So what's the big whoop about being on the Board?
Standing for election for the BSA Board is a great opportunity to have an impact on campus. It also gives you skills that will benefit you in the future.
The experience will help you develop practical skills in planning, management, negotiation and public speaking. Board training is part of the package and will not only teach you about the mechanics of how the Association works but also how Boards of management in general work.
Roles and responsibilities
The La Trobe Student Leadership Conference will be held between 27- 30 November 2018 in Mildura. All Board Directors are expected to attend as this forms basic training for the role. Transport and accommodation will be provided by the BSA for the conference.
Board meetings are held monthly on campus. Finance & Resources Committee meetings are also held monthly but only involve committee members.
Executive positions are elected from within the Board at the first official Board meeting of the year. Executive roles include:
• Vice President
• Finance & Resources Chair
• Equal Opportunity Officer
• Student Engagement Officer
Elections are held in September for positions open in the following year. If places are still vacant at the beginning of the year a by-election is held in March to fill the remaining spots. Students must be a BSA member to nominate or be nominated for the Board. Any current La Trobe Bendigo student (membership not required) can vote in the elections.
BSA Board Elections 2019
Open: Monday 27 August 2018 at 10am
Close: Friday 7 September 2018 at 2pm
Nominations accepted between 10am and 2pm daily.
Nomination Objection Period
Monday 10 September to Thursday 13 September 2018
10am - 2pm daily
Monday 17 September to Thursday 20 September