Want to make a difference to graduate students?

Get involved in student led positions for a richer student experience. 

Whether that’s advocating for change, providing support or acting as a representative between students and the University, we offer a number of student led roles to enrolled graduate students at the University of Melbourne to help improve student life.

We offer positions to students in the following areas:

  • Board – members of the Board fulfill the legal obligations of the Association, provide governance and compliance oversight of GSA. 
  • Representative council – GSA represents graduate students at the University through 11 elected representatives. These representatives look after the needs of groups of students, such as women, students with families, LGBTQIA+ students and more. 
  • Faculty council – Faculty Council Members serve as representatives and advocates for students of their respective faculty. 
  • Committees – graduate students sit on University committees, representing the graduate student body to professional and academic staff at the University. 
  • Working groups – students provide advice and input on working groups to help GSA run. 

Current vacancies

Please see roles shown below. Please note that candidates must be graduate students not on leave. 
*Represents Restricted constituencies

Representative Council Vacancies:
  • First Nations Officer*
Faculty Council Vacancies:
  • Fine Arts and Music Faculty Council Representative (x1 position) *

Board Member Vacancies:
  • A vacancy has arisen on the GSA Board. The vacancy will be filled by the remaining board members at the meeting on January 31, 2024, and will serve until the 2024 AGM, likely to be held in May.

    Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 29th January 2024. All graduate students enrolled at the University of Melbourne in first semester 2024 are eligible to nominate. Early nominations are encouraged. Nominations should be sent to the Returning Officer, Stephen Luntz, at sluntz@abovequota.com.au Nominations must include the full name, student number and contact details.

    Nominations can also include a CV and a statement as to why candidates consider themselves suitable for the position and what they hope to achieve. These will be circulated to the board prior to the meeting. Candidates will also have an opportunity to present to the Board, in person/online, during its meeting.

    The roles and powers of the board member are as per Clause 7.1 of the GSA constitution. Board members receive honorarium payments as per the honorarium memo.

More information

The vacant positions will be filled by Representative Council. Nominations can be sent to the Returning Officer at sluntz@abovequota.com.au

*Only Indigenous Students may nominate for First Nations Officer.

*Only students enrolled in the relevant faculties can nominate for the Faculty Council Positions.