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Our members

Tenille Da Rin Perette
Chair and Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

Tenille Da Rin Perette is currently studying a Bachelor of Business as an undergraduate student at CQUniversity Mackay campus. Throughout Tenille’s high school years, she was driven, by the love and support from family, friends and teachers, to grasp each and every opportunity that was offered. In grade 10, Tenille gratefully accepted the position of Vice-President of the Junior Student Council and leading into her final year, Tenille was honoured with the role of School Captain. Moving onto tertiary study at CQUniversity was daunting, however, Tenille is proud to comment that she is one of the recipients of the Rio Tinto Hail Creek Mine scholarship, which has provided her with that extra confidence and recognition to keeps her moving, and striving to do her very best. Tenille enjoys meeting new people, being a part of new experiences and being given opportunities such as being a member of the Student Representative Council, for which she is very grateful.

Contact: t.m.darinperette@cqumail.com

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Claire-Marie Pepper
Deputy Chair and Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Claire-Marie is in her second year studying a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Security through distant education in Townsville, and is loving it! When she is not studying or working, Claire-Marie is a Girl Guide leader, a Sunday school teacher and volunteers at the Endeavour Aitkenvale Retro and vintage recycling store. Claire-Marie also enjoys participating in dance, music and show communities.

Some of Claire-Marie's greatest achievements to date include receiving the Queen's Guide Award which was presented to her at the Government House. The Queen’s Guide Award is the peak achievement award for youth members in Girl Guides Australia. Claire-Marie has also achieved the Duke Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award and is currently working towards achieving the Duke Edinburgh’s International Silver Award.

Claire-Marie is a high achieving and motived member of the Student Representative Council and is very enthusiastic about enhancing University life for all students.

Contact: c.pepper@cqumail.com

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Adelaide Region Higher Education Student Representative

Anna Towan
Adelaide Region Higher Education Student Representative

Anna is currently studying a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts as an undergraduate student at CQUniversity via distance and reside in North Adelaide, SA. She is passionate about the well-being of the environment, people and animals.
She is also an advocate for Child Abuse and share awareness through Facebook, I believe children are our future generation who should be nurtured with love, understanding and patience so when they leave school and chase their dreams they will do it the way others treated them.
In 2014, she participated in the Chancellor's Cup and my team won first place in the cricket even though she did not know anything about this sport her team leader was an excellent coach. It was the most fun she had ever had with all the team members.

Her hunger for knowledge and understanding of how things operate and self-improvement is her key source to why she is studying at CQUni, she yearns to be a valuable asset in all areas: academic, professional and personally.
However. It is a consistent prayer of hers that she has common sense and lots of it because she thinks this is vital in society (It’s one thing acquiring knowledge but it takes wisdom when to use it!).
When the opportunity arose for Adelaide Regional Representative, at first, she was hesitant to apply, but then her conscientiousness did not let go of the idea and she listened. She is super excited to serve as Adelaide’s Regional Representative and represent SA distant students, she loves being part of a good cause and grateful to be involved.

Students from South Australia (SA) Region are also encouraged to join her SA/Adelaide UCROO group for student support and inclusion.

Contact: anna.towan@cqumail.com

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Alumni Representative

Lynne Knop
Alumni Representative

I completed a CQUni Bachelor of Learning Design via distance learning in 2010. Residing in Cairns and holding down a full time job while completing my studies with CQUni gave me an appreciation of the support and resources the University had to offer.  I have worked in the vocational education and training industry for over twenty years, holding a variety of roles, from delivering training, course development to my current role in compliance. As a passionate advocate for improving the student experience I am committed to working with fellow Student Representative Council members to ensure students are offered the best pathway to achieving success.

Contact: lynne.knop@ergon.com.au


Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Andrew King
Cairns and Far North Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

As a full-time, mature age student at the Cairns Campus, I understand a range of student experiences.  In 2015 I completed the STEPS program to prepare for a business degree and I commenced this degree in term one 2016.  I appreciate how daunting university study can be for some students and I would like to be a voice for school leavers and also people who may not have entered university straight out of high school.

Teamwork is also a passion of mine.  I have worked in management positions within the hospitality industry and I believe this has developed my interpersonal and problem solving abilities.  I believe that success requires a team effort approach.

Contact: s0274267@cqumail.com

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Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Central Highlands Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Patrick Steer
Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Currently studying fourth-year mechanical Engineering at Gladstone Marina campus. I have recently participated in the Nepal Engineers Without Borders summit. I am aiming to complete my final year of study in October this year. I am also interested in helping to establish an Engineers Without Borders chapter in the Gladstone/Rockhampton region.

Contact: patrick.steer@cqumail.com

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New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Selenge Gerelt-Od
New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Selenge Gerelt-Od is in her first year of studying the Master of International Business at CQUniversity Sydney.

She is Mongolian by birth, and like many international students, came to Australia to study in English, gain valuable experience and learn about its life and culture.

She hold a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and a master’s degree in banking. For six years she worked as an Economist for a large commercial bank in Mongolia and for three years as a manager in a retail group with a national presence across 21 states. Before coming to Australia she was the Chief Financial Officer for a major construction company.

Between studying and working she has had the pleasure of travelling to a few states in Australia and meeting some great new friends. She is active and sporty and enjoys running with some clubs including Sydney trail running, Nike run club as well as with staff and students at CQUni.

As an active and passionate member of the Student Representative Council she is always happy to listen to suggestions and respond to students enquires.

Contact: selenge.gerelt-od@cqumail.com

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Postgraduate Distance Education Representative

Heidi Mureau
Postgraduate Distance Education Representative

Heidi is a CQUniversity alumnus of the Master of Management (HR) program, and current Graduate Certificate in Strategic Innovation student. She grew up in Brisbane, Australia and went straight into the workforce after secondary schooling. She loves art galleries, foreign film, theatre, reading and generally any activities that encourage people to consider the world through the infinitely diverse perspectives of others. Heidi’s path to CQUniversity study commenced in 2007 when she started completing Certificate and Diploma qualifications through TAFE via flex mode while working full time. Mapping a path for herself into higher education based on a portfolio of work experience and vocational qualifications, she entered university level study as a postgraduate flex student and hopes to go on to complete a Doctorate in the future. As a passionate advocate of the value of life-long study, Heidi was thrilled to see CQUniversity adopt a dual sector model in 2014 and sees it as an opportunity to encourage confidence in academic ability and support the sometimes longer path to academic achievement that those with work, family, geographic and other challenges face. Heidi is committed to ensuring all current and future postgraduate distance students have the opportunities to maximise their academic success, and a rewarding and supported experience at CQUniversity.

Contact: heidi.mureau@cqumail.com

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Postgraduate International Student Representative

Sachin Limbachiya
Postgraduate International Student Representative

I am sachin doing my Master in information Technology at CQUniversity Sydney. During middle school, i really liked science, maths and computer class. I am very passionate about computers. My passion for computers, applied Science, and analytical thinking will help me to purse a career in IT. I have graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from Ganapt University in my home country.

My interest in Software Engineering attracted me to postgraduate study in Australia. I am also founder and chief executive officer of LimZAA ( www.limzaa.com ) and i was awarded by “ Appreciation of Work “ during my internship. I am very passionate about my study, my dreams, and I always believe in having a positive attitude. After finishing my postgraduate study, i want to join successful multinational company for good base further and then after i want to be an entrepreneur in upcoming years. I am always very happy to interact with new people and help them. I am very happy and exited to be a part of SRC of CQUniversity. Thank you so much once again every one from bottom of Heart.

Contact: s.limbachiya@cqumail.com

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Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Abu Sayem
Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Abu Sayem is currently a PhD research student under school of Engineering & Technology at CQ University, Rockhampton and Mr. Sayem has also performed his tenure (2015 Term 2)  as an elected member of Research higher Degree committee (RHDC) and contributed to implement the following items for benefits of post graduate researchers here in CQUniversity:
* Reduction of tuition fees who get major revision comments on their thesis
* Initiating thesis / paper write-up/ post thesis submission scholarship
* Industrial training arrangement for research higher degree students
* Use of email ID as an alumni after graduation to maintain communication
* Setting of merit criteria to evaluate RHD students
* Initiate scholarship support for students who are under financial hardness

Mr. Sayem completed a Masters of Engineering degree from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2010. At that time he also worked as a Vice Chairman Academic of E3 program at office of Engineering. His involvement in research and academic background, experience on RHDC allowed him to gain sufficient skill to work for the Research Committee of Academic Board.

Contact: a.sayem@cqu.edu.au

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Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

Danger McLovin
Rockhampton and Yeppoon Region Higher Education Student Representative

My name is Danger McLovin. I am a proud father with both my partner and I enrolled in our second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). I know what it is like to juggle full time study, family (partner and kids), social life and to keep your world spinning, while keeping your primary focus on succeeding in your degree. Between 2010 and 2016 I represented CQUniversity Rockhampton Rugby Union in first grade for seven seasons. I am Christian and in 2015 I completed a one year internship with my local Rockhampton church, volunteering one whole year of my life to God, which included completing my certificate 4 in Children's Ministry and a one month International Missions trip in Vanuatu spreading the word. I was part of a 16 day learning experience in India, in Delhi and Mumbai on full scholarship as part of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. I am also heavily tattooed and advocate of diversity and acceptance of everyone. Don't judge a book by its cover, but by the truth of their actions. I will serve all students to the best of my ability.

Contact: danger.mclovin@cqumail.com

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Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Marcus Groth
Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

Born in Bundaberg, 1992, I am a naturally fit and charismatic person, with personal interests including meditation, gym, reading and yoga. I am always seeking an opportunity and the chance to help and inspire those in need. I have a wealth of leadership experience in various fields of work, from construction to sales. I have a great love for life and a strong passion to overcome the perceived impossible, drawing my strength from the beauty in even the smallest of things in life and my faith in God. 2017 is my year of change and the year I begin my new chapter in the book of life. I am currently studying a Cert IV in Leadership and Management, in conjunction with the STEPS program catered towards Business and Law. I intend to study law early 2018 to fulfil one of my life dreams and goals in becoming a successful lawyer.

Contact: marcus.groth@cqumail.com

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South East Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Brent Mitchell
South East Queensland Region Higher Education Student Representative

Brent is a vibrant student with an array of unique skills and native to the sunshine Coast. At this moment in time he is a third year student pursuing a bachelor of Education (secondary). Brent has recently been awarded the honour of being elected the Champion to represent the University at the Australian University games (or the South Eastern Queensland Student Representative). He has participated is a wide variety of communal projects and is constantly trying to do more for students and the University. His key interests involve rugby union, reading, powerlifting, marine biology, skateboarding and watching Rick & Morty.

In the future Brent plans to positively contribute to the welfare and growth of the education system and community although his goals do not end there.

Contact: brent.mitchell@cqumail.com

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Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

Vacant
Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Undergraduate Distance Education Student Representative

Vacant
Undergraduate Distance Education Student Representative

Expressions of interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

Abhishek Panchal
Undergraduate International Higher Education Representative

I am currently studying my Bachelors of Information Technology at Central Queensland University (Melbourne Campus). I run Uniqtive club at Melbourne Campus as vice-president of the club. Apart from being a student, I am a stand-up comedian in Melbourne and perform gigs around Australia and India.

Contact: abhishek.panchal@cqumail.com

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University Council nominee

Benjamin Brown
University Council nominee

Benjamin Brown is in his fourth year of studying Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice at the CQUniversity Bundaberg campus. During his second year of study Benjamin participated in the Student Mentor program and assisted with the Science & Engineering Challenge event hosted by CQUniversity.

Benjamin completed his full term of office in the role of Chair (one year) and will continue on within the SRC fulfilling the position of the University Council's nominee.

Benjamin is looking forward to overcoming challenges alongside his fellow representatives. He strives to improve the student experience for all students studying with CQUniversity.

Contact: benjamin.brown@cqumail.com

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VET Student Representative

Luke Sondergeld
VET Student Representative

Luke is currently studying a Diploma of Nursing as a VET member of CQUniversity. He has most recently served in the Royal Australian Navy, where he served as a part of border protection, submarine training and facilitating the resources, ships and submarines in the Western Australian Naval Port of Garden Island. He has also worked with a not-for-profit organisation with the long-term unemployed, youth, young adults and other adults in a support and encouragement role. His interest in student life, the social, academic, support services and experience, are all part of why Luke applied to the SRC and why he is so passionate about the student body. When not in class, he can be found on Rockhampton North campus at the ‘Birdcage Bar & Lounge’ enjoying a Flat White, don’t be afraid to come and join him for a chat and share your ideas for the SRC.

Contact: luke.sondergeld@cqumail.com

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Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

Kankanala Jaipaul Reddy
Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am Jaipaul currently studying Master of professional Accounting (MPA) at CQUni Melbourne Campus. I was born at khammam, a Town in Telangana Territory of India.

I am Interested in accounting and business, and hope to start my career in Australia. I am very passionate about my studies and apart from my studies I am very friendly, social and a fun outgoing person. I'm so glad that I was elected as a member of Student Representative Council and I'm looking forward to overcoming challenges in my career.

I am always happy to help students at CQUniversity, and to answer any questions if you see me around campus.

Contact: j.kankanala@cqumail.com

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Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Amy Plant
Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Amy Plant is a second year Bachelor of Business student based in Perth, Western Australia, returning recently after a year studying at the CQU Campus in Mackay. After building a successful career in the arts and cultural sector, Amy has a particular interest in social innovation and entrepreneurship. Her focus area is designing and implementing sustainable regional development initiatives, using the creative industries as a catalyst for positive change and greater community cohesiveness. In 2016, Amy was awarded a Global Voices scholarship supported by CQU, attending the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York to discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Her focus area for the Forum was the nexus between sustainable cultural tourism and innovative approaches to the preservation of built and intangible cultural heritage, an area she developed an interest in after working on the ground-breaking ‘Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route’ exhibition. Since then, Amy has become an advocate for Global Goals Australia. Amy is also a curator for the international online visitor guide, On the Grid, which encourages a more meaningful tourism experience of neighborhoods from around the globe.

Contact: amy.plant@cqumail.com

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Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Wide Bay Burnett Region Higher Education Student Representative

Expressions of Interest currently being accepted.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au