Student Board Elections


Student board directors are currently enrolled students at the University of Sydney and ACCESS members who want to make a difference. 

Collectively, student board directors are responsible for governing the USU, developing and reviewing policies, improving programs, events and services, creating new spaces and managing the USU’s finances. 

Our student Board is made up of 14 directors: 11 who are current students and ACCESS members elected by their peers, 2 who are appointed by the University Senate, and the Immediate Past President of the Board.

Board Directors are elected in May each year, and serve a 2-year term, with roughly half the board ending their terms each year (5 in even numbered years, 6 in odd numbered years).

Eastern Avenue and other parts of the University become a flurry of colour and campaigning as prospective Board candidates promote their ideas and policies to improve student life.

2018 Board Election Provisional results! At the close of counting - Zimeng Ye, Lachlan Finch, Decheng (Clement) Sun, Maya Eswaran and Connor Wherrett have been elected into the 2018/19 USU Board.
2018 Board Election Preliminary Results poster.

Mon 26 March 10am Nominations open N/A
Mon 26 March 1pm Election Information Session Manning Meeting Room 1
Mon 26 March 1:30pm Women's Mentoring Session Manning Meeting Room 1
Mon 9 April 2pm Nominations close ACCESS Office
Thurs 12 April 4pm Compulsory Candidate Ethics Training Holme Sutherland Room
Sat 5 May 12:01am Social media campaigning can begin  See regulations for rules
Mon 7 May N/A
Physical campaigning can begin
See regulations for rules
Wed 9 May 12:45 Election Soapbox Manning Bar
Mon 14 May  10am-4pm Pre-polling/ Absentee voting opens ACCESS Desk and ISL
Tues 15 May 11am-3pm  SCA/ CON/ Mallet St Voting Day SCA/CON/Mallet St 
4pm  Pre Polling / absentee  voting closes ACCESS Desk and ISL
Wed 16 May 7:30am   ELECTION DAY!     All over campus
6:30pm    Election Night Party        Manning Bar        

Official Notice of Election 2018
Candidate Handbook
Statutory Declaration 2018
Regulations and Duty of Statement 
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