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Our members

MEMBERSHIP LISTING

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

Natalia Gilewska
Chair & South East Queensland Higher Education Student Representative

Hi, I’m Nat. In February 2019 I moved from my home country – Poland – and now I live, study and work in Queensland. I love Australia and our multicultural crowd, which is why I’d like to contribute to enhancing mutual respect and fairness which makes us strong. As a part of the Student Representative Council, I want to exert a positive influence and help improve the academic experience of CQUniversity students.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au

Sandra Rose
Deputy Char & Indigenous Student Representative

Hello, I am currently in my first year studying Accident Forensics. That is my passion. I am also an ex AFL player with 2 premierships under my belt. I am a proud Kamilaroi/Gomeroi woman. I am an artist and a firefighter as well. I have 2 daughters one is a school teacher and the other a beautician. I am very proud to be considered for this position as Indigenous Student Representative and to be able to speak up for our wonderful people and to have our culture recognised here at CQUniversity is awesome. Our culture needs a voice and I am willing to speak up when needed. Even when not needed. I have been President of the Dalby State Preschool and State School as well as Treasurer for the same school. I also was Treasurer/Secretary for Depression Support Network and Secretary for Toastmasters at Tara.

My life experience is many and varied, bringing to CQUni a lot of skills to help others. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Student Representative Council and to work closely with others.

Contact: sandra.b.rose@cqumail.com

 

Alumni Representative

Hannah Thompson
Alumni Representative

I graduated from CQUniversity with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons). I am passionate about working with individuals across their lifespan and their families, to best support them with their communication and swallowing goals. From stuttering, to prescription of speech generating devices, to assessing someone’s swallowing abilities - just to name a few – I love the diversity that speech pathology offers and getting to work with amazing people along the way! I also have experience working within the disability sector using family and client centred approaches. I am honoured to be part of the Advisory Committee for Speech Pathology Australia for 2020 and also volunteer my time to be part of a Reconciliation Action Plan working group. On the weekend, I love to be out and about, whether it be at the local coffee shop or relaxing at the beach with friends and family.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Marlon Dela Luna
Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am presently undertaking a Master of Sustainable Tourism Management at CQUniversity in Cairns. My professional experience was gained through an internship at a multinational company in the Philippines, obtaining valuable perceptions into developing and implementing sustainable practices in tourism.

Having worked part-time. I can balance multiple tasks and still be able to achieve strict deadlines for submission of assignments. I aim to secure a place for future graduates’ scheme, which will provide us with commercial exposure and opportunity for growth.

Contact: m.delaluna@cqumail.com


Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

To find more about the next upcoming election click HERE.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Michelle Goldenberg
Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Hi, I’m a second year Bachelor of Nursing student and I am currently a PASS leader for the Advanced Anatomy & Physiology unit. Because I’m studying distance, I really feel the lack of social contact, and I’m really loving the way PASS helps to bridge that gap. I am really passionate about finding ways to get students feeling connected with each other. I am also an Assistant in Nursing at the Gladstone Base Hospital, and have a 9yo and 11 yo, so that all keeps me quite busy!

I am a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honours Society, and I was privileged to be mentored under the LEAP program by an amazing Professor and her team, and together we published a journal article in Nurse Education Today early this year. I am on the Campus Life Committee and I love trying to come up with new, even more fun ways to engage students and get them really involved in their student experience.

I plan to share my enthusiasm during my term on the Student Representative Council and look forward to being part of the team.

Contact: m.e.goldenberg@cqumail.com


Indigenous Student Representative

Sandra Rose
Indigenous Student Representative

Hello, I am currently in my first year studying Accident Forensics. That is my passion. I am also an ex AFL player with 2 premierships under my belt. I am a proud Kamilaroi/Gomeroi woman. I am an artist and a firefighter as well. I have 2 daughters one is a school teacher and the other a beautician. I am very proud to be considered for this position as Indigenous Student Representative and to be able to speak up for our wonderful people and to have our culture recognised here at CQUniversity is awesome. Our culture needs a voice and I am willing to speak up when needed. Even when not needed. I have been President of the Dalby State Preschool and State School as well as Treasurer for the same school. I also was Treasurer/Secretary for Depression Support Network and Secretary for Toastmasters at Tara.

My life experience is many and varied, bringing to CQUni a lot of skills to help others. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Student Representative Council and to work closely with others.

Contact: sandra.b.rose@cqumail.com


Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

To find more about the next upcoming election click HERE.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Bikram Godar
New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

I have been with CQUniversity for over a year now and the journey has been productive. I am enrolled in a Master of Management for Engineers course.

Participation in Student Leadership conference and mentor program encouraged me to venture for this opportunity to advocate for all the student community. I hope this new role will help me connect better with fellow student members and eventually make me a better person.

Contact: bikram.godar@cqumail.com


Postgraduate International Student Representative

Neel Patel
Postgraduate International Student Representative

Hello, my name is Neel Patel currently pursuing Master of Information System. I am enthusiastic for helping anyone, resilient to any situation and problem oriented.

Being the Postgraduate International Student Representative and a part Student Representative Council, is a great honour to represent International students. Moreover, I will be always available when needed. Thank You.

Contact: 12116848@cqumail.com


Postgraduate Online Student Representative

Vacant
Postgraduate Online Student Representative

To find out more about the next upcoming election click HERE.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Roksana Jahan Tumpa
Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

I started my journey with CQUni in 2015 as an international student. I completed my postgraduate studies in 2017. I have also started a Master by Research degree in Project Management and hope to upgrade to a PhD degree.

My long-term passion and goals are to become an academic and research scholar in the Project Management discipline. Being a researcher, I will be able to expand my knowledge and contribute to the Project Management discipline. During my candidature in the last nine months, I have one publication and two journal articles in the draft stage.

Until now, my academic achievements are:

  • I have been awarded RTP full scholarship for the Master by Research degree.
  • I have been recently awarded the Best Presentation Award in the Pre-Confirmation of Candidature at the RHD Symposium.
  • During my Master in Management for Engineers at CQU, I achieved Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship in each term and completed my degree with Distinction.
  • During my undergraduate studies, I also achieved first position award in each term and completed the degree with a CGPA 3.9 out 4.

Contact: Roksanajahan.tumpa@cqumail.com


Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

Jeet Mukherjee
Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

"Leaders are those who always empower others." – Anonymous

I am presently studying my Master of Engineering degree specialising in Electrical Engineering. I believe this position in the Student Representative Council at Rockhampton and Yeppoon region gives me the humble privilege to represent the past, present and future students in this beautiful campus where CQUniversity started from.

I am working continuously for the solutions in the betterment of students’ lives and university experience. In this role, I am not only working towards advocating student grievances but also giving them advice and learning from their experience, but also actively working in instigating more leaders in this society.

If you see me around campus, come and have a chat. I look forward to getting to know you.

Contact: jeet.mukherjee@cqumail.com


Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Sarah Tinney
Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a 40-year-old wife and mother. This year I have decided to leap out of my comfort zone and further my education by starting STEPS to further my education and go on to become a nurse and midwife.  As a mature aged student, I have many years of life experience behind me.  I am carer to my husband and have two very busy teenagers living at home.  I love seeing people happy.  I love helping people reach their goals.  I am honest, hardworking, reliable and a good listener.  Organising a family has its challenges, so I suppose you can say I can easily cope with anything thrown at me.  I’m certainly not perfect.  I am extremely well organised in family life, but I struggle a bit with study.  I always aim to be on time, but oftentimes life throws a curve ball.  I wish for success in my new educational journey and the same for my fellow STEPS students.

“Life is not about who you once were, it is about who you are right now, and the person you have the potential to be.”-Nishan Panwar

Contact: sarah.tinney@cqumail.com


South Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Emily Bryson
South Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Hello, I’m Emily and I am passionate about sustainability and transforming waste into resources. Earlier this year, I participated in the City of Adelaide’s Community Leaders in Sustainability program where I co-designed a project to help educate university students on easy and affordable ways to reduce their carbon footprint. I love gardens, crafting, snacks, naps, and most of all, dogs!

In 2016, I joined the CQUni community while studying the inaugural Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design. I’m currently doing a Master of Applied Science by research and where I’m investigating the feasibility of composting dog poo for use on edible gardens.

As a distance student, I understand the challenge of feeling isolated from lecturers, resources and fellow classmates. Fortunately, the other Adelaide-based permaculture students and I formed a close study group and friendships that made our overall experience so much more rewarding. Now that I’m doing research, I look forward to getting to know more of the locals studying at Appleton and helping us stay connected to the broader CQUniversity community.

Contact: emily.bryson@cqumail.com


South East Queensland Higher Education Student Representative

Natalia Gilewska
South East Queensland Higher Education Student Representative

Hi, I’m Nat. In February 2019 I moved from my home country – Poland – and now I live, study and work in Queensland. I love Australia and our multicultural crowd, which is why I’d like to contribute to enhancing mutual respect and fairness which makes us strong. As a part of the Student Representative Council, I want to exert a positive influence and help improve the academic experience of CQUniversity students.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Sunshine Coast Higher Education Student Representative

Michelle Armstrong
Sunshine Coast Higher Education Student Representative

I started my CQU journey as a matured aged student studying STEPS at the Noosa campus. Now I am pursuing my Bachelor of Laws degree as a distance student. Over the past few years I have learnt how to achieve my goals while learning by distance, and while sometimes having the feeling of being isolated from my fellow students.  I live 30mins away from stunning Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and look forward to representing my fellow Sunshine Coast students.

Contact: m.w.armstrong@cqumail.com


Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

Vacant
Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

To find out more about the next upcoming election click HERE.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Chloe Sibley
Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

I grew up in Townsville and completed both my Primary & Secondary Education here. I struggled with finding work after school, having not worked throughout high-school and medical diagnosis of a family member, moving away to commence Tertiary study just wasn't an option for me. It was through CQUniversity that I was able to pursue my passion in Music from Townsville via On-Campus and Distance Education in the Bachelor of Music (Performance). Regardless of how many hours of practice I put in, Music has always been and will continue to be my passion far into the future, despite any change that may cause me to opt for a different career. My goal is to further pursue studies in Secondary Education, Majoring in Music and what better way to learn more about what you love then teaching it.  Although I'm in my final year of study, I'm also the first stream of on-campus Music Performance Students to come through.

Contact: chloe.sibley@cqumail.com


Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

Sri Durga Bhavani Sarangi
Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

Hi everyone, I am Durga from India and I am currently perusing my Bachelor of Business. As an undergraduate, I am very excited that I am elected for this position. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase my skills and improve university life. I will do by best in every task you give me.

Contact: s.sarangi@cqumail.com


Undergraduate Online Student Representative

Grant Sheean
Undergraduate Online Student Representative

I am excited about returning to the SRC as your Online Representative! Studying both Occupational Health and Safety and Law, I feel I can both relate to, and appreciate the unique challenges that the online community has at CQUniversity.

Other than study (a lot), I also work full time as a senior manager for a US based company, spear fish, and am heavily involved in the veteran community.

My goals for wanting to be on the SRC have not changed since first coming on board in 2015. I would love to assist in making CQUni not just the preferred rural university in Australia, but one of THE most preferred tertiary institutions, QLD-wide.

I look forward to doing this with your help and involvement!

Contact: grant.sheean@cqumail.com


University Council Nominee

Rhianna Wood
University Council Nominee

Hello everyone. My name is Rhianna and I am a second-year nursing student and am currently studying part time at the Townsville campus. I am super excited to return to the SRC as the University Council Nominee. I look forward to engaging with my other SRC members and to help make the student experience even better.

CQUniversity has given me countless opportunities since the start of my studies. For example, I was lucky enough that my application for the Ashoka U Exchange was successful. Which meant that I got to travel to San Diego, California in February of 2019 with the university executives and the social innovation team. This experience was once in a lifetime where I got to network with like minded people about improving student experience while being socially and environmentally conscious.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


VET Student Representative

Tarah Bratt
VET Student Representative

This is my fourth year as a VET student. I have achieved a certificate III in Nail Technology and a partial Diploma of Beauty. But since figuring out what I don’t want to do was a major step in finding what I do want to do, I felt compelled to return to where my heart lies, with helping people; which brings me to my current course, Individual Care. It has all been a learning curve after not studying for many years, but now I’ve found my groove! I have always had a community-oriented outlook and love to help others. I can’t wait to see where I end up on this educational and career journey I am on.

Contact: tarah.bratt@cqumail.com


VET Student Representative

Jasmine Mitchell
VET Student Representative

I am a committed, goal-orientated, and optimistic student; with a passion for every aspect of life. I do everything in my power to better my own life and aspire to encourage such passion to those around me. I completed grade 12 in 2016, and spent the last two years working full-time, before deciding which field of study would suit me most. I am currently studying a Diploma of Nursing at CQUni Noosa and wish to complete a Bachelor of Nursing in the near future. I am passionate about health and helping people in need; I hope that I will fulfil my task as VET Representative. I am also a current study Sunshine Coast student ambassador, and a first dan black belt in karate. Some of my other achievements include a middle schooling pride award (most enthusiastic student 2012), and an excellence in karate-do award 2014.

Contact: jasmine.mitchell@cqumail.com


Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

To find out more about the next upcoming election click HERE.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Emily Potts
Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am a full-time Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business (Management) student studying via distance education in Bunbury, having just relocated from Geraldton. I am a stay-at-home mum to my toddler son and have recently started my own home business with the skills I have acquired through my studies.

I was awarded the RSM Accounting Award Scholarship for being the top first year accounting student after my first semester in 2015 and was offered an undergraduate cadetship in 2017. I have participated in CQU’s 2016 and 2019 Chancellor’s Cups and had the pleasure of meeting my wonderful CQU peers in person.

Being from rural Western Australia, I personally understand the difficulties faced by students in these areas and I strive to be a voice for distance education students who do not have the same access to resources as on campus students and face a number of different challenges.

I am thrilled to represent WA on the Student Representative Council and am looking forward to the experience.

Contact: emily.potts@cqumail.com


Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

To find out more about the next upcoming election click HERE.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


VACANT POSITIONS

Currently, we have 2 vacant positions. Find out how to apply here!