The Student Body Committee (SBC) was formed in 2017 and is tasked with strategising, planning, and implementing programs to support neuroscience students and encourage student participation in ANS. The committee is made up entirely of students and consists of a chair, a deputy chair, a secretary, and representatives from eight regions across Australasia.

Each year, the SBC organises one or more student events at the annual ANS conference and supports student events throughout the year via funding and advertising. To enquire about ANS student membership benefits, local events, and information about the annual ANS conference, or how the SBC can support a student event in your region, please contact your respective regional representative listed below.

Chair

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Barbora Fulopova

Deputy Chair

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Micah Daniel Austria

Secretary

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Leanne Jiang

ACT Representative

 Vacant Position

TAS Representative

  Vacant Position

VIC Representative

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NSW Representative

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QLD Representative

 Vacant Position

SA Representative

 

Vacant Position

WA Representative

 

  Vacant Position

NZ Representative

 

 Vacant Position

 

Past Committee Members

past Chair

Tom Burns

Tom Burns

 past Tas representative

Emily Handley

 

Emily Handley

past QLD representative

Mridula Arun

Mridula Arun

 past NZ representative

Mandana Hunter 

Mandana Hunter

Particular points of focus of the SBC involve:

  • The promotion of communication between students and the ANS Council
  • The organisation of relevant academic, professional, and or social events for students, especially alongside the annual ANS conference
  • The receipt and collation of advice and feedback from students regarding proposed, new, and existing ANS activities, including but not limited to courses, workshops, and conferences, as well as major and minor amendments, and deletions, to such activities
  • The receipt and collation of advice and feedback on broader issues which considerably affect the ANS Student Body, including but not limited to HDR research supervision and funding, university and research institute environments, policies proposed or enacted by governments, universities, or ANS, and other issues which affect the ANS Student Body.
  • Voicing recommendations to the ANS Council on academic and professional matters concerning students;
  • Sharing with the ANS Council collated advice and feedback, especially on ANS policy and strategy which affects the ANS Student Body, on issues relevant to the ANS Student Body

Click here for information regarding the ANS student body committee's Terms of Reference.