The PGSA is the representative organisation for postgraduates at Victoria University of Wellington
We exist to ensure you have the best possible academic experience
The PGSA organises postgraduate events that encourage networking, collaboration and research excellence with its members and the wider VUW community. The Postgrad Talks were born out of discussions between the PGSA and Victoria International who were concerned about the level of interaction among postgraduate students and their readiness not only for giving conference presentations but the new examination process which requires all PhD students to take an oral examination on completion of their studies.
The aim of the session is to have postgraduate students (PhD, Masters, Honours, PGDiploma) present their research and ideas in a non-threatening environment among their peers, obtain constructive criticism/feedback on their work, network with other postgraduate students and forge effective relationships that enhance their personal and professional development. Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts on their research and are allowed to make a 15 minute presentation, after which they receive audience feedback and comments. Students are encouraged to present their work regardless of the stage they are at in their studies, or they may just attend the session for enlightenment, support, interaction, to establish a network or just to have some free food!
To foster inclusiveness, the PGSA alternates the sessions between the Kelburn, Pipitea and Te Aro campuses.