Represent Your Fellow Students
We are always looking for more postgraduates to represent the PGSA on boards and committees, and often have places for more than one student per committee. As well as the chance to represent the postgraduate community, committee representatives can gain points towards the Victoria Plus Award, and receive a complimentary invitation to the annual PGSA Victorias Awards. We also hold regular morning teas for our representatives throughout the year. Please contact us using the link below if you are interested in becoming a committee representative, letting us know which faculty you study in.
There are currently vacancies on the following committees:
Faculty of Architecture and Design Academic Committee
Faculty of Architecture and Design Research Committee
Faculty of Health Board
Faculty of Science Academic Teaching and Learning Committee
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Committee
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Board (from May 2019)
Board & Committee Representatives
The PGSA is proud to have committee representatives on many of the boards and committees around the University, covering every faculty. These boards and committees look at many issues including new courses, resources and space, fees, policy and processes that affect students and staff. Our representatives make sure the views of our students are considered, and contribute towards improving the postgraduate experience at Victoria. Being a postgraduate committee representative offers a valuable insight into the University’s administrative processes, providing experience that is beneficial to future careers in academia and elsewhere.
The PGSA representatives’ main role is to bring the postgraduate perspective to matters being considered by the board or committee. Duties involve: regularly attending meetings during the course of the academic year; actively listening, questioning and discussing matters that affect postgraduate students in these meetings; reading papers that are distributed prior to meetings; writing a short monthly report on such issues for the consideration of the PGSA executive; supporting and publicising PGSA initiatives.
Committee representatives also function an informal point of contact for the student body. Discussions with their peers allows our representatives to attend meetings with a clearer idea of the postgraduate student perspective, and to communicate matters appropriately to their departments. If you’re not sure who the postgraduate representative(s) for your faculty is, get in touch with the PGSA and ask!