UMSU INTL’s Annual General Election 2021

UMSU INTL’s Annual General Elections 2021 has arrived! Passionate about supporting the international student community, working with a team of like-minded peers, and gaining valuable leadership and volunteering experience? Then it’s time to nominate yourself for the positions that suit you best as we gear up for another exciting round of elections!

ELECTION NOMINATIONS & REGULATIONS

Submit your nomination to the Returning Officer by filling out the form below. Electoral regulations for the UMSU International Annual General Election can also be found on this page.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSION

The information session for candidates will take place on Friday 30 April and will be conducted via zoom. The candidate information session will take place at 6pm AEST on Friday the 30th of April, the session can be accessed from the zoom link below.

Zoom

POLICY SPEECH SESSION

The policy speech session will occur after the close of nominations, on 17 May. The venue, form and date for the policy speech session will be circulated upon the close of nominations.

VOTING SESSION

Voting will open 9:00 am on Wednesday 19 May 2021 and close 5:00 pm on Friday 21 May 2021. Voting will be conducted via the BigPulse platform, with an individual voting link sent to all eligible voters via their student email at the beginning of the voting session.

UMSU International Annual General Election (AGE) 2021 Election Notice

UMSU Intl Election Notice

UMSU International (AGE) 2021 Regulations

UMSU Intl AGE Regulations

UMSU INTERNATIONAL (AGE) 2021 Open Positions

Duties and Power of UMSU INTL Office Bearers

UMSU INTERNATIONAL (AGE) Nomination Form 2021

UMSU INTL Nomination Form

UMSU INTERNATIONAL (AGE) Withdrawal Form 2021

UMSU INTL Withdrawal Form

  • Transient Desires – Donna Leon 820 LEO
  • Death in Daylesford – Kerry Greenwood A820 GRE
  • The Survivors – Jane Harper A820 HAR
  • A Murder at Malabar Hill – Sujata Massey 810 MAS
  • The Missing American – Kwei Quartey 810 QUA
  • Fifty Fifty – Steve Cavanagh 820 CAV
  • Bright Young Dead – Jessica Fellowes 820 FEL
  • Trace Elements – Donna Leon 820 LEO
  • Three Hours – Rosamund Lupton 820 LUP
  • The Good Turn – Dervla McTiernan 820 MACT
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson 839.7 LAR
  • The Strangers We Know – Pip Drysdale A820 DRY
  • Where the Truth Lies – Karina Kilmore A820 KIL
  • The Believer: Encounters With Love, Death and Faith – Sarah Krasnostein 121.68 KRA
  • Solved! How Other Countries Have Cracked the World’s Biggest Problems and We Can Too – Andrew Wear 303.484 WEA
  • Think Like a Feminist: The Philosophy Behind the Revolution -Carol Hay 305.42 HAY
  • Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights – Helen Lewis 305.420941 LEW
  • Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World – Layla F. Saad 305.8 SAA
  • The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy – A.C. Grayling 320.441 GRA
  • City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong – Antony Dapiran 322.4095125090512 DAP
  • Sabotage: The Business of Finance – Anastasia Nesvetailova 332 NES
  • Growing Up Disabled in Australia – Carly Findlay 362.10994 FIN
  • The Schoolgirl Strangler – Katherine Kovacic 364.15232092 KOV
  • The Rome Plague Diaries: Lockdown Life in the Eternal City – Matthew Kneale 614.460945632 KNE
  • Emotional Female – Yumiko Kadota 617.0592092 KAD
  • The Neuro Generation: The New Era in Brain Enhancement Revolutionising the Way we Think, Work and Heal – Tan Le 681.761 LE
  • Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse – Cassandra Pybus 994.6092 PYB
  • The Divers’ Game – Jessie Ball 810 BAL
  • The Prophets – Robert Jones Jr. 810 JON
  • Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro 820 ISH
  • The Lying Life of Adults – Elena Ferrante 850 FER
  • Bridgerton: The Duke & I (Bridgerton #1) – Julia Quinn 810 QUI
  • Tipping – Anna George A820 GEO
  • Kokomo – Victoria Hannan A820 HAN
  • From Where I Fell – Susan Johnson A820 JOH
  • Heiress on Fire – Kellie McCourt A820 MACC
  • The Animals in That Country – Laura Jean McKay A820 MACK
  • A Room Called Earth – Madeleine Ryan A820 RYA
  • The Performance – Claire Thomas A820 THO
  • Granta 149: Strangers in the Land – 808 GRA
  • Grant 148: Summer Fiction – 808 GRA
  • Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special – 808 GRA
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott 810 ALC
  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl – Mona Awad 810 AWA
  • Indelicacy – Amina Cain 810 CAI
  • Royals – Emma Forrest 810 FOR
  • The Lottery and Other Stories – Shirley Jackson 810 JAC
  • A Good Man – Ani Katz 810 KAT
  • The Shining – Stephen King 810 KIN
  • After the Flood – Kassandra Montag 810 MON
  • Necessary People – Anna Pitoniak 810 PIT
  • Topics of Conversation – Miranda Popkey 810 POP
  • Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid 810 REI
  • Universal Love: Stories  – Alexander Weinstein 810 WEI
  • Separation Anxiety – Laura Zigman 810 ZIG
  • Regeneration – Pat Barker 820 BAR
  • Actress – Anne Enright 820 ENR
  • The Mercies – Kiran Millgood Hargrave 820 HAR
  • Grown Ups – Marian Keyes 820 KEY
  • The Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel 820 MAN
  • Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel 820 MAN
  • Adults – Emma Jane Unsworth 820 UNS
  • Amnesty – Aravind Adiga 891 ADI
  • Low – Jeet Thayill 891 THA
  • The Origin of Me – Bernard Gallate A820 GAL
  • Cherry Beach – Laura McPhee-Browne A820 MACP
  • Fauna – Donna Mazza A820 MAZ
  • The Coconut Children – Vivan Pham A820 PHA
  • Sweetness and Light – Liam Pieper A820 PIE
  • The Inland Sea – Madeleine Watts A820 WAT
  • The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin 810 JEM
  • Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive #4) – Brandon Sanderson 810 SAN
  • The Poison Song (Winnowing Flame Trilogy #3) – Jen Williams 820 WIL
  • The Tower of Fools – Andrzej Sapkowski 891.85 SAP
  • Red Queen (Red Queen #1) – Victoria Aveyard 810 AVE
  • Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo 810 BAR
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E Harrow  810 HAR
  • The House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) – Sarah J Maas 810 MAA
  • The Future of Another Timeline – Annalee Newitz 810 NEW
  • Dead Astronauts – Jeff VanderMeer 810 VAN
  • The Witcher: Blood of Elves (The Witcher #1) – Andrzej Sapkowski 891.85 SAP
  • Pet – Akwaeke Emezi 896 EME
  • Highway Bodies – Alison Evans A820 EVA
  • Euphoria Kids – Alison Evans A820 EVA

 

UHT’s Stage Carpenter/Mechanist Allen Laverty talks through how to build a mitre box (a tool to help you cut exactly 90° or 45°).

 

Hannah Buchan
UMSU President

 

Overnight, the government has announced massive hikes to the cost of future degrees. 

Future students hoping to study law and commerce degrees will face a 28% fee increase, while students studying humanities degrees will face a staggering 113% increase.

The justification for this fee increase is a carrot-and-stick approach to funnel students into industries it believes will have the most job growth. This is a ridiculous and unfair attack on students. While the costs of some ‘job-ready’ degrees will be lower, this move is at the expense of hundreds of thousands of young people who have chosen to study degrees that the government doesn’t deem worthy enough.

Students should never be forced to take massive amounts of debt in order to gain an education. This is going to disproportionately effect students at the University of Melbourne because of the Melbourne Model. Increasing student fees will not fix a funding crisis.

UMSU unequivocally believes in free education for all students. We will oppose this package every step of the way. We will be posting ways to get involved in this campaign in the coming days — follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date.

UMSU stands in solidarity with University of Queensland student Drew Pavlou, an elected student representative who has just suspended for 2 years for speaking out against the University. We are concerned about the nature of his charges and how this appears to be a politically targeted attack.

Despite this suspension occurring in a different state, this matter is relevant to all student unions as it is detrimental to the student movement. Drew’s suspension has set an incredibly dangerous precedent, and limits the freedom of expression on our campuses. This suspension shows that Australian universities are trying to silence student activists and silence criticisms about university administrations. Student representatives are elected to represent student interests, which are often different from what universities are trying to push. Student representatives should never be punished for speaking out about the inaction of universities.

UMSU will always stand up for student rights, and we will continue to speak out against the University if they are not acting in student interests. We condemn the actions of the University of Queensland.

Hannah Buchan
UMSU President