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College Roles


Many Resident Members contribute locally to activities around Graduate House as well as more widely to our international collegium through the advancement of education and social good.

Groups are formed according to shared interests in areas such as music, drama, sport, volunteering, debating, gaming and socialising.

Because the population in college varies each week, the types of groups and their membership changes. It is up to each current resident population to form and run college groups and to ensure succession planning for when they leave.

Graduate House Student Group

The Graduate House Student Group (GHSG) is a constituted affiliated member of the Graduate Student Association of The University of Melbourne (GSA).

This affiliation brings benefits to GHSG, including opportunities to network with other post-graduate student groups, to apply for funding, to provide representation of postgraduate matters and to gain training.

The GHSG committee is composed of Resident Members in positions that include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Events Coordinator, Environment and Social Justice Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Publicity Coordinator and Annual Ball Coordinator. The committee welcomes your input and many projects to which you could contribute.

Your contribution to the collegial membership experience is acknowledged through awards and certificates of appreciation.

The GHSG committee has a succession process to ensure its continuation with the ever-changing population of Graduate House. If you are interested in becoming a committee member or in giving your support for other college initiatives, get in touch. Details are in the newsletter, on in-house flyers and on the GHSG website.

Duty Residents

Duty Residents are also Resident Members who assist others living in the college during non-core business hours (from 7:00pm to 7:30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday).

New residents who arrive in the evenings or on weekends are shown to their rooms and given a brief tour of the facility by the Duty Resident rostered on at that time.

Duty Residents aim also to make all residents feel welcomed and included in college life. The Duty Resident roster rotates weekly. The roster is shown on the notice board to the left of Reception. The rostered Duty Resident may be contacted by mobile phone, by pressing the external intercoms and from the wall phone at reception (the M3 button).

Resident Member Representation

Council, the governing body of The Graduate Union, delegates responsibilities to five subcommittees:

  • Buildings and Facilities;
  • Finance and Audit;
  • Governance and Nominations;
  • Membership and Marketing; and
  • Remuneration.

Each year, these subcommittees seek to appoint Resident Member representatives. With terms ranging from one to three years, these voluntary positions provide valuable experience in governance and a good line on the resume. If interested in being a subcommittee member, read the Rules and Regulations of our Association and arrange to meet with our CEO/Head of College.

G-House Master Plan Committee

Resident Representatives on the G-House Master Plan Committee discuss and strategise for the future of the Graduate Union.

Want to get involved? Get in touch.

Resident Member Committee

A Resident Committee meets regularly to discuss residency matters, compile reports for use by staff and the Council committees, and receive and distribute communications to all Resident Members. This committee is comprised of the resident representatives on Council committees, the Duty Residents and representatives from the Graduate House Student Group. Meeting dates are shown in the annual calendar, with the first of four scheduled late January each year.

Want to get involved? Get in touch.

Resident Member Committee 2018

Mr Nouman Daud Sharif
President, GHSG Resident Member Representative, Buildings and Facilities subcommittee

Mrs Mehak Masood
Events Coordinator, GHSG Resident Member Representative, Membership and Marketing subcommittee

Mr Damon Luo
Resident Member Representative on Council

Ms Ligia Veliz
Resident Member Representative, Buildings and Facilities subcommittee

Ms Melissa Kennedy
Resident Member Representative, Governance and Nominations subcommittee

Ms Parisa Shiran
Resident Member Representative, Governance and Nominations subcommittee, Duty Resident

Mr Timothy Stephens
Duty Resident

Muhammad Mossavir Ahmed
Resident Member Representative, Fundraising and Benefactions subcommittee

Mr Shih-Jung Chen
Resident Representative, Fundraising and Benefactions subcommittee

Ms Attiya Malik
Resident Member Representative, Fundraising and Benefactions subcommittee

Ms Yeuqi (Karina) Wu
Resident Member Representative, Fundraising and Benefactions subcommittee

Mr Ahmed Farooq
Resident Member Representative, Finance and Audit subcommittee

Ms Merium Kazmi
Resident Member Represntative, Membership and Marketing subcommittee

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