Grad students! Are you familiar with AGS? AGS is the Associated Graduate Students at UC Irvine and has many programs, services, and advocacy that they provide to all graduate students at UCI. Read below for additional information and visit www.ags.uci.edu to learn how you can get more involved!
Graduate Student Advocacy
We access the administrators; your voices get heard. We advocate for you on issues of housing, parking, campus budgeting, and the various student services services on campus.
We are deeply involved with lobbying state and national legislatures. Though we advocate on other issues, we are primarily fighting the state of California\’s divestment from public higher education.
Programming for Graduate Students
We want to bring you out of your labs, offices, and libraries! In addition to hosting an ever-increasing variety of fabulous events, we fund graduate-student-initiated events and projects!
At our brand-new Symposium, graduate students will present their research in approachable ten-minute non-academic talks. Employers around Orange County will be invited to attend, and we will offer more than $25,000 prizes to be awarded to the best presentations. Applications open in Fall 2013. Check out the symposium website for additional information.
Services for Graduate Students
Currently, we draw some independent income as the primary stakeholder in UCI’s Anthill Pub & Grill, a landmark cultural institution at UCI. We are also open to your on-campus business ideas!
In 2013, AGS raised $70,000 of new funding to send graduate students to academic conferences. If you are a graduate student at UCI, you are eligible. Applications are now open. Check out the travel grant website for more details!