PGSA Newsletter Editorial: June

PGSA Newsletter Editorial: June

Kia ora Postgrads, As a PhD student in my final year of research (yes final, no one say it too loud thanks), I’ve recently found myself taking a quiet moment among the waves of stress to think about what I’d do differently if I were to embark on a PhD journey again. It’s been a bit of a recurring theme during my university life that I have a similar conversation with myself annually, ‘*insert previous year* was SO easy, what was I...

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Kickstart Your Thesis

Kickstart Your Thesis

Kickstart Your Thesis is a communal writing session run by the PGSA for Postgraduate Students at Victoria University. Communal workspaces are a great environment to get some serious writing done, and to set ambitious goals. The PGSA is running five Kickstart Your Thesis events in 2018. The events are free, you need to be a member of the PGSA to attend so sign up today to find out more. We announce dates and details about these workshops in our...

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PGSA Newsletter Editorial: May

PGSA Newsletter Editorial: May

Greetings postgraduates, Ever get the feeling you shouldn’t be a postgraduate? Surely you’re just one meeting away from being found out and asked to leave forever. How come everyone else knows what they’re doing but you don’t? Should you be sitting there reading newsletter editorials rather than that latest academic article? Should I be writing them? Good news: we all feel like that from time to time. So much so, it’s even got a proper...

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PGSA Quiz Night – 8th May 2018

PGSA Quiz Night – 8th May 2018

Thank you! The 2018 PGSA would like to thank all the sponsors for the annual Quiz Night, which was  held on Tuesday 8 May from 5pm in The Hunter Lounge. This year, all proceeds from the quiz were donated to the Red Cross’s Pacific Disaster Relief Fund to support the work being done to support communities after Cyclone Gita. The PGSA was able to raise $595 for this charity. The New Zealand Red Cross spoke on the night about the work being...

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PGSA Newsletter Editorial: April

Dear Postgrads, Whether you’ve metamorphosed into an IT nerd, a lab expert or a library hermit, ‘writing’ has become an indispensable practice of our graduate and post-graduate lives. Almost every day, we run our finger tips across the keyboard, be it long before the sunrise, amidst the bustle of our favorite café or when our cat’s heavy breaths become the only desirable —or let’s frankly say, the only tolerable— soundtrack of...

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Executive Administrator Role – Victoria University Postgraduate Students’ Association

The PGSA at Victoria University is looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious person to join us as Executive Administrator. This role would suit a mature person with some previous administrative experience. The part time, permanent role is 20 hours per week. Hours need to be regular on a weekly basis, but can be flexible around other commitments. The role involves event organisation, minute taking, general administration, executive support,...

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