BGM PG Student Committee

The BGM PG Student Committee is there to be the eyes, ears, and mouths of postgraduate students.







Chair: Ashleigh van Heerden

Convening all meetings and acting as Chairperson

Supervising all affairs of the committee and overseeing the smooth running thereof

Ensuring that the Head of Research and Postgraduate students, and if needed the Head of BGM department is kept up to date with the happenings of BGM PG student committee 

Preparing a list of duties for all the members of the committee and be responsible for the safekeeping thereof 

Notifying committee members of all meetings and activities of the committee







Vice Chair: Ruby Ebbeling

Supporting the committee Chairperson in the execution of his/her duties 

Acting as committee Chairperson with the full responsibility and power of the committee Chairperson, either in the absence of the Chairperson or under instruction from of the committee Chairperson 

Seeing that the internal committee runs smoothly 

Keeping the minutes of all meetings as well as the safekeeping of the above-mentioned minutes and other documents of the committee



BGM PG student representatives:

Attending the meetings of the committee/group they are assigned to

Acting as a representative of the BGM PG student committee and thus postgraduate students in these meetings

Relaying important information from these meetings over to the Vice Chair or Chair and vice versa


Representative for PSANA Microbiology - Nadine Kleinhans

Representative for PSANA Genetics - Juanita Hanneman

Representative for Biochemistry - David Thipa

Representative for BGM Research - Thoriso Sesing

Representative for Research Theme Committee - Clifford Ntui

Representative for Transformation committee - Thoriso Sesing

Representative for Infrastructure - Claire Lenahan


Representative for IT - Ingrid Roloff

Representative for Social Committee - Ayla Malan

Representative for Marketing - Luveshnie Gounden




BGM PG student committee members:

Diego Castillo
Deon de Jager
Ruby Ebbeling
Luveshnie Gounden
Dewald Eygelaar
Juanita Hanneman
Darryl Herron
Nadine Kleinhans
Meshack Kekana
Claire Lenahan
Ayla Malan
Jamie McMillan
Brighton Ncube
Clifford Ntui
Ingrid Roloff
Danielle Roodt
Thoriso Sesing
Benedicta Swalarsk-Parry Ashleigh van Heerden
Raven Wienk
Andi Wilson

Attending BGM PG student committee monthly meetings

Relaying information of these meetings over to their respective research group

Relaying any concerns or problems of postgraduate students that are influencing the proficiency, efficiency, and fairness within the research group(s) and the Department of BGM over to the BGM PG student committee


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