Guild Elections

The Guild Elections 

The Guild Elections are held in second semester (September) each year to elect the Murdoch Guild of Students Council. This includes the Guild Executive, Faculty Representatives, Guild Councillors & Department Officers for the following year (December 1st – November 30). When voting opens, it will be online via the Murdoch university website.

All enrolled students who are Guild members are eligible to run for most of the positions, with only some positions having further requirements. All students are entitled to vote in elections. Nominations are open until Monday 16 October and can be made by using this form.

Voting for the 2019/20 council is now closed.



Position Elected Ticket Stupol Experience
Guild President David Ugrinov Growth 2020 Sustainability Rep
Education VP Fredrick Chewe Chisanga Growth 2020 EVP
General Secretary Shannan Suthesh Growth
Murdoch Post Grad Student Association [MUPSA] President Usama Ishfaq
MUPSA VP Coursework
MUPSA VP Research  
MISA President Natalie Ruth Rowe
Sustainability Officer Reyhana Amber Malekloo
External Representative Jimmy Bidstrup
Disability Representative  Vacant  
Queer Representative Imogen Sarah Cole
Indigenous Representative  Jesse Bellotti Growth 2020 Indigenous Rep
Women’s Representative  Shamiso Gambe Growth


Guild President is the official spokesperson and chief executive of the Guild of Students, represents the Guild and the student body both within the University and to external organisations, and is responsible for Guild operations. This position is full time and paid. This role is also an ex-officio member of Academic Council.

Education Vice President is a spokesperson on education issues, assists the Guild President, chairs the Guild Education Council, and coordinates the work of the student representatives within the University. This position is full time and paid. This role is also an ex-officio member of Academic Council and a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee.

General Secretary ensures the proper running of the Guild’s Committees and the decision-making bodies of it’s three subsidiary associations. This position works very closely with the Guild President and Education Vice President on policy and the day to day affairs of the Guild. Guild Councillors meet regularly to discuss Guild policy, major issues and areas of student concern. This role is part-time, paid and an ex-officio member of Academic Council.