Welcome to PGC's February Newsletter!

While many research students have already resumed their daily grind of lab work, we look forward to welcoming back all returning and new postgraduate students for a positive and productive Term 1 for 2021! Scroll down to see some exciting new initiatives from PGC 2021!

Petition to bring back international students

The Postgraduate Council stands in solidarity with our international student colleagues and are advocating for travel exemptions for international students to return back to Australia. A petition has been filed in the Parliament of Australia and has currently amassed over 15,000 signatures. If you have a moment, please consider signing this petition to help our international students community. 

PGC Committee Expression of Interest

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. For more information and to register your interest, click here

PGC Ambassador of the Month

The Postgraduate Council is proud to announce its Ambassador of the Month series. Every month, PGC will celebrate the achievements of an outstanding postgraduate student who has helped to create a lively study environment and supportive social atmosphere among their peers and broader UNSW community. Nominations for Ambassador of the Month for February closes February 12th 11:59pm. For more information and to apply, please click here

PGC Survey

The Postgraduate Council is here to represent and support our fellow postgraduate community. To facilitate better events and support services for you, we would greatly appreciate it if you could please fill out this 3-minute survey here

PGC O-week

The Postgraduate Council is excited to be hosting virtual and in-person events during O-week this year. We have a jam-packed schedule filled with fun, social and informative sessions. Pre-book your ticket here before it runs out!

February Events

February 3rd | Strike Bowling (SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist here)

February 5th | PGC Drop-in session (at Postgraduate Lounge and Facebook live)

February 8th | PGC Networking, Wine and Cheese Night 

February 9th | Virtual Education series: Navigate your way around UNSW

February 11th | Virtual Games Night: Draw & Guess

February 12th | Monthly Movie Night: TBA

February 12th | PGC Drop-in session (at Postgraduate Lounge and Facebook live)

February 15th | Postgraduate Pub presents: Welcome to Term 1

February 19th | PGC Drop-in session (at Postgraduate Lounge and Facebook live)

February 24th | Dance with Mili

February 24th | Virtual Games Night

February 26th | PGC Meet and Greet (Zodiac of the month - Aquarius)

February 26th | PGC Drop-in session (at Postgraduate Lounge and Facebook live)

February 27th | PGC Picnic

PGC President

Jerry Offor

PGC Vice President (shared position)

Diana Zhang

PGC Vice President (shared position)

Ramanashree Palakshamurthy