Golden Key is a student-led organisation on-campus. Each chapter has an elected executive committee of student members who have stepped up to develop the chapter's annual program, including career as well as community service events.
Some of the most important lessons from university are learned outside the classroom. Taking on responsibility as a Golden Key student leader helps foster valuable organisational, communication, and teamwork skills. Be part of a team that will stand out from other students as you make an impact on campus through events and initiatives that your group plans and implements.
The student chapter executive welcomes any participation from new members and is available for any information new members may require. Learn more about Golden Key’s on campus initiatives relating to Academics, Leadership and Service.
Introducing 2017/18 FedUni Golden Key Committee
To help you get to know our committee members better we asked them the following questions:
1. What are you currently studying? What made you choose the course that you are studying?
2. What are your passions, interests or hobbies?
3. What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
President - Olga Torgovnikova
1. I am studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science. Psychology has fascinated me for as long as I remember, human are complex creatures and there is so much to learn and understand.
2. My professional passion is excising my curiosity to gain scientific insight into what makes people make bad choices, especially crime and addiction. I hope to change the way things are to help people recover and become functioning members of our society.
3. I enjoy travelling and being out in the nature, listening to Aussie hip-hop and going to gigs and taking aerial classes (think circus tricks on a hoop or silks).
Vice President - Sarah McLean
1. I am currently studying Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Writing and Media & Screen Studies. I chose this course because I wanted to further explore my writing. I love having the chance to be creative. At school, I also didn’t get much of a chance to do Media Studies, which is a subject that I highly enjoy. Studying the Bachelor of Arts allows some freedom, and helps me to keep my options open.
2. I am an avid photographer. For me, photography is an escape – it gives me a chance to get out and capture nature and the landscape. I enjoy binging on any good TV series, such as The Simpsons and Sherlock. I try to attend as much stand-up comedy as I possibly can. Like photography, reading is another avenue of escape. I love getting caught up in a fictional world and investing in the characters.
3. Being able to bring happiness and enjoyment to others. Getting my writing published to a wider audience has been a goal of mine for years. For people to read my writing, and enjoy reading it, as much as I enjoy writing it, is what excites me. Hopefully my writing can be an escape for others, a chance to forget about everything.
Treasurer - Adrian James
1. I'm currently studying a Bachelor of commerce (accounting).
I’m a big fan of money. I like it. I use it. I have a little, I keep it in a jar – Robbie (the wedding singer)
2. My hobbies and interests consist of: AFL, Motor Racing, Slot cars, and model making
3. Professionally, I am striving towards Auditing. My passion lays in helping to ensure that companies are following all the laws and rules to ensure that they are not taking advantage of those they should not be
Secretary - Lesley Cooper
1. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts with a Double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice. I chose this course because I am interested in how society perceives and reacts to crime as well as the causes of crime.
2. I like to binge watch TV series and movies. I also like to spend time in my garden and read. In the future I would like to travel, I like to get in my car and just drive with no specific destination.
3. I am passionate about life-long learning. I work as a student coordinator for a tertiary based program for those who are marginalized and did not have the opportunity to attend university. I have also been a student mentor at FedUni, with most of my mentees being mature age students.
Historian - Eloise Robertson
1. I have graduated from a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Science) with a double major in history and literature and a minor in sociology. I chose this course because I wanted to do a course that did not funnel me into one career field, and wanted variety in my subjects.
2. I enjoy spending my time playing games, watching Netflix, and reading fantasy novels.
3. At this stage I am most passionate about my own self-development by gaining new skills through my experiences. I hope to one day find work that will allow me to apply my current skills and strengths whilst also allowing me to develop new skills, and provide a service in my work that will facilitate the positive smooth-running of other people’s lives.
Webmaster - Daniel Cooper
1. I am currently studying Bachelor of Information Technology: Professional Practice. I chose this course because I have always been fascinated with technology, and the opportunity to have work at IBM was too good to pass up.
2. I am an aspiring author, and am working hard to write my first full novel. I still have a very long way to go, but I am excited for the journey. I also have always been interested in historical fighting. Currently, I am participating in Swordcraft to be my entry into sword fighting, which I can’t get enough of. Currently, I am a trainer for the FedUni LARP club.
3. My writing excites me more than a potential IT career, but I understand how difficult it will be to make a career out of it. IT is something that I can do, and am interested in, and that I can very easily see a viable career in.