Welcome to PGC's May Newsletter!

Scroll down to see what PGC got up to last month and what we have in store for May, as well as the announcement of our PGC Ambassador of the Month for April! Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates and event details.

Tell Me Your Story

Thank you to everyone who submitted their story in the inaugural Tell me about your story and culture!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the following shortlisted applicants:

  • Reem Almasri
  • Joshua McCluskey
  • Pallavi Srivastava
  • Md Badiuzzaman
  • Joannie Lee
  • Moein Seyfouri
  • Jie Fan
  • Bita Dwi Rahmani
  • Ria Asih
  • Alisa Tian
  • Nicki Shwe Yee
  • Sandi Laaksonen-Sherrin
  • Rameen Zahra
  • Joshua Karras
  • Fatima Iqbal
  • Salma Merhebi
  • Raisa Islam
  • Anna Xavier
  • Danladi Yunana
  • Kevin Limanta

You can hear their stories LIVE on stage and VOTE for your favourite storyteller on May 14th 6pm to win a share of $850. There will be a stellar judging panel, music and dance performances from different cultures. Book here

Make sure you follow us on social media to see the final electronic book featuring all submitted stories! 

PGC Podcast Series

Stay tuned! PGC will be starting a new podcast series from May 12th where we'll be discussing a range of topics from current affairs to student health and well-being. 

Call-back Booking System

Remember that the Postgraduate Council is here to help whenever you need it. These include and are not limited to: academic concerns, well-being, research and supervisor issues, grievances, or even event ideas for PGC. Simply fill out the callback request form where you can speak to one of our friendly PGC Officers who can meet with you either virtually or in person. Book here

Postgraduate Lounge and Booking System 

Don’t forget that there’s a relaxing meet-up and study space just for you at the Postgraduate Lounge (located next to Arc Reception). If you’d like to use one of the meeting rooms, there is now a booking system. Book ahead so you don’t miss out! Book here

PGC x OzHarvest

PGC will continue to provide food hampers just for our postgraduate community, thanks to the generous support from OzHarvest. Keep an eye out on social media to see when the next delivery will happen!

PGC Ambassador of the Month (April)

Every month, PGC elects an Ambassador of the Month for their contribution in improving the postgraduate community. Helping other postgraduates can manifest itself in many forms - whether it be through providing emotional support, teaching others the ropes or even throwing kick-ass postgrad parties.

This month, we congratulate Vishnu Nair on being awarded the PGC Ambassador of the Month!

Hello to all my fellow mates at UNSW, this is Vishnu Nair. I am a current postgraduate student pursuing my majors in Mechanical Engineering. I have been quite actively involved with the student community serving at different clubs and societies. My involvement with the student community started off as a cultural mentor at UNSW wherein I assisted the international students to transition into university life in a foreign country while solving their issues. Now, my present involvement with the PGC is under the newly formed media and marketing committee wherein I cover precious moments of student life at university through events and one which students’ would cherish after graduation. During my time at UNSW, I have met several people who have inspired me to give back to the student community which has helped shape my overall personality and will continue to serve in the best of my abilities. I would explicitly look back upon and cherish my time at university in the longer run.

Calling Female Postgraduates!

For a special PGC Female Ambassador of the Month for May, we are calling for entries from female-identifying postgraduates. If you believe that a student within your faculty has made contributions to improving life and learning for other postgraduates, nominating them for Ambassador of the Month is a great opportunity to recognise their contribution! Nominations closes May 14th 11:59pm. Click here for more information and to apply.

PGC May Events

May 14 Tell Me Your Story Conference

May 24 Postgraduate Pub

May 25 Virtual Networking

May 26 Dance with Mili

May 27 PGC Coffee Catch Up

PGC President

Jerry Offor

PGC Vice President (shared position)

Diana Zhang

PGC Vice President (shared position)

Ramanashree Palakshamurthy