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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PGSA Newsletter Editorial: November

Dear Postgrads Being a postgrad is hard. For one, people don’t really understand what we do. I can’t count how many pairs of novelty whale and lobster socks I have because people know I do marine biology, despite those things having as much relevance to what I actually study as a cheesecake. (Actually, I lied. I can count them – it’s four. Actually, I lied again – cheesecake has much more relevance to me, as a binge food I decide I...

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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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Life at Victoria Student Blog

Life at Victoria Student Blog

We are happy to inform you that PGSA is introducing a brand new monthly student blog called Life@Victoria. The idea is to provide a platform for current students to share their thoughts on life at Victoria University.  Life@Victoria seeks to encapsulate Victoria University from a student’s point of view covering topics such as people and influencers, inspiring moments and events, social and cultural issues, travel and exchange programmes,...

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PGSA Committee Representatives

PGSA Committee Representatives

What’s involved? As a PGSA representative your job is to bring the postgraduate perspective to matters being considered by the Board/Committee.  Duties involve: regularly attending meetings during the course of the academic year and actively listening, questioning and discussing matters that affect postgraduate students in these meetings; reading papers that are distributed prior to meetings; writing a short monthly report on such...

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PGSA Postgrad Computer Suite

PGSA Postgrad Computer Suite

Need some quiet study space? The PGSA has a computer suite reserved solely for postgrads located in the PGSA office – Room 211, Level 2, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus – now with swipe access! There are four computers available (one staff & three student domain) also a student printer. The kitchen facilities include a fridge, microwave, tea & coffee. There is also a large desk space and lounge area to use for...

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