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 across 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.

Learn more about Council

Meet your current Council


Vice President

Tangshuang (Ida) Qin

General Secretary

Madeleine Johnson

Activities Officer

Vinu Geesara Gunetilleke

Women's Officer

International Officer

LGBTIQ Officer

Health & Wellbeing Officer

Xiangqi (Tracy) Zheng

Families Officer

Education & Research Officer

Fia Hamid-Walker


Katherine Wang


Zimo Wang


Qi Xu


Eric Liu


Yali Zhao


Mitchell Vanderwerdt-Holman