Good afternoon 

The Postgraduate Students' Association is in full swing for 2018. 

New executive 

The AGM was held in March and a new executive committee was formed. 

The profiles of those elected can be found below:

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/pgsa/executives.shtml

Events 

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.

https://www.facebook.com/waikatopgsa/

Future events 

We are currently organising a series of career development workshops based on personal branding and social media. More details will be provided shortly. 

We will be running practice sessions for the 3MT competition with dates to be confirmed. 

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

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/students/research-degrees/workshops-events/students-upcoming-events

Library 

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.

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/study/classes/about-tutorials

Student Learning 

Student learning can also help support students learning needs.

They also run the Doctoral Writing Conversations.

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/teaching-and-learning/student-learning

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 to it. 

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!

Funding 

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.

https://wsu.org.nz/campusvibe/campus/8aa65dc0-0265-4d8c-bd6f-17f635b5707b/

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. 

Dee Holmes 

PGSA President 
dmh37@students.waikato.ac.nz