The Vice-President supports the President of NUPSA and, in their absence, exercises the powers and carries out the necessary functions of President. The Vice-President also advocates for postgraduate students, acts as a focal point for postgraduate queries and ensures that all Executive members and staff meet their given responsibilities.

Barrie Shannon

I am a PhD candidate in Sociology and Anthropology in the School of Humanities and Social Science, and I’m looking forward to finishing up and submitting my thesis this year. My research focuses on transgender and gender diverse youth and their experiences of sex education in and out of the formal school environment.

I have published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on my PhD research, and I have presented my work at national conferences. I am also a sessional staff member, teaching core sociology courses at Open Foundation and undergraduate levels.

I have been involved with NUPSA since 2016, previously having held the role of GLBTI Representative, having worked closely with various stakeholders in the University to bring a number of events and initiatives for LGBTIQA+ students to life. As Vice-President, I look forward to working with the President in being even more closely involved with the daily functioning of NUPSA.

As I steadily move toward the end of my candidature, I look forward to meeting more students at events and passing down any tips and knowledge I’ve picked up along my own journey.

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