Position Descriptions

Stage 1 Representative

As a Stage 1 Representative you are essentially our public GlobalHOME advocate. It’s your job to connect the students in your year, inform them about our events, and encourage them to attend. Event promotion includes use of the Facebook page, lecture announcements, and putting up flyers around campus and clinical schools. You are also required to attend meetings, and the events you helped promote!

The role is what you make of it. You are able to take initiative and assist the Events or Academics Teams organise and run their events. You are also able to assist the Communications Officer in posting global health articles and links to the Facebook page (perhaps related to your current SMP block), and assist in producing the bi-annual newsletter.


Communications Officer

As communications officer, it’s your job to help present the public face of GlobalHOME.

The events and academic teams will inform you about all GlobalHOME events and activities. Once confirmed, you need to publish them, putting them out on various social media, web, and real life platforms. You can use lectures, posters, SUMS digest, GlobalHOME newsletters and mailing lists, our website, Facebook and twitter to get the word out and get people interested.

Another aspect of your role is putting together the bi-annual newsletter. You will need to remind the GlobalHOME AMSA Officers to write a short article for the newsletter, and encourage other members of the GlobalHOME team to do the same. The newsletter should include information about our past and future events, information about important issues related to global health, and anything else you want! Articles written for our newsletter can also be published in Vector, Radius and Innominate magazines, which are published at various times throughout the year.


Events Subcommittee

Your role on the Events Subcommittee is to assist the Events Coordinators and other members of GlobalHOME in the organisation and execution of GlobalHOME events during the year, excluding academic events.

This will require maintaining good contact with the rest of the events team, and responding to requests in a timely manner. These may include making Facebook event pages, organising food, or contacting event guests. Endeavour to complete tasks delegated to you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from your team mates if you need it. Needless to say, you are also expected to attend our events and bring your friends!


Academic Subcommittee

Your role as a member of the Academic Subcommittee is to assist the Academic Officers and other members of GlobalHOME in the organisation and execution of GlobalHOME academic events during the year.

This will require maintaining good contact with the rest of the events team, and responding to requests in a timely manner. These may include making Facebook pages, running logistics for events, liaising with speakers, etc. Endeavour to complete tasks delegated to you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from your team mates if you need it. Essentially, the position is what you make it! Taking initiatives key.


AMSA Crossing Borders for Health Officer

The role of the Crossing Borders for Health Officer is to work with GlobalHOME and AMSA to raise awareness issues relating to Refugees and refugee health among University of Sydney Students.

Key projects include:

  • Villawood Detention Centre visits taking small groups of medical students to meet and get to know refugees currently in detention and find more about their current circumstances. Maintain a list of students interested in regular visits, as this is preferred to new students every time. Offer support in terms of forging a relationship with them.
  • CB4H Publications to be included in our bi-annual newsletter (issued in May and September). The aim of these publications is to inform the general student population about some key issues associated with refugee health
  • Education Series seminars are an integral part of GlobalHOME’s annual events. The CB4H Officer is invited to collaborate with the Academic Team on these seminars, and work to include speakers who can address issues related to the refugee health
  • Liaise and Advocacy Projects with AMSA to help improve refugee health and encourage political action on the issues of refugee detention and health

Access to Essential Medicine Officer

The role of the Access to Essential Medicines Officer (A2EM) is to raise the awareness of global health issues among University of Sydney students, particularly in regard to access to essential medicines, through educational activities and events.

Key projects include:

  • A2EM Publications to be included in our bi-annual newsletter (issued in May and September). The aim of these publications is to inform the general student population about some key issues associated with access, or lack of access, to essential medicines.
  • Education Series seminars are an integral part of GlobalHOME’s annual events. The A2EM Officer is invited to collaborate with the Academic Team on these seminars, and work to include speakers who can address issues related to the access of essential medicines.
  • Liaise with AMSA Global Health A2EM National Coordinator and the University of Sydney AMSA Global Health Representative on A2EM projects and campaigns

Code Green Environmental Officer

The role of Code Green Officer is to work with GlobalHOME and AMSA to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on health among University of Sydney students.

Key projects include:

  • Join Doctors for the Environment and attend their meetings when possible
  • Code Green Publications to be included in our bi-annual newsletter (issued in May and September). The aim of these publications is to inform the general student population about some key issues associated with the environment, climate change, and its effect on health
  • Education Series seminars are an integral part of GlobalHOME’s annual events. The Code Green Officer is invited to collaborate with the Academic Team on these seminars, and work to include speakers who can address issues related to the access of essential medicines.
  • Liaise with AMSA Global Health Code Green National Coordinator and the University of Sydney AMSA Global Health Representative on Code Green projects and campaigns