People frequently ask who the PGSA includes in its representation. This reflects confusion surrounding who is eligible to be referred to as 'postgraduate.' Does this includes Masters students, Honours level, or others studying beyone undergraduate level?
The PGSA executive agree that we represent all students who are studying beyond undergraduate level. This is in line with the university definition of what 'postgraduate' includes.
A postgraduate in the broadest sense includes those students who are working on papers, dissertations and theses at 500, 800 and 900 level. This means that Honours and Masters students are included as Postgraduate.
A more specific definition, that is aligned with the Tertiary Education Commission EFTS funding definition, is Research Postgraduate. This refers to those engaged with independent research, and includes 4 paper (120 point) and 5 paper (150 point) theses at 500 level, and MPhil and doctoral theses.