Message from the President
Happy New Year and welcome back to all new and returning UNSW students for the 2021 Academic Session. I hope you had a relaxing holiday break in these unprecedented and challenging times and you are ready for a new academic calendar year. As PGC President, l would like to encourage you to take advantage of the numerous support and services that PGC has to offer as well as many events to be hosted by all Office Bearers throughout the 3 terms to help you connect with friends and colleagues.
We hope all students are keeping safe, and we understand that this is a tough time for many students especially International students feeling increasingly isolated and facing financial pressures. Let’s carry-out our activities as normally as we can, but always remember to adhere strictly to COVIDsafe rules. PGC will work with Arc and UNSW administration to provide you with all the necessary support you need at this time.
PGC will be unpacking great programs and initiatives for your benefits, some of which includes Arc PGC Ambassador and Course Coordinator Award 2021, Ambassador of the Month, Pitch your Research Competition and different PGC Committees which will give you the opportunity to serve. Participating in extra-curricular activities while at UNSW has a great impact on student experience as well as career benefits, so be encouraged to take part in this opportunity.
Representing your interest is at the heart of this year’s PGC because we want to see change and bring a positive impact during your time at UNSW.
Please always remember that PGC is here to support and help you, stay safe and don’t hesitate to contact us. Feel Free to contact our Health and Wellness Committee if you are feeling lonely and isolated, you can reach out and speak to any of the Postgraduate Council and ex-officio members. Keep checking our website and social media handles for activities to get yourself busy.
PGC is confident and hopeful that our connected, strong, excellent and vibrant UNSW Postgraduate Community will always win.
I wish you a productive academic year.
Jerry Offor, PGC President.