Calling all postgrads,
REMINDER: The Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow
Tuesday 1st March
PLEASE COME ALONG AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATION.
CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO JOIN THE EXECUTIVE FOR 2011
This is also an opportunity to meet other postgraduate students and to ask questions and share information.
The main purpose of the meeting will be to elect new executive members and a president for 2011. I will be stepping down as president at the meeting, but am prepared to stay on as a member of the executive for semester one to help orientate the new executive.
Other items for discussion will include the main things the PGSA executive has focused on this year:
1. An update about the Statement of Expectations (previously know as the Minimum Resource Agreement) which outlines the facilities and resources that the university will be committed to provide to all postgraduate students. This document has been going through university committees for three years and is close to being finalised.
2. Relationship between Waikato Students’ Association (WSU) and the PGSA.
3. General: Issues and general business brought up by members of the association.
At this point in time nobody has volunteered to take up the role of president for 2011. If we cannot raise some interest from current postgraduate students to stand on the executive the PGSA will lapse. This will mean there will be no representation from the postgraduate student body in the university, including a voice in postgraduate committee discussions about postgraduate matters.
Please consider getting involved.
Regards, see you tomorrow
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Doctoral Writing Conversations 2011
by Marcia Johnson - Monday, 21 February 2011, 04:48 PM
Dear University of Waikato doctoral candidate,
You are warmly invited to attend the first Doctoral Writing Conversations (formerly known as the Thesis Writing Circles) meeting of the year on Friday, 4 March 2011. We’ll be meeting from 9:30-noon in the Faculty of Education meeting rooms A & B.
This first session of 2011 will be a discussion of “Threshold Concepts” in doctoral study as discussed by Kiley (2009). A copy of Kiley’s article can be found as a resource in the Student Learning Doctoral Writing Conversations (DWC) Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/file.php/2708/Kiley09.pdf).
The discussion will be lead by a panel of doctoral students from the university and it will be voice recorded. Your participation in the discussion is strictly voluntary, but if you do decide to participate, then your voice will be recorded. You can decide to remain silent at any time during the meeting. The recording will be transcribed, summarized into themes emerging from the conversation, and that overall summarization will be posted on the DWC Moodle page. No participant will be identified by name.
As usual, morning tea will be available and all doctoral candidates from across the university are most welcome to attend. We’ll look forward to seeing you at the meeting on 4 March and to starting off a new year of interesting and stimulating doctoral conversations.
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Calling all Postgraduate students!
Do you want to be part of a thriving postgraduate culture on campus?
Are you interested in having some say in matters that affect your study and conditions at the University of Waikato?
Do you want to have more contact with other postgraduate students?
The Annual General Meeting of the PGSA (Postgraduate Students’ Association) will be held on Tuesday 1st March at 11 a.m.
We will be electing a new executive and president for 2011.
If you are interested in getting involved we encourage you to put yourself forward to be on the executive.
If you don’t want to be on the executive come anyway, meet the candidates and vote.
Hear what we are working towards on your behalf.
Tell us what you would like to happen this year.
Meet fellow postgraduate students and your new representatives.
The PGSA is as strong as its members. We aspire to foster a dynamic postgraduate culture on campus. Be part of it.
See you there!
Waikato PGSA Mission
Our mission is to represent all postgraduate students at the University of Waikato. We are an independent association. We operate to study the conditions under which we work and make recommendations to enhance the postgraduate experience, thus enabling the successful progress to degree completion. We lobby to promote the value and contributions of postgraduate work to the overall university research achievements. We are the university’s partners in considering a range of issues pertaining to postgraduate studies at the University of Waikato.