How GSA is governed

GSA is governed by a Council of 15 elected graduate students, who act as our board.

The role of Council is to determine GSA’s position on issues affecting graduate students at University, government and community levels, and to make strategic decisions about how GSA operates and spends its funding.

Several members of GSA Council are also Office Bearers. This means they look after the needs of particular groups of students, such as LGBTIQ+ students, women students and students with families.

GSA holds elections annually. Any enrolled graduate student at the University of Melbourne is eligible to nominate (stand) and vote in GSA elections.

Read our electoral regulations  Read our constitution

Read more about being a GSA Councillor

Meet your Council


Vice President

Tangshuang (Ida) Qin

General Secretary

Activities Officer

Xiangqi (Tracy) Zheng

Women's Officer

International Officer

LGBTIQ Officer

Health & Welfare Officer

Education & Research Officer

Families Officer


Ronny Andrade


Madeleine Johnson


Yali Zhao