Hi there PGSA members!
I thought you guys would like to know that a part-time position (10 to 20
hours a week) has just opened up at The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust in
Frankton, Hamilton. The job description can be found here:
You can send your cover letters/CV to me if you are interested. Its a great
job with flexible hours - Ideal for the PhD student that wants to gain some
relevant NZ work experience (it is a paid position) AND gain some valuable
community service experience at the same time.
Hi PGSA members,
Please, see below the invitation to attend/submit an abstract for the 125
Diverse Genders and Sexualities Symposium.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lynda Johnston <lynda.johnston(a)waikato.ac.nz>
Date: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 3:27 PM
Subject: [WGRN] CFP - 125 Diverse Genders and Sexualities Symposium 8
To: WGRN group <wgrn_group(a)waikato.ac.nz>, Rainbow Staff and Student
Kia ora koutou
The University of Waikato’s Gender Research Network and Rainbow Alliance is
hosting the 125 Diverse Genders and Sexualities Symposium to coincide with
the 125th Suffrage celebrations and the 10th Hamilton Pride Festival.
*DATE*: 8 September 2018, 2 – 5pm
*VENUE*: Te Whare Tapere Iti Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
University of Waikato
Researchers, activists, artists and community groups are invited to present
on the topic of gender and sexual diversity (art or a performance, a five
minute talk, a 15 minute talk, a panel discussion) The key organising
principle is to showcase diversity and the ways in which genders and
sexualities intersect with each other, and with other identities, such as
race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, age, abilities, and so on.
We invite speakers to discuss power and privilege of certain identities
amidst, for example, colonisation, heteronormativity, homophobia, and
transphobia both here in Aotearoa and beyond.
We also invite presenters to celebrate the diversity of genders and
sexualities by reflecting back on 125 years of Suffrage in Aotearoa.
*Please send a title and short description* (abstract) of your
presentation/performance (max 150 words) by 3 September 2018 to
(Please see the attachment and circulate widely.)
*Lynda Johnston **| Deputy Dean, Associate Dean Academic*
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Good morning everyone
A new club has been formed on campus called Pakistani Falcons at the
University of Waikato with an aim to unite all the Pakistani students on
campus. It is a platform for students to share their moments and help other
students in knowing the beauty and colours of their culture. Some of the
founding members include PhD students, and they would like to extend an
invitation to everyone to attend their event on Monday14 August from 12-2
pm at Level Zero of the Student Centre.
Further information is attached.
Good afternoon everyone
It has been a busy few months for me in my PhD journey but also
representing you as postgraduate students. Sorry about the long email but
it is packed with information which you can refer to at your leisure.
Since the movie night on 1 June we have not held any further social events
due to a lack of funding. Over the past few weeks, we have received funding
from both the School of Graduate Research and the Waikato Student Union to
continue running social events for the remainder of the year.
*Committee Meeting *
This will be held next Thursday at the University Library- Level 4, Room 5.
All postgraduate students are welcome to attend. We will be discussing the
results of the student survey, providing a student advocacy update, and
planning social events for the remainder of the year.
*2018 3MT Doctoral Final *
The final is tonight at 7 pm in the PWC Lecture Theatre at Waikato
Management School. All are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there
supporting the PhD student finalists.
*Careers Workshop *
Career Development Services have created Job Readiness initiatives to equip
students with the essential tools for transitioning from the University to
the work-place. The initiatives are designed to give students a better
understanding of the recruitment processes, occupational outlook and
work-culture. Come along to learn how to supercharge your job search, what
employers are looking for and what life is like in the workplace.
For more details see the link below:
*Doctoral Writing Conversations *
The DWC timetable is available and has been widely advertised. If you
haven't seen it the link to the timetable is below:
*Student Advocacy *
There are a few advocacy areas I have been involved in over the last few
months. Here is an update on some of the issues.
*Student Levy Fees *
I have been in discussions with WSU, the School of Graduate Research and
Student Services regarding student levy fees for postgraduate students. As
you may be aware if you are enrolled for more than 27 weeks, you pay the
full fee. I have done research and compiled a document as to how other
universities charge student levy fees for their PhD students. They range
from a points-based system where you only pay for the points you are
enrolled in, more flexibility in the dates so that there are four to five
study periods instead of two, and reduced levies for those who live
away from campus. These three examples are what I will base the
recommendations on for students at Waikato. If you want to provide feedback
before the end of the week or have any questions let me know.
*Student Management System and MyWaikato*
The new student management system was rolled out on 1 July using MyWaikato.
This is the system for student progress reports. SGR sent out a courtesy
email to those who had a report due that it had gone live. Please note that
MyWaikato does not send out email reminders. You will need to go into the
system and check your inbox. As the student representative, I have asked
SGR to see if emails can be generated from this system and if we could have
a workshop or training on how to use the new system. Please also be
mindful that SGR are also learning the new system, but they are willing to
assist students. This is a work in progress and I will keep you updated as
more information comes to hand.
*Tauranga Students *
Some of you may have seen a post on the PGSA facebook page about Julie Hest
being interested in starting a PostGrad community for those based in
Tauranga. If you responded Yes to that post she will contact you via
facebook. If you didn't see the post but are interested in the group,
please e-mail her at juliebadeena(a)gmail.com, and she will start an e-mail
group as well until we figure out what the best way to contact everyone is.
On a further note, SGR are starting a task group to help Tauranga Students
*Postgraduate Representation *
I have had a meeting WSU and the centre for teaching and learning about the
postgraduate experience, postgraduate representation on campus and
supervision awards. Ideally, every faculty/school should have
a postgraduate student representative to offer support and assistance who
works with the Associate Dean Postgraduate to address any student issues.
My understanding is that this is not the case for all schools/faculties.
Any feedback on your thoughts would be much appreciated. As the President
of PGSA I sit on the Postgraduate Research Committee and the Academic Board
and collectively the PGSA as an organisation and the WSU can offer advocacy
and support for Postgraduate Students.
If you have any thoughts, issues and/or concerns about postgraduate studies
you can email me directly at dmh37(a)students.waikato.ac.nz.
*2018 3MT Doctoral Final - tonight at 7.*
Date: Wednesday 8 August, 2018
*Venue:* PWC, Waikato Management School, Hamilton
Join us for a night of academic insight and entertainment. The 3MT final
is an event not to be missed!
This is a *free public *event and everyone is welcome to attend.
The top ten finalists for 3MT Doctoral Final are:
- *Ruwani Fernando* - Waikato Management School
- *Suzanne Trask* - Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education
- *Korey Rubenstein* - Waikato Management School
- *Christina Hanna *- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- *Mauricio Kimura* - Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
- *Rachel Nepia* - Faculty of Science & Engineering
- *Dinali Ranmadugala* - Faculty of Science & Engineering
- *Francis Okpaleke* - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- *Truely Harding* - Waikato Management School
- *Mohana Mondal* - Waikato Management School
The winner will be awarded the Professor John D. McCraw Memorial Trophy for
Outstanding Oratory Presentation of Doctoral Research, a prize of $1,500,
and will represent Waikato at the 2018 Asia Pacific 3MT Competition
the University of Queensland on 27 September 2018. The runner-up will
receive $1,000 in research funding.
*People’s Choice Award*
There will also be a People’s Choice Award. All audience members who attend
the final, and are not competing, will be invited to cast a single vote.
This should be based on which candidate they felt best communicated their
area of research to the audience. The People’s Choice Award carries a
prize of $500.
Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Mauricio Kimura, LL.M
Ph.D. Candidate class of 2017
University of Waikato - Te Piringa Faculty of Law
Academic email: mkk16(a)students.waikato.ac.nz
Private email: mauriciokimura(a)gmail.com
*We are back! Kick-starting your thesis: Talking, thinking, organizing,
and writing *
Join your colleagues this Friday to experience an enjoyable and helpful
planning session to keep you enthused and on track with your thesis
This semester's programme has some great topics that address a wide range
of thesis writing concerns and we look forward to meeting up with you every
week. Please find programme attached.
All are welcome at the DWC
*This week the session will be in M.1 42 . *10am to 12noon
Andrea and Dean
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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