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12 05, 2014

SSU 2014 By-Elections #2

May 12th, 2014|News & Events|Comments Off on SSU 2014 By-Elections #2

The outcome of the nominations are:
Welfare Officer
  • Caitlin Bruty
  • Benjamin Jackson
  • Siva Narayanan
  • Siva Narayanan
Siva Narayanan both roles are uncontested, as a result of this, he is elected as the SISA and SUPA Representative.


Polling place:   Hawthorn Union Office (Level 4 UN)

Polling dates:   Monday 26th May to Tuesday 27th May, 2014

Polling times:   10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Returning Officer can be contacted at Level 4, UN building, Hawthorn, and/or 92145607.
The Ballot will be counted and declared on the 27th of May after 5 pm.
You can not campaign within UN building Level 4.
Candidates must not speak or accompany voters to the polling area.
Voting shall be by secret ballot.
Benjamin Jackson
Hi all,
My name is Ben Jackson and I am running for the Position of Welfare Officer in this By-election. I believe that I am suited to the role as I have volunteered with the union for several years now and have experience in working with welfare departments. During my term I would aim to establish a better link of communication between the union and relevant departments of the university and foster new relationships with external organisations (such as beyond blue and headspace etc.) I also aim to establish a food bank for students in need and continue to provide great services such as the union’s breakfasts to all students. This is only a brief list and im more than happy to hear any suggestions. Together I believe we can make student life a little easier on all.
Yours in union, Ben Jackson
Caitlin Bruty
Hi there! I’m Caitlin and this is my sixth year at Swinburne so I know the university very well. I’m currently studying my Masters in Marketing and Leadership since completing my undergrad in International Business and Japanese.
I’ve been involved in the Student Union since 2012 through volunteering and holding multiple positions. I’ve worked as welfare officer in 2013 and I have huge goals if I am to once again hold the position. Some of these are:
1. Establish a sustainable food bank service for students in need
2. Run an informative and engaging Swinburne wide Health Week in semester 2
3. Grow and expand the Union’s free breakfast service for semester 2 and the future
4. Promote and assist all welfare collectives on campus
Since this position has become vacant earlier this year, I saw this not only as an amazing opportunity for me but as an opportunity for the Union to have somebody with insight and knowledge about the role.
The collectives that I would work with in this role include Women’s, Queer, Indigenous, Sustainability and Disability. I myself am associated with almost every one of these collectives already and have worked very well with all in the past.
I know that I can fulfil this role and help the Swinburne Student Union as a whole grow and become sustainable. I will fight for the student union and for student control of student affairs. Let’s make Swinburne a better place for us, the students!
A vote for me is a vote for the future of the SSU.
16 04, 2014

By-Election Results

April 16th, 2014|News & Events|Comments Off on By-Election Results

The results of the SSU By-Election are in!!!


Environment & Sustainability Officer
Michael Klomp- 18 votes
Louise Gibb- 16 votes

International Representaive
Arsalan Shaikh- 51 votes
Siva Narayanon- 12 votes

Mature Age Representative
Andrew Morison- Elected unopposed


Congratulations to our new Representatives!