ThinkWell

You've probably come across the ThinkWell team of Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns, either at your orientation or one of their regular FGR workshops . Maria and Hugh are world experts in cognitive behavioural coaching, with over fifteen years' experience of working with students and supervisors. In layman's terms, this means they have the knack of reminding you of your own abilities and reigniting productivity - even on the more difficult days!

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PGSA Conference Grants

Starting from this year, there are up to twenty grants of $500 available, to be awarded throughout the year. At least two grants will be awarded to candidates whose research is likely to be of benefit to Māori and Pasifika studies, in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi Statute. See our website for full information, and the policy document: https://www.vuwpgsa.ac.nz/grants

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Elizabeth OlsenComment
29 March 2019: Editorial

Like the rest of New Zealand, the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack has been at the forefront of our minds. The news of the developing attacks left me numb with disbelief and horror, as it did for so many others. To the members of our Muslim community we offer our condolences and our love. We join in the sentiment so well expressed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: “We cannot know your grief, but we can walk with you at every stage. We can. And we will, surround you with aroha, manaakitanga and all that makes us, us.”

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Elizabeth OlsenComment
22 February 2019: Victoria Doctoral Scholarship

If you're on the Victoria Doctoral Scholarship, you're doubtless aware that it can be difficult to get by on $23,500 per annum - especially if you're an international student and/or have any dependents while studying. The PGSA is advocating a raise in the scholarship amount, and for student levies to be included in its provisions, and we need your help to make our case.

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Elizabeth OlsenComment
11 December 2018: Editorial

The PGSA Victorias Awards 2018 was successfully held on Friday, 30 November 2018. These awards celebrate excellence within Victoria University’s postgraduate community and recognise the support of postgraduate students, academic and professional staff who work with passion and dedication.

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Elizabeth OlsenComment
10 November 2018: Editorial

It’s Graduation season, and some of you will become graduate women for the first time. Some of you already are graduate women. Either way, there’s an organisation that you probably don’t know about that you should definitely join: Graduate Women Wellington.

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Elizabeth OlsenComment
6 July 2018: Editorial

My name is Leo and I am the newest member of the PGSA executive team. Looking back at editorials from earlier this year, there is a theme of ‘coping’ or ‘dealing’ with your postgraduate studies. I would like to head into unchartered water and talk about conferences!

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5 June 2018: Editorial

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.

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