At the commencement of each academic year, the presidents of each of the school student groups will be invited to become members of DSAG. At the same time, a call will be sent out to all current SBL students to fill the remaining ten student positions. These students will need to complete the DSAG self-nomination form, which includes an endorsement by a current SBL academic staff member.
A shortlist of 20 students (maximum) will be compiled, with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. The Group will include undergraduate, postgraduate, HDR, international, domestic, LGBTQI+, equity and diversity students, as well as a student from the SW Campus. In future, the DSAG will invite student representation from ECU Sri Lanka.
Each shortlisted student will be interviewed by a panel chaired by the DSAG Executive Officer. The interview panel will select the final 10 students for membership. The panel will be looking to select students who demonstrate passion, commitment and the ability to contribute meaningfully to the School.
Students may stay in the DSAG for a maximum of two years. If they do not wish to continue after one year they may elect to leave the Group. Each year, open positions will be advertised and filled following the procedure described above.