New representation model for postgraduate students

A new representation model has been adopted by the UCSA and UC PGSA to ensure better representation for postgraduate students.

The purpose of the UCSA Postgraduate Advisory Group is to ensure postgraduate students have a consistent voice within the UCSA and the University on matters affecting them. The representation model has been endorsed by the Senior Management Team (SMT) as a way for UCSA and UC PGSA to support and represent postgraduate students more effectively in future.

The UCSA Postgraduate Advisory Group will be chaired by the UCSA President and include the UCSA Postgraduate Representative, President | Te Akatoki Tumuaki or delegate, 1-3 postgraduate appointee(s)/representative(s) from each of the five Colleges and any further representatives of the postgraduate student body as appointed by the UCSA President.

Who won the Thesis in Three final?

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This week UC’s Thesis in Three finals were held on campus. The competition challenges PhD and Master’s students to explain their thesis in three minutes using only one slide.

Congratulations to Philipp Sueltrop from Engineering for taking out the top spot and $5,000 prize. Jacq Jones came second (Arts, $2,000) and Jess McHale placed third (Science, $1,000).

The event was well attended, with 200 people in attendance. Professor Jon Harding, Dean of Postgraduate Research, who sponsors the event, felt all of UC’s Colleges were well represented in the event. There was great diversity in the talks, and a number of domestic and international student speakers. The presentations showed the depth of research at UC and how cutting edge and topical it is.

Philipp will go on to represent UC at the 2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT Finals Friday 29 September 2017.

Are you parking your bike outside the Engineering Core?

bikesDuring this year there has been a steadily growing numbers of bikes locked to the fences, railings, trees and signposts around the southern entrance to the Engineering Core.

This has now become a health and safety issue which will increase further when the hoardings are installed around the von Haast building. Clear egress routes out of buildings are critical.

Some bike stands have been installed opposite the southern entrance this week and additional stands will be installed adjacent to the Electrical Link Tower when it is completed at the end of September.

Please note that as from Monday 21 August 2017, any bikes in this area that are not in legitimate bike stands will be removed by Security.

Signage will be in place to remind everyone and this will include the location of the nearest alternative bike stands.

Thank you for your cooperation with this.

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