Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representative

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representative is the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students at the University. He/she advises the President and other Executive members in areas of advocacy that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and monitors Indigenous issues that arise locally and nationally.

Position Aims

  • Provide an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student perspective to the Executive Committee.
  • Liaise between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and NUPSA.
  • Advocate on behalf of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Be a focal point for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate students.
  • Represent NUPSA and its decisions positively.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the President and other Executive members regarding matters specifically related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students.
  • Be aware of issues arising locally and nationally on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters.
  • Ensure that an appropriate welcome/acknowledgment of country is done at all NUPSA activities and events. It should be noted that this does not mean that the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Representative must give an acknowledgement, just that appropriate cultural protocols are followed.
  • Advocate on behalf of postgraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups or individuals within the university.
  • Seek advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, Nuraki elders, Elder-In-Residence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collectives, community and other groups regarding their representation.
  • Actively participate in NUPSA programs, events and activities.
  • Provide a monthly report to the NUPSA Executive Committee.

 

This position on the Executive is currently vacant.

To apply, download and complete the Executive Nomination Form. You’ll need two UON postgraduate students to endorse your nomination.

Return the completed form to nupsa@newcastle.edu.au, along with a brief overview of your background and your reasons for applying for the role, to help the Executive make its decision.

NB: Nominees must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Representative
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