Curious to know who’s representing you at the moment? Get to know the elected representatives, what they do and how you can get involved.
Each year up to fifteen graduate students are elected to form the MGA Executive Committee (MGAEC). The role of this committee is to represent graduate student interests within the University.
Office-bearers focus on addressing specific issues such as those affecting women, international, LGBTQIA+ and Indigenous graduate students. Campus representatives address student issues at the four main Victorian campuses.
The MGAEC meets every month to make decisions on how the MGA operates, how graduate student funds are spent and how the MGA can improve the overall Monash University graduate student experience. Observers are welcome: please email Jenny Reeder for details of the next meeting.
From time to time, graduate student members on the MGAEC complete their studies and leave Monash part-way through their term of office on the MGAEC. Where a vacancy arises between annual elections, graduate students can be co-opted to the committee.
The MGAEC 2020 – 2021
Meet your current elected representatives who are all working hard to improve your graduate student experience. Aside from attending and contributing to monthly committee meetings, our representatives become involved in a range of projects, subcommittees and University-level committees. At a federal level, the MGA has a strong connection with the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), the peak body representing the interests of Australia’s 320,000+ graduate students
International Students’ Officer
Suhag Byaravalli Arun
Master by Coursework (Business)
Indigenous Students’ Officer
Master by Coursework (International Relations & Journalism)
Master by Research (Surgery)
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Master by Coursework (Data Science)
From time to time, graduate students on the MGAEC complete their studies and leave Monash part-way through their term of office. Where a vacancy arises between annual elections, graduate students can be co-opted to the committee. To be co-opted to the MGAEC, students will be required to fill in an application form.
Become part of an informal advisory group supporting our office-bearers
Each of the MGAEC office-bearers run advisory groups to learn more about what graduate students want to see their association do for them. Advisory groups help with decisions about which events, activities and issues should be pursued each semester.
If you have any interest in any specific area, we would love to hear from you.
Would you like to join a University committee?
To apply for an advertised University committee vacancy, fill out the ‘Monash Graduate Student Representative’ nomination form.
To be notified when a relevant University committee vacancy is available, please fill out the ‘University Committee Expression of Interest’ form.