Welcome back to Uni in 2005.
Things to do
1. Have an AGM according to the constitution (March or April 2005)
2. Elect a President and Executive for 2005
3. Establish chapters in all 7 Schools
4. Extend the class representive system into Post Graduate/supervisor levels
5. Have regular meetings over the year.
Things that have happened since last AGM
1. PGSA has an office (AB.10) for the first time and a place to store its records and hold
2. New Dean of Law is very supportive of Post Graduate Student Association with in Law
School. Professor John Farrar, after meeting with PGSA President, Roddy Young on the
matter said he will give the PGSA his support in 2005.
3. PGSA President and family attended welcome of New Vice Chancellor Professor Roy
Crawford of Waikato University at the Marae. Hongi of recognitions has been made. The Dean
of Science and Engineering was also Present Professor Richard Price who talked with the
President of the PGSA lightly on External funding component for PBRF.
4. PGSA at Waikato was represented in the Asia Pacific Post Graduate Student Association
conference in October 2004 were 7 nations were represented. University of Waikato funded
the travel cost, accomodation and registration. Dean of FASS met the PGSA President in
2005 but matters relating an email asking to looking at FASS support of decentralising the
PGSA still has to be properly talked out.
5. Gareth and Annick the secretary and President of PGSA of 2004 now have fulltime
university jobs after completion of PHD's in other New Zealand Universities. Thank you
two for your support of PGSA here at Waikato and in New Zealand. The other four Deans at
Waikato university will hopefully be contacted before the AGM and asked to comment on the
matters raised at the 2004 PGSA AGM which still need addressing in 2005.
Please email with Subject line 'PGSA suggestions for 2005' rjy2(a)waikato.ac.nz to
go on the AGM agenda please.
Post Graduate Student Association
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