Research Representative

The Research Representative is the voice of all Higher Degree Research (HDR) students at the University, advocating on their behalf and advising the President and other Executive members in areas of advocacy that affect them. They communicate with the Office of Graduate Research on matters related to HDR students, and monitor issues throughout Australian universities or the community which may affect HDR students.

The Research Representative, in collaboration with the Satellite Representative, also assists and supports students enrolled externally in Higher Degree Research.

Sarah Gurr

I am a third year PhD candidate in the School of Education. My research explores tension points in environmental and sustainability education and is informed by philosophy of education and sociological theories. I am a domestic Australian student, and completed my Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours) with Honours Class I at the University of Newcastle in 2017. Prior to university, I lived in the Upper Hunter and completed my HSC at Muswellbrook High School.  

I have been involved in a number of clubs and societies throughout my time at UON. Since 2018, I have been involved with the School of Education HDR Club and have helped to develop and run activities and events for postgraduate students. This is my first year being part of the NUPSA executive and I feel very fortunate to serve as Research Representative.

I am committed to HDR students and advocating on their behalf about needs and concerns unique to them. This year, I aim to work to make research training opportunities, workshops and support more accessible for HDR students across all UON campuses, and those studying online.

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will help however I can!

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