Free Breakfast
Writing Club

Join us every Saturday for a free breakfast for
the Breakfast Writing Club, a supporting and
encouraging writing environment.

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Free Editing
Service

Get help with your academic writing. Our free
editing service is available to Logan, Mt. Gravatt
Nathan, and South Bank students.

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Mind, Body,
Spirit

Take an hour away from your studies to refresh
and unwind with free yoga or meditation, all
without having to leave the campus.

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Latest GUPSA News & Events

It’s official! GUPSA now has a new Constitution!

So the new constitution is now in place at long last. As 2017 unfolds, GUPSA will transition to the new structure which will be fully operational following the elections for the new GUPSA Board in trimester 1.

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GUPSA’s End of Year Party

The year is almost over and the the holiday season is starting. So GUPSA is having its annual End of Year Party at the Ship Inn. Our End of Year parties are a long-established GUPSA tradition.

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GUPSA One-day writing retreat, Friday 25 November 2016

Calling all writers! Are you currently working on your thesis chapter or a journal article? Do you need some motivation and assistance to boost your writing? If so, you are welcome to join us at a one-day writing retreat at Nathan’s Eco Centre (N68) on Friday 25 November.

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Mindfulness Masterclass 22 November between 9am and 1:15pm

GUPSA is holding another half-day mindfulness masterclass for postgraduate students during the mid-semester break. As before, it will consist of a yoga and meditation session.

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Gold Coast Hospital Tour for Health Services Management Students

Much of what we at GUPSA do for Griffith’s postgraduate students is done in small and low key ways through collaborating with other elements of Griffith University. Through these collaborations we can much better target and assist specific groups of postgraduate students.

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GUPSA supports putting PTSD in the spotlight

GUPSA supported Griffith Film School PhD student Kym Melzer and we screened her series of short films about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to mark Mental Health & Wellbeing Week in October 2016.

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GUPSA supports Artists at SWELL Sculpture Festival 2016

GUPSA proudly supported Sara Irannejad (Doctor of Visual Art – Current) and Alicia Lane (Doctor of Visual Art – Candidate) from the Queensland College of Art, who were selected to exhibit their work at this year’s 15th SWELL Sculpture Festival in Currumbin, Queensland.

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GUPSA Special General Meeting 27 October

Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association is holding a Special General Meeting.

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Wenx’ World: Bridges Over Brisbane 28 August

It seemed a Sunday morning twilight like any other in Brisbane: the All Blacks had just won, the wind was freezing cold and the streets were filled with walks of shame – and runners! Runners waiting at traffic lights, runners walking, runners drinking coffee – everyone armed with runners and a colorful race bib. Just like us, 30 GUPSA Geeks in bright red shirts with a mission: to conquer 10 km of road.

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Towards a New Constitution for GUPSA

Thank you to everyone who attended the Special General Meeting last month. The decisions made there have started the necessary  process of constitutional change for GUPSA so that we can more effectively support postgraduate students in today’s higher education environment. We also want to thank Michael Connelly, from the CPR Group,  for explaining the proposed constitutional changes to the meeting.

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Postgraduate Uni-Skills Study Groups

The Postgraduate Uni-Skills study groups are now running across the Nathan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank and Logan campuses for Semester 2, thanks to ongoing funding and support from GUPSA. Uni-Skills study groups are facilitated by high-achieving Postgraduate Student Leaders, who can assist you to develop your academic skills and direct you to the events and services available to you on campus

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It seemed a Sunday morning twilight like any other in Brisbane: the All Blacks had just won, the wind was freezing cold and the streets were filled with walks of shame – and runners! Runners waiting at traffic lights, runners walking, runners drinking coffee – everyone armed with runners and a colorful race bib. Just like us, 30 GUPSA Geeks in bright red shirts with a mission: to conquer 10 km of road.

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Who We Are

Jo Ruksenas
President
Krystal Lockwood
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Officer
Shanuka Senarath
International Students Officer
Michael Carden
Support Officer
Maureen Butler
Editor-in-Residence
Ameet Kumar
Campus Coordinators, Nathan
Ritesh Chowdhary
Postgraduate Representative on University Council
Chantelle Hollenbach
Support Officer
Evie Franzidis
Editor in Residence
Leanne McKnoulty
Editor in Residence
Heidi Hao Tran
International Students Officer
Emma Nixon
Campus Coordinator, QCGU Southbank
Sudeshna Paul
Campus Coordinators, Nathan
Rajinderpal Singh
Campus Coordinator, QCA Southbank
Monica Yadeun De Antunano
Campus Coordinators, Mt Gravatt
Lesedi Mashumba
Treasurer
Mahboob Hassan
Vice President, Coursework
Lisa Durnian
Vice President, Research

Life at GUPSA