Student election

Students elect a new student member of the University Council each year. Find out how to become a candidate, how to vote, or see the results of the election.

Two student members of the University Council are elected by their fellow students. The student representatives serve overlapping two-year terms, which means that there is an election every year.

Declaration of result

The result of the 2022 Student election that closed at 5 pm on 3 October 2022 is:

CandidateVotes received

MITCHELL, Kelly834

PEARL, Lily227

GAO, Hetong221


HARRIS, Leeroy207

MARAN, Steve170

LEE, Hans64



I therefore declare Kelly MITCHELL to be the successful candidate in this year’s student election. Kelly will be appointed by Council to a two year term from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024 at its meeting to be held on 10 October 2022.

The voter return was 9.70%, being 1,954 votes cast from 20,152 eligible electors.

Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of October 2022.

Caroline Ward

Returning Officer, Victoria University of Wellington

Election procedure

The election has been conducted in accordance with the Council Membership Statute (PDF) and the Council Elections Procedure (PDF).

To find out more

For more information, contact the Returning Officer.

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Caroline Ward

Secretary to Council

Vice-Chancellor's Office