Graduate Student Committee
The CCS Graduate Research Student Committee (CGRSC) is a student-run committee that represents the voices and research of all CCS graduate research students.
The main objective of CGRSC is to serve as the primary liaison and advocate to the graduate research executive committee of the school and FGRC regarding CCS graduate students’ concerns and activities.
- Represent the CCS graduate research student body
- Provide useful resources to CCS graduate research students that assist with transition and ongoing navigation through respective courses, including the creation of the CCS Graduate Research Student Handbook
- Provide an accessible platform for communication among CCS graduate research students
- Facilitate connections and networking between CCS graduate research students and the wider community by organising social and professional events
- Organise the annual CCS Graduate Research Symposium
- Nicola Sergienko (President), Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
- Pia Campagna (Vice President), Department of Neuroscience
- Secretary (currently open for nomination)
- April Raftery (Manager), Department of Immunology and Pathology
- Alex Dimitropoulos (Team Member), Department of Diabetes
- Antonia Reale (Team Member), Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
- Judy Choi (Team Member), Department of Immunology and Pathology
- Charlene Lam (Team Member), Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
- Michael Zhong (Team Member), Department of Neurosciences
Media and Marketing team
- Katrina Kan (Manager), Department of Neuroscience
- Joanna Lee (Team Member), Department of Immunology and Pathology
- Jacques Ma (Symposium Coordinator), Department of Diabetes
- Shahid Javaid (Symposium Coordinator), Department of Neuroscience
- 2 positions currently open for nomination
- Chiara Chadwick, Department of Surgery
The Admin Team was formed to head the production of our new CGRS Handbook. We are driven by the desire to help students have the best graduate research experience possible by providing all the information you need to get started and beyond.
Treasurer/ Finance Team
The Finance Team’s ultimate goal is to obtain funds and resources to ensure sufficient capital for organising social and academic events including the annual symposium. We identify and formulate proposals to potential funding parties (i.e. the University, SSAF, and department), as well as partnering with organisations, joint ventures to maximise resources for students of the CCS. Finally, we provide audited financial statements and report back to sponsors in order to secure sponsorship in the future.
The Symposium Team leads the organisation the annual CCS Graduate Research Symposium, which is our highlight event every year! The Symposium brings together students and staff from all departments for a showcase of student projects with fun social events to help students and staff alike get to know each other.
Media and Marketing Team
The Media and Marketing Team’s goal is to manage the social media presence of the CGRSC, advertise for upcoming events and promote the work of all graduate research students based at the CCS.
Annual CCS Graduate Research Symposium
Handbook: The CGRS Handbook will be a comprehensive resource for new and current students to help guide you through your graduate research degree at CCS. The handbook will provide information on everything from how to get inducted to different lab areas, to how to find security to get your pass printed, to how to approach your milestones, to where are some of the best places to buy coffee nearby.
Online community: We have created a private CGRS Slack channel for students across Alfred Precinct Institutes to communicate both professionally and socially. Our students are spread across sites, labs, clinics and buildings, thus we hope this online forum will serve as a commonplace for student communication.
We are building a social media presence (follow us onTwitter,Instagram,LinkedIn and/or Facebook) with the aim of promoting students’ work to a wider audience. If you are a student who has recently published a paper, has an upcoming conference presentation, won an award, or is looking for research participants, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter direct message so we can work with you to spread the word!
Student Services and Amenities Fees: In order to fund or subsidise non-academic services and amenities to support students through university, the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) charges students up to $313 per year depending on the enrollment load. Some examples include: sport and recreational, student clubs, health and well-being, and career advice, etc.
40% is allocated to Monash University for the provision of services and amenities to students; 40% is allocated to Monash student organisations for the provision of services and amenities; 20% is allocated for amenities and student-identified projects of a direct benefit to students at each campus.
Currently, Alfred Hospital is classified as Clayton for purposes of allocations. We negotiate with the Student Engagement and Campus Experience team to extract direct value and benefits from the SSAF for students based at the Alfred hospital.