Your Representatives

Say hello to your team

Executive

Nidzam Shah Hussain

President

Nidzam Shah Hussain
President
president@ssu.org.au

Isobel O'Dwyer

General Secretary

Isobel O’Dwyer
General Secretary
gensec@ssu.org.au

Kishaun Aloysius

Education Officer

Kishaun Aloysius
Education Officer
education@ssu.org.au

Patrick Taylor

Welfare Officer

Patrick is in his third year of a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous studies. He has a passion for welfare and is excited to work for the welfare of all students. When not working or studying he can be found at the Hammer and swine bar on campus. Don’t be afraid to email and ask any questions you may have, and he is always down for a chat and some beers.
He is a First Nations man from the Wiradjuri mob so is always open to help any other First Nations students.

Patrick Taylor
Welfare Officer
welfare@ssu.org.au

Aaryan Pujara

Activities Officer

Moved from New Delhi, India in 2019. Aaryan is a third-year student studying Bachelor of Computer Science at Swinburne. He has a passion for student advocacy and has been involved in multiple student bodies representing students. Aaryan is also a part of several cultural clubs and enjoys hosting events and activities for students. He is very outgoing and loves meeting new people and learning about different cultures. When he is not busy debating about Marvel films, Aaryan loves to grab a drink and catch up with friends. Reach out to him via email or find him at the Hammer & Swine Bar.

Aaryan Pujara
Activities Officer
activities@ssu.org.au

Nikitha Neelakantan

Communications Officer

Nikitha Neelakantan
Communication Officer
comms@ssu.org.au

Campus Chairs

David Novanovski

Hawthorn Campus Coordinator

David Novanovski is our Hawthorn campus chair for 2022 and is the president and creator of the Swinburne Film Society! David is studying a double degree in business and media communications, with a major in management and media industries.

David’s loves films, meeting new students and helping to make campus life the best possible experience that it can be for all students!

David Novanovski
Hawthorn Campus Coordinator
hawthorn@ssu.org.au

Vacant

Croydon Campus Coordinator

If you are interested in this position please contact ssu@ssu.org.au

Vacant
Croydon Campus Coordinator
croydon@ssu.org.au

Vacant

Wantirna Campus Coordinator

If you are interested in this position please contact ssu@ssu.org.au

Vacant
Wantirna Campus Coordinator
wantirna@ssu.org.au

Education

Alex Edwards

PAVE Representative

Alex Edwards
PAVE Representative
pave@ssu.org.au

Parth Bhavsar

Postgraduate Representative

Parth is currently doing his third year of PhD on “Plastic Biodegradation”. His goal is to someday solve the plastic dilemma that the world is currently facing. He has been part of the Swinburne student Union over 3 years and has engaged in many volunteering activities along the way. Apart from being passionate about his research, he is also determined in helping the Swinburne postgraduate community as a postgraduate representative for the year 2022.
Outside his usual routines, he like to listen to light novels, preferably sci-fic/fic, crime and mystery. He also likes to watch and read anime and manga.

Parth Bhavsar
Postgraduate Representative
postgrad@ssu.org.au

Abdul Azeez Mohamad Askeen

International Representative

Azeez is an international student from Sri lanka reading for his bachelor of Engineering Hons civil major. He is someone who always loves to have a lot of people around him. He makes a lot of friends and actively engages in many social clubs and societies. He is also a Co-President of the Swinburne Sri lankan students Association. He is an international representative in the Swinburne Student Union and represents Engineering undergraduates in the Swinburne representative council.
Outside of university he loves experiencing new things in life and travelling.

Abdul Azeez Mohamad Askeen
International Representative
international@ssu.org.au

Welfare

Anthony Bogli

Queer Representative

Anthony (He/Him) is a local student, studying a Bachelor of Computer Science.
Anthony has worked as a sole trader, developing technology for small websites, apps for startups and medium sized businesses, and has been part of various projects and community groups. Recreationally, he enjoys arts, crafts, programming, tarot, and tabletop gaming. He also enjoys listening to Joy FM radio and podcasts by 'Duncan Trussell Family Hour' that talk about spirituality.
Anthony is community orientated and wants to improve people’s quality of life on campus. He wishes to bring his values and experiences from the workforce into creating a safe space for LGBTQI members. He is open to hearing all concerns and issues that are occurring in the community so that he can assist in working towards a resolution for them. If you have any concerns or worries, your queer representative is more than willing to listen confidentially! Just shoot them an email

Anthony Bogli
Queer Representative
queer@ssu.org.au

Hezal Patel

Women's Representative

Hezal Patel
Women’s Representative
womens@ssu.org.au

Shruti Bhirud

Ethnocultural Representative

Shruti is an international student from India studying Bachelor of Health Science with neuroscience and biomedical major. She has a passion for serving her community and working towards the welfare of her fellow students. She is a part of a few cultural clubs at Swinburne and volunteers for charitable organizations outside of university. She’s been an active volunteer for the Swinburne Student Union for the past year and is excited for her role as EthnoCulture representative.
Other than her usual routines, Shruti enjoys watching movies, going on scenic walks and is always up for a drink.

Shruti Bhirud
Ethnocultural Representative
ethnocultural@ssu.org.au

Darnell Stallbaum

First Nations Representative

Darnell Stallbaum is the First Nations representative for the Swinburne Student Union in 2022, and is currently studying a bachelor of nursing.

Darnell enjoys martial arts, large social events, and getting to share his ideas with new people, always down for a friendly chat, advice or even a chill drink feel. Even though only recently getting in touch with his roots as a First Nations man Darnell is always willing to listen and share his experiences to further represent and help his fellow First Nations people.

Feel free to contact him via email for any concerns, questions or ideas!

Darnell Stallbaum
First Nations Representative
firstnations@ssu.org.au

Emily Duffus

Health & Accessibility Representative

Emily is a final year Bachelor of Criminal Justice/Criminology student who has passions in providing and creating better experiences for others and social justice. She has always had an avid engagement with campus affairs and created the Swinburne Crime and Forensics Society in 2020 where she lead them through a tough time for clubs with the transition to online events.

Outside of uni and work you will find her watching and reading anything true crime, listening to music or browsing bunnings to expand her collection of plants.

Emily Duffus
Health & Accessibility Representative
accessibility@ssu.org.au

Alex Min Kyaw

Health & Accessibility Representative

Khant (Alex) Min Kyaw is the environment representative for Swinburne Student Union 2022. He is also the president of Swinburne Burmese Student Association as well as an international student ambassador for Swinburne. Alex is in his second year in Bachelor of Business, majoring in Finance.
Alex loves going to the gym, meeting new people, and making new friends. Outside his usual routine, Alex loves to watch documentaries, movies and meeting his friends.

Khant Min Kyaw
Environmental Representative
enviro@ssu.org.au

General Reps

Daniel Nicholson

General Representative

Daniel Nicholson
General Representative
daniel.nicholson@ssu.org.au

Kipp Stratmann

General Representative

Kipp is a fourth year Engineering/Computer Science student, majoring in Civil Engineering and Network Design. He has been part of a few club committees and has been an avid volunteer over the last few years including outside of the university. Kipp has been part of the Swinburne Student Union since his first year and has been an active volunteer helping out with numerous events, and has also sat on the Campus Committee and the Education Board in previous terms.

Outside of his university studies and employment, Kipp loves spending his time exploring the outdoors, camping, and volunteering to other causes.

Kipp Stratmann
General Representative
kipp.stratman@ssu.org.au

James Atkins

General Representative

James Atkins is your SSU President for 2021. He's been an active volunteer in the Union for many years, and has headed up the Activities Department for the last 2. He has a passion for student rights and engagement, campus culture and events, and is always available to answer your questions about the Union and represent the student body to the University.

James Atkins
General Representative
james.atkins@ssu.org.au

The SWINE Editors

Jessica Norris

SWINE Editor

Jessica Norris
SWINE Editor
editor@ssu.org.au

Zoe Sorenson

SWINE Editor

Zoe Sorenson
SWINE Editor
editor@ssu.org.au

Adele Easton

SWINE Designer

Adele Easton
SWINE Designer
designer@ssu.org.au