Meet the Team
Our Non-Executive Committee
Haleem M Abdul
As your 2017 AMSA Representative, it is my role to ensure that our collective voice as Bond University medical students is heard. By holding think tanks each semester and running surveys, I endeavour to ensure that you have an opportunity to share your views and concerns. I also endeavour to maximize student engagement in AMSA led events which include the National Convention, Global Health Conference and Council. I also want to place a particular focus on the annual Vampire Cup to continue our amazing success last year.
As Junior AMSA Representative for 2017, my role is to assist Haleem and liaise between Bond’s Medical students and the Australian Medical Student’s Association. This year I am aiming to help Haleem promote events from AMSA, such as the conventions and councils held throughout the year as well as bringing local concerns to a national level. This can also involve getting our students involved in attending AMSA events, which is a great opportunity to network and learn more about yoru rights as a medical student. Contact me if you’d like to know more or get involved!
As Sponsorship Director, my role is to communicate and negotiate with both existing and new sponsors to ensure all MSSBU events are adequately covered. This role involves producing the prospectus each year, communicating with current sponsors while also searching for new partnerships. This year a significant part of my role this year is to revamp the M card, allowing medical students to get even more benefits from MSSBU.
As your Communications Director for 2017, my role is to manage the technical administrative processes of MSSBU. This includes publishing ‘Synapse’ (the official MSSBU magazine) regularly, designing new merchandise, managing MSSBU’s social media accounts and designing posters and other promotional material to keep you in the loop about all of our events this year. Working closely with the IT Officer and Publications Officer, we strive to make MSSBU as accessible and efficient as possible in order to provide you the best possible experience throughout the year.
As your IT Officer, my role is to keep everyone informed of all upcoming events as well as maintaining all technological aspects of MSSBU. This includes creating Facebook events and pages, regularly updating the website and assisting with the development of MSSBU’s semesterly magazine Synapse as well as Prognosis for all first years. I aim to make the interface between MSSBU, medical students, sponsors and the wider community as accessible as possible.
As Publications Officer, I work closely with the Communications Director and IT officer in order to design and produce MSSBU’s magazines, posters, merchandise and more. We aim to keep students well informed about upcoming events and provide insight into life as a Bond medical student. Make sure to keep an eye open for Synapse, the official MSSBU magazine, released every semester!
As your Academic Director, my role is to represent the student body, be a liaison between the students and Faculty, and to advocate any issues and concerns that you may have. I will be your voice at the Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) and the Medical Program Assessment and Examinations Committee, and will ensure that students remain at the fore of decisions made by Faculty. I also work closely with other MSSBU members to organise academic events for the students, such as Electives night, Internship night, and Careers night.
Hey everyone, my name is Chaithanya Jeganathan and I am the Community and Wellbeing Officer for MSSBU. As medical students, it is imperative that we maintain a healthy mind and healthy bodies so we can do our best as future medical practitioners. We as medical students suffer with one of the highest proportion of mental ill health of any degree. So, I will be coordinating and promoting events that are directed towards a healthy and holistic wellbeing for medical students and also promote the relevant support services to all students. I look forward to taking on this challenging, yet rewarding role for the following year.
Hi, my name‘s Kavinda but most people call me Kav and I’m a Brissy boy. I‘m your social director for the calender year 2017. I’m very excited and keen for what lies ahead this year. I‘m keen to learn from those senior members of the committee and take ideas and implement them into the social calendar in 2017. Being relatively young, I feel this fresh mindset will direct me to new and exciting things which I can deliver to the student body. I have a special interest in sport and music. Hopefully in 2017, our team can get some alternative events up and running which diverge a bit from the usual. I’m really excited to undertake this responsibility and hope to deliver a stellar 2017 keeping what‘s good as is and making up on what could be done better. Feel free to contact me with any ideas, suggestions or criticisms- I’m an open book.
Hey everyone! I’m Allie, from 2nd year and I’m organising The Annual Bond Medicine Ball for 2017! I will be working with a team to create a memorable and fun night! I will also be helping out with other events throughout the year with the social team to provide a break from study and a chance to meet other students. Get ready for an amazing year ahead!
Hi my name is Nathan Kancherla, and I am the Medsports officer for 2017. My role will be to integrate sport further into the medical cohorts, and try to bring more social sporting events during the year. With a strong passion for sport, I am hoping that I can help make sport more prominent in Bond medicine.
Hey guys, my name is Meran and my role in MedSoc is Jnr. Social Officer. I’ll be focusing on Med-revue for 2017 and I’m looking forward to bringing some new and exciting ideas to the table. Aside from Med-revue I’ll be working closely with the Social Team throughout the year. Get keen to party!