Project Governance

The New Student Precinct’s governance structure comprises two key decision making and advisory bodies:

Steering Committee

The New Student Precinct Steering Committee (NSPSC) is the ultimate decision making body for the Project. Committee Members are expected to make decisions in the best interest of the University’s student population, the Project and the University more broadly. Only the Steering Committee can approve changes to the Project’s scope, with major changes requiring approval of the appropriate University executive bodies.


  • Professor Sarah Wilson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Life) (Chair)
  • Ms Rachel Anya Aw, President, UMSU International
  • Mr Jack Buksh, President, UMSU
  • Mr Jeremy Waite, President, Graduate Students Association (GSA)
  • Professor Su Baker, Pro Vice Chancellor (Community and Cultural Partnerships)
  • Mr Byron Collins, Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer, Business Services
  • Ms Maureen Gardner, Director, Operations and Strategy & Strategy and Culture
  • Ms Rose Hiscock, Director, University Museums and Collections & Strategy and Culture
  • Ms Joanne Ligouris, Executive Director and Academic Registrar, Student and Scholarly Services
  • Ms Louise Long, Director, Service Experience and Design & Operational Performance

Student Experience Reference Group

The Student Experience Reference Group (SERG) worked in an advisory capacity to the New Student Precinct Steering Committee and Project Team. SERG was a group comprised entirely of students who were tasked with providing honest and open feedback to the project design team. It was the responsibility of SERG to ensure a whole of University perspective was brought to the Project and that the core outcomes stipulated in the endorsed business case for the Project were achieved. SERG was responsible for considering options and providing recommendations to the Steering Committee (outlined above), which is a key decisionā€making body for the Project.


  • Ms Molly Wilmott, President, University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU)
  • Mr Jonas Larsen, President, UMSU International
  • Ms Emily Roberts, General Secretary, Graduate Students Association (GSA)
  • Ms Bingyao Liu, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador
  • Mr Tom Hanson, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador
  • Ms Alexia Breliere-Sulistyono, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador
  • Ms Thi Bach Hop Le, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador
  • Ms Devanshi Parikh, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador
  • Ms Adi Marcus, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador
  • Ms Tiffany Liu, New Student Precinct Student Ambassador

Student Ambassadors

In addition to student representation in the Project’s key decision making and advisory committees, students are active contributors, decision-makers and ambassadors as members of the Project Team. These Student Ambassadors, representative of the diverse student body at the University, report to the Communications, Co-creation and Engagement Manager, Student Precinct Project, to support Student Precinct events and co-creation activities and champion the Student Precinct Project to faculty, peers and to the broader student population.