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Would you like to be a Graduate Representative on a University Committee?

Are you someone with good ideas, looking to make a difference to your graduate student community? Representing your student group on a Monash central committee is a great way to shape the University experience for all students.

The MGA is calling for expressions of interest for a number of graduate representatives to serve on various University committees in 2024! As an elected graduate student representative, you have the opportunity to offer the committee your unique perspective and views on various issues and aspects of university life, contribute to the decision-making process and actively participate in the initiatives that impact campus life. These roles come with real responsibility – your input can help ensure that the university’s policies, programs and services align with the diverse needs for the graduate student body.

Here’s a few things you should know:

  • These roles are only open to graduate students (PhD, Masters, Grad. Dip or Grad. Cert).
  • All students must be enrolled in a recognised graduate program on a Victorian campus of Monash University.
  • Graduate students can apply for multiple roles.
  • The terms for each role will span from 1 January – 31 December 2024.

The appointment process for University committees is conducted by the MGA, an independent external organisation. You can read more about how this all works here.

No prior experience in committee work is required. All we ask is that you come with a professional and respectful attitude, a genuine interest in improving the student experience and a commitment to attend all of the listed meetings for the respective committees below. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to get in touch!

For more information, please contact our Rep Liaison Officer:

Current opportunities:

Faculty of Engineering's Graduate Research Committee

The Faculty of Engineering is calling for expressions of interest for the role of graduate representative on the Faculty of Engineering’s Graduate Research Committee (GRC).
The committee’s primary responsibility is to oversee policy and operational matters relating to graduate research in the faculty. As a student representative, you will provide the perspective of your student cohort in the decision making process. This role comes with real responsibility and provides a genuine opportunity to improve the student experience in your department and faculty. The committee is expected to meet six times throughout the year, approximately once every two months.
The role is until 31 December 2024. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research in the Faculty of Engineering, Clayton campus and have passed their Confirmation milestone.

The successful applicant will be included and supported as part of the Faculty and MGA representative networks. You can learn more about MGA representatives on university committees here.

Submissions close Friday, 8 March 2024.


The MGA team

Got a question or request about anything at all? Get in contact with one of our staff members – we’d love to hear from you. Alternatively, drop by the MGA office at Clayton or Caulfield so we can help!

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Curious to know who’s representing you at the moment? Get to know your elected representatives, what they do and how you can get involved.

Work for the MGA

The MGA employs Monash graduate students to fill the receptionist roles at the Clayton and Caulfield offices. When a vacancy arises we advertise the position through our email newsletter and on our website.

The Monash Graduate Association (MGA) is the representative body for all graduate research and coursework students enrolled at Monash University. So, what sets us apart from the University services? The MGA is an independent, not-for-profit association governed by graduate students, for graduate students. Our primary aim is to be there for you! If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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