President – Eleanor Kay
The President sits on the University Council, the highest decision-making body of the University, and other ANU Committees (see full list here). Their primary task is to ensure the undergraduate student voice is heard in these forums. Together with the Vice President, the President is involved in representation of, and advocacy for undergraduate students. The President is also ANUSA’s official spokesperson, communicating ANUSA activity and University changes to students and other relevant groups.
Vice President – Tess Masters
The Vice President has a similar role to the President. They are also involved in co-ordinating student appeals. Their focus is on internal education matters such as faculty policies and information services.
Education Officer – Harry Needham
The Education Officer deals principally with the Higher Education policy of the Association. They are responsible for organising tertiary education campaigns (often in conjunction with the National Union of Students) as well as preparing submissions for relevant Government bodies on things such as housing, youth allowance, and HECS.
General Secretary – Eden Lim
The General Secretary is responsible for the internal administration of ANUSA. They run and organise the meetings of ANUSA’s representative councils (SRC, CRC, AGM, OGM), and look after and interpret the Constitution and other ANUSA documents. The General Secretary is the one to answer any questions you have about official ANUSA procedure.
Treasurer – Mariah Chang
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial aspects of ANUSA. They work in conjunction with ANUSA’s book keeper to track ANUSA spending and to ensure that money is being spent appropriately, as approved by our members. They also ensure that the finances of ANUSA are professionally audited.
Social Officer – Anya Bonan
This is the fun job! The Social Officer is responsible for organising and overseeing O-Week, Bush Week, ANUSA BBQs and other social events. The Social Officer is also the first point of contact for clubs and societies (C&S) and the Grants and Affiliations Committee (GAC), the ANUSA body responsible for funding C&S activity.
ANUSA has a team of two representatives for each Academic College at ANU. College Representatives analyse academic issues of relevance to their College and formulate strategies and campaigns to ensure that the academic interests of students are protected. These academic issues are discussed at College Representative Council meetings where each College representative team delivers a report.
College Representatives sit on the College Education Committee of their respective College.
They also organize College-specific events and help-out with many of ANUSA’s events and initiatives.
General Representatives (‘Gen Reps’) are tasked with implementing the many important projects that we do which lie outside Executive portfolios. Working in groups and reporting to the Student Representative Council, Gen Reps are invaluable in ensuring that ANUSA makes visible improvements to campus life over the year.
Gen Reps must also act a key communication link between the student body and ANUSA with regard to the concerns and problems that ANUSA should be addressing. They also are the primary means of keeping the Executive accountable.
The Department Officers are in charge of managing policy and advocacy of six key areas which are especially important to ANUSA: Disabilities, Environment, Indigenous, International Students, Queer* and Women. The Department Officers also head up the autonomous collectives that assist in advising and directing the actions and initiatives of the Department Officers.
Disabilities Officer – Amy Bryan
Any student who identifies as having a disability can join ANU Disabilities, the disabilities collective. This collective also has non-autonomous meetings that anyone can attend. To find out more information please visit ANUSA Disabilities Student Association or by emailing the Officer.
Environment Officer – Poppy Perry-Evans
The Collective is for any ANU student who wants to engage with environmental and social justice issues on and off campus. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded students in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The Collective meet Tuesday afternoons from 5-6 at the Food Coop in Lena Karmel lodge (TBC for 2018). To find out more information please visit ANUSA Environment Collective or by emailing the Officers.
International Students’ Officer – Mina Kim
The International Students’ Department (ISD) represents and advocates for all international students in conjunction with the ANUSA Executive. Any International Student can get involved in the ISD, which has a large organisational structure with many opportunities to get involved. To find out more information please visit ANUSA International Students’ Department, ANU ISD’s website or or by emailing the Officer.
Queer* Officer – Matthew Mottola
The Queer* Department is an autonomous group for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, intersex and questioning. It is a friendly passionate group who love nothing more than to discuss being queer* and just hanging out!
The Department hosts regular social events such as movie nights and discussion groups (called Queeries), and education workshops for everyone to get involved in. Email the Officer or visit the website for more information. To find out more information please visit ANUSA Queer* Department or by emailing the Officer.
Women’s Officer – Laura Perkov
The Women’s Department is the representative body for all undergraduate women on campus, and consists of the Women’s Officer and the Collective. The Officer is available to provide advocacy, support and referrals to undergraduate women students. The Women’s Collective, which is open to all undergraduate women students, meets regularly to organise and run campaigns and events on campus. The Department also has a women’s only space, the Rapunzel Room, which is accessible 24/7, and has a never ending supply of coco pops. To find out more information please visit ANUSA Womens Department or by emailing the Officer.
Indigenous Officer – Braedyn Edwards
The Indigenous Department of ANUSA, is a student-run group which arranges activities and events for Indigenous students and the broader ANUSA community throughout the year. The Indigenous Officer works with the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre to support the needs of the students. The Department's aim is to promote Indigenous success on campus and to strengthen the Indigenous collective on campus by running a number of network events.
Ethnocultural Officer – Jharna Chamlagai
The Ethnocultual Department is an autonomous, non-political group of passionate and energetic people. We implement advocacy for the ethnoculturally and linguistically diverse, attend and organise rallies, organise events on campus, have fortnightly meetings, and socialise over coffee meetups and, of course, online. Every undergraduate student who is ethnoculturally diverse is a member of this department.