Hi PGSA Friends,
Sarah-Jane Saravani (Associate University Librarian Teaching & Research
Services) is looking for some doctoral students to be part of a focus
group. Here below is her message:
Dear Doctoral students
The Library is presently developing a self-assessment reflective tool that
will allow all new doctoral candidates to assess their knowledge and skills
around managing information. The purpose of the tool is to allow new HDR
students to be aware of their levels of competency and also to enable their
Subject Librarian to work with each student in tailoring a programme of
support based on the responses and appropriate to their requirements. Two
slightly different versions of the assessment tool have been created and,
as a HDR student, you are cordially invited to be part of a focus group to
review the tools and provide feedback on their content and suitability.
Sarah-Jane Saravani, from the Library, will provide all background to the
process and will be involved with the focus group. It will not be onerous
If you are interested in being part of the focus group please send an
email to Sarah-Jane at saravani(a)waikato.ac.nz by Friday 1st December.
Sarah-Jane will contact interested students with more information regarding
time and place.
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
University of Waikato
Registrations are now open for the Student Learning Writing Retreat.
An opportunity to Increase your productivity!
*Student Learning Writing Retreat*
*Date*: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November
*Time*: 9.00am to 4pm both days
*Venue*: University Lodge (on campus)
*Registration*: Open now! Email Andrea Haines via ash1(a)waikato.ac.nz
You are welcome to enroll for both days/ one day or part of a day.
The retreat provides you with an opportunity to focus on your writing in a
space free of the usual distractions that you might otherwise encounter in
your daily work space. The retreat is designed to provide a motivating,
supportive environment where you can concentrate on writing, connect with
others undertaking their own writing journeys, discover strategies for
overcoming writing blocks and receive feedback on your work if you wish.
Sharing of work is entirely voluntary – the main aim of the retreat is to
increase your productivity by giving you an opportunity to writeuninterrupted.
Facilitators will be on hand to provide feedback on work for those seeking
Students attending previous retreats have found the collegial atmosphere
motivating and the feedback on their writing really helpful. Others have
found that simply having the opportunity to write in a different space,
free of the usual interruptions, enabled them to accomplish a good amount
*What you need to bring to the retreat:*
Your laptop and the piece of writing you are currently working on. The
venue has Wi Fi capability.
Morning/afternoon teas and lunch are provided by Student Learning
See you there!
Andrea and Marcia
Andrea Haines | Senior Tutor/Programme Co-ordinator| Student Learning
Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL) | University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105 | Hamilton 3240 | New Zealand
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