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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2017 Victorias Awards Winners

2017 Victorias Awards Winners

The PGSA was proud to host the annual Victorias Awards on the evening of the 30th of November 2017. These awards provide the opportunity to celebrate excellence within Victoria University and recognise the support of postgraduate students, academic and professional staff who inspire students with their verve and passion. The Victorias Awards included the announcement of the ten Postgraduate Research Excellence Award winners for 2017. The...

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3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners

3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners

The 3 Minute Thesis Competition is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills.  Participants have three minutes (and one power point slide) to give an engaging and dynamic talk on their thesis topic in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. The 3MT Final was held on Friday 18th August in the Hunter Council Chambers and attended by over 110 people.  The PGSA is delighted to announce the...

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