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Wollongong University Medical Students' Society

WUMSS descriptions

Academic Representative x2

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Position Description


WUMSS Committee


Academic Representative 

Responsible to:

WUMSS Executive and Committee

Position summary:

There will be two WUMS Academic Representatives. They will aim to support and facilitate the medical students at the University of Wollongong to reach their full academic potential. 

The Academic Reps will be responsible for leading WUMSS approach in academic nourishment among the GSM cohorts by providing various academic focused events and aids.  

The focus for Academic Reps will be:

  • Leading academic and career nights.
  • Assisting in the transition of the new medical student cohort.
  • Attendance at GSM Academic and Phase meeting as a student representative. 
  • Ongoing cooperation with WUMSS affiliates and Special Interest Groups to support academic focused events. 
  • Ongoing development, implement and academic activities and support for GSM students. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

The role of the academic is to encourage students to:

  • Take responsibility for their own academic development.
  • Implement self-directed and group style learning.
  • Feel stable in their studies and know where to get advice.
  • Participate in numerous academic and career events.

The Academic Representatives will achieve this through the following tasks:

  • Organization and monitoring of WUMSS Mentoring Program
  • Organization of WUMSS Academic Nights.
  • Assist in the running &/or planning the Inspirations Evening.
  • WUMSS and Student Body representation at GSM Academic meetings.
  • Report to WUMSS and inform student body of academic related issues.
  • Attend and participate in WUMSS committee meetings.

New to the role in 2015:

  • The organization, advertisement and presentation of the Academic Survey.
  • The organization and monitoring of Exam Club.

The Academic Representatives will work within the structures of the WUMSS Executive/Committee to:

  • Mentor the incoming Health and Wellbeing Officer regarding their role and responsibilities during the official handover period at the end of the year
  • Represent WUMSS and UOW medical students at GSM and University events and meetings
  • Vote on resolutions at meetings: and,
  • Assist other WUMSS Executive and Committee members in other matters when required


The Academic Representatives must have proficient knowledge in the following: 

  • The Aims and vision of WUMSS;
  • The WUMSS Constitution; 
  • A working knowledge of the GSM course structure; and,
  • The generous and valued sponsors of WUMSS.


The Academic Representatives must demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team building;
  • Ability to manage and liaise with multiple stakeholders;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effective, both verbally and non-verbally;
  • Stress management skills; and,
  • Time management skills, and the ability to meet schedules and deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

The Academic Representatives must maintain strict confidentiality (where appropriate) in performing their duties, as well as demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Be passionate about the health and wellbeing of others
  • Be honest and trustworthy;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity;
  • Be flexible; and,
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic.

For enquiries please contact the WUMSS (Academic) Rep on: