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These are your elected student representatives for 2023.

See the State Council’s Key Focus Areas for 2023 here and read about what they have delivered here.

President

Liam McLaren (he/him)

Hey everyone! My name is Liam, your 2023 TUSA President. I’m in my Honours ‘year’ of a Bachelor of Science, conducting social research into regenerative agriculture, and I am your classic sports mad fan, yet I also enjoy hiking and travelling as far and wide as possible!

As TUSA President, my job is to manage the TUSA State Council and work closely with the TUSA staff to ensure your concerns are heard by the University. This means I work in a lot of areas – building upon TUSA’s strategic direction, fighting for student rights, but most importantly talking to students so that we are always informed about what you want. My key passion areas are increasing student voice and representation, ensuring students have access to basic needs, and increasing holistic transparency, both of TUSA and the university!

My team of student representatives and I sit on countless UTAS committees so that we can take your voice and your feedback right to the top of the decision-making model of the university. To not only have students’ voices heard but to make students a partner in that decision-making process.

As student representatives, our primary role is to be representative of students. Hence, please feel free to get in touch about anything – ideas for events or programs, problems you see at UTAS, problems you see at TUSA, how to get involved with TUSA, or even just a chat! I look forward to meeting you. Reach out anytime at president@tusa.utas.edu.au

Equity President

Trenton Hoare (he/they)

Hey there folks! My name is Trenton Hoare (he/they), I am a non-binary, queer individual who is proud to be your Equity President for 2023! I am a third-year Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in both sociology and Politics & Policy. When I am not on campus or at home ‘studying’ you will probably see me exploring this beautiful island, having a boogie on a dancefloor somewhere, or complaining about domestic and international politics.

I am very passionate about creating an inclusive and equitable society both inside our University and within the broader community. UTAS attracts people from all walks of life, and it is crucial that we remove the barriers that current and prospective students face when it comes to education, whether it be socially or academically.

Groups of individuals who are close to my heart are people with physical and mental disabilities, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those from different ethnic backgrounds, including First Nations peoples. I will do my very best to listen to all students, and I will make sure that each individual, no matter who or where you are, has a voice at the table.

As your Student Representative, I want to be accessible as possible to hear your concerns and advocate for you. Do not hesitate to contact me at equity.president@tusa.utas.edu.au.

Education President (Undergraduate)

Zac Sabapathy (he/him)

Hello Everyone,

My name is Zac, your 2023 Education President (Undergraduate).  In 2023 I will be in my fifth and final year in my Arts-Law combined degree.  In my arts degree I major in Politics.  Learning is something I am passionate about and this is not limited to the subject areas of my degree.  I want the university to be a centre of learning where students can gain the tools to succeed in life and follow their dreams.

In my four years at UTAS I have seen a number of major issues with educational quality and strategy, both from my own experiences and those of others.  TUSA offers a unique opportunity to fight for our right to quality education through its placement on a number of UTAS’ committees.

I will fight to ensure that learning is done in a way that works for students, after all we are the ones paying and we are the ones who know what works for us.  Throughout 2023 I will fight to ensure not one student is left behind no matter what degree they are studying.

To achieve these goals I need your help to provide me with the information on the ground about the many degrees that we are all studying.  For any issues that you need help with, be they big or small, please get in touch with me at undergrad.president@tusa.utas.edu.au.

Education President (Postgraduate)

Nousheen Naz (she/her)

I’m Nousheen, a third-year PhD candidate in Education and your elected Education President – Postgraduate for 2023. I’m super excited to work to support postgraduate community. I am completely aware of the exceptionally diverse needs of postgrads. I’m determined to advocate and effectively represent and advocate our post graduate community concerns at the Academic Senate, University Research Committee, and many other university bodies.

When I’m not studying or working, I love enjoying some quality time with my children, cooking, and doing community volunteer work.

Whether you have ideas, suggestions, concerns, or want to know more about what I can offer as your postgraduate representative, I’d very much want to hear from you! I’m just a click away from you! Connect anytime at postgrad.president@tusa.utas.edu.au.

Southern Campus President

Stella Maddock (she/her)

Hi everyone! I’m Stella, and I am so excited to be your Southern Campus President for 2023! I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Laws and, Media and Communications at Utas and when I’m not at uni you can find me hanging out with my friends, watching movies, and enjoying all of Tassie’s beauty.

As Southern Campus President for 2023, my main goals are to ensure the experience on the Hobart Campus is a true university experience. Whether that’s everyday engagement with a range of clubs and societies, the best accommodation experience possible or just general campus life/engagement. Regardless of whether you are based in Sandy Bay, the city or through distance learning.

However, a community experience won’t be possible without you! Feel free to message me or approach me in person, whether just to be a friendly face or to voice any concerns about what’s happening on our campus.

You can reach me at: southern.president@tusa.utas.edu.au

Northern Campus President

Ryan Stanaway (he/him)

Hello, I am Ryan, your Northern Campus President for 2023. This role will give me the opportunity to keep your best interests in mind, be your voice and support, and bring your concerns to the TUSA, Student Experience Committee, and UTAS. My goal is to provide you a better university experience, including those students who study online.

A little bit about me – I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Maritime Engineering at AMC specialising in Naval Architecture. I moved to Launceston at the start of 2021 to study and have a distinct passion for building connections between all facets of the Launceston campus life.

I am super keen to work with all of you, not only those I have talked with, including executives, staff, and student representatives from societies and clubs. With your help, together we will revive the clubs and societies, implement more initiatives, and create an inclusive, fun, engaging and active student’s life experience in the northern campus! I can’t wait to talk with you and see what we can create together in 2023! You can reach out to me anytime at northern.president@tusa.utas.edu.au. Cheers and I look forward to meeting everyone throughout the year!

Cradle Coast Campus President

Alec Lamont

Hey, I’m Alec Lamont and I’m your Cradle Coast Campus President! I’m a third year Psychological Science student with a deep passion for people and empowering those who I get to work with to achieve what’s possible.

Settling into a new campus in our now COVID endemic world has led to many challenges in engaging you. “Why come on campus when I can study at home?” Try: “why would I not come on campus and enjoy the fantastic facilities and communities there are on offer to me?” My goal is to make the latter question the primary one by representing you and making this new campus as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Now is the perfect time to get this right for everyone; to get this right for you.

Outside of my role as Campus President, I’m a patchwork of passions, hobbies and enjoyments; I’d love to hear yours. If you see me about, feel free to ask me for a chat!

You may reach me at cradlecoast.president@tusa.utas.edu.au

Rozelle Campus President

Lucy Castelletti (she/her)

Hey everyone! I’m Lucy Castelletti, your 2023 Rozelle Campus President. I’m a second year Paramedicine student who is dedicated to serving and empowering those around me, and who is always up for a chat (and a coffee!).

Our time studying at Rozelle might go by fast, but that makes it all the more important to ensure each moment is as memorable and rewarding as it can be. My goal this year is to increase the visibility and accessibility of TUSA in Sydney, and to ensure Rozelle voices are firmly represented in all conversations and changes. This year, my biggest question for you is – “how can I help?”

If you have an idea, a concern, a comment, or query about your UTAS experience, I would absolutely love to hear from you! Feel free to have a chat if you see me in the hallway or prac rooms on campus, or reach out at rozelle.president@tusa.utas.edu.au

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