The Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild is governed by a Board of students elected by you.
The Board consists of 10 student members who are responsible for advocating the interests, needs and wants of the Gold Coast student body. These elected representatives serve as the student voice on campus.
The nomination process runs from Monday 31 August – Friday 11 September.
Nominations are now closed.
“Be the person you want to see in the world.”
This has been my motivator in my university life. When I wanted to see sexual/gender diverse people on campus, I started Griffith Equality. When I wanted to find a peer that could implement change at a higher level at Griffith, I became a Student Representative for the Pride and HEDI Committees. When I doubted whether I belonged at university, because I didn’t have a career plan laid out (like I “should”), I took the opportunity to publish my confusion and uncertainty so that other “unsure” students could know that they are not alone.
But I wouldn’t have been able to do any of that without support. The Student Guild has been kind to me, and I want to pay that forward. I want to help my peers, nurture ideas, be that bridge of communication that starts change.
I also want to bring diversity to the Board. I have personally lived through sexual, gender and neuro-diversity, and have interests in cultural, religious, and disability diversity. I want to shine a light on how the Guild can be even more inclusive of our diverse communities, and how we can celebrate that diversity.
As a third-year student, it’s high time for me to dedicate some of my time to help improve the student experience at GUGC.
I’m currently conducting a double degree in design and business. I am a big promoter of cultural and artistic events that students can not only witness but also participate in. This leads to my major policy- I believe we have great potential to run more music events and “gigs” here at GUGC. There is plenty of musical talent located here in the student community on the Gold Coast that we should be supporting! Let’s get gigs in the bar!
Basically, I’m Bernie Sanders for Bands!
Those that know me, know my advocation for the importance of student representation and the empowerment of the student voice. This voice needs to be representative and emblematic of all issues, experiences and ideals held explicitly and implicitly by students. These vary from administration concerns to guild run events, campus culture, the impacts of COVID19, job and career development and also student-political engagement. What’s most important is having an understanding of balancing the idealistic and realistic expectations of empowering the student voice to make GUGC great for everyone.
Voting opens 9.00 am Tuesday 22 September and closes 5.00 pm Thursday 24 September. To vote you must be a currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast student.
Voting is now closed.
Successful candidates announced
The following candidates have been elected to the Board of the Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild.
These students shall hold office until the declaration of the poll in 2022:
- Kaitlin Bell – 2 year term
- Meghna Bhamidipati – 2 year term
- J. “JD” Dumbrell – 2 year term
- Jasper Oberg – 2 year term
- Faaizah Taiyab – 2 year term
These students shall hold office until the declaration of the poll in 2021:
- Kimberley Johnson – 1 year term
- Llewyn Randall – 1 year term
First Board meeting
The meeting will be conducted for the purpose of electing the Office Bearers and Committee Members only (as per Student Guild Constitution).
4.7.1 The Board shall, at its first meeting following the election of Board members:
1. Elect from its members a President and Vice President; and
2. Elect from its members such other office bearers and committee chairpersons as provided for in this Constitution and any Regulations made under this Constitution.