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PGSA Orientation 2017!

The PGSA invites all postgraduate students to get-together to welcome new and returning postgraduates. Come and chat over delicious food. This will be an excellent opportunity to make new friends, mix and mingle with your peers, as well as chat with your friendly representatives of PGSA.

REGISTER HERE!

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

PGSA website is under construction now. The updated website will be back soon. In the meantime, please follow our Facebook page and emailed newsletters.

 

Membership database move

Re-register before 6th March 2017! PG Lounge access will be revoked shortly after this date, and you will have to rejoin to get access.


Existing PGSA members will have received an email (or two!) advising of the change to our online membership administration. Follow the instructions, and re-register for your membership to continue. There will be a final reminder email in two weeks.

If you haven’t received any of these emails, click on “Join PGSA Now” on the front page, and your membership record will be updated.

ref: PGSA Membership Application

PGSA WRITING RETREAT, JULY 2016

The continuation of “Shut up and Write” for the PGSA member is happening on Thursday, the28th of July from 5-7pm.

PGSA will provide you with a comfortablequiet place for you to get on with your writing.

So, come down for the session and have a productive 2 hours.

Refreshments will be provided to keep your energy levels high and writing productively!

What you need to bring:

1)      A laptop computer or other writing materials.

2)      A writing goal for the afternoon. What do you want to accomplish during your time with us?

BOOK HERE!

Doctoral Skills Workshops @ Newmarket Campus

Doctoral Skills Workshops @ Newmarket Campus

Bookings: www.library.auckland.ac.nz/booking/doctoral

The following Doctoral Skills workshops are now available at Newmarket Campus in Semester II

NOTE: The workshops will take place in Room 902–402, building 902, Newmarket Campus. Attendees are required to bring their own devices, eg, ipads, laptops, for all workshops except those marked with an * as the room does not contain computers.

Academic writing: What examiners expect

Your doctoral examiners expect your thesis to meet the required disciplinary standards of academic writing. This workshop covers the expectations of your examiners, general academic writing conventions and common errors found in doctoral thesis writing.

  • Wednesday, 6 July, 11am – 1pm

Promote research using University research management systems

This is a practical workshop helping you to make the best use of the University research systems to manage publications and maximise the impact of your research.

  •  Tuesday, 26 July, 10-12noon
  • Friday 30 September, 10-12noon

 Presenting research at seminars, events and conferences*

This workshop provides practical advice and tips on how to prepare, plan, and practice your first academic conference paper or departmental seminar.

  •  Wednesday 3 August, 11-1pm, room 903-204

Literature review: Targeting your research and staying current (Faculty of Engineering, Auckland Bioengineering Institute)

This workshop is designed for doctoral candidates from the Faculty of Engineering and Auckland Bioengineering Institute and will introduce discipline-related databases and effective strategies for retrieving specific sets of results, literature and data.

  • Tuesday, 21 September, 1-3pm
  • Friday 14 October, 10-12noon
  • Friday 18 November, 10-12noon

 Literature Review: Finding high-impact publications for your research

This workshop will introduce you to citation databases and cited reference searching – a powerful tool to help you achieve a high quality literature review. The workshop will help you to find the key publications essential for your research, locate literature with the highest impact in your discipline, and identify the “key players” in your field.

  •  Tuesday 27 Sept, 10-12noon

 Presenting research with academic posters*

This workshop outlines the characteristics of an effective academic poster. It also provides practical tips for designing a poster that can be entered into the annual Exposure poster competition or be displayed at an academic conference.

  • Tuesday 6 September, 11m – 1pm

 

 

Orientation 2, 2016!

PGSA ORIENTATION 2, 2016
Brought to you by the PGSA, FREE FOOD! FREE!!!

The PGSA invites new and returning postgraduates for an evening loaded with lots of fun!!!

Join us for 

    ” PUB NIGHT ”    

Friday, July 15th @5:30PM
Shadows bar

Come and chat over delicious finger foods. This will be an excellent opportunity to make new friends, mix and mingle with your peers, as well as chat with your friendly representatives of the PGSA. Spot prizes are up for grabs on the night!

Click Here for more details!!

YOGA in July 2016!

PGSA World Famous in Auckland Yoga is back!
  $6 yoga and dinner!

Hi my lovely PGSA yogis, our Yoga event is back! So grab all your postgrad friends and join us for the first relaxation session on next Friday (22nd July) Yoga + dinner with Loft Yoga Lounge for ONLY $6!! (no ticket fees!)

Friday, 22nd of July @4:45pm

Loft Yoga Lounge

As we are all aware, postgraduates are embarking on a multi-year journey with its fair shares of ups and downs.  Stress can negatively impact postgraduate students’ health and in 2016 we bring you a yoga session and dinner as a way to bring you a new experience of how to alleviate stress in a positive fashion AGAIN. New to yoga? We’re here to introduce students to a healthy way to manage their stress levels. A yoga veteran? We’re here to provide you this chance to join fellow postgrads for this experience.
We also have limited guest tickets available, you are welcome to bring family and friends along.

For more details, click HERE!   

YOGA in June 2016!

PGSA World Famous in Auckland Yoga is back!
  $5 yoga and dinner!

Hi my lovely PGSA yogis, our Yoga event is back! So grab all your postgrad friends and join us for the first relaxation session on next Friday (24th June) Yoga + dinner with Loft Yoga Lounge for ONLY $5!! (no ticket fees!)

Friday, 24th of June @4:45pm

Loft Yoga Lounge

As we are all aware, postgraduates are embarking on a multi-year journey with its fair shares of ups and downs.  Stress can negatively impact postgraduate students’ health and in 2016 we bring you a yoga session and dinner as a way to bring you a new experience of how to alleviate stress in a positive fashion AGAIN. New to yoga? We’re here to introduce students to a healthy way to manage their stress levels. A yoga veteran? We’re here to provide you this chance to join fellow postgrads for this experience.
We also have limited guest tickets available, you are welcome to bring family and friends along.

For more details, click HERE!   

PGSA WRITING RETREAT 2, 2016

Thursday, May 26th @5PM
Strata cafe

Join the PGSA while we help you catch up on your writing. Need some quiet time to write in a stress-free environment? Join us!

New Venue !!! please come to Strata cafe in Kate Edgar Info Commons

The continuation “Shut up and Write” series of 2016 for the PGSA member is happening next Thursday, the 26th of May from 5-7pm. PGSA will be hosting a writing event exclusively for postgrads at the Strata cafe.

If you are trying to avoid writing at all costs and need the peer pressure to squeeze out that article or literature review, PGSA is here to help.

The session will encourage people to write by providing a dedicated time slot for pure writing, which might not be available from your office/home.

Also, there will be free snack food to keep your energy levels high and writing productively!
What you need to bring:

1)      A laptop computer or other weapon of choice to write.

2)      A writing goal for the afternoon. What do you want to accomplish during your time with us?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

PGSA WRITING RETREAT 1, 2016

Join the PGSA while we help you catch up on your writing. Need some quiet time to write in a stress-free environment? Join us! 

New Venue !!! please come to Strata cafe in Kate Edgar Info Commons

The first “Shut up and Write” series of 2016 for the PGSA member is happening next Thursday, the 31st of March from 5-7pm. PGSA will be hosting a writing event exclusively for postgrads at the Strata cafe.

If you are trying to avoid writing at all costs and need the peer pressure to squeeze out that article or literature review, PGSA is here to help.

The session will encourage people to write by providing a dedicated time slot for pure writing, which might not be available from your office/home.

Also, there will be free snack food to keep your energy levels high and writing productively!

 

What you need to bring:

1)      A laptop computer or other weapon of choice to write.

2)      A writing goal for the afternoon. What do you want to accomplish during your time with us? 

      Book Here!

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