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MyCQU - Elections



Be a student leader in 2020! Nominations to gain a position on the Student Representative Council are open. Keep reading to find out how to apply.

In the event that more than the required number of students applies for any given position, the position will then go to an election.


The Student Representative Council has 26 student positions that represent our CQUniversity locations and cohorts.

Elected members:
  1. Chair
  2. Deputy Chair
  3. Indigenous Representative
  4. Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Representative
  5. Tertiary Enabling Program Representative
  6. Postgraduate International Representative
  7. Postgraduate Online Representative
  8. Research Higher Degrees Representative
  9. Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative
  10. Undergraduate Online Representative
  11. VET Representative
  12. Cairns & Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Representative
  13. Central Highlands Region Higher Education Representative
  14. Gladstone Region Higher Education Representative
  15. Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Representative
  16. New South Wales Region Higher Education Representative
  17. Rockhampton & Yeppoon Region Higher Education Representative
  18. South Australia Region Higher Education Representative
  19. South East Queensland Higher Education Representative
  20. Sunshine Coast Higher Education Representative
  21. Townsville Higher Education Representative
  22. Victoria Region Higher Education Representative
  23. Western Australia Region Higher Education Representative
  24. Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Representative
Nominated members:
  • Alumni Representative nominated by Alumni Relations
Appointed members:
  • University Council Nominee
Co-opted members:
  • Up to two co-opt members

The Student Representative Council can choose to co-opt up to 2 people to provide the Council with any relevant specialist expertise required or to ensure its representation is consistent with its responsibilities.  Co-opting allows the Council to select people with the necessary expertise or knowledge to help it in its duties.  Co-opted members have the same voting rights as all other members.

Rights of Audience and Debate

  • Vice-Chancellor and President, or nominee
  • Provost
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellors

The membership requirements are set out in the Terms of Reference, and members are shown on the Membership Listing.

All members (except for TEP, STEPS and VET Representative Members) will have a term of office of two years, and can serve for no more than two terms of office.

Positions Vacant

Formal calls for nominations to serve on the Student Representative Council for vacant positions will be released through email and student communications. If more than one nomination is received for a vacant position, an online election will be held for the position.

To nominate, please contact us at with a completed nomination form, current CV and a statement detailing why you should be a student leader in 2020.