Just wanted to remind everyone that TODAY (Tuesday 24 March) is the
deadline for RSVPing to attend the 1st of 3 postgraduate seminars.
I've copied the Postgraduate Studies Office's original email below so
you know who to RSVP to. I've also attached the updated programme.
Please find attached a flyer outlining the dates for Postgraduate
Studies Workshops in 2009. There are 3 different types of workshops
aimed at candidates in different stages of their higher degree. As
each event draws closer, we will send you a reminder to RSVP.
We are currently collecting RSVP's for Workshop 1 'Lifting Off': An
Introduction to Postgraduate Research & Study, to be held Thursday 2nd
April 2009. This workshop is designed for students new to MPhil, PhD
and EdD programmes since the 1st of October 2008.
Please read the attached document for further information and reply to
this email if you wish to attend Workshop 1. RSVP's must be received
by 24th March to postgrad(a)waikato.ac.nz, please ensure you advise in
the email if you have special dietary requirements.
The Postgraduate Studies Team
Postgraduate Studies Office
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
Attached is the final version of the programme for the upcoming new
PhD student workshop, to be held on Thursday 2 April 2009. Morning
tea and lunch are provided. These university-wide workshops are
intended for new PhD students recently enroled (in the past year) from
any school or faculty. Two further workshops will be held for PhD
students about halfway through (Thurs 23 April) and for those just
finishing up their PhD (Thu 30 April). Programmes for those will be
All PhD students are welcome to attend any of the workshops. This
series of workshops has been put together by Dr Giselle Burns (Pro
Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Research and Supervision) and the
Postgraduate Studies Committee.
Please feel free to forward this notice to other PhD students that you
think may be interested.
Dept. of Political Science and Public Policy
PGSA Student Representative to the Postgraduate Studies Committee
uni email: <tn37(a)waikato.ac.nz>
home email: <toddnach(a)gmail.com>
P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail
just a reminder that we are meeting as usual Today (Wednesday) 12-1pm at
Although this is NOT a free lunch we hope that many of you will join us.
Looking forward to seeing new faces as well as old
For those of you interested in Nvivo, it is possible to download a 30
day trial version
Free Trial Software
We offer a free 30 day trial of our NVivo 8 software.
The download process is straightforward. Simply click on the link below
to proceed to the registration page for free trial software. You'll need
to provide us with your details and we'll send you an email containing
the link to download the software, along with the license key you'll
need to install it.
* Free Trial Software
*University of Waikato – Postgraduate (phD) Workshops 09*
The University of Waikato is committed to providing ongoing
University-wide support to higher degree postgraduate research students
(MPhil, PhD and named doctorates) at key stages during their enrolment
through a series of regular, free, practical workshops. All higher
degree postgraduate research students are welcome to attend. The
workshops are offered in April and will be repeated again in October.
*Workshop 1 ‘Lifting Off’: An Introduction to Postgraduate Research and
This first introductory workshop is aimed at recently enrolled higher
degree postgraduate research students (within the conditional enrolment
stage). It will welcome students to the University and provide an
overview of the journey ahead. It will make clear to students what they
can expect during their period of candidature, the pathway to confirmed
enrolment and the expectations of students and supervisors. In addition,
the workshop will model best practice with regard to postgraduate
*Workshop 2 ‘Keeping momentum’: Postgraduate Research and Study*
This second workshop is intended for those higher degree postgraduate
research students who are approximately halfway through their research.
This includes students who have recently started or are about to begin
drafting their thesis. The objectives of this workshop will be
motivational as well as providing tips and practical advice on writing
*Workshop 3 ‘Finishing Up’: Postgraduate Research and Study*
This final session is aimed at higher degree postgraduate research
students within the final year of submitting their thesis for
examination. Topics will include, for example, tips on the final stages
of writing, proofreading and editing, preparing for the oral
examination, and the ADT database.
*Workshop Dates for 2009:*
Workshop 1 *Thursday 2 April, B.G.24, 9 – 3pm*
Workshop 2 *Thursday 23 April, B.G.24, 9 - 12.30*
Workshop 3 *Thursday 30 April, B.2.19, 9 - 12.30*
Workshop 1 *Thursday 8 October, B.G.24, 9 – 3pm*
Workshop 2 *Thursday 15 October, B.G.24, 9 - 12.30*
Workshop 3 *Thursday 29 October, B.2.19, 9 - 12.30*
Many of us in the PGSA are now attending the series of Wed afternoon
NVivo seminars over the next 5 or so weeks. These sessions meet in
MS4 G.02 on Wed from 1-2pm and all are invited.
As a consequence, we thought we'd try something different and would
like to shift our weekly PGSA gab fests to the same day. So, we WON'T
be meeting this Friday (tomorrow) 6 March 10-11am. Instead, we'll try
for Wed 11th March 12-1pm at the Station Cafe for lunch, and then we
can go straight to the NVivo session.
We'll keep this up for as long as the duration of the NVivo sessions
and we'll see how that goes. Bring a lunch if you'd like or get one
at the Station.
I am confused about whether the material on the Post Graduate website is
easy to read. I am doing my Masters but it is difficult to assertain
the material that relates solely to a masters student and points that
relate to a PhD. Can someone help me?
Some of you may be interested in the following, from the Postgraduate
Student Association at Victoria University. Please pass this on to
your networks or on to other postgrads.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Jan Graham" <jgraham(a)waikato.ac.nz>
> Date: March 5, 2009 12:52:50 PM GMT+13:00
> To: "todd nachowitz" <toddnach(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: FW: National Postgraduate Conference
> Hi Todd
> I have been asked to forward this to you as I have been told that
> you would be the best person for this?
> Hope I am right with this?
> Kind Regards
> Jan Graham
> Postgraduate Studies Office
> University of Waikato
> From: Sue Kelly [mailto:Sue.Kelly@vuw.ac.nz]
> Sent: Thursday, 5 February 2009 12:04 p.m.
> To: Postgraduate
> Subject: National Postgraduate Conference
> Hi, would it be possible to forward the following email to all your
> postgraduate students at Waikato University? I look forward to
> hearing from you. Many thanks.
> Subject: Help us to design a Postgraduate Conference for YOU
> We are currently planning a National Postgraduate Conference for
> November 2009, a conference which will solely focus on issues, needs
> and wants of postgraduate students around New Zealand. To be able to
> do this most effectively we want to hear what you think. Please
> complete our online survey and tell us what you think (it should
> take less than 4 minutes).
> As an added bonus we are going to do a draw for two $50 'prezzy'
> cards (works where a VISA card normally would) as an incentive for
> you to fill out the survey. So don't delay, fill it out today!
> To take our survey click here <http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pRuJZAmUpJiaJ_124gVR9bA
> Many thanks
> Sue Kelly
> Executive Assistant
> Victoria Postgraduate Association
> Victoria University of Wellington
> Room 202, 20 Kelburn Parade, Wellington
> Tel. 04-463 6973