- Caitlin Bruty
- Benjamin Jackson
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.