekend networking support, events and campaigns to reduces your academic stress, free food to all students, improving student’s wellbeing services like Counselling, Mental Health services, spiritual enchantment and culture events, safe and relaxed environment at Flinders. I’ve tried to ensure my plans cover every aspect which you expect from me. Moreover, i need students to feel easy in approaching me for any feedbacks on what they feel needs to be improved. Since We Altogether as a diverse family of Flinders community, shall work together, support each other and be diverse since power lies in unity.
So, kindly provide a chance to be great reason for your valuable smiles and with all your support, I am confident to fulfill Flinders to become top notch among welfare aspects.
Thanks
Rudraksh goud yadagiri - (RUDRA)



Jesy Murphy



Hi Flinders! My name is Jesy and I’m running to be your next Welfare Officer with the Activate team! I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Forensic and Analytical Science specialising in Biological Forensics and I am currently on FUSA Student Council as the Women’s Officer.

This year on Student Council I have upgraded the Women’s Space in the main hub to make it a more inclusive and welcoming space, I have revived the Women’s Collective and will continue to work with it during my time at Flinders. I have been at the forefront of acquiring funding to get gender neutral bathrooms installed across the University and have started work on getting an infant feeding room and STEM women’s space installed near SILC on the Bedford park campus.

Student welfare is something I am very passionate about; I believe someone in this role should be able to reach across multiple spheres as student welfare is a campus wide issue. Being in the Women’s Officer role this year, I believe that I have gained skills and knowledge that I can use to take the Welfare Officer position to the next level.

If I am elected, I will continue the amazing work of the past Welfare Officer who I have already worked with this year, working on the Be a Better Human campaign, continuing to supply menstrual hygiene products to students on campus and improve student welfare packages. I will strive to improve student homeless and poverty and I will fight for affordable food on campus.

Vote [1] Jesy Murphy for Welfare Officer and NUS Delegate!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Hope Douglas



I am a caring and understanding person who only ever wants to assist the wellbeing of others. I am reliable and will do my best in a role like this.



Graci Andrea



My name is Graci Andrea, I study a concurrent Bachelor of Arts(Enhanced Program for High Achievers) and a double Bachelor of Law and Legal Practices/Bachelor of Criminology and I'm running to be Welfare Officer(should this be capitalised or not?) with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

In the role of Welfare Officer, I hope to push for real support and resources to be constantly available and visible to students on campus, rather than performative gestures. This will range from a push of both internal and external mental health supports having a visible and constant presence on campus, working closely with the Be a Better Human campaign, and ensuring universal breakfasts across the entire university, not only at the Bedford Park campus.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Ajomandi for President





Poll: Postgraduate Students Officer
Josh Harmer



My name is Josh Harmer, I study a Masters in Public Policy and Management and I’m running to be the Postgraduate Students Officer with UNITE. UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the hear of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter. Our postgraduate students need far more support than they currently receive. We are seeing PHD students forced to abandon or defer their studies in record numbers. Our international students have been left stranded without the government and university support they desperately need. FUSA must work actively to relieve pressure on our postgraduate students and ensure they can focus on their studies. Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS Vote
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Emily Williams



Hello Flinders!

My name is Emily Williams and I am running for Postgraduate Students Officer with the Activate team, as I believe that university should be a safe place for all. I am currently studying a Masters of Arts (Women’s Study), and have previously been involved in student representation and advocacy at the University of South Australia Student Association, where I advocated for students within the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. I was also involved as club executive and an academic student representative at UniSA; and work with Jasiri Australia to give opportunities to young people that identity as girls to partake in parliament and democracy training as they do have a place in the house. So am well placed to make a difference and hope to be awarded the opportunity to represent you now that I am studying at Flinders.

For postgraduate students, there is often uncertainty surrounding careers and job prospects with many graduates not working in academia, trying to juggle the struggles of study, work and our mental health we will look towards opportunities for you. If elected, I will ensure that democracy returns to the Flinders Uni Postgraduate Students Association, and that it can once again become a fighting force for representing our rights as postgraduate students.

My passion for changes to policies to reduce systemic barriers is what drives me. I will act with integrity and respect to provide opportunities to all those that feel disadvantaged, being the voice to ensure our values are not only heard but actioned. This is why I am running with Activate. We are a team of passionate and dedicated students running for election to improve Flinders University for all students, at all campuses.

Vote [1] Emily Williams for Postgraduate Students Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Elaine Yee Len Kung



I will work in close association with the Postgrad Association to arrange a variety of events and their effective promotion for all postgrads so that no one misses out.
I will organise inter-hall activities and events during term-term and holiday period to create more vibrant social life for postgraduate students.





Poll: International Students Officer
Angelo Liang



My name is Angelo LIANG, I’m running as an candidate for the International Student Officer, I would endeavour to improve the day-to-day experience of the students of Flinders University by the work of the position of 2020 to 2021.

As the President of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Flinders University, I have an extensive understanding of the needs of our University and international students.Therefore I have deep experience expressing students' demands to university.

I am passionate about making sure that the offshore international students have the same opportunities as all other onshore students and I want to ensure that every student’s time on Flinders University is as enjoyable as possible.

I will fight to get greater support for clubs on campus and more funding for club events to help with the students who have been influenced by COVID-19.

I will promote more clubs cooperate together to organzie more events for students; like providing multi-food festivals and career develpment exchange conference across the campus.

I stand for university need to hear more voice from students to strive for the early accomplishment of the 2025 agenda, as well as I would like to take the opportunity to get to know what students REALLY want from their university and how to go about making it happen.

I believe that I have the necessary vision and passion to stand up for the rights of students. I wish international students can integrate into Australian Multiculture Society faster because of my efforts.



Gurleen Kaur



My main motive behind coming up as an international students officer is to support all the international students studying at Flinders University. From my personal experience, it needs a lot of courage to leave your family behind and be on you own in a different country. Therefore, i would like to take this initiative at Flinders university where i can make all the international student feel like a family and help and support then wherever needed. As Flinders aims to become a global leader in education, supporting international students and taking care of their needs would bring them one step closer to it. I would put my best efforts to do that.
Thank You



Abdalhadi Abualhaj



Hadi, i am an international student. studying master of international development.
8 year of working experience with police in different positions, last three years i was working as an assessment and evaluation officer at police academy back in my state.
i am looking for you help to win this election so i can present you and try to achieve more things for international students and help other students as well.



Vrinda Bhutani



My Name is Vrinda Bhutani. I study Bachelors of Commerce (Finance and Economics) and I’m running to be International Students Officer with UNITE.
UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.
Being an international student myself, I have experienced mostly all sorts of things in university till now. Being it financial or mental problems. So, I am aware of all international student problems and would listen to what they are going through. International students usually feel left out and cannot always get involved socially in the university. Moreover, managing finances is a great deal for us. So, I would push for the introduction of a printing budget and cheaper food on campus and more for all of us, more general catch-ups for us to bond and talk out along with creating opportunities to get you involved with the Aussie culture. I Would tend to create some job opportunities in the university itself, would ensure to serve you with all honesty and full enthusiasm to provide you best experience of the university life.
So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNIITE team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for president



Rubayat Sarwar



Hey Legends! This is Rubayat Sarwar. I came to Australia from Bangladesh to study Master of Business (Finance) under the prestigious Australian Awards Scholarship and am so excited to be running for International Students Officer with ACTIVATE!

Through various cultural activities, I have already developed a very strong connection with International Student Services which is a strong base for the international students when they need to approach to University for any concerns. Besides, solid volunteering experiences with Flinders Career Hub and Flinders Community Market in OASIS as well as my role as a Well-being Ambassador on the ‘R U OK?’ day have made me couple of steps ahead of my competitors for this position.

As an International student, I myself know that international students often feel uncomfortable with new environment and foreign culture. They have faced financial and mental health issues; especially in the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes, they get upset by undesired racist incidents. These challenges continuously impact the performance of international students at Flinders University.

If I get elected, I will take initiatives for international students to cope up with unfamiliar environment. As I am already doing my role as Vice-president of Flinders University Bangladeshi Students' Association, I have experience about what difficulties they may face. If I get elected, I will ensure international students clubs’ activities smooth. I will help international students raising their issues to the University administration, especially in the COVID-19 regime. To strengthen anti-racism activities in the university, I will strive my best. If I get elected, it will be an absolute pleasure to make bridge among international and domestic students. Believing in inclusive environment, I will work to arrange different events which will enhance everyone’s cultural sensitivity.

Vote [1] for RUBAYAT SARWAR for International Students Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Mohammed Ismail Chisti



Hello! My name is Mohammed Ismail Chisti, I study Bachelor of Information Technology at, and I am running for the position of International Students Officer of the Flinders University Students Association (FUSA). I strongly believe in unity on campus and giving everyone a fair chance and a say despite gender, nationality, religion or belief. Therefore, my first task as your International Students Officer will be to try and unite all the international students studying at Flinders as only through unity can we hope to bring about change! It is also vital to empower the international student body with a voice that will stand up for their rights. Hence, I will try my utmost to lobby for improvements across the board throughout the campus in relation to meeting the various
needs of the international students studying at Flinders. If elected, I will endeavour to improve the student services and other facilities provided to international students on our campus, not only in the short term but the long term also. I would like to create more interaction between the local students and the international students on campus in relation to social, academic and financial matters. Trying to advocate for providing all international students with a host family, who could help them make their transition into the Australian society easier, is one important goal that I will definitely try my best to achieve. Lastly, I will try to organise various social events, workshops for improving language and writing skills and academic seminars throughout the year for the international students to attend and benefit from. So, in order to move forward and create positive changes for ALL international students, please cast your vote for me, Mohammed Ismail chisti, to serve you all as your International Students Officer. Thank you!



Pradeep Malvi



I am a International student and if will win this election as a position of International students officer. I will promise to you I will give my best for helping students.
Thank you



Tsz Shing Roy



My name is Roy and I’m currently in my first year of study of. master of I.T. As a international student from Hong Kong, I know how difficult university life can be, particularly for people from overseas. That’s why I’m passionate about improving the wellbeing of
international students on campus and make their transition into university life easy and welcoming. I have been very involved in university society, such as volunteer of Oasis community market, member of flinders badminton club. That is why one of my goals, if elected, would be to improve relationships with Clubs and Societies.



Elaine Yee Len Kung



I do my utmost best to help some of the international students integrate with the local community by increasing access to learning English language.
I make advice more visible in terms of housing for students (home and international students)





Poll: Queer Officer
John Kelly



My name is John Kelly, I study a bachelor of international relations and political science and I'm running to be Queer Officer with UNITE.
UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.
I’m running for queer officer to make flinders university more accessible and safer for queer students especially considering recent toxicity and exclusionary practices that has many Queer students feeling unwelcome in their own community. I wish to add a more nuanced approach to policy around queer students here at flinders, recognising that queer students aren’t a homogeneous group but a diverse community. As Queer Officer I wish to have a stronger relationship with teachers and staff as to better deal with issues that arise in classes but also so that teachers and staff can better understand the people they’re teaching and helping. I also wish to build up FUSA’s relationship with the Queer community so I as Queer Officer can better meet the needs of all Queer and LGBTQIA+ students here at flinders. Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.
So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Shanii Sparrow



Hey Flinders! My name is Shanii and I am running to be your next FUSA Queer Officer with the Activate Team. I’m currently a first-year student, studying a Bachelor of Media and Communication.

I’ve spent the last year being the Communications Officer for the Queer Collective, I’ve also spent the last month on FUSA Student Council as a General Council Member. During 2020 I noticed the negative effects that social isolation has had on people and have worked on several projects to support students, and the LGBTQIA+ community, including creating an online art week for Transgender Day of Visibility, that celebrated the diversity of transgender bodies, lives and experiences. Some of the recent things I have been working to help the community are creating quarantine care packages, providing support and information for students struggling from financial hardship and renovating the queer space on campus to make it more inclusive and accessible.

During my time on campus, I have noticed a lack of accessible and inclusive spaces, which has often forced people to be excluded. If I have the incredible opportunity to be elected as your queer officer, I will continue to work towards promoting awareness, acceptance and inclusivity, by advocating for LGBT+ rights, I intend on talking to students and listening to their stories and needs, so I can implement initiatives to support and empower students, create and improving safe spaces.

I’m passionate about ensuring that student voices are heard and continuing to advocate for; refugee rights, raising the age of incarceration to protect children, and ending gay conversion therapy.

I’m running with Activate as they’re a team of progressive, inclusive and passionate people, who are working towards a better future.

Vote [1] Shanii Sparrow for Queer Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.





Poll: Indigenous Students Officer
Shelly Haseldine



Hi Flinders! My name is Shelly Haseldine and I am running for 2021 Indigenous Student Officer with the Activate team. I am currently in my first year studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts. I am originally from Ceduna, South Australia, which is roughly eight hours from Adelaide

I was fortunate enough to represent the Indigenous students at my high school as the 2019 Indigenous Captain. In this role, I understood the importance of maintaining a positive relationship with the students and staff, which I will achieve if I were to be elected. By working closely with Yunggorendi and FUSA staff and students, I will be able to successfully and progressively make studying at Flinders University more enjoyable.

As there are many Indigenous students who have had to leave their homes in order to pursue their goals, I strongly believe Flinders University should have a strong, positive and respectful Indigenous community.

I also understand that every student goes through different struggles, this being personal, educational stress or illness. Which is why I will support Indigenous students, no matter how big or small their issue may be. I would ensure important events such as Reconciliation and NAIDOC Week are celebrated by promoting Indigenous history and language, hosting barbecues and movie nights which feature Indigenous films.

I am running with the Activate team because we believe in an inclusive Flinders for all Indigenous people, and have the skills to achieve strong support, guidance and more for Indigenous students.

Vote [1] Shelly Haseldine for Indigenous Students Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Keenan Smith



My name is Keenan Smith and I am a Wirangu, Mirning and Kokatha person from the far west coast of South Australia. I’m running to be your FUSA Indigenous Officer with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience.

I have represented and advocated for my Indigenous student community at Flinders across all levels of this university. I will always ensure our voices are heard and keep FUSA accountable to our students. If I am elected, I will ensure that Indigenous students are more accurately represented on FUSA Council than they have over the past year. I will do this by bringing the expertise that I have used when I was president of the Union of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students (UATSIS), the president of Flinders Indigenous Students Association (FISA), and as a student representative on the Working Group of Flinder's inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and now its Oversteering Committee, to ensure that Indigenous voices are never ignored at a time when our voices must be louder than ever and are appropriately advocated for. Our sovereignty was never ceded! Always was, Always will be Aboriginal Land!

So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President





Poll: Environment Officer
Amy Tschirn



Hi, my name is Amy Tschirn and I am running for re-election as Environment Officer with the Activate Team.

I am a PhD student researching kangaroo evolution. My undergrad was a Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Ecology & Evolution and Environmental Sciences. For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about the environment; nature is a big part of who I am. I became a scientist so that I could better understand and care for our planet, and I intend on spending the rest of my life doing exactly that.

As your incumbent Environment Officer, I have represented students on campaigns to pressure the uni to stop funding fossil fuels and improve recycling on campus. I’ve worked with Student Council and Clubs to revitalise the community garden, organise climate change protests, run clean ups, planting days and workshops. I co-founded the Sustainability & Environment Club, and I was on the executive of the Palaeontology Society for three years.

But I’m only just getting started! In 2021, I want to continue advocating on issues that are close to my heart - feminism, egalitarianism, social justice and, obviously, environmentalism. I am determined to hold the uni to accountable for their reprehensible fossil fuel-funding investments, push for better green spaces on all campuses, and help people learn to reduce their ecofootprint.

I am uniquely skilled to take on the role of Environment Officer; with my science qualifications and experience working with FUSA, I know what positive changes I can realistically push for and how to most effectively advocate for these.

I will work with the Activate Team, and with you, to ensure that we achieve beneficial environmental outcomes on campus for now, and for the future.

Vote [1] Amy Tschirn for Environment Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Rudraksh Goud Yadagiri (Rudra)



Hi, my self Rudraksh goud yadagiri you call me (RUDRA) and this year i am running for the post of environment officer 2021. As a second year masters of environmental management student, myself very much passionate about sustainability and ecological conservation as well i am committed to assisting flinders university to reach it’s prospective in making our university more eco-friendly . Moreover, day to day the concerns of global warming uprightly becoming a major danger to the world of humanity for which we are presently eyewitness right know. So if i elected as environment officer, I plan to effort on developments such as enhanced recycling methods on campus, the execution of various ecofriendly activates, awareness programs, and promoting our university to best example for ecologically friendly aspects in south Australia. Furthermore, through the experience and participation with organizations in and outside of university, I feel I will be perfect person for this position to attain these objectives. Also I am constantly open to new ideas, and will be cheerful to listen to you and effort with anybody on campaigns. Since We Altogether as a Part of Humanity Shall Protect Our Mother Nature, in fact, the power lies in togetherness we are a treasured resources to the Flinders community. With your all support, I am confident to fulfill Flinders to become more sustainable and eco-friendly.
Thanks
Rudraksh goud yadagiri - (RUDRA)



Adrian Di Ubaldo



I would like to be FUSA Environment Officer so that:
• The university can provide students with native seedlings that they can plant or keep in a pot at their own residence
• Places where construction without necessary post-construction environmental care has occurred can be restored to their natural states – think large gravel patches which are all too common at Flinders University!
• The native fauna and flora are supported on and off of campus – this includes community-based reforestation projects and maintenance of invasive species
• Events involving students and staff will be created to draw attention to the climate crisis
• The messages of Flinders University scientists are projected to students/staff
• Single-use plastic presence can be dramatically reduced on campus
• Students/staff are supported when creating groups which oppose destruction of the environment
• Ethical and eco-friendly business practices are observed on campus

I take a very pragmatic approach to caring for the environment:

I am volunteering for Trees For Life this year by growing over 300 native tree seedlings for a reforestation project.
I am a member of the Australian Native Plants Society.
I am a member of the World Wildlife Fund.
I am also a beekeeper.

Using evidence-based decision making to influence choices is key, and if elected I will involve Flinders University scientists throughout all projects to ensure well informed decisions can be made and that Australian fauna and flora can thrive!

Your vote takes us one step closer to an eco-friendly Flinders University.
Thank you, vote #1
-Adrian Di Ubaldo



Shumsher Kc



Hi! my name is Shumsher KC (sam), studying a postgraduate diploma in Environment Health. My interest in natural science and built environment was from my childhood which then grows up into my passion after doing undergraduate in Forest science and graduates in Environmental management. With a sound understanding of environmental policy, ecosystem management, project management, and along with this public health studies, I believe that I can provide a vital contribution in establishing sustainable environmental and public health governance within and outside the Flinders community. With this nomination statement for environment officer, I promise to proactively engage in environmental-related activities and program with full commitment and dedication.

My reliability, adaptability, friendly nature, and excellent communication skills are the assets that I would bring to this organization. I am a good listener and always appreciate the new ideas and happy to incorporate everyone's voices in program planning and implementation. As we all know the environment is a diverse and integrated field of science, coordination and cooperation is a vital aspect in planning and implementing environmental programs. I believe that I have the capability to influence and motivate others in our joint venture of creating Flinders an environmentally friendly and sustainable university. I hope for your support and assistance in this endeavor.



Tahlia Moffatt



My name is Tahlia Moffatt, I study International Relations and Geography and Environmental Studies and I'm running to be Environment Officer with UNITE.
UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

I am running with UNITE to promote real change on campus – not to facilitate further greenwashing. For example, Flinders, by virtue of our campus locations, has the potential to implement a meaningful carbon offset plan, an initiative that I would whole-heartedly support as Environmental Officer.

I want to engage and work with the Flinders community to develop a multifaceted, actionable approach to environmental issues that we all care about – without passing the costs onto students and staff.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So, on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President





Poll: Disabilities Officer
Lachlan White



My name is Lachlan White, I study Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) and I'm running to be Disabilities Officer with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

If elected, expanding disabilities students services to all campuses and improving available services at Bedford Park, Tonsley and Sturt. During COVID19, disabilities student have seen a lack of targeted support.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Anu Francis



My name’s Anu and I am running for Disabilities Officer with Activate. I am currently in 3rd year of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) and am a Flinders University Scholarship Athlete, having medalled for South Australia in para-rowing and Australia in para-badminton. Living with Cerebral Palsy, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Auditory Processing Disorder and through my studies in disability and advocacy work through Julia Farr Association, I have both personal and professional experience with disability.

I was elected as Disabilities Officer in mid-2019 and re-elected in 2020. During my time in the role I have formed the FUSA Disabilities Collective and established a temporary Disabilities Space in the Student Hub and secured funding for the permanent space, including fully-accessible study and kitchen facilities. I directly supported students with disabilities and advocated to ensure their voices are heard and taken seriously. This included obtaining university support and funding for maximising physical accessibility of all Flinders campuses, including improving wayfinding, lecture theatre access, and signage of features including accessible paths, lifts and toilets.

If re-elected I will ensure the projects I commenced in 2020 are finalised so they can benefit current students. I hope to increase social inclusion and awareness of students with disabilities through Disabilities Collective campaigns and events, including adaptive sports come and try sessions. I will continue holding the university accountable for addressing the needs of students with disabilities through direct consultation about future projects, as I did with the current bus shelter upgrades and Flinders Railway Station Plaza. Ultimately, I hope to continue working with and for Flinders students with disabilities to ensure their experiences at university are positive and inclusive so they can reach their full potential at university and beyond.

Vote [1] Anu Francis for Disabilities Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.





Poll: Social Activities Officer
Rudraksh Goud Yadagiri (Rudra)



Hi, my self Rudraksh goud yadagiri you call me (RUDRA) and this year i am also running for the post of social activity officer 2021. It has been evidenced that life is short span of time with numerous uncertainties and unpredictable event of acts in which right mode of balance among work and social connections are very vital to make your life more beautiful and higher prone to victory, and it important to live very moment of life. My personal experiences also a reason which inspired me to try to make a change for you. So, that I can bring a ‘Pretty Smile on Your Faces’. To say prominently my top most priority would be to make your university life as best as possible with great memories for life time. I plan to effort on developments like creating a weekend networking support, improving and organising new and existing events and campaigns to reduces your academic stress like FUSA Pub Crawl, FUSA Bal, Outside Cinemas, assistance for Clubs on their events, expanding on campus engagement with students, added events on Sturt and Tonsley campus. spiritual enchantment and culture events since culture has the supremacy to enhance a student’s education enormously, safe and relaxed environment at Flinders. I’ve tried to ensure my plans cover every aspect which you expect from me. Moreover, i need students to feel easy in approaching me for any feedbacks on what they feel needs to be improved. Since We Altogether as a diverse family of Flinders community, shall work together,support each other and be diverse since power lies in unity.
So, kindly provide a chance to be great reason for your valuable smiles and with all your support, I am confident to fulfill Flinders to become top notch among social aspects.
Thanks
Rudraksh goud yadagiri - (RUDRA)



Ange Nishimwe



Hello Flinders! My name is Ange, and I am running to be your next Social Activities Officer under Activate. I am currently a first-year student studying medical science. As a first-year student, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to maintain an excellent work-life balance and the importance of doing so.

In my previous role as a Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools' Alliance, Youth Action Team (NASSSA YAT) member, I was involved in running countless activities and events that promoted interschool relationships and the wellbeing of students. Such events included a student-led anti-bullying conference as well as raising awareness and a better understanding of students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

If successful, I will work hard with students and Flinders staff to create invigorating activities that are accessible for all. I will maintain and increase the strong interpersonal relationships between FUSA and clubs by ensuring that clubs are an integral part of the process when holding events run by FUSA. The engagement and opinion of students will be a key factor with events being largely dedicated to students own unique university experience and as relief from academic stress. Whether that be through pub crawls, BBQ’S, dedicated club activities/events, etc.

Following the events of COVID19, I know now more ever, the importance of social interactions and student engagement. I am extremely excited to be running as a candidate under Activate and look forward to representing you all!

Vote [1] Ange Nishimwe for Social Activities Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Sam Bhattacharjee



My name is Sam Bhattacharjee, I am studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences and I'm running to be Social Activities Officer with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

As Social activities officer i would be responsible for the organisation of the Association's social events, prepare the annual social calendar and work in conjunction with the events and projects manager to facilitate events such as pub crawls and student balls.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President





Poll: Mature Age Students Officer
Ethan Zimmermann



Hey Flinders! My name is Ethan Zimmermann and I am running to be your FUSA Mature Age Students Officer with the Activate team. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Philosophy.

At the most recent meeting of Student Council, I was elected as your Mature Age Student Officer after my nomination was unanimously supported. I nominated myself for this role as mature aged students have the least dedicated support services, with ongoing cuts and regularly being forgotten from the university experience.

I started my university journey by enrolling in Foundation Studies, an experience which is common for many students starting later in life. I am living within the Deirdre Jordon Village at Flinders University, which has allowed me to be connected to the university community and understand the vital needs of students’ living on and off campus. I am currently working on projects to support mature age students during Covid-19 and ensure that they have equal access to education, despite the many technological challenges of external education.

If I am elected to continue in my role as Mature Age Students Officer, I would ensure mature age students are no longer forgotten and made a key part of student life. I would also ensure that we get better access to mental health services and financial assistance. I will fight to create spaces and opportunities for mature aged students to have access to dedicated support and assistance in their studies - recognising the diverse issues that mature aged students face.

I am running with the Activate team because they are progressive and have continued to create new and better experiences for Flinders students.

Vote [1] Ethan Zimmermann for Mature Age Students Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Verynnia Neilson



Hiya! My name is Verynnia Neilson. I am a mid year mature age entrant student. I am currently in the beginning of my third year of studying a BA in Medical Science. I am running to represent for mature age students at Flinders University.

As a concerned student - it is important to me, that all voices feel heard and validated. I have twenty years experience in education and truly believe that potential to understand and overcome pre learned conceptions about your learning journey can develop and that every person deserves a quality to their learning - no matter the pace that they absorb and retain a new skill and information.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic, diverse and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders University.

Our goal is to create is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and empower clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

On the 6-8 October 2020
Vote [1] for the UNITE team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Graham Davidson



Hello, my name is Graham Davidson and I am currently in my second semester of my first year studying a Bachelor of Biotechnology. I am interested in the role of a mature age student officer to discuss and promote issues that are important to mature age students to provide a positive impact on the experience of students, increase my opportunities to improve skills in communication and leadership, gaining opportunities to meet other students and staff, to contribute to the student community and to become more involved within Flinders University.

Being a representative for mature age students will allow me to improve my communication and leadership skills beyond those provided primarily through being only a student. I look forward to having this opportunity to represent you, acting as a representative to make your issues and ideas heard.



Jessica Williams



As a mature age student, a mum of two boys and someone who enjoys hearing people's life stories, I believe I not only meet the criteria but have the necessary passion and empathy to represent mature age students at Flinders University. I would be proud to have fellow students trust me to hear their concerns and do what I can to make changes and have our unique challenges heard. Mature age students may be more of a minority at university but our learning is important to us and each student will come with their own life experiences. I hope I can hear some of these stories on my learning journey and perhaps make a positive difference at the same time.



Jessie O'Brien



This is my second time at Flinders with 12 years between degrees, I am now in my 30's and a mother of 3. I juggle full time study with part time work and solo parenting, I understand the intricate challenges that being a mature aged student can bring and I am the approachable and friendly person to address these with you.

I can offer support, understanding and collaboration to ensure that your issues are validated and concerns raised. I personally would like to see more flexible time table arrangements and to champion the continued push for access to student learning support for all students.





Poll: General Council Member (6 positions available)
Ailin Liu



In 2013 I arrived Australia and commenced my study as an international student. At that time I came across some difficulties, such as language barriers and cultural differences, but by receiving lots of help and support from the unversity, I successfully graduated and now I'm working as a nurse.
I came back to university this year for further study, and I'm looking forward to help other students as I was helped before. With my very unique experience, I am more aware of the cultural diversity at our university, and the difficulties that a student may encounter when pursuing tertiary education. I would like to work with other members of FUSA to assist and advocate for our students.



Rachel Hemer



Hey Flinders! My name is Rachel and I will be running to be a FUSA General Councillor with Activate. I am studying a Bachelor of Science combined with a Masters of Teaching here at Flinders and have been here for 4 years

Currently I am the Treasurer of the Flinders University Queer Collective and have worked on many of their excellent initiatives, including Pride week, Queer space renovations, and the Spooktacular. This year I have worked with current members of student council including the Queer Officer and the Women’s Officer. My experience working within a club gives me a good idea of how FUSA operates and how I can strive to work on and improve it

One of my core aims if I am elected will be to work with my fellow Student council members on the excellent initiatives they propose, as well as working on existing initiatives and seeing them through. Most recently I have published the Flinders Queer Report which pushes the university to improve visibility, safety on campus, students services, and a variety of other things. Overall I want to work to see support for minority groups as well as a reduction in discrimination for these people as I believe all students have the right to learn, regardless of of your identifiy.

Vote [1] Rachel Hemer for General Councillor
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable



Kaylen Scurrah



My name is Kaylen, I study International Relations and I'm running to be a General Councillor with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that people get the best out of the educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for everyone. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

I’m running in support of the Unite team in promoting course quality and accountability at Flinders, promoting the idea of a consistent free breakfast program on campus which is particularly important during these very hectic times. FUSA should fundamentally exist to provide large, consistent and expansive services to all students, especially to those who are in need.

Everyone should get a fair go at Flinders.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you UwU.

So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Nghi Chau



Hi everyone, my name is Nghi Chau and I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science course. I would love to become a General Council Member of the Flinders University Student Association in 2021 and in the next 200 words I will show you why!
The role of a council member forms a critical link between the Association and the student body, and as a first-year student, I believe that I can offer a fresh and innovative perspective on the state of affairs and give 110% to the various future campaigns and initiatives of the Association.
I pride myself of being a friendly and sociable person who is open for a chat with anyone at any given time to discuss a variety of topics and believe that this would be crucial in the role of a council member when liaising with the student cohort. Whilst leadership roles have been a constant throughout my primary and secondary schooling years, I am an advocate of lifelong learning and believe that this role would provide an invaluable opportunity for me to further develop and hone the key skills required in order to serve the university and its students with efficacy in this role.
Therefore, please vote for me as a General Council Member of FUSA to elect a person who will serve the university and every single one of its members with passion and dedication!
#TweNghi21



Rafael Aquino



My name is Rafael Aquino, I am studying Creative Arts in Film, and I am running to be a General Councillor with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

As a student who studies at multiple campuses, I have seen the neglect shown to smaller colleges and smaller clubs. If I am elected, I intend to work to expand club funding and available FUSA services at all campuses to ensure no student is left behind.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team


Vote [1] UNITE for NUS


Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Darlyn Tan-Sik



Hello Flinders! My name is Darlyn Tan-Sik and I’m running to be a General Council Member with Activate! I'm currently studying Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).

I’m an active leader in our community and pride myself in both my approachable manner and ability to assist other members of the community. I’m extremely passionate for the continual improvement of the experiences of students and services available to them. I have strong interpersonal skills which I believe would be a strong asset I would bring to this role. I have previously served our community as a student ambassador on campus and interstate, as the secretary of the Flinders University Queer Society and Collective since 2019 and currently working in the FUSA Clubs Regulations Committee to help and support FUSA affiliates. These experiences allowed me to gain invaluable insights into the running of management roles and has given me insight into not only how to efficiently and effectively carry out my duties, but also to assist and manage others on my team. In the FUSA Clubs Regulations Committee, I have ensured that affiliates will have access to resources and regulations to make their spaces and events safer. During my term as FUQC secretary, I have helped create events and promotions that encourage safer environments and awareness for the LGBTQ+ students.

Through my involvement and support of Activate, I will strive for safer environments in our campus with prevention for harrassment and less discrimination, making Flinders University more accessible to all and creating systems which will ensure your student lives to be easier. I would love to listen to what you would like to be improved at Flinders University and be that active voice that makes your dreams into a reality.

Vote [1] Darlyn Tan-Sik for General Council Member!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Tahlia Kalleske



My initial reason in apply for this position was done on the basis of supporting and being a solid pillar for Students and fellow Council Members, to assist in achieve their/your goals within the University and externally. I believe in the importance of being a deep listener and knowing my positioning and locationality within this University is key in being able to use this role to achieve more inclusiveness, working behind the scenes to elevate more perspectives in the central discussion rather than a tokinistic additions to the University and its Students Representatives. A brief background of me; I am studying a BA Majoring in Indigenous and Australian Studies, Sculpturing and Geography and Environmental studies, I love expressing myself through art and fashion, I come from a family of Sculptures, academics, sportspeople and workaholics so that is where lots of my passion unfolds. With your support I hope I can be a holistic, compassionate and open member of the Council to support fellow students and other members of the Council. Thank you for your time and I hope to see you around campus. You can find me at the table tennis table in the Hub :)



Kathryn Hardwick-Franco



My name is Kathryn, I study the PhD and I'm running to be a General Council member with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

I am keen to represent students from rural, regional, remote areas of Australia and internationally. I am also keen to support FUSA address the #climatecrisis through policy and action.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Ajomandi for President



Harvey Menadue



I’m Harvey Menadue, a socialist activist and I’m running with Left Action for General Councillor. This year has been a year of turmoil all over the world. From the cataclysmic climate-fuelled bushfires at the start of the year, to global pandemic of the coronavirus and the collapse of the economy, alongside the continual police brutality in America and here in Australia, widening inequality, attacks on the LGBTQI+ community and migrants.

But we have also seen resistance. Mass multi-racial protests of hundreds of thousands in America has struck fear into the heart of American capitalism and racism. There have been protests in Lebanon after the explosion in Beirut and against the anti-democratic leadership of Lukashenko.

At the the end of last year and the beginning of this year university students across Australia organised snap protests to call for climate justice, with young people marching in the tens of thousands in the midst in the worst bushfire season yet against Scott Morrison. Students showed up en masse to the Black Lives Matter rallies in Australia, joining the fight against racism that had been sparked in America.

I believe it is an obligation for students in their unions to not only support protests and to stand with the oppressed, but to take initiative to organise students to be part of struggles against oppression and to lead students in fights against education cuts and climate change. Having left-wing activists organising in FUSA will be vital to this.

Vote Left Action!



Callan Alexander



Hi Flinders! My name is Callan Alexander, and I am incredibly excited to be running as one of your 2021 General Council Members with Activate! I’m currently in my second year studying a Bachelor of Arts Enhanced Program for High Achievers majoring in philosophy and minoring in women’s studies and politics.

I live by my morals through my continued activism for causes such as Black Lives Matter, environmental and refugee issues and banning live export. I plan to bring my empathy and support for feminist and LGBTQIA+ issues into an official role as a General Member of Student Council, supporting safe and inclusive spaces for women, queer people and people with disability. My experiences in being involved in student councils and leadership positions in high school as well as my continued activism and support for workers has helped prepare me for representing student voices in an official capacity.

On campus clubs and communities of people with similar interests play a pivotal role in creating a welcoming, engaging and fun experience for students. As a General Council member, I will strive to help and support Flinders clubs and collectives. My progressive ideals make me an idyllic candidate for the Activate ticket and being elected as a General Council Member will enable student voices from all walks of life to be heard in a meaningful way.

Vote [1] Callan for General Council Member!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Mohammed Ismail Chisti



Hello! My name is Mohammed Ismail chisti, and I am running for the position of a General Council Member of the Flinders University Students Association (FUSA). I strongly believe in unity on campus and giving everyone a fair chance and a say despite gender, nationality, religion or belief. Therefore, my first task as a General Council Member will be to try and unite all the students studying at Flinders as only through unity can we hope to bring about change! It is also vital to empower the student body with a voice that will stand up for their rights. Hence, I will try my utmost to lobby for improvements across the board throughout the campus in relation to meeting the various needs of all the students studying at Flinders. If elected, I will endeavour to improve the student services and other facilities provided to students on our campus, not only in the short term but the long term also. I will try my level best to build a good rapport with all my fellow students, so that I can better communicate the activities of the Student Council to the general student population. I am very passionate about improving and expanding the facilities and opportunities offered to the students of Flinders University and I believe that my past experiences of being
actively involved with the Student Council throughout my high school as well as graduation years will hold me in a good stead to serve you all to the best of my abilities. So, in order to move forward and create positive changes for ALL students, please cast your vote for me, Mohammed Ismail Chisti, to serve you all as your General Council Member. Thank you!



Hailun Liu



I am a current student at Flinders University studying medical science, in 2015 I completed my first undergraduate degree at Flinders, which was Bachelor of Nursing. With the strengths and knowledge I have gained I'm currently working in post-anaesthetic recovery unit as a registered nurse, and now I'm dong a second degree to pursuit an alternative career path.
In my past Uni life I received lots of supports from student council. Whenever I feel difficult to balance my study and life, or whenever I have a question about my topics, I always seek help from student council and they would offer really good advice and provide relevant services. Thus I would like to join student council today and become a member of you, so I could help other students through their challenges or hardships.



Tsz Shing Roy



My name is Roy and I’m currently in my first year of study of. master of I.T. As a international student from Hong Kong, I know how difficult university life can be, particularly for people from overseas. I'm very passionate about working to make sure that this organisation can keep making student life as awesome and worthwhile an experience as possible. More than that, I have been very involved in university society, such as volunteer of Oasis community market, member of flinders badminton club. That is why one of my goals, if elected, would be to improve relationships with Clubs and Societies.



Zoe Rich



I would like to nominate myself for a position as a general committee member on the FUSA committee. I believe I would be perfect for this position as I have a lot of experience in a variety of roles. I was the equity officer for the duration of 2017 for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Adelaide Student Branch, I was then the vice-chair person for the duration of 2018, the chairperson for the duration of 2019 and am currently the secretary for the duration of this year. As I have spent the past three of my four years at the AIAA on the executive committee, I have an understanding of what is required of the general committee members and how important they are in assisting the committee officers and members of the student council to help the association run smoothly. I believe that my past experience in a variety of positions on the AIAA will allow me to step up and act as a delegate or proxy on behalf of the student council when needed in an efficient and professional manner. I am a very confident and friendly person and believe that I would be able to affectively promote campaigns and initiatives of the association to the student cohort.



Hieu Hoang



Hi Flinders! My name is Hieu Hoang, from Vietnam. I am studying Master of Social Work at Flinders University under the Australian Awards Scholarship (AAS). This election, I am running to be your General Council member with Activate. Before coming to Australia, I was the vice president of a local non-profit organization for people with disabilities, which offered me a good opportunity to work with and for vulnerable groups to promote their wellbeing. I come here with my family and two small kids. The scholarship helps me and my family experience great memories in Australia.

Being an International Student, a student with disability, and a busy mum with kids alongside assignments from the course, I acknowledge the intertwining challenges that international students, disabled students as well as mature students like me have experienced. First, being unfamiliar with a new educational system, foreign cultures and the language barriers, many of us may find ourselves difficult to adapt to an academic journey. Second, these difficulties can become worse with international students with disabilities without appropriate support from the university, especially to access to information and services that help them get fully engaged. Third, for those students who are temporary immigrant parents like me, it is challenging and mentally exhausting to balance between studying and caring for our families, particularly, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By understanding all of those issues, if I get elected to be a General Council member, I will be cooperating with the International Student Officer to run activities for international to overcome their challenges and enjoy the time studying here. Furthermore, I will be closely working with the Disability Officer to enhance appropriate services to promote an inclusive and accessible university for them.

Vote [1] for Hieu Hoang!
Vote [1] for Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Stephen Ottanelli



I would like to run as a part of the student council and Flinders since I believe that I would be able to help represent other students at the University and help get their ideas across in a well respected manner: As well as this I am hoping to further push myself in terms of seeing what my potential can be whilst I am studying at flinders. Although this is my first active role I have applied whilst being at Flinders. I am already on 1 committee and hope that I will be able to help develop my skills I have already learnt from that and bring them to this postion As a General Council member. In conclusion I am happy for the opportunity that has been given to me whilst being at the University, and I hope I can help others in the way I have been helped.



Yue Sun



I currently taking a core position in the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and have organised many student events with Flinders International Department. I hope I can further enrich my campus experience and serve more students.



Angus Clarke



Hi! I'm Angus Clarke, and I’m running to be a General Councillor for FUSA.
In the context of health, ecological and economic crises, the Liberal government are on an all-out offensive against students, workers and welfare recipients. I want to fight to defend our rights, living standards and quality of education.
It is only by mobilising students and fighting back that we can defend our interests against neoliberal governments (both Labor and Liberal) and University management. This is what Left Action activists like myself have consistently done. We will fight education cuts, no compromises!
Left Action stands in solidarity with all of those fighting against the injustices of capitalism. We oppose all forms of oppression: sexism, racism and LGBTI oppression.
Vote 1 Angus Clarke for Education Officer, General Councillor and NUS delegate
Vote Left Action!





Poll Group: National Union of Students Delegates 2020

Poll: National Union of Students Delegates 2020
Lachlan White



My name is Lachlan White, I study Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) and I'm running to be 2020 National Union of Students delegate with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

At a time of fee hikes and attacks on higher education, it is essential that a team of progressive, pragmatic and proven students are sent to the National Union of Students to represent us at the highest level.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Nathan Fiedler



My name is Nathan, I study Bachelor of Law & Legal Practice with a Bachelor of Arts and I'm running to be a National Union of Students (NUS) delegate with UNITE.

UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

Vote for a progressive team committed to empowering you.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Ajomandi for President



Benika Bhoola



Hey Flinders! I’m Benika and I am running for the opportunity to be one of your delegates for the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference with the Activate team. I’m currently studying a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) combined degree with a Bachelor in Design Technology Innovation.

Last year I was elected as a General Council Member on FUSA’s Student Council and in July of this year I was fortunate enough to be elected as your FUSA Education Officer. During my time on Student Council I have always prioritised using my platform to voice student’s needs. Moving forward I want to represent Flinders students on a national level to ensure that NUS is a progressive and influential voice, advocating for positive changes to benefit all students.

This year has been incredibly difficult for many students globally. The Covid-19 pandemic forced universities to move the bulk of their teaching and assessment online which had clear negative effects on students academic, mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. During these difficult times students turned to the government for support but instead were met with funding cuts and financial threats . The Liberals plan is to increase fees for degrees that they haven't deemed to be job worthy, while simultaneously cutting access to the HECS-HELP loan system if a student fails half of their first year topics. This will result in a 113% increase in course fees for some degrees while axing government funding towards all degrees.

With the government's most recent attacks on higher education it is now more important than ever to vote for representatives that are dedicated to promote your rights as students.

Vote [1] Benika Bhoola for FUSA NUS Delegate!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Molly Turnbull



Hey Flinders people, My name is Molly Turnbull and I am running to be your National Union of Students (NUS) delegate for the national NUS national conference on behalf of Flinders Students.

At the moment I am in my first year of a Bachelor of Social Work, I was studying a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Events combined with a Bachelor of Art. That is where I figured out my passion for helping others get through tough situations in life. I am currently the Indigenous Student officer with this I was able to represent and advocate on behalf of the Indigenous student here at Flinders University.

All students in today’s society are facing a wide ray of issues, including high education fee cuts and hikes, environmental problems, racial discrimination, women’s rights issues, LGBTQI+ issues, student poverty, mental health struggles, lack of support for international students and so much more. Students issues need to be addressed at a national level and we need more Indigenous people speaking at a national level.

Vote [1] Molly Turnbull for NUS Delegate!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Rafael Aquino



My name is Rafael Aquino, I study Creative Arts and I'm running to be NUS Delegate with UNITE.


UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni. Our goal is to create a student association that works for you. A FUSA that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of our university experience. We want FUSA to be actively working to improve the lives of Flinders students and advocate for you on the issues that matter.

At a time of immense attacks on higher education, it is imperative that we elect pragmatic, proven and progressive candidates to the National Union of Students to ensure Flinders students are best represented.


So on the 6-8 of October:


Vote [1] for the UNITE Team


Vote [1] UNITE for NUS


Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Laurence Lacoon Williamson



Hi! My name’s Laurence Lacoon Williamson and I’m running to represent Flinders students at the National Union of Students this year.

Myself and other Left Action candidates are anti-capitalist activists. We think student unions, locally and nationally, should spearhead progressive resistance to the agenda of our right-wing government and our Vice Chancellors driven by nothing but short-term profits.

I want NUS to meaningfully stand with international students. The Australian economy relies heavily on the exploitation of international students, with universities treating them as cash cows in their degree factories, and businesses severely underpaying them for profits. Under Covid, many international students are stranded in Australia and have lost their jobs. We call on Flinders university to waive international student fees and the government to extend Covid welfare to International Students.

Vote Left Action!



Sean Kemp



My name is Sean Kemp and I will be a great addition to FUSA as a General Council Paper. I am in my third year of a Bachelor of Media and Communications and intend to continue on to a master’s degree. I am currently a HASS student representative for the Media and Communications course and am part of the Course Quality Advisory Group.
I will bring strong communication and organisational skills to the Union of Student Delegates. I am proud of my ability to relate to nearly anyone, regardless of their background or beliefs. I also strongly believe in the power of encouragement and feel immense pride when I help someone achieve something they thought was outside their grasp.
As a student representative I am currently in the process of setting up an academic association to give media students a place to collaborate and form professional networks. Even prior to being appointed a student representative I had made efforts to create spaces for Media and Communications students to get to know each other, help each other out, and otherwise complain about the difficulties of tertiary studies.
I want to work towards making Australia a fairer place for all of those not being reciprocated for their fair go and know that FUSA will give me an avenue to start that mission in earnest.



Jesy Murphy



Hi Flinders! My name is Jesy and as well as running to be your FUSA Welfare Officer I am also running to be a delegate to the National Union of Students (NUS) national conference on behalf of Flinders Students with the Activate team!

I have attended the last two National Conferences as an official observer. I would love the opportunity to attend the conference as one of your delegates to represent the interests of Flinders Students at a national level. Being a delegate will allow me to have a say in what students need. I will speak up against actions that will disadvantage students and fight for students no matter what!

This year as the FUSA Women’s Officer I have been involved in various NUS campaigns. Including Raise the Rate For Good, Kill the Bill and No Fee Hikes! What the government is doing to students is absolutely disgusting. They harm not only Flinders Students but all students across the country.

Vote [1] Jesy Murphy for NUS delegate and Welfare Officer!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Caitlin Allman



My name is Caitlin Allman, I study Medical Science and I'm running to be a NUS delegate with UNITE.
UNITE is a diverse team of energetic and experienced students. We are committed to ensuring that you get the best out of your educational experience at Flinders Uni which includes supporting you on a national level. Our goal is to create a student experience that works for you. A national student body that works to empower students and support clubs as the heart of the university experience.

At a time of attacks on higher education I want to fight to ensure students aren’t penalized by their choice of degree. It is also important to me that all students are treated fairly and have access to any support they need while studying. I have experience and motivation to fight for the rights of students and am ready to campaign for accessible and equitable education.

So on the 6-8 of October:
Vote [1] for the UNITE Team
Vote [1] UNITE for NUS
Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President



Harvey Menadue



Hi! My name’s Harvey Menadue. I’m running to represent Flinders students at the National Union of Students this year.

Myself and other Left Action candidates are anti-capitalist activists. We think student unions, locally and nationally, should spearhead progressive resistance to the agenda of our right-wing government and our Vice Chancellors driven by nothing but short-term profits.

I want to ensure that NUS fights for climate justice. At the beginning of this year, we saw mass protests against climate change during bushfire season, mobilised by university students. Now in the midst of a global crisis, California is on fire, and our own fire season is not too far off either. We need urgent action on climate change and we need student activists to mobilise again. The student union has the ability to play a key role in Adelaide in the climate movement.

Vote Left Action!



Josh Rayner



Hey Flinders! My name is Josh, I’m a Bachelor of Political Science & International Relations Student and am incredibly proud to be seeking your election for delegation to the NUS National Conference with the Activate team!

As your Student President this year, and FUSA General Secretary and Education Officer previously, I have led Activate on Student Council to build FUSA into a fighting force for your rights and welfare as students. Increasing funding for Clubs, Collectives and Academic Associations, reforming FUSA’s regulations from the ground up to increase accountability and accessibility of your representatives, securing financial and academic support for students during Covid-19 - none of this would have happened without the work of Activate.

We’ve achieved so much during my time on Student Council but our fight continues. Our universities sector is being increasingly corporatised and driven for profit right in front of our eyes. Campuses across the country are unsafe for women, non-binary people, people of colour and international students as our learning spaces continue to be tarnished with sexual violence, racism and xenophobia. Students continue to be blocked out of higher education for factors completely out of their control. This isn’t fair, and our national peak body needs to be a fighting force for everyone seeking higher education.

You’ve seen what Activate can accomplish on campus. Even during the most difficult period for students during Covid-19, Activate was the only force driving for more protection and support for students. We need more like minded, progressive, staunch student activists on our Student Council and in our national peak body.

Vote [1] Josh Rayner for NUS Delegate!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Sean Henschke



Hey Flinders!

My name is Sean Henschke as well as running to be your Student President and to be a delegate to the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference on behalf of Flinders Students with the Activate team!

I was fortunate to have attended two NUS National Conferences and have seen the importance of NUS and how it can improve and shape student life on campus. It is crucial that we have a strong progressive voice for students at NUS.

Activate will fight to ensure that students have autonomy to ensure they have spaces that are safe on campus and their initiatives. We will continue to combat student poverty and fight raising the rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance. As well as ensure NUS fight for a sustainable future and combats Climate Change.

It is important that we stop the growing exploitation of International Students as solely revenue for universities while many live in poverty. These conditions have worsened for all international students due to the Covid19 pandemic.

A strongly funded university sector is crucial to combating the Covid-19 pandemic, not only in promoting positive health outcomes but to ensure students are able to graduate with the practical skills and institutional knowledge required for their workforce. We also require a national peak body that will stand up to government attacks on education and fight for a return to free, fully funded, fully accessible tertiary education.

Vote [1] Sean Henschke for NUS Delegate and Student President!
Vote [1] Activate!
Progressive. Proven. Accountable.



Artin Arjomandi



My name is Artin Arjomandi, I study the Bachelor of Health Sciences/Masters of Physiotherapy and I'm running to be one of your NUS Delegates with UNITE.

At a time of immense attacks on higher education, it is imperative that we elect pragmatic, proven and progressive candidates to the National Union of Students to ensure Flinders students are best represented. I've represented Flinders Students as the Campus Representative to the NUS throughout 2020, working closely with the national NUS team to deliver on outcomes for Flinders Students.

If I am once again sent to the NUS, I will push for national campaigns addressing the continuing attacks on higher education, opposing fee hikes and pegging HECS access to grades.

So on the 6-8 of October:

Vote [1] for the UNITE Team

Vote [1] UNITE for NUS

Vote [1] Artin Arjomandi for President