What We Do


A vibrant postgraduate community shaping the future.


Our values as an organisation guide our decision-making and actions. As an organisation we commit to, and value:

  • Student focus
  • Student leadership
  • Supporting our community
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Integrity

Strategic Themes

01. Support

PARSA recognises postgraduate students as needing holistic support in their personal, professional, and academic lives. PARSA provides support to students to empower them with health and wellbeing, assistance with financial difficulties, legal and academic support, dispute resolution, and leadership and career development.

02. Advocacy

PARSA is the representative body for postgraduate students, providing a strong voice within University decision-making and to Government. We always aim to be representative of postgraduate needs and consider the needs of marginalised and vulnerable groups in our community. We pride ourselves on being constructive and evidence-based in our advocacy.

03. Community building

PARSA connects postgraduate students through meaningful collaboration and engagement across the University and within the broader community. We aim to connect students and provide opportunities for engagement with every PARSA member.

04. Transparency and Sustainability

As a member organisation we are responsible to our community and must ensure our operations and governance are transparent, accountable, and reflective of our members’ values. We are committed to ensuring an independent voice and to achieve this we require a sustainable financial future for the organisation. We are focused on continuous improvement and on seeking opportunities to support our ongoing financial security in an ethical manner.

Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri Precinct
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
Write to Us: parsa@anu.edu.au