postgraduate assembly and voice

We want to make sure that the voice of postgraduate students is heard louder and clearer within decision making at UEA. The Postgraduate Assembly is open to all postgraduates and will discuss issues and policies to ensure that decisions affecting postgraduates are made by postgraduates.

The Postgraduate Assembly sets postgraduate-focused policy to mandate the work of the PostgraduateSU Committee and Postgraduate representatives of the Student Officer Committee. It will also be able to send policy recommendations to Union Council. If there is something you think the Assembly should discuss, or you want to know more, please email the Chair - Javier Martinez Perez

The Postgraduate Committee, which is elected by the Assembly at the start of the academic year, is made up of six elected postgraduate representatives and four of the full-time elected officers, as well as a representative of the NBI. The Committee take part in decisions on allocating the SU's £15,000 postgraduate(su) budget, organising events and campaigns, and use of the Graduate Centre.

This year the committee have split up their budget in the following ways:

  • Social Grant: £3250
  • Conference Fund: £5450
  • Activities: £6000
  • Campaigns: £300

They also sit on the student union's Union Council, allowing them to change SU decisions at the highest levels. 

The 2019/20 PG Committee:

  • Martin Marko (Postgraduate Education Officer) -

  • Amelia Trew (Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer) -

  • Sophie Atherton (Campaigns and Democracy Officer) -

  • Alicia Perez (Activities and Opportunities Officer) -

  • Megan Pay (Postgraduate Assembly Representative)

  • Gina Kim (Postgraduate Assembly Representative)

  • Ben Pinsent (Postgraduate Assembly Representative)

  • Subeer Sarkar (Postgraduate Assembly Representative)

  • Lewis Martin (Postgraduate Assembly Representative)

  • Matthew Gallagher (Postgraduate Assembly Representative)

If you want to speak to the Postgraduate Assembly please email the chair, Javier Martinez Perez

If you want to speak to the Postgraduate Committee please email the chair, Matthew Gallagher.

If you would like to find out more about any of these roles or the Assembly's work, email Martin, your PG Education Officer, or Tony, the Union's staff support for governance and democracy.

For a detailed breakdown of how this year's committee was elected, click here.

Postgraduate Assembly Dates for 2019/20 (subject to change)

All meetings will take place in Scholars Lounge, 17:30 - 19:00.


  • 15th October 2019
  • 27th November 2019
  • 28th January 2020
  • 28th April 2020

Postgraduate Committee Dates for 2019/20 (subject to change)

All meetings will take place in Bookable Rooms 7 & 8, or the meeting space in the corner of the SU office.

  • 12th November 2019
  • 3rd December 2019
  • 22nd January 2020
  • 11th February 2020
  • 3rd March 2020
  • 21st April 2020
  • 19th May 2020