General Councillors

Will Broderick

Name: William Broderick

Preferred Name: Will

Degree and year of study?

Third Year – double degree of Law and Arts (Politics)

What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?

I was inspired to run for the position of SRC General Councillor to make sure university decision makers are held to account and to give students a voice. I was also inspired to run in order to advocate for issues which I am passionate about, such as standardising submission times on assignments to 11:59pm and improving campus culture.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

I’m involved with a lot of clubs, but in particular I’m involved with and am on the executives of the Adelaide University Labor Club, the Politics and International Relations Association (PIRA) and the Adelaide University Italian Society, and the Adelaide University Republican Club, of which I am the president.

What led you to join the club(s)?

I joined these clubs because they not only matched my interests and passions, but I wanted to enhance my university experience beyond the coursework of my degree and fully engage in campus culture.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

I was lucky to be able to go to Washington, DC pre-COVID, and really enjoyed engaging with all the sites, including a tour of the US Capitol, watching a session of the US House of Representatives, visiting multiple memorials, the US Supreme Court, and overall enjoying the food and culture. Of course, for something a bit closer to home, getting away to the beach / the country is great too!

Favourite place to study on campus?

For more relaxed study, UniBar / cloisters where I can balance it with a bev and hanging out with mates. When I actually need to study, the Law Library offers a quiet and secluded environment.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2021?

I hope to achieve the successful advocacy of student issues and concerns, holding university leaders to account, and the adoption of my personal policy passions, including standardising submission times to 11:59pm, affiliating the Women’s Collective and the Pro-Choice Club, making it easier for clubs to fully flourish, and much more!

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Spend time on campus outside of lectures and tutes, join a club, get around events on campus, and overall keep an open mind.

 

Yonatan Halawa

Preferred name

Yonatan or Yono

Degree and year of study?

I’m a second-year student studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and Diploma in Arts (Politics and International Relations)

What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?

I ran for General Councillor because I want to increase students’ engagement with their representatives and to ensure student interests are fought for in the SRC.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

Adelaide University Labor Club

Adelaide Business Students Society

What led you to join the club(s)?

I joined the clubs so I could make new connections at Uni, partake in social events, and to develop skills and knowledge related to my interests.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

Favourite destination? Anywhere in regional SA near the coast

Favourite activity? Chilling with mates and some cold beverages in hand

Favourite place to study on campus?

Nexus

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2020?

I want to ensure that:

  • The SRC is more engaged with the students they represent
  • Students get the most out of their university experience outside of study
  • Women’s clubs are supported on campus

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Focus on making your university experience the best it can be – by making friends in your classes and joining student clubs and societies. By doing so, you’ll not only have more fun but you’ll actually learn a whole lot more too.

Bryan Lau

Preferred Name: Bryan Lau

Degree and year of study?

Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Commerce. 2nd Year Student

What inspired you to engage with the office and roles(s) you currently hold?

As a first year going through the pandemic, I was quite impressed with how the SRC has worked with the University to accommodate to the needs of the students (Introduction of PNG, WNF etc…). This has inspired me to challenge myself and take up a role in the SRC to contribute to the student body.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2021?

I hope to create an exciting, vibrant and sustainable campus and to improve the student experience in the University of Adelaide. I also hope to restore the campus culture that was deeply affected by the pandemic to once again make our University a place that people want to study at.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

  • Adelaide University Law Student Society
  • Finance Society

What led you to join the clubs?

I wanted to be more engaged in the faculties that I study in. I also wanted to socialise and network with the students in my degree and this was the perfect way to do so.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

I would love to go to Europe one day. But the Philippines has got to be one of my favourite holiday destinations so far.

Favourite place to study on campus?

The Ligertwood Library (AKA the dungeon)

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Socialise! University is a great way to meet new people both within and outside of your degree, and some of these people will be your lifelong friends.

Jun Ming Loke

Preferred Name:

Jun Ming / Loke / Jay

Degree and year of study:

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), Year 2

What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?

I hope that I can be the voice of students who face difficulties during their studies in University of Adelaide. I believe that a lively university life makes students enjoy their studies more.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

I was part of the committee of Adelaide University Malaysian Students Associations (AUMSA), and I’m still a member of the club!

What led you to join the club(s)?

Joining a club allows me to get to know more people from various background and country. Besides, being part of the committee also allows me to share my culture to everyone!

Favourite holiday destination / activity?

Depends on location and mood honestly. I am a winter person, and I like snow (hi-5 to anyone who is a winter person out there).

In my opinion, as long as I get to spend my holiday with my family, it will be my favourite holiday. I do like to travel around in my home country, Malaysia, for food! XD

Favourite place to study on campus?

Level 3, The Braggs Building

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2021?

My goal is to support students that are struggling both onshore and offshore in particularly for the pandemics such as post-pandemic plans. I believe that the SSAF that we paid can be put to good use in supporting our studies and to make our study life joyful!

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

First of all, welcome to University of Adelaide (UoA), and thanks for becoming a part of us. UoA is a lively place for everyone. Being a university in the city of Adelaide, it is definitely a good place to study and chill at the same time (being said that study is still our priority). It might be a small city, but it definitely does not feel like it. You will be astonished with how friendly people are here.

Joining clubs and participate in activities definitely help enriched your study life here. Do approach any clubs to know more about it. Of course, do feel free to approach our friendly Ask Adelaide if you have any questions.

Trust me, you won’t regret your life and years studying here, in University of Adelaide!

Jack Brady

Degree and Year of study: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - 3rd year 

What inspired you to engage with the office and the role you currently hold?

The main reason I ran for the SRC is to improve the reputation of Adelaide's residential colleges at the university. College's provide a unique opportunity for rural, interstate and international students to study in the city in a supportive and socially enriching environment. 

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role in 2021?

Ensure that students at Adelaide residential colleges are afforded a greater level of support by the university. I also wish to ensure that the SRC operates efficiently in the interests of the general student population. 

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club

What led you to join the clubs(s)?  

Wanting to get involved with as many facets of student life as possible. 

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

Heading back to my family on the Sunshine Coast to get some much needed vitamin D. 

Favourite place to study on campus?

Unibar 

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Use the university experience to expand your social circles as these will eventually become your professional network. 

 

Nix Herriot

Degree and year of study? 

I’m a fourth year student studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in history

What inspired you to engage with the office and the role(s) you currently hold?

From opposing the war in Vietnam to defeating fee deregulation, students have a proud history of spearheading resistance. At a time when apathy is encouraged, I am always inspired by the radical traditions of student activism because I know that when we fight, we can win. Student unions should be organising to speak out for a better university and a better society more broadly.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role in 2021? 

Official student politics is long due for a shake up. Sucking up to politicians and millionaire Vice Chancellors is a failed strategy. We need an SRC willing to take bold political stances and combat the dire situation facing students. As a General Councillor I will fight for an activist SRC that is on the right side of history when it comes to questions of injustice.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA? 

I’m not a student who you only see once a year to ask for your vote! I’m an activist with the Socialist Alternative club. Over my time as a student here I’ve been involved in a number of campaigns including to kick weapons manufacturers off campus, for action on climate change and against cuts to higher education.

What led you to join the club(s)?

I’m a socialist because I’m horrified by the injustices of capitalism and I believe in humans’ ability to create a better world than the one we have now. At uni I believe in involving as many students as possible in causes well beyond election week. And if you don’t fight, you lose!

Favourite holiday destination/activity? 

In 2019 I was lucky enough to study in Scotland on exchange. A highlight was organising students to support Britain’s largest ever university strike. Staff were demanding an end to the gender and ethnicity pay gaps, an end to precarious employment and guaranteed pension security. We decided to occupy Edinburgh University’s fourteen-story David Hume Tower for two weeks to support our lecturers. It was a moving experience and a great reminder of the power of solidarity.

Favourite place to study on campus? 

On a nice day I love to sit and read outside on the Barr Smith Lawns.

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide? 

Learning doesn’t just happen in overcrowded lecture theatres. Get involved in fighting for the kind of university you want to see!

 

Angel Wadhawan

Preferred Name: Angel Wadhawan

Degree and year of study?

Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced), 2nd Year.

What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?

Ever since I have become part of the university of Adelaide. I have had the privilege of being guided by some amazing Seniors, peers, and  pass leaders. It not just made the first year a lot more comfortable but also helped me network around. I have always wanted to give back to the university community and being an SRC representative gives me just the right opportunity to be able to help students with all the experience that I have gained in the past one year. So, here I am a General councilor on the SRC.

Favorite holiday destination?

My favorite holiday destination has to be India, and precisely the state I call home, Punjab. I love to visit my cousin’s farms and just chill in the sun.

Favorite place to study on campus:

If I need to get stuff done, its either level M in the hub or the library, or else you’ll see me chilling around the maths learning center .

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Join some clubs, go to their event and make friends. Don’t stress too much, but at the same time get your stuff done.

Kanishka Chaudhary