ou can find out more about these vital student forums below.
We send messages directly to all students about upcoming student representative meetings and activities, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The National Student Consultative Committee (NSCC) is a sub-committee of SAE’s Academic Board.
Chaired by the Director of Student Experience, the NSCC is comprised of elected representatives, SAE Academic Board student members and SAE staff. NSCC representatives must also be members of their campus Student Council, and comprise at least one undergraduate, one postgraduate and one international student.
The NSCC represents the student voice and collaborates on Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) initiatives and activities, as well as other significant aspects of the student experience. It reports directly to the Academic Board about services and amenities that SSAF revenue funds.
NSCC Representatives will have the opportunity to develop leadership, consultation and teamwork skills; contribute to identifying and providing feedback about SSAF priorities and activities at SAE; and seek and provide feedback from students about relevant SAE services, programs and policies.
NSCC representatives attend a meeting every trimester.
Student members of the Academic Board
Student members of the Academic Board contribute a student perspective to important institutional decision-making processes. Students are invited to apply to become full voting members of the SAE Academic Board based on their academic and financial standing, and participation at SAE.
The Academic Board approves updates to the curriculum and oversees the quality of learning and teaching at SAE. Student members provide reports to Staff Student Consultative Committees and seek advice from students on matters related to the Academic Board.
Students selected for this role remain a voting member of the Board for two years, pending ongoing commitment to excellence in their studies and ongoing participation in meeting the requirements of the role. Current student members to the Academic Board are Ms Alannah Tsiolkas and Mr Conrad Nicotra. Student members apply when vacant positions are advertised and are selected by a student panel.
Frequently asked questions
Each SAE campus has an elected Student Council (SC), representing the student body on a range of matters, including events, activities, services and student experience.
There is also a single National Student Consultative Committee, which is a sub-committee of SAE’s Academic Board. Elected representatives are made up of SC members who contribute to national decision making, such as Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) priorities and activities; and seek and provide feedback from students about relevant SAE services, programs and policies.
SAE’s Academic Board also has two student members who contribute a student perspective to important institutional decision-making processes. These roles are filled when they become vacant (usually every two years) and the representatives are selected by a student panel.
If you are interested in nominating for membership of the National Student Consultative Committee and/or your local Student Council you will be asked to nominate in Week 4. Nominations will be vetted for eligibility and must include a 150-200 word statement supporting your nomination.
The Student Council meets face-to-face on campus three times per year (once per trimester, in Week 7). Special meetings may be called when deemed appropriate by the Academic Board, Dean, or Chair of the Student Council.
The National Student Consultative Committee also meets once each trimester and members will be notified. These meetings are held online.