Student Leadership

Going to lectures is important but with Student Leadership roles, learn the skills you need on the job. We offer a range of opportunities that run alongside your academic timetable and help you gain this invaluable experience. Find out what roles are currently available or express your interest
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Semester 1
·         Hermes Editors
·         Verge Directors

Semester 2
·         Director of Debates
·         Debates Committee Members
·         INCUBATE Content Coordinator
·         INCUBATE Entrepreneur Coordinator
·         OWeek Event Coordinators
·         PULP Editors
·         WeChat Editors
·         Campus Activity Coordinators

Learn more about our Student Leadership roles

Campus Activity Coordinator
Coordinate events that students are passionate about, including anything from bringing therapy dogs to campus to organising the International Festival. 

Debates Committee Members
The Debates Committee is made up of 11 students who govern the debating program. Committee members review the Debates regulations and take responsibility for organising the debating program, through portfolios that committee members are elected to. The Debates Committee supports the work of the Director of Debates.

Director of Debates
The Director of Debates (DOD) supervises and organises the day-to-day running of the Debates Committee and oversees the organisation of the debating program.

Hermes Student Editors
Hermes is Australia’s oldest literary journal. As one of the up to four Hermes Student Editors, you'll be tasked with collecting and collating hundreds of diverse and creative submissions from the campus community to produce another installment of one of the finest free literary journals in Australia.

INCUBATE Content Coordinator
The INCUBATE Content Coordinator is a student leadership role whose principle responsibility is to assist the INCUBATE Community & Events Manager with the program’s marketing and online presence, newsletter and event coordination.

INCUBATE Entrepreneur Coordinator
In this role you have the opportunity to assist the INCUBATE Program Manager with the ongoing development and operation of the program.

OWeek Event Coordinators
Each year two dynamic, passionate and creative individuals coordination of our flagship festival, which is now Australia’s largest student orientation festival. It’s not often you get the opportunity to be part of a festival which has a budget of a quarter of a million dollars!

PULP Editors
Edit a complete online media platform specialising in investigative journalism, news and culture. Former USU editors have worked at Buzzfeed, Junkee SBS and the SMH.

Verge Festival Directors
Each year, two talented and creative students design and direct the largest Arts Festival in the Southern hemisphere. For 10 days, the main campus is transformed into a celebration of student art and events, all organised by the Verge Festival Directors.

WeChat Editors
Producers will be responsible for end-to-end planning and coordination of the content, and will source photos, write content, interview people and come up with content strategies that will drive growth and engage with the University of Sydney’s Chinese community.