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
African Studies Group (ASG)
The African Studies Group is a postgraduate student-led discussion group at the School of Social and Political Sciences. It is open to both students and staff whose research interests and activities are either focused on Africa or have relevance to African studies. The study group critically engages with issues such as colonialism, politics, development, conflicts, land dispossession, extraction of natural resources, gender and governance in Africa among others. It is a platform for student socialising, cohort building, support and sharing varying experiences.
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.
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.
Anatomy and Physiology Student Society (APSS)
This group provides support to all research students in the department of Anatomy and Physiology and enhances the student experience through the organisation of social and professional development events.
Animal Welfare Students Society 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.
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.
The Architecture Lobby – Victoria Chapter
The Architecture Lobby is a democratically run member’s organisation that seeks to catalyse disciplinary change. We are a group who critically interrogate the status quo of habits and practices that diminish the worth of architectural work. We aim to redefine the collective understanding of architectural labour, and communicate architecture’s value to society by using campaigns to advocate for the value of its workers, including students, graduates, academics, draftspeople, landscape and interior architects, and other related workers.
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.
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.
Ausdroid was founded in 2017 and focuses on designing fully functioning and autonomous robots. Our group gathers students who are passionate about AI and robotic to compete in the DJI RoboMaster AI Challenge which is an international robotics competition held each year.
Our group focuses on the understanding and the use of artificial intelligence, as well as hardware knowledge. We foster close collaborations between robotic algorithms and designing robots to enable practice on real and simulated robotic systems. We will hold weekly workshops to enhance the understanding of robotic knowledge. We cover a range of areas includes: hardware, computer vision, AI, Simulation and Navigation. Outstanding members will have the chance to participate in future worldwide competitions. We welcome students who have experiences or are passionate about robotics to join our group.
Australian Students’ Society of Haematology (ASSH)
ASSH is a student interest group that aims to enhance the knowledge of graduate students in important topics in haematology, and encourage them to explore the whole gamut of possible careers in haematology, all of which carry the potential to create extraordinary impact. With GSA’s support, ASSH will be able to engage more graduate students, run more impactful events, and add value to the graduate student community.
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.
Bioinformatics Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
Biosciences Postgraduate Society (BioPS)
BioPS is a student-run group created specifically for the graduate students within the School of Biosciences. We aim to help balance out the lives of students by providing opportunities for learning, socialising, networking and skill-building. We also have a very strong focus on study equity, with a newly formed advocacy group acting as a bridge between students and other roles within the school.
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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.
Burnley Campus Postgraduate Group (BCPG)
We are a pro-bono student consulting group rapidly expanding from our origins at UNSW. After huge success at UNSW, we are pioneering a team at The University of Melbourne. What has driven our success, and what makes us different from other pro-bono consulting groups is our emphasis on delivering consulting engagements for startups and businesses with innovative business models. By joining us you will be able to get a step-up in your consulting skills and experience, learn the problem-solving mindset of a consultant, and immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial environment of our clients. By joining BusinessOne this recruitment drive, you’ll be joining a team where both your professional development and personal growth is valued. We place a strong emphasis on team-bonding and cohesion, because we all know that consulting is a team effort.
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Cancer Society of Melbourne University (CSM)
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.
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.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA Grad)
Our group aims to serve the interests of Chinese graduates students and scholars in the university environment. We also aim to build a solid linkage between postgraduate students and undergraduate students and to promote the University of Melbourne globally, especially in China and support the academic interaction with Chinese Universities to liaise with relevant services and agencies in China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data Science Postgraduate Society
The Data Science Postgraduate Society will provide an environment that encourages Postgraduate Data Science students to connect through social events and study groups. We are aiming to run Seminars, Workshops and Discussions on Data Science subjects throughout each semester. We are also planning to host events that provide opportunities for post-graduate data science students to network with research and industry members.
Dermatology Interest Society (DermIS)
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.
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.
Enable Prosthetics Melbourne
Enable Prosthetics Melbourne is a chapter of the global ‘Enable’ organisation, a movement that utilises 3D printing to design an synthesise free prosthetics for the disabled. At the Melbourne chapter we welcome members of all levels of experience, and potential roles range from working in the design and synthesis of the prosthetics to the people-facing aspect of working and liaising with the clients. If you’re keen to get involved in 3D printing yet have no experience as of yet that’s fine, just bring enthusiasm and a desire to learn!
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.
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.
FBE PhD Student Society
Film, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law Students’ Association (FAME)
FAME LSA is a student organisation seeking to engage law students with the entertainment and related creative industries. There is an evident gap in industry opportunities and knowledge that interested law students actively seek. It is an area that holds significant opportunities for both students looking to become lawyers and those seeking alternative pathways following law school. FAME LSA provides these opportunities by creating an avenue for students to engage with local events, network with professionals and seek career opportunities, as well as engage in educational platforms.
As a society founded on a passion for the creative industries in Australia and abroad, FAME LSA pursues to provide opportunities for students to engage their creative minds with one another and icons of the industry.
Film and TV Graduate Students Group
The Film and Television Graduate Students Group provides social events and networking opportunities for students at the VCA Film School. We aim to promote a sense of community and foster collaboration among students across all Film and TV disciplines. Our core membership consists of students pursuing film degrees at Master’s level. However, we also welcome graduate students, alumni, and staff from other VCA and University of Melbourne programs with an interest in collaborating with Film and TV students.
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.
Friends of Mifsud
We are a group of postgraduate medical students at the University of Melbourne who created this group to increase our proficiency and knowledge of biomedical research, in particular the fundamental research underpinning the basis of clinical practice. We welcome anyone who is similarly inclined in any year of undergraduate or graduate study.
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.
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.
Global Consulting Group (GCG)
Graduate Agriculture and Food Society (GAFS)
A graduate group focused 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.
Graduate Backyard Cricket Club (GBCC)
Graduate Education Society (GES)
Graduate Group of Student Parents (GGSP)
We recognised that graduate students with children are in a unique position because in addition to engage in academic pursuit, they are committed to take care of their family, especially children.
The aims of this group are “To promote interaction, welfare and cohesion between graduate student parents and their families” and “To enhance the personal, academic and professional life of Graduate Student Parents”. We will conduct family-friendly events which support the student’s welfare and facilitate communications with other student parents. We will act as a support group for the student parents. We will coordinate with GSA’s families office for any events or activities that organised for student parents.
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.
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.
Graduate Organisation of Development Studies (GOODS)
A postgraduate student group dedicated to supporting Development Studies 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.
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.
Graduate Researchers Association MSPGH (GRAM)
The Graduate Researcher Association MSPGH (GRAM) is for graduate researchers who are linked to the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. The aim of GRAM is to improve the graduate researcher experience by promoting and fostering collaboration, professional development, socialisation and a supportive working environment for all MSPGH graduate students during their candidature.
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.
Graduate Social Sciences Society (GSSS)
The Graduate Social Sciences Society (GSSS) promotes a student community based on social interaction, discussion, and collaboration on topics related to the social sciences. It aims to foster an environment for the exchange of ideas through pub nights, informal lectures, reading groups, and thesis workshops.
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.
History Postgraduates Association (HPA)
Represents the interests of graduate history students, organises events, works with the department and faculty in history and arts.
Indian Institutes Graduates (12G)
The Indian Institutes Graduates (I2G) is a social and professional group, created initially to bring students with IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) backgrounds under one umbrella. However, we currently accommodate all research scholars with Indian heritage to facilitate cohesive bonding within the Indian community here in UoM. Alongside, we host several cultural and professional events throughout the year to promote regular interaction among members and allow their academic/ professional development in the long run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
https://www.ipep-hsn.org.au/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/IPEPHSN/
Korean Medical Society
We are a social and professional group for medical students of Korean heritage at the University of Melbourne. We seek to promote interaction, welfare and collaboration between medical students of the University of Melbourne. We will endeavour to provide multiple opportunities for medical students of Korean heritage in the domains of networking, research, volunteering and education.
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.
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.
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.
MD Choral and Acapella Society
The MD Choral and Acapella Society (MDCAS) is an exciting new not-for-profit choral/acapella group for medical students. MDCAS aims to create a fun and inclusive community, offering medical students an opportunity to relax through a shared passion of singing. With an open main choir group that welcomes any vocal range, any skill level, any level of time commitment and any genre of music, there will also be scope for more committed singers to establish smaller ensembles and engage in charitable performances and activities.
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!
Medleys – The Med Revue
Medleys is the longest running, faculty-only revue performing at the University of Melbourne. The show is comprised of all-original work including a number of hilarious comedy sketches and a musical, all set to the sounds of a live band. The show is written, produced and performed entirely by medical students. We work hard throughout the year to create an original and entertaining production, with all new material to perform over three exciting nights in mid-Semester 2. Membership is non-auditioned and open to all University of Melbourne medical students – contact us to get involved!
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.
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.
Medical Creatives Collective
Medical students and doctors are more than just medicine. Many come from a rich diversity of backgrounds, with unique skills and experiences to bring to the table – from technology, to the arts, leadership, sports and business. But there has been little scope to explore these interests and ideas alongside a career in medicine. And this creativity is often eroded by the demands of a work and study.But the need for creativity in medicine is twofold: to drive innovation within the field, and for personal wellbeing. There is an increasing call for interdisciplinary collaboration in medicine – the convergence of science, technology, business, media, advocacy and leadership to innovate our approach to healthcare. Pursuing interests outside of the clinic can also be a means of self-expression and an outlet against burnout.
Medical Creatives Collective is an initiative to shift the culture of medicine by cultivating a place for creativity. We aim to foster a community where medical students and doctors can explore how creativity fits into their professional and personal lives.
1. To foster a community of collaboration and support
2. To educate students on the convergence of medicine with creative fields such as technology, advocacy, and leadership
3. To support personal wellbeing of medical students and professionals through the arts and recreation
The aims of the MEDitate Graduate Student Group are:
To provide regular meditation classes and other resources to Melbourne Medical School students, and other Graduate students, thus fostering mental and physical well-being.
To enhance the mental and physical well-being of Melbourne Medical School students, and other Graduate students.
To promote interaction, welfare and cohesion between Melbourne Medical School students, and other Graduate students.
Melbourne Business School Students Association (MBSSA)
Adds value to the study experience of MBS students through the provision of social and professional development events.
MD Diverse Educational Backgrounds Society (MD-DEBS)
The MD Diverse Educational Backgrounds Society (MD-DEBS) is a student society for medical students at the University of Melbourne, which aims to welcome and support incoming MD1 students from non-traditional backgrounds or time away from study.
Melbourne Dental Post-Graduate Group (MDPG)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melbourne International Property Students (MIPS)
MIPS, a society of international peers undertaking postgraduate courses in Property. MIPS is a society of international students studying Property at the University of Melbourne. Real estate is increasingly global, hence, we believe that being part of an international network makes our learning experience much richer and more memorable. Members are from all corners of the world with diverse backgrounds. We hope this is also our second family away from our home countries not only during our time at the University of Melbourne but also in the exciting years beyond, wherever we are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melbourne University Chinese Debating Group
The Melbourne University Chinese Debating Group was founded, at the very beginning, for competitive debating. The aim of this group is to develop people’s interest in both debating and the Chinese language. Debating requires very excellent ability of language use, but we also welcome those who want to learn Chinese. We have the second ranked Chinese debating group around the world.
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.
Melbourne University Gastrointestinal Society (MUGIS)
The Melbourne University Gastrointestinal Society (MUGIS) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that aims to expose students from the University of Melbourne as well as young Australians to the gastrointestinal world. MUGIS aims to amalgamate all forms of discipline pertaining to the gastrointestinal field from surgery to internal medicine, dieticians, nutritionist, and researchers passionate about the enteric nervous system. Here at MUGIS, we endeavour to offer the best experience possible by imparting the knowledge of expertise to students and equipping them with a set of skills unique to the gastrointestinal discipline.
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.
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.
Melbourne University Law Students’ Society (MULSS)
Melbourne University Nepali 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 Nepali culture, study, tourism and life.
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.
Melbourne University Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (MUOGS)
We are a student-run organisation created for students interested in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Our aims are to:
1. Increase awareness & encourage opportunities to explore the field of obstetrics and gynaecology to medical students (and non-medical students) at an early stage of their medical careers
2. Provide academic events for our members (career pathways, training pathways and research opportunities)
3. Provide workshops to teach practical skills
4. Bring together like-minded students to learn more about the field of obstetrics & gynaecology
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.
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.
Melbourne University Taiwanese Postgraduates Association (MUTPA)
We are the Taiwanese Graduate Student Group at the University of Melbourne. We hope to provide a platform for mutual understanding, community and exchange between Taiwanese students who are studying at the University of Melbourne. You’re welcome to join!
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.
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.
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.
Music Therapy Graduate Student Group
The Music Therapy Graduate Student group aims to bring awareness and to advocate for Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne. Whilst doing this we will allow students to network on campus within the Music Therapy course and with students from other cohorts and courses.
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.
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.
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.
Outlook Rural Health Club
Outlook Rural Health Club is a multidisciplinary student organisation passionate about improving health outcomes for rural and remote Australians. With specific focus given to Indigenous Health and Community involvement, we get members involved by offering a wide range of events and email@example.com
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.
Paraguayan Student Association (PSA)
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.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Research Students Society (PMCCRSS)
We are students at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Our calendar of events include a Welcome BBQ, Research Student Symposium, Annual Student Retreat, End-of-Year Soiree, and more! Open to all students at the Peter Mac, from undergraduate placement students, Honours, through to Masters and PhD students.
Pharmacology United with Biochemistry Students (PUBS)
PUBS is the central organisation for student welfare and self-coordinated initiatives in the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology. The Group is composed of Honours, Masters and PhD students with a mission to provide social engagement, support, advocacy, and professional development to students and engage the broader firstname.lastname@example.org
Philosophy Postgraduate Group (PPG)
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.
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.
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.
Postgraduate Physics Students Society (PPSS)
To provide a place for social interaction between graduate physics students at the University of Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
Public Policy Grad Group
The Public Policy Graduate Group (PPGG) was founded in early 2019 by a couple of Master of Public Policy and Management students at the University of Melbourne who wanted to create opportunities for students interested in public policy to connect and develop. We are passionate about how public policy spans across different sectors and how it impacts everyone. PPGG aims to empower students interested in public policy by providing a platform for student connection, professional networking and development.
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgical Society (RASS)
RASS is an established society open to all postgraduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the field of plastic surgery. Through seminars, workshops, and other activities, we aim to broaden students’ perspectives on plastic surgery and establish mentorship between aspiring students and clinicians in the industry. RASS invites its members to explore the career pathways and research opportunities in the field of plastic surgery, encompassing both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
The purpose of the Rogue Crims Group is to enhance the academic and professional life of PhD Criminology students at the University of Melbourne. It provides academic peer support and opportunities to share research ideas and collaborations, and promotes the interaction, welfare and cohesion of the membership group. It aims to facilitate multiple events throughout the year, in which members can gain experience presenting their research and/or learning new skills relevant to academic scholarship; as well as fostering a supportive environment for members through regular social activities over the life of their PhD.
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.
Society of Marketing and Communications (SMAC)
The Society of Marketing and Communication (SMAC) provides academic and social support to our cohort undertaking the Master of Marketing Communications. We offer our members increased career opportunities by connecting them with industry experts and help enhance their employability by assisting in the development of skills well sought after by potential employers.
We offer social events in order to foster a community and supportive network within the cohort.
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.
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.
Sri Lankan Graduates’ Society (SLGS)
Established in 2014, the SLGS aims to provide advocacy and welfare for Sri Lankan graduate students at the University of Melbourne. It organizes and contributes to cultural activities, introducing the rich Sri Lankan culture and heritage to the university and beyond. SLGS also runs and promotes charity events and scholarship programs to help students in Sri Lanka and the University of Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Academia (SOMA)
SOMA brings together students from different locations, and even different institutions, who are interested in all aspects of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic academia. We foster an inclusive and active culture of engagement with research, peer-to-peer support, teaching, and advocacy. We encourage participation of students from all walks life and areas of expertise.
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.
Students in Primary Care Research Publishing Group (SPCR-P)
This group aims to foster the academic and professional development of graduate students in the Department of General Practice. It focuses on assisting students to communicate and publish their research and to undertake collaborations in primary health care research. It provides graduate students with opportunities for peer support and professional development to enhance their academic writing, research and communication skills.
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.
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.
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).
Surgical Students’ Society of Melbourne (SSSM)
The Surgical Students’ Society of Melbourne (SSSM) is the peak surgical interest group at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Medical School. The SSSM is a not-for-profit organisation run by current Doctor of Medicine candidates that represents over 1,400 students across seven clinical school sites in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria.
The mission of the society relates to three domains. These include:
1. Education – we aim to provide, and maximise access to, high quality surgical education to all students at the Melbourne Medical School, regardless of their clinical site
2. Research – the society aims to promote surgical research amongst medical students, to further surgical knowledge and understanding, and to instil an interest in research from the beginning of students’ medical careers
3. Advocacy – the society strives to advocate for both medical students at the University of Melbourne, by ensuring their surgical interest and educational needs are met, and the wider community on a national and global scale
Adhering to and fulfilling these domains will enable the society to work towards its vision of inspiring the next generation of world-class Australian surgeons.
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.
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.
The Western Clinical School Health Initiative Programs (WCSHIP)
The Western Clinical School Health Initiative Programs (WCSHIP) is a student-led initiative of the Melbourne Medical School Western Clinical School (WCS) site based across Sunshine and Footscray hospitals. The purpose of WCSHIP is to provide centralised coordination, logistical support and funding to student-led health initiatives run out of the WCS. The health initiatives run by WCS intend to improve health literacy, engagement with health services and ultimately health outcomes of the local community.
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!
Unimelb Journalism Society
Unimelb Journalism Society(MJS) is established as a community for Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism students at the University of Melbourne. It seeks to create a collaborative environment for students to extend their industrial networks and develop journalism skills. It also hopes to enrich students’ campus life by holding social events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Womendeavour supports and enables women students with networks, skills and know-how as they transition to the workplace. We aim to support women-identifying and non-binary students with their transition from university to work force; to create a space where women-identifying and non-binary students can share their professional resources and skills; to provide women-identifying and non-binary students with networking opportunities and access to industry; to provide a safe-space for women-identifying and non-binary students to discuss failures, harassment, and marginalisation in the workplace; to raise awareness on rights, boundaries, discrimination, and ethics for women-identifying and non-binary students in the professional environment; to give women-identifying and non-binary students practical skills and tools to garner professional success.