Just a friendly reminder that will have our weekly gathering at the
Station Cafe on Friday 29 Feb (Leap Year Day!), 10-11am for free tea/
coffee. We usually sit at a table in the front room, by the big glass
windows overlooking Hillcrest Ave. Hopefully some more of you will
Thanks Diane. We'll look forward to seeing you there!
On Feb 14, 2008, at 9:51 AM, Diane Thomson wrote:
> Hi there Todd,
> Yep, Friday 22 Feb 10:00 a.m. at the Station Café sounds good.
Welcome to the community. The Station Cafe is on the University
Campus on Hillcrest Road, located between the Management School and
the Campus Creche. If it's nice out, we may meet in the back
garden. When it's not so nice, we're usually in the large front room
by the windows that face Hillcrest Road.
So Friday morning informal gatherings will begin on 22nd Feb and
continue throughout the semester; Station Cafe, 10-11am. All are
Looking forward to meeting you, and others,
On Feb 13, 2008, at 6:00 PM, Caterina Murphy wrote:
> I would like to come. I am a PhD candidate and would like to meet
> other students. where is the station cafe? I am extramural but will
> be there that day. Caterina
> Anthony and Caterina Murphy
> Hydro Road
> 073228678 or 0273259930
> Life might not always be the party we had hoped for, but while we
> are here we might as well dance.
Dick Bedford has recommended this seminar, so please make time to attend
if you can and/or pass on/display the notice as appropriate.
Social Science Research Centre
Royal Society Social Sciences Advisory Committee
Building Research Capability in Social Sciences
*Supervisors, Staff and Students are all invited to:*
*/Seminar on Post Graduate Training in the Social Sciences/*
Date: Monday, February 18
*3-5pm, K.G.11 (groundfloor of K block in FASS)*
The speaker will be *Professor Joan Orme* who is Professor of Social
Work at the University of Glasgow. Her visit to New Zealand has been
sponsored by the Royal Society and BRCSS to encourage discussion of our
Post graduate training within the Social sciences at the MA and PhD
levels. Professor Orme has been closely involved with the development
and evaluation of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's 1+3
scheme. The 1+3" is a generic term used by ESRC to denote 1 year of
Master's research training plus 3 years of study towards a PhD and has
introduced greater structure into these programmes.
Professor Orme's presentation will cover the strengths and weaknesses of
the traditional model of doctoral training, the thinking behind moving
to the 1+3 model, other processes that have been put in place to ensure
quality training and the results of the evaluation that she has
conducted in to the new model.
The recent review of the BA structure and honours programmes and the
funding changes for MA and PhD provide an opportunity and a challenge
for our graduate programmes. The visit and presentation provides us a
timely opportunity to hear about the changes within the UK and reflect
on our own situation and share experiences.
There will be opportunity for questions and discussion.