On behalf of the Student Association of the University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney Campus) (SAUNDA), welcome to the University and to our brand new website! 

The Student Association is the peak student representative body on the Sydney Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia. As membership to the Association is automatic to all currently enrolled students in Sydney, we proudly represent a diverse and talented group of at least 5,000 students from all of the faculties of the University, which strongly continues to grow each year. Certainly a huge task! But its a task we happily taken on with much excitement and enjoyment. 

This University community is a unique community: its close friendships, it is a family and it is a home away from home wrapped together into this much loved University. We play an important role in this. The culture of SAUNDA is founded on the values of integrity, friendship, trust, respect and a dedication to service, which we aim to foster throughout the University and in all we do as a Committee. Our mission is to enhance the student experience through advocating, representing and supporting students’ interests and concerns and developing the student community of the University. Thus, we are here committed to support the interests of students and the various student clubs and societies on campus. In doing so, it is integral to our mission that we are committed to represent the students of the University, including representing students on various University Committees (E.g. Student Affairs Committee and National University Student Board) and regularly meet with a number of the University’s executives and senior staff. As President, I regularly meet with the University's Senior Staff and the Vice Chancellor. And, the Student Association is committed to making connections, that is, connecting the University with the needs of students, connecting students together and connecting students with clubs and societies. We do this to do what Notre Dame does best – bring people together. 

Still being a young Student Association there is an immense scope for growth and development. We are committed to rise up to this challenge. For 2018 we are setting our goals higher and bigger than ever before, expanding our services, events and strengthening the Student Association for the future to enhance your student experience here at Notre Dame making it a more memorable year. 

I’m unbelievably excited to be working with such a fabulously enthusiastic and experienced team of people on the 2018 SAUNDA Committee. This Committee continues to constantly amaze and inspire me from all of their ideas, passion and dedication. So, I hope we don’t disappoint you.

I encourage all of you to attend all our events, explore our website, engage with us on social media, read our publications and get involved with all of our clubs and societies. SAUNDA is the voice of the students and is the platform for students to voice ideas, make change and get involved. We describe ourselves as ‘the voice’ and ‘the platform’ for students – and we stand by this statement! SAUNDA are your go to people for any issue, concern or idea regarding the university, study or student life. It is our role to be present and to be there to listen to students – so give us something to shout about! 

Feel free to contact us anytime at saunda.sydney@nd.edu.au or why not come visit us at our office at NDS4 Buckland House on the Broadway site of the Sydney Campus, we would love to see you!

From all of us here at the Student Association, we wish you all the best for 2018.

 

God Bless,

 

Christelle Santos

2018 President

Student Association of The University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney Campus) (SAUNDA)

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