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At Monash University, graduate student representatives are valuable members on University committees. Active membership on University committees provides an excellent opportunity for graduate involvement in important decision making. Graduates are a major stakeholder group of Monash University. An elected graduate representative offers the committee unique perspectives and views on various issues and aspects of University life.

Committees exist at all levels of Monash University. For example, some committees are University-wide, such as Council and Academic Board, while others can be campus, faculty or school-specific.

The MGA ensures graduate student representation on all relevant University boards and committees. Learn more about the Monash’s representative structure, the committees that exist at all levels of the University, the roles and responsibilities of a graduate representative and how to get involved below.

Interested in being a student rep?

If you are interested in being a student representative on a University committee, and would like to be contacted as positions arise, please fill out the Expression of Interest in the button below. The MGA will be in touch if a relevant position in your faculty or school comes up. Coursework and HDR graduate students are all welcome to register their interest. Meanwhile, current opportunities are listed here.

University Committees

General

Committee Student rep Link to Further Information
Academic Board (2 positions) HDR Jenn Wilson About Academic Board
Academic Board GPG Aayushi Shah Academic Board - Terms of Reference
University Council No graduate position University Council - Terms of Reference
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Phil Kairns Diversity and Inclusion Committee - Terms of Reference
Anti-Racism Project Group NEW*** Harshita Rathi  
Athena SWAN Steering Committee (Subcommittee of DIC) Teresa Weng ATHENA SWAN information page
Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities Advisory Group (Sub C'tee of DIC) Phil Kairns The Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualites (DGSS) Advisory Group page
Monash Sexual Health Network Phil Kairns  
Respect Now Always (Advisory Committee) Amritha Mohan  
Occupational Health and Safety Committee Rainier Arnolda  
Standing Committee on Mental Health Ebony Cannata  
Student Experience Committee Saham Hettiarachchi (temporary until early 2024)  
Student Safety Forum Calvin Chow Monash University OHS Committee information page
Disability Project Group Priscila Ancheo Navarrete Standing Committee on Mental Health Terms of Reference
English Language Committee NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE English Language Committee Terms of Reference
MIISON (Monash inter-campus international student organisation network) Calvin Chow  

Research

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Graduate Research Committee (2 positions) Jonathan Robberts (HASS)
Sahampath Hettiarachchi (STEM)
Graduate Research Committee information page
Graduate Research Steering Committee   GRC Steering Committee information page

Coursework

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Education Committee (previously Learning & Teaching Committee)   Learning and Teaching Committee information page

Campus Committees

Caulfield

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Caulfield Campus Student Experience Network (SEN) Michael Lin  

Clayton

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Clayton Campus Student Experience Network (SEN) Lily Wen  

Parkville

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Parkville Campus Student Experience Network (SEN) Annie Roys  

Peninsula

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Peninsula Campus Student Experience Network (SEN) Ummatul Siddique  

Faculty Committees

Art, Design & Architecture

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Faculty Graduate Research Committee Alisdair Gurling MADA Faculty Research Committee Terms of Reference
OHS Committee Fernando Pavez Souper MADA OHS Committee
Education Committee Undergrad rep: Andres Farrandon MADA Student Representative Group

Arts

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Arts Education Committee Dannica Batoon Arts Education Committee (AEC) Terms of Reference
Arts Graduate Research Committee (Faculty)   Arts Graduate Coursework Committee (AEC subcommittee) Terms of Reference
Film, Media and Communication (programs) Melanie Ashe and Natasha Zeng (TBC - faculty contact for all emails) Arts Graduate Research Committee (AGRC) Terms of Reference
Historical Studies (programs) Nejra Salihbegovic  
Historical Studies (programs) Harry Croft  
Literary and Cultural Studies (programs) Position vacant  
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (programs) Tom Poulton and Deputy Suzanne Grasso  
Philosophy (programs) Chanelle Warton  
Social and Political Sciences (programs) Meg Randolph  
Social and Political Sciences (programs) Shabnam Mondal  
Theatre, Performance, and Music (programs) Karissa Taylor and Cassandra Gibson  

Business & Economics

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Faculty Research Degrees Committee Jonathan Robberts BusEco Faculty Research Degrees Committee
Education Committee (2 reps) Parul Chanana BusEco Faculty Education Committee
Education Committee (2 reps) Mengqi Zhang  
Equity, Diversity & Social Inclusion Committee Andrew Ireland  
Equity, Diversity & Social Inclusion Committee Purnasha Das BusEco Faculty Equity and Social Inclusion Committee

Education

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Education Committee (1 PG / 1 UG) Cynthia Nguyen (undergraduate rep) Education Committee Information Page
Education Committee (1 PG / 1 UG) Rachel Cai Education Committee Information Page
OHSE Committee (2 reps) UNKNOWN Occupation Health Safety and Equity Faculty Committee
     
Graduate Research Committee NO STUDENT POSITION Faculty of Education Graduate Research Committee information page
Student Engagement Committee (2 reps) Sarah Salem (undergrad) Faculty of Education Student Engagement Committee information page
Student Engagement Committee (2 reps) Najma Kamaldeen  

Engineering

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Engineering Graduate Research Committee (Faculty) Reyhaneh Mohammadesmaeili  
Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Association Nathan Edan
Declan McNamara
 
Materials Science and Engineering Victor Le  
Civil Engineering Postgraduate Committee (CEPC) Fuad Huda (President)
Diani Sirimewan (Vice president)
 
Mechanical Engineering Graduates Association (MEGA) Fuad Huda  
Education Committee Vacant (Student member is undergraduate)  
Engineering OHS Committee Calvin Chow  

Information Technology

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Faculty Education Committee Rohan Rajesh Faculty Education Committee Terms of Reference
Graduate Research Committee (GRC) (3 reps - 1 from each school + 1 MUM)    
Department of Human-Centred Computing (subsuming CHIC and COSI)   Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Terms of Reference
Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence   https://www.intranet.monash/it/governance/committees/fit-grc/tor
Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity Abdurrahman Beg  
Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity Emily Yap Sin Yee  

Law

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Faculty Research Committee Elisabeth Lopez Desvars Faculty Research Committee Terms
Faculty Research Committee Prateek Bhattacharya  
Faculty Education Committee Amy Baik  
Faculty Student Consultative Forum Amy Baik Faculty Education Committee Terms
Faculty Student Consultative Forum Augustus Law  
Faculty Student Consultative Forum Laura-Rose Donegan  
Faculty Student Consultative Forum Rebecca Tambasco  
Faculty Occupation Health, Safety & Environment Committee Neerav Srivastava Faculty OHS Committee Membership

Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Faculty Graduate Research Committee Pheona Van Huizen  
Faculty Graduate Research Committee Brittany Vining  
Faculty Research Committee Rhiannon Grant  
School / Dept. Reps Nurshariza Abdullah (Malaysia)  
School / Dept. Reps Wee Ooi (Malaysia)  
School / Dept. Reps Pheona Van Huizen  
School / Dept. Reps Azadeh Anbarlou  
School / Dept. Reps Claire Cadwallader  
School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) Macgregor Hall  
School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) Brittany Vining  
School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) Mandy Li  
School of Primary and Allied Health John McInerney  
Education Committee (formerly Learning & Teaching) Unknown - uncertain of staff contact  
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Unknown - uncertain of staff contact Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Graduate Research Committee Annie Roys  
SSAF Advisory Committee VACANT / UNKNOWN  
D4 Eileen Zhou  
PPSEd Lailaturrahmi (Ami)  
DDB Terrance Lam  
Medicinal Kai Kikuchi  

Science

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Faculty Education Committee Student undergrad. - may be postgrad. added  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Nikita Shukla  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Gustavo Monteiro Lopes  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Hannah Kennedy  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Supriya Dalvi  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Maria Grant  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Yash Srivastava  
Science PG Coursework Student Reps (x6) Zheshi Dong  
SCIENCE FACULTY GRC (Faculty Research Degrees Committee) Angus Rogers  
Faculty Research Degrees Committee Rotates from Postgraduate Committee  
Postgraduate Committee (10 reps or more, 2 from ea school, has Mal reps) School of Biological Sciences - Jack Manera
Rhiannon Eastment
Shiho Ozeki
Kate Fergusson
 
Postgraduate Committee (10 reps or more, 2 from ea school, has Mal reps) School of Chemistry - Melinda Krebsz
Nathan Sos
 
Postgraduate Committee (10 reps or more, 2 from ea school, has Mal reps) School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment - Mareike Rosemann
Tahnee Frances Burke
Tahereh (Nasim) Alinejadtabrizi
Sarah Bethany Tinsley
Arathy Aneeshkumarkurup
Raina Roy
Rory McNab
EAE POSTGRAD GROUP EMAIL
 
Postgraduate Committee (10 reps or more, 2 from ea school, has Mal reps) School of Physics and Astronomy - Jannis Ahlers
Frank Liu
 
Postgraduate Committee (10 reps or more, 2 from ea school, has Mal reps) School of Mathematics - Dan Gentle  
Postgraduate Committee (10 reps or more, 2 from ea school, has Mal reps) Malaysia - Mrudula Guggilla
Kai Tiew
Umme Kawser
 

Monash Sustainable Development Institute

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
Graduate Research Committee Laura Jennings (incoming 08/22)  

Monash University Accident Research Centre

COMMITTEE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE FURTHER INFORMATION
MUARC GRC Iniya Arularasu  
OHS & E Committee No rep as of 04/04/20323  

 

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!

Meet your current elected representatives

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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