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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: Marko Comic
Secretary: Frederico Urciuoli
Treasurer: Gonzalo Baroni
Events Officer 1:  Evelin Hornyak
Events Officer 2: Zakareya Nashwan
Publicity Officer 1: Jessica Small
Publicity Officer 2: Sara Abdulrihman
Undergrad Mature Representative: Emma Atkins
Postgraduate Taught Representative: Philippe Raad
Postgraduate Research Representative: Sam Clement






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, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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