Your Officers

Women’s Officer

The Women’s Officer is the official representatives of the Department and is available to provide support, referrals and advocacy within the ANU and wider community. Avan Daruwalla is the Women’s Officer in 2021. She will represent your interests at ANU and ANUSA meetings, provide support and referrals to professional services you may need, and facilitate events and campaigns throughout the year.

Avan Daruwalla (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Avan (pronounced ah-vah) and I’m going into my 3rd year of a PPE/Development Studies double degree and I am originally from Sydney, with an Indian background. I like to use my down time for miscellaneous craft projects, hunting for fun second hand clothes, planning events and facetiming my dog. I have been involved with the Women’s Department since my first week at ANU and it has been the most welcoming, supportive and engaged committee and collective. I’m super excited for a wonderful year ahead and looking forward to working towards a more safe, welcoming and supportive university environment. I’m always here for you, so if you ever have any thoughts, ideas, questions, concerns or feel like a chat – please email me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Image description: a smiling woman (Avan) wearing a peach coloured top, jeans and a black jacket stands on a balcony at night holding a white handrail in front of a dark brown wall

Deputy Women’s Officers

The Deputy Women’s Officers provide support to the Women’s Officer and advocate for the members of the Department. Aurora Muir and Azraa Hussain are the Deputies in 2021. They will take leadership and responsibility of the development and running of the Collective (the active members of the Department). You can contact them at

Azraa Hussain (she/her/hers)

My name is Azraa (she/her) and I’m so excited to be one of the 2021 Deputies! I’m originally from Sydney but have made Canberra my home while studying a double degree in International Relations and Psychology. When I’m not working or doing Women’s Department stuff, you’ll usually find me running around Canberra to find the ultimate cafe, curating the perfect playlist or trying to journal. I’m always down for a chat or a deep convo so if you see me around campus, don’t hesitate to say hi! I can’t wait to meet you all next year!

Image description: a smiling woman (Azraa) wearing a pale pink hijab and navy blue blouse stands in front of a black wall covered in fairy lights and green leaves.

Aurora Muir (she/her/hers)

My name is Aurora and I’m excited to be one of your deputies for 2021! I’m currently in my third year of Law and Arts, majoring in Digital Humanities, and in my spare time can be found cheerleading and listening to pop culture related podcasts. I have felt so welcomed and inspired by the Women’s Department during my time at ANU and am so excited to now be on the Exec! I’m looking forward to running meetings and events in person (!!) and hope this contributes to a sense of community and belonging within the Collective. I also hope to see us continue to fight for a better, safer campus experience for all. I’m so looking forward to meeting you all and seeing the Department continue to thrive in 2021!

Image description: a smiling woman (Aurora) wearing a white long sleeved shirt sits at a table on a balcony looking down with sun streaming through her hair.


The WD Committee consists of the three Officers and the Secretary, Treasurer, Social Media Officer and Website/Design Editor. Elections for these positions will take place in Week 4 of Semester 1. Keep an eye out if you’re interested in running!


  • Maintains records of collective meetings (minutes, wrap-ups, attendees and motions)
  • Post meeting notices and wrap-ups
  • Ensure the constitution is clear and up-to-date.
  • Assist the officer in creating SRC reports.
  • Regularly create and send out the newsletter.
  • Run regular social events for the Department and assist with campaigns where applicable.


  • Maintains financial records for the department.
  • Assists in creating the yearly budget.
  • Assists the officer in preparing SRC reports.
  • Be a trustee of the Women’s Department bank account.
  • Run regular social events for the Department and assist with campaigns where applicable.

Social Media Officer

  • Manages social media accounts.
  • Promotes events and provide updates.
  • Create and market events on Facebook and other social media outlets.
  • Manage a team of moderators for the online space.
  • Run regular social events for the Department and assist with campaigns where applicable.

Web and Design Editor

  • Updates and manages the website with relevant content.
  • Creates design content for the department such as social media content, publications, pamphlets and merchandise.
  • Run regular social events for the Department and assist with campaigns where applicable.

Online Space Moderators

We’re all super keen for the year ahead and look forward to facilitating a healthy, safe and supportive online space. We’d also appreciate it if you could put any feedback or recommendations in this feedback form.…/1FAIpQLScYJ6vHXdxO7lbKY…/viewform…