Sat, 02 Oct 2021 Diaspora News

Former GIJ student elected HDR Student Rep on Higher Degrees by Research Committee at Swinburne University, Australia

By Mimi Harrison, USA
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A Ghanaian iPhD student, Mavis Boamah has been elected as a student representative on the Higher Degree by Research Committee – an important Committee that provides advice to the Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

The former and first female general secretary of the Ghana Institute of Journalism Student Representative Council thrilled the panel with her outstanding personality during the virtual interview with three Professors of the university.

Although, a first year student in her research journey, Mavis is already pumped up with her amazing leadership skills and championing great projects of the university.

Mavis is a proud alumnus of Ola College of Education, Ghana Institute of Journalism and Deakin University in Australia. She is currently a first year iPhD student at Swinburne University in Social Science and Education. Together with her team, she is spearheading and advancing Swinburne’s HDR buddy program – a program which connects newly enrolled PhD students with students who have advanced in their research for social support. She also doubles as an active member of the Research community Yammer group.

As someone interested in student leadership and strong advocate of studying abroad, Mavis has her own YouTube page – ICoach_BM were she provides free advice to people across the globe on the importance of studying abroad, scholarship opportunities and shares her personal experience to inspire others.