Grad Groups

Grad Groups are student-led, student-run groups that have affiliated themselves with the Graduate Student Association for funding and support.

There are more than 100 Grad Groups currently affiliated with GSA.

Find a Grad Group

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Agrifoodies

Seeks to enhance the academic and social experiences of graduate research students in the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science through events, workshops and representation.

agrifoodies@gmail.com

Amphora Issue Collective

Publishes feature articles, peer reviewed articles, and book reviews from researchers who study the texts and archaeology of Greece and Rome, the ancient Near East and Egypt, as well as the Aegean. Postgraduates and early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit work to this peer reviewed journal

amphoraissue@gmail.com

https://theamphoraissue.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/amphoraissue

AntiTHESIS

A refereed arts and humanities journal edited by graduate students and published annually in association with the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Now in its twenty-fifth year, the journal is the oldest graduate student-organised journal in Australia.

editor.antithesis@gmail.com

www.antithesis.org.au

Animal Welfare Science Students of The UoM (AWSSUM)

The purposes of AWSSUM are: (1) To enhance the academic and professional life of Animal Welfare graduate students at the University of Melbourne (UoM). (2) To promote interaction, welfare and cohesion between Animal Welfare graduate students. (3) To promote, organise, support and disseminate academic activities for Animal Welfare graduate students. (4) To maintain close relationships with other academic organisations focused on promoting students’ research and other academic activities in Australia.

awssum.gsa@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/153942928584547/

Asia Institute Postgraduate Group (AIPG)

The Asia Institute Postgraduate Group supports postgraduate students researching Asia or the Middle East/ Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne. It aims to foster connections and encourage collaboration between students based in the Asia Institute and in other faculties and disciplines. The highlight of the AIPG’s calendar is the annual Asia Institute Postgraduate Conference, and the group also regularly holds social events throughout the year, including a welcome dinner for new students at the beginning of each semester.

aipostgrad@gmail.com

Australia Award Scholars (AAS)

This group is for Australian awards scholarship recipients. The club is aimed at providing networking opportunities for students from developing countries around the world, sharing and exchange of social and cultural diversity and truly making a feel at home environment for all recipients.

aasc.melb@gmail.com

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Bioinformatics Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

A social and professional network for students who use bioinformatics or computational biology for their research. Runs bi-semesterly social events, and a weekly journal club/writing gym.

bgsa.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/BGSA.melbourne

Bengali Cultural Club (BCC)

University of Melbourne comprises of students from all over the world and it was interesting to find a significant number from West Bengal and Bangladesh. Once during a discussion over coffee, many of them wanted to stay connected to their roots in some way while learning the ways of the modern world. Hence we came up with the idea of a common platform for gathering, discussion and celebration of unique and rich Bengali culture, something we miss and yearn for in a vibrant city like Melbourne.

bcc.unimelb@gmail.com

Biosciences Postgraduate Society (BIOPS)

A student-run group created specifically for the graduate students of the newly merged School of Biosciences. It aims to help balance out the lives of our students by providing both learning and socialisation opportunities,

biops.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/biopsmelb

Built Industry Group (BIG)

Represents a student-run non-profit organisation that aims to provide students with professional and educational development, and increase the collaboration between the multiple fields within the property industry.

builtindustrygroup@gmail.com

www.builtindustrygroup.com

Burnley Campus Postgraduate Group (BCPG)

As a collection of forest ecologists, urban ecologists and agricultural scientists. As a smaller campus, the student group form an important part of campus life, hosting events that bring both staff and students together.

burnleypostgrad@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/228309433878493/

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Cancer Society of Melbourne University (CSM)

Is the first student-run organisation in affiliation with the GSA of Melbourne University to create a foundation that donates primarily to cancer charities and fosters student interest in both oncological research and clinical oncology.

csmunimelb@gmail.com

Chemistry Postgraduate Society (CPS)

This group was formed to give research students in the School of Chemistry a representative voice in the decision making process. It also aims to foster collegiality by holding regular social events attended by students and both academic and professional staff.

cps.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/121480104541147/

Chinese Studies Research Group (CSRG)

Meets several times a year on Fridays to discuss and share ideas and experiences relating to researching China, and holds regular Research Days to provide Chinese Studies researchers with the opportunity to share their knowledge.

csrg.uom@gmail.com

http://chinastudies.unimelb.edu.au/research/chinese-studies-research-group

www.facebook.com/groups/36868278687/

Classics and Archaeology Postgraduate Group (CAPG)

Contributes to the academic and professional development of postgraduates within Classics and Archaeology by creating networks, facilitating conferences, symposia and other academic events at regular intervals through the year, and having a representative role.

ccapgrads@gmail.com

Climate College Graduate Student Group (CCGSG)

The Climate College Graduate Student Group aims to enhance the academic and professional life of it’s members, foster communication of ideas and collaborations; promote interaction, welfare and cohesion between members and to support engagement between the graduate student cohort and the wider community on climate and energy research issues.

college.gsg@climate-energy-college.org

Computational Biology Postgraduate Sports Group (CBPSG)

Promotes physical and mental well-being of graduate students within the group.  The group will provide a friendly, enjoyable environment for participating in team sports and make these sports more accessible to graduate students.

compbiosports@gmail.com

Computing and Information Systems Graduate Research Student Group (CIS-GReS)

To enhance the academic and professional life of the School of Computing and Information Systems GR students and to provide academic support to fellow CIS GR students and thus foster communication of research ideas and collaborations.

executive@cis-gres.org

www.cis-gres.org

Crossing Borders Melbourne

Crossing Borders aims to advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees through public education, community building and political engagement. We provide opportunities for students to volunteer directly through detention centre visits and community meals and political engagement.

President@crossingborders.org.au

http://crossingborders.org.au/

Culture and Communication Graduate Committee (CCGC)

An independent, student-run committee which aims to provide fair and equitable representation for all graduate students within the School of Culture and Communications, this group builds a spirit of collegiality among graduate students and provide support and training for both research and coursework students.

ccgcinfo@gmail.com

http://culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/students/research/student-associations

www.facebook.com/ccgc.unimelb

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Dermatology Interest Society (DermIS)

The Dermatology Interest Society (DermIS) is a student-run club that aims foster communication, interest and collaboration in the medical field of Dermatology.

dermisclub@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/dermisclub

De Minimis

The Melbourne Law School’s weekly student newspaper, with coverage of law school events and other things of interest to the law student. Organised and published by students, for students.

mlsdeminimis@gmail.com

www.deminimis.com.au

www.facebook.com/mudeminimis

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Earth Science Postgraduate Group (ESPG)

Provides academic support to the graduate students of the department and promotes social interaction between all graduate students within the department and entire faculty. The group provides members a conduit through which they can interact with the wider university community and encourages communication of research ideas and collaborations.

the.espg@gmail.com

Ecuadorian Research and Entrepreneurship Network (EREN)

This association of researchers and entrepreneurs stems from the need of Ecuadorian graduate students to network in order to pool both personal and national development. This network is targeted to those who wish to work closely with like-minded, passionate individuals to bolster the development of Ecuador in a meaningful way, whether it be by producing cutting-edge research, entrepreneurship or social initiatives.

eren.australia@gmail.com

http://erenetwork.org/

www.facebook.com/EREN.australia

Enactus

A non-profit student run organization that works to drive social change through the power of business. Projects target a broad range of social issues such as employment for the socially disadvantaged, urban rejuvenation to enhance public safety, as well as our international project aiming to develop sustainable livelihood or small enterprises in the developing worlds.

President@enactusunimelb.org.au

enactusunimelb.org.au

www.facebook.com/unimelbEnactus

Ethnoforum

We are a graduate student group based in the School of Social and Political Sciences. We welcome all individuals using ethnography as a methodology and those interested in learning more about ethnographic research. We strive to enhance the academic and professional life of graduate students at the University of Melbourne who study ethnography, to provide academic support to fellow graduates and thus foster communication of research ideas and collaborations, and to promote interaction, welfare and cohesion between graduate students.

We have been functioning for approximately ten years as a student-led group that also gives PhD students the opportunity to share their research with other PhD candidates. Under the supervision of Dr. Monica Minnegal, this club is one of the few places where PhD and master’s students conducting ethnography can have open and in-depth discourse about issues and experiences before, during, and after completing their fieldwork.

Typically, Ethnoforum meets eight times per year on the second Friday of each month. We are recognized and supported by the academics in the department, and often academics come to the events to learn about and engage with student research. Over the coming semester, our events include discussions on ethnography in conflict areas, conducting ethnography within bureaucracy, Ethnography in Australia, and language and Ethnography.

ethnoforum.unimelb@gmail.com

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FBE PhD Student Society

The FBE PhD Society aims to enrich the quality of social and academic life for doctoral students in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business & Economics.

fbephd@gmail.com

Forest Ecosystem Student Society (FESS)

Representing students in the Department of Forest Ecosystem Science (DFES), this group enhances the academic and professional life of its members, works with the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA), promotes learning opportunities, and promotes networking across Creswick, Parkville and Burnley campuses.

fessunimelb@gmail.com

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Geography Postgraduate Society (GPS)

Formally represents graduates at the School of Geography.  Creates a support network for graduate students and a range of social and academic activities and assists students in accessing software, equipment, and identifies training and funding opportunities to successfully undertake their research activities.

geogpostgrads@gmail.com

Global Law Students Association (GLSA)

The GLSA seeks out global career opportunities for Melbourne Law students, shares news of international transactions and discusses intricacies of current international relations. The goal of the GLSA is to provide its members with both information and access to international career opportunities and the chance to participate in programs and events designed to facilitate and foster interests and awareness of international legal issues. The GLSA also addresses specific concerns and issues faced by international students and provides ongoing support.

glsa-communications@unimelb.edu.au

http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/glsa

Graduate Agriculture and Food Society (GAFS)

A graduate group focussed on improving the student experience for graduate students within the department of Agriculture and Food Science. Our programs are thus aimed to enhance social and academic interaction between students in the AFS, to assist in providing academic and industry support for students and represent student’s interests to the AFS administration.

unimelbgafs@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/GAFSMelbourne/info

Graduate Backyard Cricket Club (GBCC)

A graduate group focussed on improving the student experience for graduate students within the department of Agriculture and Food Science. Our programs are thus aimed to enhance social and academic interaction between students in the AFS, to assist in providing academic and industry support for students and represent student’s interests to the AFS administration.

gbcc.unimelb@gmail.com

Graduate Education Society (GES)

Provides a network for graduate students in the Melbourne School of Education. Offers social functions, general peer advice and support for students and a professional network to help students gain employment in the workforce.

info@ges.org.au

Graduate House Student Group (GHSG)

Dedicated to encouraging and facilitating graduate socialisation by organising events and providing a format for members to take the initiative and reach out to others within the graduate community and at the Graduate House.

gradhousestudentgroup@gmail.com

Graduate Infrastructure Engineering Society (GIES)

GIES represents all graduate students enrolled through the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. We provide social connectivity and advocacy to students and work closely with academic staff to represent the student body.

gies-info@unimelb.edu.au

https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/gies/

www.facebook.com/groups/GIESociety/

Graduate Organisation of Development Studies (GOODS)

A postgraduate student group dedicated to supporting students in their academic, professional and social pursuits while at the University of Melbourne. It organises, facilitates and promotes extracurricular social events and activities that enable students the opportunity to share ideas, communicate and learn outside of the formal classroom setting.

contactus.goods@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/DevtStudentsGOODS/

Graduate Power Shuttlers (GradPS)

The aims of GPS are: 1) To create a vibrant sports community of graduate researchers for the indoor games. 2) To provide a platform for the physical well-being of graduate researchers. 3) Graduate school is generally associated with many stressful periods and the club would strive to serve as a means of relaxation for graduate researchers. 4)Graduate researchers generally live an isolated life immersed completely in their research world. Club would provide an opportunity for them to cultivate new friendships and relationships. 5)It would serve as a platform for graduate researchers from different disciplines and different walks of life and therefore help them acquire new knowledge and even form research collaboration.

grad.power.shuttlers.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/Graduate Power Shuttlers

Graduate Researchers in Psychological Sciences (GRIPS)

Runs social and professional development events on topics ranging from systematic reviews to career options and develops the community of the School of Psychological Sciences.

grips.msps@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/pages/GRIPS-Graduate-Researchers-In-Psychological-Sciences/

https://psychologicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/study/current-students/school-societies/grips

Graduate Yoga Society (GYS)

Stress and anxiety are heavily eating up mental and physical energy of everyone, especially students. This group is targeted for those who are interested to alleviate all kinds of stress by conducting weekly yoga sessions, meditation sessions and seminars by keynote speakers.

unimelbgradyoga@gmail.com

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History Postgraduates Association (HPA)

Represents the interests of graduate history students, organises events, works with the department and faculty in history and arts.

hpa-committee@unimelb.edu.au

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IIC IISC Graduates (12G)

This group is an association of all graduate groups from IIT and IISc pursuing research at Melbourne University. The group aims to enhance the academic and professional life of the group members.

i2g.unimelb@mail.com

Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA)

Exists to foster collaboration and communication of research ideas between all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate students, and non-indigenous students, while engaging and supporting undergraduate students and other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in undertaking post-graduate study.

igsa-members@unimelb.edu.au

http://www.murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au/content/pages/indigenous-graduate-students-association

International Graduate Student Wellbeing Group (IGSWG)

The International Graduate Student Well-being Group (IGSWG) aims to support graduate international students by looking after their health and well-being. We believe that moving to a new country to study can be challenging and we want to support the student’s physical and mental well-being. By working and inviting health care professionals, we aim to educate members to increase their familiarity with the health care system and better utilise care and support when needed. The group also want to increase awareness of well-being issues such as mental health and stress, thus educating ways to prevent, recognise and deal with these issues. As a society, we also want to provide a platform for international graduate students to promote interaction and cohesion, in the hope to provide social networks to support students’ well-being. We would also like to educate people on the roles of different health professionals and thus increasing their familiarity of the health care system in Australia which can be very different to that of overseas. Overall, we are a group who wishes to promote for health and well-being for international graduate students and support them through their time studying at Unimelb.

IGSWG.unimelb@gmail.com

International Melbourne Uni Graduate Volleyball Group (IMUGVG)

As a group, our aims are to provide social support to graduate students through the wonderful spirit of volleyball sport and thus foster friendships and improve players’ skills, encourage ideas, and promote more collaboration with one another. We would also like to promote a healthy lifestyle to graduate students and encourage them to stay active whilst studying at uni.

internationalvolleyball2@gmail.com

Interprofessional Education and Practice Health Students Network (IPEP-HSN)

To establish an interprofessional network of healthcare graduates to foster early collaboration, transform education and delivery of healthcare. To promote and develop effective interprofessional education and practice through curriculum review and development, facilitation of interprofessional education opportunities and events, and connection of health students prior to entrance into the workplace.

president.ipep@gmail.com

https://www.ipep-hsn.org.au/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/IPEPHSN/

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Language and Linguists Postgrad Group (LAL)

Aims to increase graduate student visibility and activity within the School of Languages and Linguistics, facilitate postgraduate input into school decision-making, and provide opportunities for socialising and support for the School’s graduate students.

lalpostgrad@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lalpostgrad/

Later Law Students’ Network (LLSN)

Plays an important gap-filling role by providing support and encouragement to students who may be facing external challenges while completing their JD, including (but not limited to): mature-age students, students returning to study after a period in work, students with children, students with other caring and family responsibilities, and students juggling work and other financial commitments.

llsn-activities@unimelb.edu.au

http://laterlaw.wordpress.com/

www.facebook.com/laterlawsn

Law Students For Refugees (LS4R)

The central aim of this graduate group is to advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. It draws on the technical skills of law to lobby and publicise the issue, engage the wider law student body in the issue, and provide support for civil society groups.

ls4refugees@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/921559084541880

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MD Queer

A group for University of Melbourne medical and allied health students with an interest in LGBTIQ/queer health and the medical profession. Aims to create a network of health-minded students for education, advocacy, policy development, socialising, support and professional development. Queers and allies are encouraged to join!

mdqueer@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/mdq.unimelb/

Mechanical Engineering Research Student Association (MERSA)

Aims to support the academic and professional life of fellow research graduate students in the mechanical engineering department. In addition, MERSA enhances the social interaction and promote the welfare of fellow research graduate students and to act as a representative group of research graduate students within the department.

mersa.melb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/mersa.melb/

Med Moves

Med Moves is a dance group for graduate students studying a health-related course. We provide opportunities to participate in all forms of dance, through casual classes and performances. In addition, we aim to support charitable organisations through dance-related activities.

medmoves.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/1440305829537543/

Melbourne Business School Students Association (MBSSA)

Adds value to the study experience of MBS students through the provision of social and professional development events.

mail@mbssa.org

www.mbssa.org

Melbourne Dental Student Society (MDSS)

MDSS aims to cater for students undertaking the Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral health programs at the University of Melbourne. The MDSS provides opportunities for students to grow in their professional development, unwind at social events, and make lasting relationships within the oral health community.

themdss@mdss.org.au

www.facebook.com/melbournedentalstudentssociety/

Melbourne Emergency Student Society (MESS)

MESS aims to promote understanding and foster active interest through running interactive clinical skills sessions, careers advice, talks from experts in their field and much, much more. We also look forward to bringing you a varied and interesting program as well as a chance to meet like-minded people and have fun exploring what is an exciting and fast-paced specialty. The society is designed to facilitate, enrich, and expand the emergency medicine interests of its members by promoting the access to practical skills and workshops. through these we aim to provide more information about the specialty and equip medical students with the knowledge and resources to become active in the field of emergency medicine.

messpresident.unimelb@gmail.com

Melbourne Energy Students Association (MESA)

The club aims to organise events and field trips for students enrolled at the University of Melbourne with an interest and/or specialisation in the energy engineering and/or energy commercial sector. To support the Sustainable Campus and other clubs and societies’ initiatives related to energy and/or CO2 footprint reduction programs.

unimelb.mesa@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/mesaunimelb

Melbourne Graduate Music Society (MGMS)

Seeks to provide peer support to fellow graduate students and thus foster communication of research ideas and collaborations, to represent graduate students in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and to encourage social interaction.

melbournegraduatemusicsociety@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/UMGMS

Melbourne Information System Graduate Association (MISGA)

The aims of the Melbourne Information Systems Graduate Association (MISGA) are to enhance the academic and professional life of Graduate Information Systems students; to promote interaction, welfare and cohesion between graduate Information Systems students; and, to support the academic endeavours of Information Systems graduate students and to act as a representative group of graduates within the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.

misga.unimelb@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2076709262572881/

Melbourne Latin Community Association (MLCA)

We aim to provide a mechanism through which Latin students can communicate and interact with one another on a social level; promote closer ties between its members; promote and defend the welfare of its members; organise social and educational activities for its members; encourage involvement and participation of its members in general university activities in a productive/constructive manner, which will help to achieve the other aims of the Association; and to promote the recognition of Latin students as a distinct group, both within the association and within the wider community.

mlca.unimelb@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/246124019532840/

Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program Student Association (MNPP)

A PhD is a journey of challenge, hurdles and setbacks. Students are more than just a bound thesis, and a PhD should lead to the path for a career of success. Our group aims to make the lives of neuroscience-related PhD students just that little bit easier. We are also the official student representative body for the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program. Our Mission: To support you and your mental health during all stages of your PhD To provide you with workshops and opportunities to develop professional skills To provide tailored mentorship programs suitable to different stages of candidature To enhance contact between all PhD students from all areas of Neuroscience.

mission.mnpp@gmail.com

Melbourne Population Health Students Association (MPHSA)

A community network for Public Health Students, Alumni and Staff at the University of Melbourne. This group aims to provide a platform that enables networks to be formed and strengthened beyond the classroom.

mphstudentclub@gmail.com

www.mphsa.com

www.facebook.com/MelbournePHSA

Melbourne Postgraduate International Relations Organisation (MPIRO)

We are a group focused on enhancing the academic and professional lives of graduate students interested in International Relations. We want to build networks for students through social events and represent your interests in the university and faculty.

admin@mpiro.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/MPIRO.com.au/ https://www.mpiro.com.au/

Melbourne South Asian Law Society (MSALS)

The aims of the group are to help recognise and integrate the South Asian Region’s (the ‘SAR’) potential to contribute to the international body of Common Law; to generate interest in sub-jurisdictions within the SAR; to create and foster inter-SAR relationships; to provide a platform for research on or related to laws in the SAR; to foster an understanding of law and culture of the SAR in Australia; to bring together persons of all backgrounds with an interest in law and culture of the SAR; to facilitate relationships between our members and professional entities that engage in the SAR law; to promote comparative research on law and culture of the SAR, its sub-jurisdictions and other jurisdictions and legal systems, including Australia; to interact and cooperate with other persons or entities to promote these aims and purposes; and, to establish, support and supervise Alumni Networks in the SAR sub-jurisdictions.

msalawsociety@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/msalsociety/

Melbourne University Civil and Structural Society (MUCSS)

The aim of the club is to develop a strong cohort within the Civil and Structural community. This will be achieved via social events such as barbecues and trivia nights.

mucs.society@gmail.com

Melbourne University Genetics Postgraduate Society (MUGPS)

Brings together the graduate students of the Genetics cluster and provides them with opportunities to enhance their social and academic lives. Organises activities that encourage networking between students in a more relaxed capacity. Provides a forum in which scientific and social themes are discussed and shared.

mugps.unimelb@gmail.com

Melbourne University Geomatics Society (MUGS)

MUGS is a club for a variety of different students — from Engineers to Urban Planners to Earth Scientists.

mu.geomatics.society@gmail.com

Melbourne University Graduate Christian Union (MUGCU)

A club dedicated to making friendships while sharing & following Jesus Christ. Anyone who is interested in finding out about Jesus is welcome to come along. We run weekly bible studies, talks, mentoring groups and events to help graduate students think about how Christianity relates to their fields of study.

graduates@melbourne.cu.org.au

Melbourne University Law Students’ Society (MULSS)

This group is the official student representative body of Melbourne Law School. It aims to facilitate and improve the quality of education in law, to link students with the profession, and to promote a fun learning community.

lss-president@unimelb.edu.au

http://mulss.com/

Melbourne University Nepalese Students’ Society (MUNSS)

This group is a networking society for students, alumni and staff of the University of Melbourne, who are originally from Nepal. It organises meetings, workshops and conferences on development, education and governance-related issues pertaining to Nepal; publishes proceedings and other independent articles through publications, including website and blog; and offers information dissemination and facilitation about study and work in Australia and about Nepalese culture, study, tourism and life.

munss@googlegroups.com

www.munss.com/

Melbourne University Nursing Students’ Society (MUNSS)

This group represents students of the Nursing associated post graduate qualification. It runs social, education and charitable events, assists new students with settling into the course and provides a link between students and academic staff.

melbuni.nss@gmail.com

http://melbuninss.wix.com/munss

Melbourne University Physiotherapy Students Society (MUPSS)

MUPSS is the student body of post-graduate physiotherapy. Our aims include: to aid students in their transition from school to university life and from university into the workforce, to promote a sense of community and belonging, and to inform the physiotherapy student body of career paths and physiotherapy specialty areas.

enquiries@mupss.org

www.facebook.com/groups/7904794931/

Melbourne University Planning Student Society (MUPSS)

Connecting people through a culture of inclusiveness, mutual relationships and fun, this group seeks to bridge the pathway to employment, promote planning as a discipline and help make the Melbourne School of Design a great place to study.

mupssinfo@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/302465999852658/

Melbourne Victorian Environmental Law Student Network (VELSN)

The Victorian Environmental Law Student Network (VELSN) is a group based at Melbourne University that aims to build connections between students who are interested in environmental and planning law, animal law, sustainability and business law, and international environmental law.

secretary@velsn.org

www.velsn.org

MSD Research Students Association (MSDRSA)

An independent student group that is run by, and for, graduate students in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

msdrsagroup@gmail.com

http://msdgradresearch.unimelb.edu.au/space-cadets-graduate-students-association

Melbourne Children’s Campus Research Students Association (MCCRSA)

Represents the all research students at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics. Helps these students come together to share ideas, network and support each other both academically and socially.

childrenscampus.rsa@gmail.com

https://www.mcri.edu.au/students/associations

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Neuropsychology Students Society (NSS)

An independent, non-profit student group that is designed to cater to the needs of clinical neuropsychology postgraduates from a wide variety of institutions. Undergraduates and early career clinicians also attend the events run by this group.

neuropsychology.students.society@gmail.com

www.neuropsychstudents.org/

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OCULUS

Around 10% of Australians aged 55 or more suffer from blindness or visual impairment. With our ageing population and the ever rising rates of diabetes, this prevalence is expected to rise. We aim to unfold the world of ophthalmology in a coherent and simple manner, and unravel the complexity of the human eye with the goal of expanding student interest, engagement and awareness in an important and prevalent medical issue in our society. OCULUS aims to introduce students to the world of ophthalmology through various talks and practical sessions. We also aim to provide students with the opportunity to connect with current Ophthalmology professionals, gain experience from newly matched residents, and get exposure to using medical equipment like slit lamps and ophthalmoscopes.

administration@oculus.org.au

https://oculus.org.au/

http://www.facebook.com/group/OCULUS1

One Health Research Society (OHRS)

The first multidisciplinary network that gathers graduate students from the University of Melbourne with common interests in health issues at the animal-human interface (One Health). One Health Research Society is a multidisciplinary scientific hub that facilitates the collaboration of researchers at the University and internationally and promotes the One Health paradigm to the University and the wider community.

ohrs.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/OHRSunimelb/

OVS Research Crew

This group is dedicated to promoting the social and emotional well-being of all students conducting research in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science.

ovsresearchcrew@gmail.com

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Persian Art and Culture (PAC)

The aims of this graduate group are to present Iranian culture and art, organise Persian cultural events and activities, and provide education and training to students.

PACgroup@gmx.com

Philosophy Postgraduate Group (PPG)

Organises social and academic events for graduate students studying philosophy, and is also involved in representation and advice.

shaps-ppg@unimelb.edu.au

Physiology Student’s Society (PSS)

Aims to encourage postgraduate students to network, both within their department and between other departments, and to be credible platform through which students can voice any concerns/opinions with senior staff members.

physiologystudentsociety@gmail.com

Postgraduate Association of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Researchers (PACBER)

This group enhances the student experience of graduate student chemical engineers, provides a representative voice and organising social events as well as professional and academic development.

UnimelbPACBER@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/PACBERUNIMELB

Postgraduate Environment Network (PEN)

An environmental networking group devoted to promoting events and issues to the Masters of Environment students.  PEN is open for anyone to join, with its core membership made up of graduate and alumni. Seeks to facilitate social and networking events amongst environmentally conscious people and encourage students to build their networks early on in their careers.

pen.unimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/PENMelbourne/

Postgraduate Physics Students Society (PPSS)

To provide a place for social interaction between graduate physics students at the University of Melbourne.

ppss.unimelb@gmail.com

Postgraduates at Werribee (PAWS)

Exists to represent the graduate students studying at the off-campus Veterinary Faculty in Werribee, and runs events to assist students in breaking isolation and in developing their careers and research.

paws-vet@hotmail.com

Postgraduates of Veterinary Science (POVS)

Represents the interests of graduate students in Veterinary Science by running academic and social events, creating a support network, and sitting on committees or proposing changes.

povs.vetscience@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/groups/Vetscience/

Public Interest Law Network (PILN)

PILN seeks to bring like-minded people together to form a collaborative and engaged community, and put public interest law on the map for all students. PILN focuses on the topical legal issues affecting public interest law. Our motto, “Discover, Discuss, Do” summarise PILN’s approach to achieving these aims.

publicinterestlawnetwork@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/public-interest-law-network-129520630727566/

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School of Health Sciences Graduate Group (SHSGG)

This Graduate Group seeks to enhance the academic, social and professional life of graduate students within the School of Health Sciences. It offers support to graduate students and seeks to foster the communication of research ideas and collaborations.

Social Work Association of Graduate Students (SWAGS)

This group’s aim is to organise professional development opportunities, social events and to advocate for Master of Social Work students.

sw.students.melb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/1749460681944172/

Special Postgraduate Association for Students of Immunology and Microbiology (SPASIM)

Encourages scientific and social interaction between the staff and students of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology by organising scientific and social events, and informing the department about upcoming scientific and social events organised by SPASIM and external organisations.

spasim.m.i@gmail.com

Speech Pathology Students’ Society (SPSS)

SPSS represents the collective needs and wants of Masters of Speech Pathology students at the University of Melbourne. SPSS aims to unite the two year levels enrolled in the Speech Pathology course while providing information, networking and mentoring opportunities to alumni and future students.

spss.mu@gmail.com

Sri Lankan Graduates’ Society (SLGS)

This group aims to represent the interests and activities of Sri Lankan graduate students at the University of Melbourne. It runs regular and large welfare and social and charity events.

slgsunimelb@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/slgsunimelb/

St. Vincent’s Student Society (SVSS)

Promotes St Vincent’s Hospital as an enjoyable and stimulating environment to undertake research and organises social activities for student members throughout the year.

svss-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

Statistics and Mathematics Postgraduate Society (STAMPS)

A statistics and mathematics graduate student society at the University of Melbourne. The group organises social lunches, talks and the occasional pub trivia evening.

stamp@ms.unimelb.edu.au

www.facebook.com/groups/182299495250944/

Student Conservators @ Melbourne

To raise the profile of conservation in the University and wider community, act as a point of contact between students and staff involved in conservation, and provide networking, professional development and social opportunities for students in conservation.

studentconservators@gmail.com

www.studentconservators.com

Student Conservators for Timor Leste (SCTL)

To raise the profile of conservation in the University and wider community, act as a point of contact between students and staff involved in conservation, and provide networking, professional development and social opportunities for students in conservation.

studentconservatorstl@gmail.com

Students of Neuroscience and Anatomy (SONA)

This group provides support to all research students in Anatomy and Neuroscience and enhances the student experience through the organisation of social events.

ucs.anatomy@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/unimelbpsoas

Students of Neuropsychiatry Research (SONR)

Our aim as a student group is to enhance the academic and professional life of SONR Postgraduate Students. We want to encourage social interaction of students within the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and the Department of Psychiatry. We also want to represent SONR students within the University of Melbourne.

sonrgradgroup@gmail.com

Students in Primary Care Research (SPCR)

This group fosters and maintains peer support among graduate students in the Department of General Practice, facilitates professional development and study skill opportunities and promotes and enhances the value of research higher degree studies in primary health care research.

jason.chiang@unimelb.edu.au

Students of Pharmacology (StOP)

This group encourages social and academic learning, both within the department and interdepartmental, develops opportunities for networking and provides social activities for students in Pharmacology.

studentsofpharmacology@gmail.com

Students of Royal Melbourne (STORM)

This group supports all students who are situated at or affiliated with the Royal Melbourne Hospital and enrolled at the University of Melbourne, which includes from all departments in the academic centre (medicine, surgery, psychiatry and radiology). The group enhances academic and professional life, encourages social interactions, provides academic support, and represents the centre’s graduate students.

stormrmh15@gmail.com

Students of Florey Institute (SOFI)

Since 1999, this group has aimed to enhance the academic and professional life of graduate students at the Howard Florey Institute, and also to encourage social interaction within the Florey Neuroscience Institute (FNI), the University of Melbourne, and other Institutes in Melbourne and beyond. The purpose of our group is to provide students with a representative and active voice across the institutes and to provide a variety of social and academic events to support and assist students.

SOFI@florey.edu.au

http://www.florey.edu.au/students/florey-students-sofi

Students of Landscape Architecture (SOLA)

SOLA is a 100% student-run organisation for students who are interested in or are studying landscape architecture. SOLA aims to foster a sense of community and to bring students landscape architecture news, events, and support both on and off campus. There will be free and membership-subsidised events throughout year, so it is accessible to all. While the organisation is based at the Melbourne School of Design, we welcome anyone who is interested in landscape architecture to be involved(bearing in mind 75% will be grad students).

sola.unimelb@gmail.com

SYNAPSE

SYNAPSE is a student society with an aim to bring together and connect students, doctors and researchers interested in the diverse fields of neuroscience. We strive to create enrichment opportunities for students who are interested in clinical neurosciences, together with emphasising a strong public health focus on mental health.

synapse.unimelb@gmail.com

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The Chilean Research Group of Australia (CREGA)

Promotes Chilean students’ research projects from all faculties of The University of Melbourne, providing Chilean Students communication with each other, and maintaining liaison with other students’ organizations from Australia with interests in contingent students’ research.

cregamelbourne@gmail.com

The Global Consulting Group (GCG)

The Global Consulting Group is a pro bono consulting firm that brings together not-for-profits, consulting professionals and students to create a real impact on social issues around the world.

president.melbourne@gcg.org.au

www.gcg.org.au

The Navigators

As Navigators, our goal is to help you build supportive friendships and become equipped for a powerful positive impact on the world around you. We meet weekly for meals, games, and growth, focussing on key areas of life… spirituality, relationships, professional life and more… and we have fun! Lead on!

navigators.unimelb@gmail.com

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Unimelb PRIDE Community (UPCC)

The Unimelb Pride Community is a friendly, inclusive group for LGBTIQA+ UniMelb graduate students and allies to meet, support, socialise, learn, inspire, be inspired and have fun! The Unimelb Pride Community (UPCC) actively supports our rainbow community, providing a welcoming, compassionate and caring environments across the diversity of both local and international students of all orientations, genders, and cultural backgrounds. In doing so UPCC aims to promote interaction, welfare, and cohesion between all group members to support the personal and academic pressures of graduate student life.

upridecc@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/UniMelbPRIDE/

University of Melbourne Medical Students’ Society (UMMSS)

This group is the peak representative body for medical students. It offers a range of programmes including advocacy for community causes and student well-being, as well as peer mentoring and regular social events.

secretary@ummss.org.au

www.ummss.org.au

www.facebook.com/ummss.au/

University of Melbourne Optometry Students Society (UMOSS)

To organise and host events, which help postgraduate optometry students to better assimilate into the course, provide opportunities to meet with potential employers and help them connect with the wider optometric and health science community.

umoss.optom@gmail.com

University of Melbourne Space Program (UMSP)

By harnessing the launch capabilities of leading international space agencies, the UMSP is currently working towards placing University of Melbourne satellites in orbit around the Earth under the supervision of Professor Stan Skafidas. This group was initiated by a group of students in 2014 and seeks to reach and engage the graduate student community for recruitment and publicity.

information@space.unimelb.edu.au

http://space.eng.unimelb.edu.au/

www.facebook.com/MelbSpace

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Wellbeing Arts Graduate Student Group (WAGSG)

Our Well-Being Arts Summer Program run by Uni Melb Post Graduate students across the University of Melbourne’s Southbank and Parkville campuses.  The program further extends the students’ professional and personal development through exploring themes vital to a holistic notion of well-being, with a particular emphasis on diversity, inclusiveness and equality.

nmott@student.unimelb.edu.au

https://secondspaceprojects.com/

Wilderness Medicine Students’ Society (WMSS)

Promotes knowledge and experience in wilderness/expedition medicine, as well as providing a platform through which medical students interested in the outdoors can liaise and organise trips and events.

wilderness.mss@gmail.com

180 Degrees Consulting Melbourne (180DC)

180 Degrees Consulting – University of Melbourne Branch is a student run volunteer consultancy that aims to create a large social impact by tackling education disadvantage, homelessness and poverty through providing strategic consulting services for Not-for-profit organisations. We aim to accomplish our social impact objective through recruiting high achieving students from any discipline, and transforming them into exceptional consultants and inspirational leaders by providing them with training and the opportunity to network with industry experts. Those transformed are then assigned to a Not-for-profit organisation to assist them in solving some of their most pressing issues.

melbourne@180dc.org