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The Postgraduate and Mature Students Association is a voluntary, student-led group at the University of Birmingham; we are a Guild of Students recognised society.


PGMSA membership is free for all postgraduate and mature students of the University of Birmingham, simply register with us through the Guild of Students. All events and committee meetings are open to all PGMSA members. We offer a regular and varied programme of events so there is plenty to get involved with.

We are relevant to you

We represent and cater to all postgraduate and mature students at the University by:

  • Gathering student feedback on academic and welfare concerns
  • Campaigning on issues important to our members
  • Offering an active social program for all students to engage in



Chair: Taylor Jenkins
Secretary: Vicky Kaisidou
Treasurer: Laurence Hanes
Events Officer 1:  Brooke Myers
Events Officer 2: Sherlita Nurosidah
Publicity Officer 1: Cleo White
Publicity Officer 2: Gabriella Wood
Undergrad Mature Representative1: Allison Wilson
Undergrad Mature Representative2: Laura-Anne Goulding
Postgraduate Taught Representative: Njoku Kingsley Kalu
Postgraduate Research Representative: Mo Rassul






To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.

 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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