The PSA elections are conducted by Vero voting and the UWA Student Guild and governed by the PSA Election Rules and the PSA Rules.

Nomination Process:

The positions of: 

    • Vice-President Research
    • General Secretary
    • Equity Officer
    • International Students’ Officer
    • Media Officer
    • Ordinary Committee Members
    • Off Campus Officer
    • Higher Degree by Coursework - Faculty of Science Representative
    • Higher Degree by Coursework - Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Representative
    • Higher Degree by Research - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Representative
    • Higher Degree by Research - Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education Representative
    • Higher Degree by Research - Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Representative

Will be elected online in the line with the PSA Rules and PSA Election RulesThe PSA Election Rules stipulate that campaigning may only occur once nominations are declared under rule 21 and must cease when electronic voting closes. Candidates may only campaign via Electronic Media and may direct potential electors towards any location that the RO has displayed material.

Permitted Campaigning:

  • Posting on Electronic Media
  • Sending online messages (including emails) and text messages

The following will NOT be Permitted Campaigning:

  • Distributing hard copy materials
  • Speeches or presentations delivered publicly in person
  • Displaying or presenting materials in lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratories, libraries, common areas or other similar venues on campus
  • T-shirts

Candidates are responsible for monitoring campaigning, electronic or otherwise, made by non-Candidates which purport to endorse the candidate so that they comply with the requirements in rule 24 and 27.

At the request of the RO, the Candidate must provide to the RO, its representative or nominee, full access and control to external websites not hosted by the Guild in which the Candidate promotes/campaigns themselves.

Nomination: What to do to be considered for the PSA Committee

Being a member of the PSA Committee is a great opportunity to develop event management, time management, interpersonal and other generic skills. To nominate yourself for election, you need to download and complete the nomination form. You may include a statement of up to 500 words on why you wish to be considered for that position, along with a current portrait photo, and/or a poster no larger than a A4 size for your candidacy to be posted on the website.

Please send completed nomination form to [email protected] by 3:00pm Friday 5 November 2021 (Nominations Closing Deadline).

You must also get two other members of the Association to second your nomination (any UWA postgraduate student who are not themselves nominating for the same position) – this simply means that they support your nomination and believe you are suitably qualified, experienced, networked and/or motivated for the position for which you are nominating.

For a complete list and position descriptions, please carefully check the PSA Elections Rules and PSA Rules. The elected committee member will hold their position until the 30th November 2022. 

Any queries are to be sent through to [email protected]

Important Notes:

  • PSA members are ineligible for a committee position if they hold a paid position within the PSA or UWA Student Guild.·
  • The Returning Officer reserves the right to alter the requirements of online voting. Any affected votes will be notified of any changes as soon as possible if this is required.
  • Members of the PSA Committee should be members of the UWA Student Guild. Membership status can change via StudentConnect.

2021 Important Times and Dates for candidates

Nominations Open Friday 29 October 2021 3:00pm
Nominations Closes Friday 5 November 2021 5:00pm
Voting Opens Tuesday 9 November 2021 3:00pm
Voting Closes Tuesday 16 November 2021 3:00 pm
Results announced Wednesday 17 November 2021 By 5:00pm