Arc PGC Ambassador of the Month

Arc PGC Ambassador and Course Co-ordinator Awards

Ambassador of the Month

The PGC Ambassador of the Month aims to recognise outstanding postgraduate students who have helped create a lively study environment and supportive social atmosphere among their peers and broader UNSW community. Every month, this award acknowledges students who have contributed immensely to the enhancement of UNSW postgraduate student’s experience both in academia, social, health and wellbeing. Awardees will be featured in Arc PGC Newsletter and PGC Websites

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Must be a current UNSW postgraduate student
  • Past winners are ineligible to apply 
  • Current elected members of Postgraduate Council are ineligible
  • Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by either a UNSW student or staff member 

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated active involvement in improving the experience of UNSW postgraduate students
  • Demonstrated high level of support to PGC-related events
  • Demonstrated significant contributions to promoting a positive social, health and wellbeing culture 

Winners will be notified by email and information will be published through social media. If awarded, the awardee must submit a headshot, 150-word biography and shoot a 2-minute video with PGC. The deadline to apply is February 12th 11:59pm.

Click here to apply.


PGC Committees

The Postgraduate Council is proud to announce the formation of 11 committees for postgraduates who wish to experience first-hand what it is like at the Council, contribute to the delivery of PGC events, and gain valuable leadership experience.

All committee members are automatically enrolled in the inaugural PGC Ambassadors Program which will consist of monthly leadership and training workshops and a completion certificate at the end of the year. Students who complete 20 or more hours will be eligible for recommendation for AHEGS recognition.

List of Committees:
Career development and Women in STEM
Educational
Health, Wellness and Community Programs
Human Resources and Administration
International Students Engagement
Marketing, Editorial & Media
Networking and Alumni
PGC Events
PGC Research
Sponsorship and Finance
Sport

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Actively participate in meetings, discussions and events relevant to the chosen committee
  2. Assist the committee Chairs in administration, planning, and marketing
  3. Support the work of the Postgraduate Council as a student ambassador
  4. Submit a 300-word reflection report at the end of every Term detailing your experiences and outcomes achieved

To register your interest, please fill out the form here. If you'd like to apply for more the one committee, please submit a separate EOI form for each committee.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email.
If you have any questions, please email pgcvicepresident@arc.unsw.edu.au

Congratulations to the following postgraduates who will be joining the PGC family in one of 11 committees. The 2021 Postgraduate Council is committed to greater inclusivity, diversity, and student engagement. If you'd like to join us, please reach out to us!

Marketing, Editorial and Media

Hang Thanh Bui

Thrupthi Honnagangaiah Manjula

Anita Trinh

Vishnu Nair

Riddhesh Joshi

Events

Jingyi Wang

Thrupthi Honnagangaiah Manjula

Gideon George Jebarajan

Hrishi Patil

HR & Administration

Hang Thanh Bui

Shivani Mehta

Anita Trinh

Wanqiong Wang

Career Development & Women in STEM

Hang Thanh Bui

Annie Chan

Joanne Gladding

Ngozi Chidi-Egboka

Educational

Wanqiong Wang

Joshua Karras

James Cheng

Sponsorship and Finance

Sardor Bakhtiyorov

Gideon George Jebarajan

Health, Wellness & Community  

Binod Rayamajhee

International Student Engagement

Azadeh Tavakoli

Yiwen Li

Zhaoyuan Ding

Stella Li

Cindy Paskalina Kweesar

Research

Joshua Karras

Michael Odutola

Hang Thanh Bui

Shuang Song

Binod Rayamajhee

Networking and Alumni

Hang Thanh Bui

Shivani Mehta

Henry Liu

Annie Chan

Joshua Karras

Hrishi Patil

Sport

Preetham Shivaraj

Ambassador of the Month Winners

The Arc PGC Ambassador and Course Co-ordinator of the Year Award will celebrate and recognise the outstanding contributions of Master’s students and Course Co-ordinators. Many Master’s students and Course Co-ordinators have been great ambassadors and volunteers for UNSW, providing a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere for all students and staff. The Postgraduate Council is proud to celebrate the achievements of these outstanding students. This award will be in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Education Experience. Their work will be celebrated in an award ceremony and a digital certificate will be presented on behalf of PGC and Arc by the Office of the deputy Vice Chancellor.

Ambassador of the Year Award

Arc PGC Ambassador Award Background

 The PGC Ambassador Award aims to recognise Master’s students who have helped create a lively study environment and supportive social atmosphere among their peers and broader UNSW community. This award acknowledges students who have contributed immensely to the enhancement of UNSW postgraduate student’s experience both in academia, social, health and wellbeing. These awards will be featured on Arc Newsletter and PGC Websites.

  • Outstanding PGC Ambassador Award – to be given to outstanding nominated students as reviewed by the PGC Council
  • PGC Ambassador Award – to be given to the top nominated students as reviewed by the PGC Council

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Current UNSW postgraduate student or UNSW staff may nominate an Ambassador from their respective School
  • Should have completed at least 2 terms of study at UNSW
  • Each nomination must be seconded by another current postgraduate student or staff from their respective School
  • Current members of Postgraduate Council are ineligible to nominate their Course Co-ordinators

Selection criteria: 

  • Demonstrated high level of support and enhancing study-life balance to postgraduates’ students
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and versatility during uncertain conditions
  • Demonstrated high level of practical support to the UNSW staff while running events and other programs
  • Demonstrated significant interpersonal and leadership skills by actively participating in academics and other co-curricular activities

If awarded, the awardee must submit a headshot, 150-word biography and shoot a 2-minute video with PGC

Course Co-ordinator of the Year Award

Course-Coordinator Award Background

The PGC Course Co-ordinator Award aims to recognise Course Co-ordinators who have displayed exemplary administrative efforts beyond their minimum requirement and to acknowledge their efforts in taking care of their students. The PGC Co-ordinator’s Award acknowledges staff members across all schools and faculties of UNSW. The Course Co-ordinator award will be divided into two categories. These awards will be featured in the Arc Newsletter and PGC Websites.

  • Outstanding Co-ordinator award – to be given to outstanding student or staff nominated Course Co-ordinators as reviewed by the PGC Council
  • Course Co-ordinator award – to be given to top student or staff nominated Course Co-ordinators as reviewed by the PGC Council

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current UNSW postgraduate student or UNSW staff may nominate a Course Co-ordinator from their respective School
  • Each nomination must be seconded by another current postgraduate student or staff from their respective School
  • Current members of Postgraduate Council are ineligible to nominate their Course Co-ordinators

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated active involvement to improve the experience of UNSW postgraduate students and student engagements
  • Demonstrated high level of support and enhancing study-life balance to postgraduates’ students
  • Demonstrated excellence in mentorship in terms of providing constructive feedback on student’s queries
  • Demonstrated significant contributions to promoting a positive social, health and wellbeing culture among their students
  • Demonstrated considerable contributions in increasing the efficiency of an operation or department in order to improve student services or enhance student satisfaction

If awarded, the awardee must submit a headshot, 150-word biography and shoot a 2-minute video with PGC

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