Student Senate

Vote Now for 2020-21. Student Senate, your voice.

Vote for the 2020-21 Senate

What is the Student Senate?

Your Student Senate is a representative student body established in 2012, with student positions representing different campuses, student communities and special interest groups from across FedUni. The Student Senate works across the academic year, including teaching breaks, to give your voice to many issues including:

  • Recommending improvements for your student experience on campus, online or via distance education.
  • Making recommendations on our physical, cultural and technological learning environments.
  • Providing feedback on how your Student Services and Amenities Fee is spent.
  • Reviewing and providing input into university policies and procedures in regards to student life and study.

The Senate is governed by the Terms of Reference v.4 (pdf 163kb).

Why join the Student Senate?

Learn to lead

Being a Senate representative is about consulting, advocating, networking, goal setting, and making big decisions. Our unique leadership training and development program will support you across your time with the Senate to identify and build essential and highly valuable career and life skills.

Make an impact

Senate representatives make significant contributions to decisions affecting every aspect of student life. From student facilities and services, to courses and policy – you will have many opportunities to influence and advise senior University decision-makers. Use your voice to empower other students, raise issues, and start new initiatives.

Stand out

The experience and skills you will build during your time on the Senate will set you apart from other graduates. Your Senate experience will build your confidence and experience as a public speaker, leader, and change-maker. Your contribution to improving the student experience will provide powerful content for future job applications.

The Senate is always ready to hear your ideas for improving your student experience and there are heaps of ways you can get in touch. You can contact us via email (, visit us at a forum on campus and online, or check out our social media platforms where you'll find the latest updates on all things Senate.