August 3, 2020

Get to Know the Guild Part 6: Talk to your Student Reps!

Amy Hearder Amy Hearder

Plus the semester 2 Office Bearer Consultation Hours

Hello and welcome to Semester 2!  

This year we've introduced Office Bearer consultation hours to make your student reps more accessible. Starting Monday 3 August (Week 3) and continuing for the rest of Semester 2, these consultation hours will be held every week. Each Office Bearer (or OB) has their own time to meet and they'll be available for the full hour listed. Feel free to pop in at any time throughout the hour or send them an email to organise a time to catch up if you can't make their usual consultation hour! Any UWA student can talk to any OB about whatever you'd like, we're all here for you.

Most OBs will be holding their consultation hour in the Bob Nicholson Room in the Guild Building but some, such as the Women's Officer and the WASAC Chair, have specific rooms for their departments and so you'll be able to find them there. If you're unsure where to find an OB, feel free to flick them an email and they'll get back to you ASAP!

Finding OBs

Below is a list of your 2020 Guild Office Bearers, along with their Semester 2 consultation hour, their email, where to find them, and a short description of their portfolio to help you decide which OB is best to talk to.

Note: positions in italics are members of the Guild Executive and so can talk to you about more general topics relating to the Guild as well as their portfolio.

C-J (he/him): Vice-President

Monday 12PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Guild Vice President assists the President in performing their duties. As a member of the executive team, the Vice President is responsible for the ongoing management of the Guild. C-J also chairs the Guild's Corporate Services Committee.

Luke (he/him): General Secretary

Friday 1PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The General Secretary takes on the role of both a secretary and a treasurer for the Guild. The Gen Sec sits on several Committees, publishes agendas, and composes minutes for Guild Councils, and is involved in organising the Guild's budget at both the start and middle of the year. Luke also chairs the Guild's Catering and Tavern Committee which oversees food & drink on campus.

Amy (she/her): Chair of Guild Council

Thursday 12PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Chair is responsible for chairing all meetings of the Guild Council and Governance Committee. The Chair also presides over the regulations and by-laws of the Guild, ensuring that the Statute Book is constantly reviewed, and that Guild members and Departments remain compliant. Amy also chairs the Guild's Student Services Committee and the Election Culture Working Group.

Emma (she/her): Education Council President

Friday 3PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
Education Council consists of representatives from all Faculty Societies (FacSocs), Guild Departments and an elected Education Council Committee, providing a forum to address issues affecting students across campus, and off campus, at both a local and a national level. Ed Council also oversees the lobbying of Faculties, the University, and State and Federal Governments to give students a voice on their education issues. Campaigns are run on campus through the Education Action Network (EAN). 

Jacob (he/him): Societies Council President 

Tuesday 11AM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Societies Council (SOC) provides support, funding, and training for Guild-affiliated student-run clubs and societies on campus. SOC also hosts major events like Club Carnival, and manages club tenancies including rooms, lockers and mailboxes. 

Vin (she/her): Public Affairs Council President

Tuesday 11AM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Public Affairs Council (PAC) is dedicated to providing students with events that promote community involvement and awareness of social & political issues. PAC provides Guild-affiliated clubs with arts, culture, faith, performance, political, and volunteering opportunities to ensure that campus life is vibrant and fun!

Rahul (he/him): Postgraduate Students' Association President

Monday 11AM | [email protected] | PSA President Office, Bob Nicholson Room
The PSA is the representative body for all postgraduate students at UWA. Every postgraduate is automatically a member of the PSA upon enrolment – including both Coursework and Research students. The PSA’s core functions are representation, advocacy and providing services to postgraduate students. The PSA also organises a number of informative and social events throughout the year to foster a sense of community among postgraduates.

Riley (he/him): Chair of the Western Australian Student Aboriginal Corporation

Tuesday 9AM | [email protected] | Bilya Marlee
WASAC represents Indigenous students at UWA and to promote cultural awareness on campus. WASAC works closely with the School of Indigenous Studies to provide a range of social events to build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at UWA.

Pauline (she/her): Women's Officer 

Tuesday 11AM | [email protected] | Women's Room, Guild level P3 
The Women's Department exists to represent women and non-binary students on campus. A key role of the Women's Officer is working to make our campus safer, and to advocate for women and non-binary students at a university level. The Department looks after the Women's Room in the Guild building as well as producing resources, and running campaigns and fun events to foster a community amongst female and non-binary students. The Department also publishes the on-campus magazine Damsel annually, with contributions from women and non-binary students across campus. Pauline also chairs the Guild's Equity and Diversity Committee.

Max (he/him): Welfare Officer

Thursday 10AM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Welfare Department is responsible for events, campaigns and initiatives relating to student welfare. This includes all aspects affecting the student experience such as mental health, financial stress and security on campus. The Welfare Department is involved with initiatives like the free Food Pantry for students in need, mental health workshops and Welfare Week each semester. Max also chairs the Guild's Welfare and Advocacy Committee.

Will (he/him): Environment Officer 

Wednesday 1PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Environment Department works towards developing a campus culture that values and applies sustainable practices. The activities, campaigns, and events run all aim to inspire new perspectives on what it means to live sustainably and resourcefully. 

Connor (he/him): Residential Students' Department President 

Friday 11AM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Residential Students’ Department is the peak representative body for students living on-campus in one of the five residential colleges. RSD exists as a conduit between the University, the Guild and the colleges, as well as between the colleges themselves. They aim to create a more vibrant and inclusive community across college row, with a greater participatory culture, by hosting a range of cultural and social events for the college community.

Viknash (he/him): International Students' Department President 

Wednesday 12PM | [email protected] | ISD Room, Guild level P3
ISD represents the international contingent of the student body at UWA, and acts as an umbrella organisation for international students' associations and clubs on campus. ISD is the peak student body representing international students at UWA and acts as an umbrella organisation for smaller international students’ associations and clubs on campus. 

Access Department

Mike (he/him): Access Department Co-Officer
Thursday 12-1PM | [email protected] | Access Room, Guild level P3
Martha (she/her): Access Department Co-Officer 
Thursday 3-4PM | [email protected] | | Women's Room, Guild level P3
The Access Department represents UWA students who have lived experiences with disability, medical conditions and mental health, and students currently in a carer's role. The department aims to raise awareness and create an accessible, inclusive community for all students at UWA. Check out the Access Discord server here:

Pride Department

Anna (she/her): Pride Department Co-Officer 
Tuesday 11AM | [email protected] | Pride Room, Guild level P3
KP (they/them): Pride Department Co-Officer 
Tuesday 11AM | [email protected] | Women's Room, Guild level P3
Pride promotes the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer students at UWA through regular social activities, notices, and activism. The department aims to raise awareness and create a community for LGBT+ students at the University. Pride also publishes the on-campus magazine Outspoken annually, with contributions from students across campus.

Costa (he/him): Sports Representative

Wednesday 2PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Sports Representative is responsible for co-ordinating and organising sporting events and activities of the Guild. They sit on Guild Council, advising on, and implementing, and reporting on relevant policy for Guild sporting activities and sporting-related issues. The Sports Representative also supports and co-ordinates Interfaculty Sport each week as well as the sporting-related activities of Faculty Societies, UWA Sport, and Guild-affiliated clubs. 

Ethnocultural Collective

Meizhu (she/her): Ethnocultural Co-Convenor 
Thursday 4-5PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
Saleem (he/him): Ethnocultural Co-Convenor 
Thursday 1-2PM | [email protected] | Bob Nicholson Room
The Ethnocultural Collective acts as a representative voice for culturally and linguistically diverse students to the Guild Council. They run events and initiatives to ensure that these students are included at university, and to celebrate cultural diversity.