Meet your SCC Student Representatives

Emma Wellham

Emma Wellham

SCC Chair & UNE Council Student Representative

Hi! My name is Emma and I am the Chair of the SCC and the Student Representative on the UNE Council.

I am in my fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine, based in Tamworth NSW. Over the last 3 years I have had a mix of living and studying on campus at UNE, and studying online from my home town of Lake Macquarie.

In my time at UNE I’ve held the position of Mary White College Communities and Charities Representative (2019), Mary White College Academic Mentor (2020) and Student Representative on UNE Council (2020 – present), and have been involved with the SCC since 2021.

I’m looking forward to seeing what we, the SCC, can accomplish for our fellow students in 2022 as we continue to provide a unified voice and represent our diverse student body. My personal goal in 2022 is to do my best to help every student of UNE feel valued, supported and heard throughout their student journey.

Please reach out to myself or any of my fellow SCC Reps with any questions or suggestions – no comment is silly or insignificant! We are here to serve you and make UNE a safe, inclusive and fun environment for all, and are always up for a chat!

Phoebe Kaye

Phoebe Kaye

Online Student Representative

My name is Phoebe Kaye and I am an online representative in the Student Consultative Council. I am studying a Bachelor of Education (K-6) and currently completing my final year of study. I live in Broken Hill, which is in Far West New South Wales. I have a background in education with my mother being a teacher and completing a year as a governess on a sheep and goat station as well as working in after school care services and within the NSW Department of Education in various roles.  

The reason I wanted to join the SCC is because I felt as though students studying remotely like myself did not have much of a voice at the University. There is 20+ UNE students that I am aware of in the Broken Hill region. I wanted to give them a voice and see that their feedback and concerns were heard and actioned by the wider UNE community. I am looking forward to working as a team to see UNE improve for all its students and staff. This is my second year on the SCC as a member, it is a fantastic opportunity to be able to support the new members into their roles. 

If there is anything that needs altering or changing just let me know!
 
Thanks,
Phoebe
Alice Summons

Alice Summons

Online Student Representative

Hello! My name is Alice and I am one of the Online Student Representatives of the SCC.

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work and I am based in Dharawal Country, Wollongong NSW. I am looking forward to being involved in the SCC because I am passionate about connectedness and advocacy for UNE students and staff. In my time outside of being a student I am a Mum and work as a nurse. Furthermore, I volunteer as a Dementia Advocate for Dementia Australia where I have been involved in advocacy projects for over 5 years. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to myself or other committee representatives.

We are here to support you through your university experience. You can contact me via my student email: asummons@myune.edu.au 

Nicholas De Palma

Nicholas De Palma

Online Student Representative

My name is Nick and I am a mature-age student currently in my second year studying a Bachelor of Arts (Politics)/Bachelor of Laws.  

I am one of the many online students in the UNE community and I wanted to join the SCC so I could do my part in improving the experience for all students at the University. I believe having a sense of connectedness and community is more critical than ever post-pandemic. I currently also work full-time at another University, and I wish to bring that experience and knowledge to this position.  

I look forward to representing students in my first year at SCC.  

Riley Bomford

Riley Bomford

Online Student Representative

Christopher Hvass

Christopher Hvass

On Campus Student Representative

Chloe Fairclough

Chloe Fairclough

General Representative – Postgraduate

My name is Chloe and I’m studying a Master of Teaching (Primary) as an online student.

I have previously completed a Bachelor of Arts (Peace Studies and History) at UNE. I work as a School Learning Support Officer based in Autism support classes in Western Sydney. I live in the Blue Mountains, NSW with my husband, 3 children, and our pet dog Muffin. My favourite things to do in my spare time are camping, hiking, aerial silks and lyra! 

My main goal within the SCC is to bring a neurodivergent perspective to university issues. As a neurodivergent woman, I am passionate about our visible and active representation at all levels of every organisation. 

Fran Graham

Fran Graham

General Representative – Postgraduate

My name is Fran Graham and I am in my second year of PhD research with the School of Health. I am a mature age student, studying part-time online from my home in Far North Queensland.

My first experiences of being active in advocating for students were during my initial period of university study after leaving school, and throughout my career I have had the opportunity and privilege to continue to focus on students’ needs and success. My previous qualifications include LLB (hons), B.Ed., and postgraduate diplomas in Accountancy, Psychology, and Psychology Advanced from Scottish and Australian universities, completed both face-to-face and online. My career has spanned accounting, business, and education in Australia and overseas, and I currently work on a part-time casual basis as a teacher for students with disability. In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and taking long walks on the beach with my corgi, Benji. My kitten, Newton, who is so full of energy at 5am, also makes me laugh every morning.

I believe my experience brings a broad and balanced perspective to the diverse demands of student life, and am keen to add my voice to the decision-making process for UNE students as a postgraduate representative on the SCC.

Evie Levens

Evie Levens

General Representative – Undergraduate

Paris Stellini

Paris Stellini

General Representative – Undergraduate

Hi, I’m Paris Stellini! I am one of your undergraduate representatives for 2022.

I currently reside at Duval College and am originally from Broken Hill. I am in my 2nd year of a Bachelor of Nursing here at UNE, and am also a member of the Duval Dogs netball team. I am an avid sportsperson and artist, and have been involved in many college and university wide projects, such as SFK events, Duval College Big Ideas, and HEDx.

I look forward to being the voice for all Undergraduate students studying at UNE, and would love to hear your questions, comments, or concerns to influence and improve your online and on campus experiences. 

Christin Lawrence

Christin Lawrence

College Representative

Hi I’m Christin Lawrence but my friends call me Chrissy I’m a current third year Psychology on campus student with the aim to become a forensic psychologist. I’m happy to say I’m from Earl Page College!

I have been married for 14 years and have 6 beautiful children. As you can imagine my life is busy but I am so happy to be elected into the SCC as the College Representative as I’m wanting to use my voice to help the students on and off campus to get all they can from university and what it has to offer. 

Look forward to getting involved with the student community on and off campus. Hugs Chrissy.

Caitlin Davey

Caitlin Davey

Town Representative

Caitlin is our Town Representative on the SCC for 2022. She holds a few degrees already including a Bachelor of Psychological Science, a Bachelor of Criminology and a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Psychology. Currently Caitlin is in her second year of her PhD at UNE with her research focussing on punitive attitudes and prejudice towards Indigenous Australians in the justice system, with a specific focus on these issues within rural spaces.

Caitlin has been an active member of the university community since coming to university in 2016, with her living at Wright College during 2021 and holding the position of Social Representative. Caitlin also represented UNE at the Indigenous National Games during 2021 and hopes to go again during 2022. Caitlin also tutors and mentors’ students with Oorala, UNE’s Aboriginal Centre. When not working or studying, Caitlin likes to spend her time volunteering with her Young Leaders Rotary Club that she is the President of, as well as spending time with her friends, family and partner.

Sushila Aryal

Sushila Aryal

International Student Representative

Noni Hawkins

Noni Hawkins

Indigenous Student Representative

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Online Student Representative

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Enabling/ Sub-degree Representative