UNSW Sydney

Dalena Tu

President

What’s the best thing about VSA and why?

Definitely the people you meet. Going into VSA you don’t expect to meet so many people and you just can’t anticipate how important they will become in your lives. The friends I have met in VSA are now family.

What are you goals this year for VSA?

1. For members to gain more out of their membership
2. For unity both within the internal committee and between other committees
3. Overall efficiency of processes

Anything interesting about yourself that you would like to share?

I can’t stand when people chew loudly.

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Kevin Nguyen

Internal Vice President

What’s the best thing about VSA and why?

I would have to say the people you meet. The friends and family you make, and the skills you gain. VSA is such an amazing way to really develop yourself both socially and professionally. It really allows me to experience the full extent of the university life, without it, Uni would just be me lifelessly going to Uni to study.

Having the opportunity to be VSA UNSW’s IVP, I have had a lot of responsibility organising and projecting heading events (ie committee retreat, food events etc) whilst also trying to improve our committee’s relationship amongst one another. This has provided myself invaluable experience in which I believe will help me throughout my life.

What are you goals this year for VSA?

My first goal is to create a strong cohesive committee within UNSW VSA. I would like for us to reach to a certain point where we are all able to call each other family! Not only do I want to create this cohesion amongst our team, but I would also like to create a strong bond amongst other VSA Universities.

My second goal is to ensure that VSA UNSW is evolving. I believe that every society should be better where they are today from where they were a year ago. This can be achieved by ensuring that the processes and operations are running a lot more efficiently and smoothly.

Anything interesting about yourself that you would like to share?

Energetic – like to have a great time and liven the mood to create and atmosphere where people are able to be themselves. Having that atmosphere is essential to team bonding so they can get to know on each other on a personal level.

Motivated – Give my 100% best in everything I do. Put my head to it, I wont be able to forget about it until it’s done.

Patient & understanding – I enjoy helping out people when they’re in need and just when they want to talk. I’m someone who knows how to listen and be empathetic.

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Khang Nguyen

External Vice President

What’s the best thing about VSA and why?

VSA is more than just a campus society. It’s about becoming family, creating memories and being able to develop yourself in a way you’d never imagine. The amount of new people that you meet and the multitude of personalities you experience creates a bond that is bound to last for life.

However, the biggest quality I love about VSA is how open and accepting it is to everyone. This year, half of the UNSW team aren’t from Vietnamese backgrounds but yet, we’ve bonded over the values that the society was built on. VSA’s diversity and social influence is what reeled me in and will surely be what keeps me here for university and beyond.

What are you goals this year for VSA?

After a fantastic job from last year’s executive team, it’s only upwards from here. Hence, my vision as an EVP is simple; bigger and better. I aim to bring in bigger sponsors and hold bigger events to give back to what matters the most to us, our members. By increasing the frequency of free food events, it makes the value of the $5 the members pay go so much further. And for the first time in VSA UNSW history, there will be two social events and two sporting events 😉 So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Anything interesting about yourself that you would like to share?

Outside of VSA, I’m pretty big into sneakers and clothing. A piece of advice, stay away from hype and popular pieces otherwise you’re going to be a broke bi*ch. Moving away from buying overpriced shoes, I’m a huge sucker for the Fast and Furious movie, the Marys Chicken Burger (Best in Sydney, get amongst it folks) and some cheeky long islands from Sanctuary.

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Debbie Tran

Treasurer

What’s the best thing about VSA and why?

The best thing about VSA is definitely the people you meet. As cheesy as it sounds, they really do become a family. While working with them, you get to know everyone on the team and you’ll find that you may spend half of your time with them, but that’s the best part. You start more time with them and they become more than just a group of people that you work with, but rather great friends.

What are you goals this year for VSA?

My goal for VSA this year is to give back more to our members and the community. As Treasurer, my aim is to be able to maximise the benefits for our members by making sure that we can hold bigger and better events and give them new experiences. We’ve held many new events for our members this year, and we have more even more in the works!

Anything interesting about yourself that you would like to share?

Despite my last name being Tran, I’m not actually Vietnamese! (Well, 1/8 but does it count?)

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Lily Huynh

Secretary

What’s the best thing about VSA and why?

For me, one of the best things about being a part of the VSA team are the people you meet. Not only do you connect with people from your own team, you’re able to bond with everyone in the VSA community across different universities. The people you meet through VSA are family, and being a part of VSA has truly shaped my university experience.

What are you goals this year for VSA?

My main goal for this year is to facilitate personal growth and development within our committee. Beyond developing new skills and experiences, I want to ensure our team has an unforgettable year (while working hard to deliver amazing events)!

Anything interesting about yourself that you would like to share?

I like sleeping in, binge watching reality TV, splurging on fashion and makeup and day dreaming about EJs.

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Amy Luu

Union Delegate

What’s the best thing about VSA and why?

One of my favourite things about being a team member in VSA is the rewarding feeling I get from seeing how happy and engaged our members are with the events that we hold, whether it’s food or not! It’s really nice to see that a membership with us has positively added value to their university experience. VSA as a society truly brings together the best people.

What are you goals this year for VSA?

Within my team, my goals for this year include finding ways to improve our operational efficiency, and ensuring that our team members are well equipped with the skills and knowledge required for running successful events on their own in the future! On another note, I look forward to working more closely with the other VSA NSW teams this year and sparking new friendships 🙂

Anything interesting about yourself that you would like to share?

Memes and spontaneous Kmart shopping trips never fail to make me happy!!

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