What We Do


To build a safe community which advances the interests and supports the wellbeing of all ANU postgraduate students.

Mission Statement 

PARSA is a charitable institution established to advance and promote the wellbeing and educational experience of postgraduate students. We achieve this by:

(i) advancing the interests and wellbeing of postgraduate students;

(ii) representing postgraduate students within the University and the broader community;

(iii) fostering a sense of community amongst postgraduate students;

(iv) promoting academic or professional support services for postgraduate students; and

(v) supporting equity and the engagement of the diverse postgraduate student body in the life of the University.


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.


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