*Student Learning Writing Retreat*
Registrations are now open for the Student Learning Writing Retreat.
An opportunity to Increase your productivity!
*Date*: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June
*Time*: 9.00am to 4pm both days
*Venue*: University Lodge (on campus)
*Registration*: Email Andrea Haines via ash1(a)waikato.ac.nz
You are welcome to enrol 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
waikato.ac.nz <http://www.waikato.ac.nz/> | ddi + 64 7 856 2889 Ext
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The Postgraduate Students' Association is in full swing for 2018.
The AGM was held in March and a new executive committee was formed.
The profiles of those elected can be found below:
Our Coffee Conversation is tomorrow at 10.30 am at Kahurangi Cafe (please
note the change in time from our usual 10 am start).
We also have a movie night planned for Friday 1 June starting at 4.15 pm.
Further details can be found under events on our Facebook page. If you
haven't already please like our page to stay up to date with events.
*Future events *
We are currently organising a series of career development workshops based
on personal branding and social media. More details will be provided
We will be running practice sessions for the 3MT competition with dates to
If there are any events which you would like us to host please let me know.
*University workshops and events*
Here are some other links for other workshops around campus.
*The School of Graduate Research *
3MT Communication Skills Workshop Thursday 17 May 2 pm
Shut Up and Write Wednesday's 9.30 am
The Library offers a range of tutorials for graduate research which can be
found here. They are also offering three new tutorials on NVivo for those
who want to learn the programme.
*Student Learning *
Student learning can also help support students learning needs.
They also run the Doctoral Writing Conversations.
*Help required *
Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research wants to continue to develop
their website and keep it relevant for all users. As part of this process,
understanding how different people view and use the different information
contained within it is critical.
To help with this we have set up a simple exercise that shows us how you,
as a user, categorise information. This will help to improve what
information we have on the website, how it is grouped and how you navigate
The process is a simple drag and drop, should take no more than 10 minutes
and is accessed on the link https://waikato.ac.nz/go/sgr-cards
This link will only be active for a week or so.
Help SGR make their website great again!
We are in the process of applying for funding from the Waikato Student
Union to continue to provide events for postgraduate students.
The Postgraduate Students' Association is a club on campus. To help us with
our club membership we are asking everyone to sign in to the WSU Hub,
search for our association and sign up as a member.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Sharing with you two equally important upcoming lectures of which details
are found below:
by Professor Chris Ryan (School of Management and Marketing)
on Wednesday - 9th May
>From 1-3 PM
Mary Anne Ramos Tumanan
PhD candidate in Tourism and Hospitality
Te Raupapa Waikato Management School
University of Waikato