Postgraduate Students' Association



Your Committee

 

Executive

 

 

Peter Watson

PSA President and Senate Representative
psa@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

Hi, I’m Peter, the PSA President for 2018. I’m hoping to grow the PSA to be an organisation that every postgrad can find something that suits them in. When not working for the Guild I’m working on my PhD in Physical Chemistry with Dr Duncan Wild over in the School of Molecular Sciences. You might see me around uni sometimes with my two dachshunds George and Henry – whether they’re there or not, feel free to give me a shout.

Position Description

The PSA President and Senate Representative is the most important member of the PSA committee. The President is required to meet with decision-makers, and has the opportunity to see how the university works from ‘behind the scenes’. The position includes many responsibilities, but also has some great perks and privileges.

A candidate needs to be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20-25 hours a week to this position, which will include reading agendas and preparing reports for meetings, speaking with representatives from the University and Guild, meeting with students, planning events, activities and advocacy.

It’s incredibly rewarding, but best suited to a person well accustomed to balancing competing interests, with a good deal of patience, and the ability to create consensus between diverse groups.

Some of the privileges include:

  • Office space in the Guild buildings
  • Potential eligibility for red permit parking
  • An honourarium (half the value of an APA including the Top-Up)
  • Return trip to the eastern states in December for the CAPA Annual Council Meeting, with the incumbent President
  • Eligibility to apply for a six-month extension from the Graduate Research School, at the discretion of the Dean of the GRS.

The constitutionally-mandated responsibilities are that the President and Senate Representative shall:

  • Be nominal head of the PSA;
  • Represent the Postgraduate body at the UWA Senate;
  • Represent the Postgraduate body at any appropriate UWA boards, committees and working parties, including but not limited to:
    • Any relevant Senate Sub-committees,
    • Academic Council,
    • Academic Board,
    • Teaching and Learning Committee,
    • Research Committee,
    • Board of Coursework Studies,
    • Board of the Graduate Research School,
    • Scholarships Committee, and
    • Any other appropriate committees, subcommittees and working parties;
  • Represent the postgraduate body at all appropriate UWA Guild Councils and Committees including, but not limited to:
    • Guild Council,
    • Finance and Planning Committee,
    • Education Council, and
    • Public Affairs Council;
  • Represent the postgraduate body at all appropriate UWA Convocation Councils and Committees;
  • Act as spokesperson for the Executive Committee, the PSA Committee and the Association;
  • Communicate to the University community and the higher education section as a whole, the role and vision of the PSA;
  • Prepare reports and submissions to the University community and the higher education sector as appropriate;
  • Call and convene all General and Committee Meetings;
  • Be available to the PSA Membership;
  • Manage relations with sponsors or supporters of the PSA;
  • Coordinate the organisation of PSA activities including, but not limited to:
    • PSA Awards and Grants Sub-committee,
    • Social events,
    • Career and professional development events, and
    • Research training;
  • Liaise with the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), in order to ensure postgraduate representation at a national level;
  • Present a report at the Annual General Meeting;
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, PSA Committee, or the Association may direct; and
  • The President may delegate his/her duties to another member of the Executive Committee.

Alexander Tan

Vice President (Coursework)
psa-vpc@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

The two Vice-Presidents are the President’s right hand persons. They should be able and willing to support the President in their duties, including running the Committee and PSA events.

While the VP duties are sometimes vague, it is a position that should have a strong educational advocacy focus, and the elected representatives should work closely with the President. They must be prepared to take over if the President is absent, sick, quits, or dies.

The Vice-President Coursework is required to consider the interests of postgraduate coursework students. Given the increasing number of postgraduate coursework students at UWA this position exposes the nominated candidate to a growing number of challenges, and opportunities to interact with staff and a diverse cohort of students.

The constitutionally-mandated responsibilities are that the Vice-President Coursework shall:

  • Assist the President in the performance of his/her duties;
  • Undertake all Presidential duties necessary for the day to day administration of the Association during any Presidential absence;
  • Serve as acting President during the period between a President’s resignation and the election of a new President by the Executive Committee or Annual General Meeting;
  • Serve as liaison officer to Guild Sub-committees when appropriate;
  • Attend the Education Council convened by the Guild;
  • Take responsibility for education issues pertaining to coursework postgraduates at the University;
  • Represent the interests of postgraduates that include/ but are not limited to all higher degree by coursework (HDC) students at the University;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduates that include/ but are not limited to all higher degree by coursework (HDC) students at the University;
  • Liaise with the PSA Faculty representatives;
  • Liaise with on-campus higher degree by coursework groups, including, but not limited to Faculty Societies;
  • Implement the PSA’s policies relating to higher degree by coursework students;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for relevant higher degree by coursework groups;
  • Promote the interests of those postgraduates involved in tutorials, lectures and lab demonstrations;
  • Research and promote events and materials for higher degree by coursework groups;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the President, Executive Committee, PSA Committee, or the Association may direct; and
  • Act as an Editor for the PSA Magazine, Postscript.
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Erika Roper

Vice-President (Research)
psa-vpr@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

The two Vice-Presidents are the President’s right hand persons. They should be able and willing to support the President in their duties, including running the Committee and PSA events. While the VP duties are sometimes vague, it is a position that should have a strong educational advocacy focus, and the elected representatives should work closely with the President. They must be prepared to take over if the President is absent, sick, quits, or dies.

The Vice-President Research is required to consider the interests of postgraduate research students. Given the majority of PSA committee positions are filled by research students the VP Research has a significant opportunity to identify issues of interest to research students, and act on these accordingly.

The constitutionally-mandated responsibilities are that the Vice-President Research shall:

  • Assist the President in the performance of his/her duties;
  • Undertake all Presidential duties necessary for the day to day administration of the Association during any Presidential absence;
  • Serve as acting President during the period between a President’s resignation and the election of a new President by the Executive Committee or Annual General Meeting;
  • Serve as liaison officer to Guild Sub-committees when appropriate;
  • Attend the Education Council convened by the Guild;
  • Take responsibility for education issues pertaining to research postgraduates at the University;
  • Represent the interests of postgraduates that include, but are not limited to, all higher degree by research (HDR) students at the University;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduates that include, but are not limited to, all higher degree by research (HDR) students at the University;
  • Liaise with the PSA Faculty representatives;
  • Liaise with on-campus higher degree by research groups, including, but not limited to, Faculty Societies;
  • Implement the PSA’s policies relating to higher degree by research students;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for relevant higher degree by research groups;
  • Represent postgraduate students in matters affecting their appointment as teaching staff;
  • Research and promote events and materials for higher degree by research groups;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the President, Executive Committee, PSA Committee, or the Association may direct; and
  • Act as an Editor for the PSA Magazine, Postscript.

Oliver Dearsley

Secretary
psa-secretary@guild.uwa.edu.au

About Me

Hi everyone, I’m Oliver and I’m your PSA Secretary for 2018. I’m currently a second year Medical Student here at UWA, while my undergrad was in Science back in Adelaide. When I’m not studying (which is most of the time) I’ll be catching up with friends for brunch, eating dominos and watching reality TV. I’m super excited to be your secretary this year, I hope to do the role justice and make a difference in PSA! Please make sure to come say hello and introduce yourself at our next event.

Position Description

The Secretary’s duties are much the same as the duties of secretaries across all committees – keep accurate records of meetings, attendance, and decisions! The Secretary is required to make sure all of the PSA Committee members know when the upcoming meetings are, distribute agendas, and record complete and accurate minutes. This is an essential role for ensuring the accountability and smooth functioning of the committee.

The constitutionally-mandated responsibilities are that the Secretary shall:

  • Attend to any correspondence as appropriate;
  • Prepare all agendas, which must be available to the Committee at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.
  • Keep adequate minutes of all General, Executive Committee and PSA Committee meetings, including a record of the members present;
  • Follow up resolutions and actions of previous meetings prior to meetings;
  • Contact Faculty and School Managers to ensure an up-to-date contact directory of Postgraduate Student Representatives;
  • Liaise with PSA Councillors to ensure an up-to-date contact directory of services available for postgraduate students;
  • Ensure that the PSA is informed about current issues in the University community and the higher education sector;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Alexander Sparrow

Treasurer
psa-treasurer@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

I’m Alex, your PSA Treasurer this year. I’m currently in my second year of the Juris Doctor, having completed my undergrad in Accounting and Finance. You can often find me around uni playing social soccer and frisbee or in the Tav with the UCBA. When I’m not at uni I spread my time between working at a hotel, finding new brunch spots and relaxing on the beach.

Position Description

The Treasurer is a boon to those Presidents who are less than mathematically minded. They need to work with the PSA and with Guild Finance, and experience with spreadsheets is recommended. The Treasurer is in charge of creating an initial budget to take to the Guild in December of each year, keeping track of the PSA finances and making sure that the PSA does not blow its budget!

The constitutionally-mandated responsibilities are that the Treasurer shall:

  • Work with the President to prepare the PSA Budget submission for the UWA Guild;
  • Ensure timely payment of liabilities against the PSA;
  • Receive and pay into the bank accounts of the Association all moneys received by the PSA;
  • Keep full and complete accounts of the financial affairs and transactions of the PSA;
  • Provide a report of all PSA accounts to the PSA Executive on a monthly basis or when deemed necessary;
  • Liaise with the Guild during the negotiation of the PSA budget;
  • Present a report at the Annual General Meeting;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

 

Operational Office Bearers

 

 

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Nicholas Browning

Equity Officer
psa-equity@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

The Equity Officer should be available to members of the Association and to the President for consultation and advice. They must be prepared to undergo Ally training, liaise with Guild equity departments (e.g. Women’s and Pride), and with the Equity and Diversity team in UWA’s Human Resources division. The Equity Officer should be available for the delegation of equity-related policy matters and research by the President.
The constitutionally-mandated responsibilities are that the Equity Officer shall:

  • Represent the interests of postgraduate students;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students;
  • Liaise with the PSA executive in order to effectively represent equity groups and communicate their needs to the PSA;
  • Liaise with on-campus equity groups and services including, but not limited to:
    • The Queer Department of the Guild,
    • The Women’s Department of the Guild,
    • The International Student Service (ISS) Department of the Guild,
    • The Guild Welfare Officer, and
    • Guild Student Assist;
  • Liaise with CAPA and sector equity groups;
  • Implement the Association’s policy relating to postgraduate welfare issues;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for relevant equity groups;
  • Organise at least one equity-based event for postgraduate students per year;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Humaira Khan

Events Officer
psa-events@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

The Events Officer is a relatively new position, having been introduced in 2014. The Events Officer should have a keen interest or passion for organising and holding events. Although the Events Officer will be ‘in charge’ of coordinating events for the PSA they won’t be doing it alone! The rest of the committee can and should assist in putting on PSA events throughout the year. The main events that the PSA holds each year are the Quiz Night, Family Day Picnic, and Cocktail Party.

The constitution states that the Events Officer shall:

  • Be responsible for the planning of the PSA’s social and networking events;
  • Be responsible for finding sponsorship for the PSA’s social and networking events;
  • Ensure that the PSA provides a variety of social and networking events that appeal to, and can be accessed, a diverse range of postgraduates;
  • Ensure that the PSA provides at least two social and/or networking events each semester;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee or the Association may direct.

Rahul Kumar

International Students’ Officer
psa-international@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

I am Rahul, doing my 2nd year Masters in Professional Engineering Electrical and Electronics. Professionally I am interested in Artificial Intelligence and Brain-Computer Interfacing. I’m your PSA International Students’ Officer for this year. I have participated in many social service activities. I will be promoting international students’ interests and communicating them to PSA, and organising events with a focus on international students. I love to play and watch sports, especially football. Hobby is nowadays playing with my AI robot.

Position Description

The ISO must be an International Student. They should be willing to liaise with the Language and Cultural Exchange (LACE) program coordinators and the International Student Service department, as well as be familiar with policy issues concerning international students, including visa issues, health care and work restrictions. They need to be available for the President to defer issues of policy research, and be prepared to provide advice on issues to the President and Association members.

The constitution states that the International Student’s Officer shall:

  • Be an International student;
  • Represent the interests of international postgraduate students;
  • Promote the interests of international postgraduate students;
  • Liaise with the PSA executive in order to effectively represent international students and communicate their needs to the PSA;
  • Liaise with the on-campus international students’ groups including but not limited to:
    • The International Student Service (ISS) Department of the Guild;
  • Implement the PSA’s policies relating to international students;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for relevant international groups;
  • Research and promote events and materials for international students;
  • Organise at least one event with a focus on international students per year;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Laura Skates

Media Officer
psa-media@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

Hi, I’m Laura, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences researching carnivorous plants, and I’m excited to be the PSA’s Media Officer this year. This means that I’m the person behind most of the PSA Facebook posts you’ll see in 2018, as well as the Instagram account (@uwapsa) which we’ve re-launched – tag your photos with #uwapostgrad! I’ll also be putting together the 2018 Postscript magazine, so if you’d like to write about your postgrad experiences or give advice, or if you’ve created art that you’d like featured in our magazine, please do get in touch!

Position Description

The PSA Media Officer plays an incredibly important role in keeping the PSA in touch with its members. The Media Officer helps coordinate content and delivery of the website, the newsletter, the annual PSA magazine Postscript, and the PSA social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter. The Media Officer should also endeavour to provide frequent content on the PSA blog. The Media Officer is the Editor-in-Chief of Postscript, so a reasonable quality of written English is required. Knowing something about photography and poster design is also helpful!

The constitution states that the Media Officer shall:

  • Liaise with the PSA executive in order to effectively communicate appropriate information to postgraduates;
  • Be responsible for the updating, moderating and maintaining of all social media which the PSA chooses to employ, including but not limited to: the PSA Website, the PSA Noticeboard, the PSA Facebook page, the PSA Blog, and the PSA Twitter account;
  • Be responsible for the PSA’s advertising;
  • Act as Editor-in-Chief of PostScript;
  • Design and print materials for PSA advertising purposes and as needed for events and activities;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Aksh Handa

Off-Campus Officer
psa-offcampus@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

I’m Aksh and I’m in my second year of studying the Doctor of Medicine. I’m your off-campus officer, representing post-grads who are not situated on the main campus, so Nedlands, QEII and Albany campus. Outside of uni life I like taking photos, riding my bike and travelling – especially around Perth!

Position Description

The constitution states that the Off Campus Officer shall:

  • Promote the interests of postgraduates that include/ but are not limited to external students, students located on the Albany and Nedlands campus and those centred elsewhere such as hospitals;
  • Represent the interests of postgraduates that include/ but are not limited to external students, students located on the Albany and Nedlands campus and those centred elsewhere such as hospitals;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty representatives of external students to ensure learning material and resources are available to off-campus students;
  • Promote a sense of unity between on-campus and off-campus postgraduate students;
  • Provide off-campus postgraduates with information about University and Guild services available to them;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.
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POSITION VACANT

WASAC Officer

 

Position Description

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer position is an ex-officio position and it is desirable that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer identifies as an Indigenous person. The person filling this position should be willing to work closely with the School of Indigenous Studies and the ATSIS Guild department on initiatives around positive partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. They should also be able to give advice and representation to both Association members and the PSA Committee. They should also liaise with the National Indigenous Postgraduate Association Aboriginal Corporation (NIPAAC) and the WA Student Aboriginal Corporation (WASAC).

The constitution says that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Officer shall:

  • Represent the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students;
  • Promote the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students;
  • Liaise with the PSA executive in order to effectively represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communicate their needs to the PSA;
  • Liaise with the School of Indigenous Studies;
  • Liaise with the National Indigenous Postgraduate Association Aboriginal Corporation (NIPAAC);
  • Liaise with the WA Student Aboriginal Corporation (WASAC);
  • Implement the PSA’s policies relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
  • Organise at least one event focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students per year;
  • Attend a majority of PSA General and Committee Meetings; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

 

Faculty Representatives (Research)

 

Philip Shields

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education Representative
psa-fabler@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Gavrielle Untracht

Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Representative

psa-engr@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

I’m studying a PhD in Electrical Engineering in the Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory. My research involves the development of fibre optic imaging probes that can be used to study the changes in mechanical properties and chemical composition of tissue with the onset of disease. When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy gardening, cooking and making beer and cheese!

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.
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Wesley Wilson

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences Representative

psa-medr@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Brady Johnston

Faculty of Science Representative
psa-sciencer@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

Hi there! I’m Brady and I’m into my second year studying my Ph.D. in Structural Biology, working on nucleic acid binding proteins.
In my spare time I enjoy photography and rock climbing. You’ll catch me in my lab repeating an experiment, by the river taking some photos or occasionally flying to Melbourne to shoot things with X-rays at the Australian Synchrotron. If you have any questions about anything biochemistry, photography or research related please get in contact: brady.johnston@research.uwa.edu.au

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

 

Faculty Representatives (Coursework)

 

 

 

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Cameron Chung

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education  Representative

psa-fablec@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

 

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.
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Mugundan Radhakrishnan

Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Representative

psa-engc@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.
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Troy Ridgwell

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

psa-medc@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Clare Metcalfe

Faculty of Science  Representative

psa-sciencec@guild.uwa.edu.au

 

About Me

In 2018 I am finishing up my Master of Health Science, specialising in Human Biology. I have been at UWA since my undergraduate, having also completed a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy, Human Biology and Physiology and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education.
This year I am excited to be going on industry placement as part of my studies. In addition to my studies and commitments with the PSA I am also actively engaged with the UWA community, which includes being president of one the largest social clubs on campus and the Beach Volleyball AUG captain. I look forward to what the upcoming year holds!

Position Description

Representatives from the major faculties and schools across the university are a vital link between the PSA and postgraduates. Not only do the Faculty Representatives encourage postgrads in their area to engage with PSA events and awards, they also play an important advisory role in the committee, bringing issues of concern from their faculty to the President to pursue at the upper levels of representation.

While the PSA considers it desirable that the PSA Faculty Representatives be included on the relevant boards in their Faculty (eg: Teaching and Learning, Research), we acknowledge that this is outside our control. The onus is on Faculty Representatives to get to know who key personnel are, and to liaise with them on issues or problems, and encourage them to support PSA initiatives. It is also useful for the Faculty Representatives to get to know the ‘who’s who’ at School or Centre level.

A new aspect to this position in 2014 is that the PSA Faculty Representatives will sit on the Guild Education Council. This will enable them to better liaise with Student Societies and Guild Educational Representatives. The Guild Education Council meets monthly.

The constitution states that each Faculty Representative shall:

  • Hold a voting position at the Guild Education Council;
  • Attend the majority of Guild Education Council meetings in order to effectively represent postgraduate education needs in their faculty to the Guild;
  • Liaise with the appropriate Faculty Societies to ensure that sufficient representation, advocacy and resources are available to students in each faculty;
  • Represent the Faculty Postgraduate body at Faculty Boards and Committees;
  • Meet with the Faculty Dean and/or Manager at least once per year;
  • Liaise with postgraduate student representatives within Schools;
  • Promote the establishment of postgraduate student representatives of Schools where they do not exist;
  • Inform the PSA Secretary of contact details for School postgraduate representatives, and postgraduate students’ groups;
  • Report to each PSA President and Committee Meeting on any relevant actions or activities within the faculty board;
  • Promote the interests of postgraduate students in the faculty; and
  • Carry out such other duties as the Executive Committee, Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee, or the Association may direct.

Ordinary Committee Members

Michael Kabondo
Tina Varghese
Nick Dunstan
Saish Neppalli
 

Immediate Past President

Owen Myles

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