Student Program Committees

The Student Program Committee initiative aims to enhance transparency and collaboration between the School and the student body.

The committees give students an opportunity to represent their peers and have a positive impact on their degree. With one committee per Business School degree, members have an important role to play in providing a voice for their cohort. Such enthusiasm, ideas and expertise are invaluable to improving the student experience. The School encourages students to make the most of these opportunities. Be prepared, be innovative and be bold –this is a chance to make a difference!


The Student Program Committee members have an important role to play in providing a voice for their cohort. The main mission of the Student Commits are to:

  • Provide a student voice
  • Enhance the student experience
  • Create opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Foster transparency and collaboration
  • Build student engagement

Why get involved

Being a student representative is an exciting opportunity that will enable you to expand your professional networks and develop personal and professional skills.

For a comprehensive overview of the committee, download the student program committee brochure

Committee activities

Professional and Social activities:

  • Each committee organise social networking opportunities for their cohorts connecting you with students at all stages of their journey
  • Committees engage specific industry to provide professional networking opportunities
  • Work with the Business School on strategic projects to enhance the student journey and optimise your time at UQ

Do you want to get involved

If you would like to get involved and represent your cohort, get in touch with your Student Program Committee representative today.

Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)
Ally Fulton, President
Email / Facebook



Bachelor of Business Management 
Jaafar Jabur, Co-President
Shashank Shivakumar, Co-President
Email / Facebook


Bachelor of Commerce
Ken Kwok, President
Email / Facebook



Bachelor & Master of Tourism, Hospitality, & Events Management
Amalie Schmelzer, President
Email / Facebook

Master of Business
Email / Facebook



Master of Commerce 
Zhicheng Xie, President
Email / Facebook




Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
David Elchuk, President
Email / Facebook



HDR Student Program Committee

The higher degree by Research (HDR) Student Representative committee is here to assist students through their PhD journey by providing support and creating a lifelong network of Business School HDR students. Our aim as a committee is to bring the HDR cohort together, create a sense of community, and help improve the quality and experience of our HDR program. We work closely with UQ Business School staff to organise both social and research-related events and workshops that are relevant to you.

Our values are advocacy, socialness, respect, confidentially and support. The committee consist of student representatives of each discipline who work with their respective discipline coordinators, making sure that all disciplines, experiences, and feedback are voiced.

Discipline Representatives
Accounting: Elinor Tsen
BIS: Maggie Wang
Finance: Penny Wang
Management: Trevor Gormley (Co-Chair)
Marketing: Jinling Lin
Strategy: Claire Cunningham (Co-Chair)/Rachelle Marinano/SyvannahWilson
Tourism: Oscar Zhu

If you are a Business School HDR student please follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with events and HDR related information, to ask questions or give us any feedback. You can also contact us via email.

For general student program committee enquiries: