Election dates and times

Nominations open: 9am on Monday 14 September 2020 

Nominations close: 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 22 September 2020 

Voting opens: 9am on Monday 5 October 2020 

Voting closes: 12pm (midday) on Monday 12 October 2020 

Election candidates announced: Monday 28 September 2020 

Election results announced: Thursday 15 October 2020 

Following are the results of the Swinburne statutory elections held in 2020 for 2021 office bearers. 

For the contested electorates, a ballot was conducted online which concluded at 12pm on Monday 12 October 2020. 

Where the number of valid nominations did not exceed the number of vacancies, candidates were elected unopposed (indicated below by *). 

Where vacancies exist due to insufficient candidates the Elections Regulations (Part 4. S13. Insufficient candidates) applies. 

Academic Senate
Elected positions
Elected by and from 
Level requirements
Term 
Elected Candidates
One 
Swinburne academics
All levels 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
Sivachandran Chandrasekaran 
One
Faculty of Business and Law 
Academic D or E
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022 
No nominations received
One 
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Academic D or E 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
Jeni Paay 
One
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology 
Academic D or E
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022 
Christopher Berndt *
One
Pathways and Vocational Education departments 
Senior Educator level or equivalent
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
No nominations received
University Council
Elected positions Elected by and from Level requirements
Term 
Elected Candidates
One
Students
All levels 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
Junaid Azhar
Academic Senate
Elected positions
Elected by and from
Level requirements
Term 
Elected Candidates
One
Students
AQF level 1 to 6 (Certificate to Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree) 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
Éadaoin O'Reilly
One
Students 
AQF level 7 to 9 (Bachelor to Masters Degree) 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
Anshal Khawar
One 
Students
Higher degree by research students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
Errol Phuah 
Swinburne Student Life
Elected positions
Elected by and from
Level requirements
Term 
Elected Candidates
One
Students
Pathways and Vocational Education students 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
Thi Phuong Thanh (Isabel) Tran *
Faculty of Business and Law Student Consultative Committee
Elected positions
Elected by and from
Level requirements
Term
Elected Candidates
Three
Students of the Faculty of Business and Law
Undergraduate students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

Emily Duffus

Jane Lam

Tara Anastasia

Three
Students of the Faculty of Business and Law
Postgraduate students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

Alisha Jindal

Meet Dinesh Shah

Roha Asad

Three
Students of the Faculty of Business and Law
International students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

Maybelle Nguyen

Niharika Tyagi

Vidhi Gautam Satra

Faculty of Health, Arts and Design Student Consultative Committee
Elected positions 
Elected by and from 
Level requirements 
Term 
Elected Candidates 
Three 
Students of the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 
Undergraduate students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 

Kristen Beever 

Millicent Spencer 

Sabina Kesuma 

Three 
Students of the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 
Postgraduate students 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 

Bhishag Mohan 

Oluwadamilola Ayeni 

Paraskevi Triantis 

Three 
Students of the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design 
International students 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 

Tharindie Silva 

Minh Ton 

Phally Chhay 

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Student Consultative Committee 
Elected positions
Elected by and from 
Level requirements
Term 
Elected Candidates
Three 
Students of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Undergraduate students 
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

Aaryan Pujara 

Adiba Ibnat Islam

Azeez Askeen

Three
Students of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology 
Postgraduate students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 

Fathima Nooriya Nizvi Farin

Komal Santosh Ranade

Sri Deepika Evuri

Three
Students of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology 
International students
1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 

Ananya Bansal

Inzanur Islam

KM Ravin Viduranga Fernando

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