Student Committee - Bendigo

           

Jessica Horkings
Jessica Horkings

Preferred Name: Jessica or Jess
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Position: Student Council Rep
Campus: Bendigo

Why did you run and what do you hope to achieve as a SCR Member?
I think that it is very important for students voices to be heard, and their opinions valued. I want to contribute to making sure that all students have a positive university experience, that they deserve. During my time as an SCR member I hope to work towards providing students with a more normal experience and events, that would have occurred before COVID.

What are your interests outside of university?
Reading, dancing and catching up with family and friends.

What are you studying?
Business (Management and Marketing) (Under Grad, Year 2)

Soniajit Sokhal
Soniajit Sokhal

Preferred Name: Sonia
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Position: Student Council Rep
Campus: Bendigo

Why did you run and what do you hope to achieve as a SCR Member?
The reason I ran as a member of the LTSA Student Council is mainly to be able to give back to the 'society' / 'community' my share of understandings/ knowledge and experiences that I have gathered for these many years. I believe that there is nothing more beautiful than being able to serve the people directly or indirectly as I believe we are the only beings who can communicate within a contextual-language systems. I hope to achieve a better understanding of service towards the community through collaborative and cooperative works. I look forward to learn with the other members of the council to be able to deliver a conducive learning environment for our classmates, teachers, professors, peers, school mates, and all the people involved under our service. All in all, I would like to be able to grow as an individual in this environment. Thank you

What are your interests outside of university?
Apart from University, I work as a Freelance Graphic Designer for international/ national clientele. I am also working at a Cheesecake Shop in Golden Square 3555. I also voluntarily teach students from Canada & India to learn written and Spoken English for their employability skills. I'm a collage artist and I love infusing creativity with underlining moral stories/ meanings that are needed in this world at the moment. I have been active in the social media to voice out my opinions in regards to COVID-19/ any on-going national/ international (Farmers Protest in India) agendas that needs attention. However, these days I concentrate on my assessments & studies. I love cooking, making scrapbooks, painting, photography, video editing - I edit videos for Naresh Nikki VLOGS during my free time (his Youtube channel). I also love to dance.

What are you studying?
Masters in Teaching (Primary) (Post Grad, Year 1)

Samuel Brown
Samuel Brown

Preferred Name: Sam
Preferred Pronouns: He/His
Position: General Secretary
Campus: Bendigo

Why did you run and what do you hope to achieve as a SCR Member?
I ran for Bendigo SC because I wanted to be able to represent myself, my friends and others on the council and to be apart of a team making a difference for students at La Trobe. As a SCR member I hope to help improve the already nurturing La Trobe environment and make sure students are having fun and surrounded by positivity.

What are your interests outside of university?
Ballroom Dancing, Soccer, Tennis

What are you studying?
Physiotherapy (Under Grad, Year 1)

Jonathan Lee White
Jonathan Lee White

Preferred Name: Jonathan
Position: Student Council Rep
Campus: Bendigo

Why did you run and what do you hope to achieve as a SCR Member?
I ran to help represent the first year year cohort, to step out of my comfort zone and to get involved with my community. I hope to achieve a voice in the community, to constantly learn and adapt, and to become active in representing latrobe bendigo.

What are your interests outside of university?
Chess, Table Tennis, trading card games

What are you studying?
Oral Health (Under Grad, Year 1)

Kieran Murphy

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him
Position: President
Campus: Bendigo

Why did you run and what do you hope to achieve as a SCR Member?
I want to help build our campus into a safe inclusive space for everyone. I'm really passionate about the environment and health, so I hope to focus on those areas.

What are your interests outside of university?
Hockey, Swimming, Golf, Richmond Tigers

What are you studying?

Biomedical Science (Medical) (Under Grad, Year 1)

Thomas Stewart

Preferred Name: Tom
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him
Position: Student Council Rep
Campus: Bendigo

Why did you run and what do you hope to achieve as a SCR Member?
I ran to be apart of a committee that allowed me to give voice to the needs of the students, and that allowed me to help make a difference. I feel that being a member of the SRC, I can translate efficiently what the students need and want to those that can assist in making an actual difference. My main focus will be on student mental health, as after COVID and isolated learning, I know from first-hand experience that the mental health of students has suffered as a result.

What are your interests outside of university?
I enjoy weightlifting, playing Aussie rules football, video games and music, as I play the drums.

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Science - Physics/Mathematics double major (Under Grad, Year 2)