Executive Committee – General Representative

Samuel Miles



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General representatives may contribute to the MGA in any of the following ways:

  • Attending the monthly MGAEC meetings, contributing to decision making and voting on issues of concern.
  • Conducting some background research to support an MGA submission.
  • Talking to graduate students in their department/course/faculty to find out what the current issues are.
  • Contributing to one of the many subcommittees that are created for a specific event/issue.
  • Volunteering at an MGA orientation, social event or seminar.


I am a second-year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts, School of Social Sciences. I’m researching the student experiences of international university students living in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation in Melbourne.

This is my first term of the MGA Executive Committee and I am currently a General Representative member. Prior to this, I worked in federal and state politics across Adelaide and Melbourne, university student services as well as a youth social worker after a couple of years studying and working in Copenhagen and Istanbul. 

I have an Honours 1 in Urban, Social & Community Planning and graduate degrees in International Relations and Politics.

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