Coffee is today Wednesday at 10:30 at Momento by Management. Sorry about the late notice.
I advertised it on face book and not on the list.
Our face book link is
if you are
not a member and would like to join.
Also below is a post I have put on face book about support whilst on the postgraduate
journey. If you would like to comment please email me.
One of the committees I attend in my role as Postgraduate Students Association president
and advocate is the Student Experience committee. As part of that we are examining the
support of students at the various postgraduate stages. At doctoral level we have the
Postgraduate Studies Office, Student Learning, and our individual supervisors to support
us. We have workshops and Doctoral Writing Conversations (DWC) at pan-university level and
faculty seminars and various face book pages to enable us to become connected to the
research and postgraduate communities, obtain marketable academic skills and complete our
thesis. The PGSA is also there to advocate for students.
But the question is: were you as well supported as a Postgraduate Diploma, honours, or
Masters student? Did you feel part of a research community, or were you just soldiering on
by yourself in isolation? If you were off campus, did you feel connected to the
university? Were you able to access resources? If you are at this stage now, what might be
the accolades and brickbats for the university, and the lessons and suggestions, to make
this stage of the journey better?
This is not a formal survey but if you would like to comment please email me on
cjs123(a)waikato.ac.nz and I will pass your views onto the committee.