EDUCATION

Education Portfolio

The Education Portfolio supports and enriches the academic lives of students beyond the classroom, while also representing student concerns. This involves representing students on every level through a range of Committees and the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA).

Some of the programs in the Education Portfolio include First Year Mentoring, Wellbeing events, the production of the First Year Guide and Exam Guide, the Women in Law Luncheon, and Inspire Evening.

 

UOWLSS is always in discussion with the Faculty, University and ALSA on a number of issues. If you have any questions relating to your degree, or would like to make a suggestion, please contact VP Education, Jacob May at education@uowlss.net.

Diversity & Inclusion

This year, the UOWLSS is renewing its commitment to supporting students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. This includes, but is not limited to, diversity as to race, heritage, belief, ideology, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
The UOWLSS is now a member of the Welcome Here Project, an initiative designed for the celebration of LGBTQIA+ diversity.

Team Members

Jacob May

Jacob May

Vice President (Education)
Jacob May
education@uowlss.net
Hi, my name is Jacob May, and I am the UOW LSS Vice President for Education for the 2021 term. My pronouns are he/him.

I am currently completing my fourth year of a Law/Arts double degree, majoring in Japanese. My interests include linguistics and the way language shapes the law. I am also currently studying Norwegian, and wish to go on exchange in order to improve my proficiency.

Recently, I have been involved in administrative operations at Port Kembla Hospital, tutored Japanese, attended leadership bootcamps, and conducted research and related tasks within the Law Faculty.

As your VP (Education) for 2021, and in celebration of the LSS’ 30th anniversary, I wish to bring you all a variety of new skill-building opportunities to complement the knowledge gained in class. We have some crash-courses in the works, as well as some collaborations with the Competitions Portfolio.
As the leader of the LSS’ Wellbeing and Equity initiatives, I also hope to open up the many avenues of support available at UOW, through First Year Mentoring, the First Year Guide, Wellbeing Wednesday and Wellbeing Brunches. As a society, we have also renewed our commitment to diversity and inclusion, through modifying our procedures, and becoming listed under ACON’s Welcome Here Project.

If anyone has any questions about the Education portfolio or just want to chat, please do not hesitate to reach out. I wish everyone a year full of productivity and success!

Jacob

 

Emma Lonsdale

Emma Lonsdale

Wollongong Education Officer
Emma Lonsdale
educationofficer2@uowlss.net
My name is Emma Lonsdale (she/her) and I am one of your Education Officers for 2021 in the UOWLSS. I am currently in the second year of my Bachelor of Law/Arts (Psychology) degree.

Within my role as your Education Officer, I aim to create a comfortable environment for all individuals and help raise awareness towards issues that affect UOW students. Additionally, wanting to make sure that every student understands that their opinion matters. I am really excited to interact with everyone and hope that I can do my best for the diverse UOW community.

Elizabeth Vidakovic

Elizabeth Vidakovic

Sydney Education Officer
Elizabeth Vidakovic
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Vidakovic, and I am the Sydney Education Officer for the 2021 term.
I am currently completing my first year of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As a UOW Alumni with a Bachelor of Commerce (Majors in Marketing and Management), there was no other choice but to return to UOW.

Having a diverse employment portfolio in Corporate, Media and Advertising I’m delighted to share and provide insights to the School of Law and support our Commitee with events, well being and general advice to help ensure a rich and seamless experience at UOW and working collaboratively in equipping students with further skills beyond.

My interests include children’s causes, education, culture, environmental causes, mindset, psychology and well-being. Please reach out anytime.

Mary Joseph

Mary Joseph

Education Officer
Mary Joseph
educationofficer1@uowlss.net
My name is Mary Joseph (she/her) and I am your Education Officer for 2021 in the UOWLSS. I am currently in the third year of my Bachelor of Law/Psychological Science degree. As a part of the Education Portfolio, I hope to help raise awareness of issues that any member of the LSS are feeling as well as making sure that wherever I can, your accessibility and mental health needs are met. I’m really excited for the year to come and hope to do my best to meet your expectations.