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Our members

MEMBERSHIP LISTING

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

VACANT POSITIONS

Currently, we have 15 vacant positions. Find out how to apply here!

MEET OUR MEMBERS

Vacant
Chair

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

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au

Emily Bryson
Deputy Char & South Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

In 2016, I joined the CQUni community while studying the inaugural Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design. I’m currently enrolled in a Master of Applied Science by research and hope to extend my project to a PhD.

Since joining the Student Representative Council (SRC) in September 2018, I have been actively involved in council meetings and activities. I participated in the Student Leadership Conference and have advocated for the needs of international and distance students to senior staff on the Academic Board as the Postgraduate Student Representative member. As a recently appointed Student Ambassador, I work with the marketing team to promote our university to future students.

I consider the Deputy Chair position an opportunity to support the Chair and council members in influencing university policies and encouraging active student participation in sustainability and social innovation initiatives as well as celebrating student diversity and achievements. The SRC has the potential to be a powerful voice for students. As Deputy Chair, I will work towards ensuring our individual and collective contributions to CQUniversity are meaningful and enjoyable.

Contact: emily.bryson@cqumail.com

 

Alumni Representative

Vacant
Alumni Representative

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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

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Gladstone Region Higher Education Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Indigenous Student Representative

Vacant
Indigenous Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

Leanne Williams
Mackay-Whitsunday Region Higher Education Student Representative

I’m Leanne and I am currently studying Medical Science after changing from Chiropractic in 2nd year. I am a student mentor and campus lead at Mackay campus and also work with the Inclusion & Accessibility Team as a participation assistance (PA) working with students with a disability, helping out with student life.

My husband and I live about 45 mins North of Mackay in a sleepy little town right by the ocean. It is a beautiful quiet spot and we love it. We currently foster dogs looking for their forever homes. Some of them are challenging to say the least but all are looking for love and care, just like most humans.

My greatest personal achievement is having and raising my two children and now our extended family of four children. I know all mums say this but having several major adversities in our lives, I am so proud of how we all came through it and how the children have grown and developed into amazing adults. I guess that is why I love being a mentor and PA as I get to help and see students grow into such amazing people.

Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
New South Wales Region Higher Education Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Postgraduate International Student Representative

Vacant
Postgraduate International Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Postgraduate Online Student Representative

Mark Clarkson
Postgraduate Online Student Representative

I retired in 2015 after forty years in legal, investment banking and public company roles at a senior executive level. Then holding only, a Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland, I have since completed online simultaneously at the named universities the following:

  • Master of Laws in Natural Resource Governance, UNE.
  • Master of Project Management, USQ.
  • Master of Business Administration, USQ.
  • Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy, CSU.
  • Graduate Diploma of Mining, FedUni, (Graduand - Graduate May 2019).

I am presently reading online simultaneously for a Master of Information Technology at CQUni, Master of Mining Engineering at FedUni, and a Master of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt. On completing those studies, I wish to read for a Doctorate.

I am a Life Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, FedUni Chapter, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Australian Mining Petroleum Law Association (AMPLA) and Australian Mensa. My profile is on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-clarkson-3848329b/

I live in Clinton, Qld 4680. I have a unique insight into the challenges and frustrations of online study and how to meet them and can provide some expertise in compliance and governance.

Contact: mark.clarkson@cqumail.com


Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

Vacant
Research Higher Degrees Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


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

Vacant
Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


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

Vacant
South East Queensland Higher Education Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Sunshine Coast Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Sunshine Coast Higher Education Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

E’Kayla Clarris
Tertiary Enabling Program Representative

Hello, my name is E’Kayla. I’m currently studying a Tertiary Enabling Program and, after graduating, I plan to enter my undergraduate and study a Bachelor of Secondary Education.

Being a part of the Tertiary Enabling Program has been an amazing experience so far and being a part of the Student Representative Council is an incredible honour. I look forward to representing my fellow TEPS students and am always available when needed.

Contact: ekayla.clarris@cqumail.com


Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

Vacant
Townsville Higher Education Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


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

Vindhya Raj Pokharel
University Council Nominee

Vindhya is the elected Student Member on the Council. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and has experience working in a steel rolling mill project in Nepal and a wastewater treatment project overseas. He is currently studying a Master of Management for Engineers at the University's Sydney campus. Prior to being elected, Vindhya also worked as an Enrolment Assistant at the campus. He actively participates in various activities organised by the University, and his aspirations lie in assimilating to the CQUniversity work culture to drive its appeal to students.

Contact: v.pokharel@cqumail.com


VET Student Representative

Vacant
VET Student Representative

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Contact: src@cqu.edu.au


Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

Siri Vaishnavi Battula
Victoria Region Higher Education Student Representative

I am a master's student with a record of academic and extracurricular success. I have extensive leadership skills, particularly within a higher education setting. I am familiar with working across departments, with faculty, administrators and students.

Contact: s.battula@cqumail.com


Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Mechele Carvell
Western Australia Region Higher Education Student Representative

Hi, I am a mature aged student finally having the opportunity to begin my Bachelor of Social Work (Honours).  I have 6 children, 2 grand babies and work full time so it is a challenge but one that I am loving!  Working for the Geraldton Universities Centre in WA has given me the support I needed to take the first step and being a distance student,  having such a supportive network of other students, tutors and staff makes all the difference in creating a positive learning environment.

I live regional and love my small city life and hoping on completion of my degree that I can gain employment locally and give back to my community.  Hopefully my experience as a regional student can also help bring a different perspective to the needs of students in regional and rural locations.

I am so excited to be a part of the Student Representative Council and am looking forward to being able to contribute positively to the student experience and to represent WA.

Contact: mechele.negovetic@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