As next week’s Spring GradFest 2017 approaches, there has been heaps of excitement from the UC SOAR Advisors. We are a diverse group of PhD students from across UC who offer peer support to postgraduate students in all areas of research and thesis life. At GradFest, we will be facilitating many of the sessions, including several new offerings that will augment long-time favourites on core academic skills, tips and tricks to survive your thesis, and job-preparation skills. See the complete timetable and enrolment information here>
Especially exciting at Spring GradFest will be the enhanced social events, including Monday’s welcome social and Friday’s afternoon barbecue provided by the Canterbury Postgraduate Students’ Association (UC PGSA), as well as morning teas throughout the week courtesy of the Postgraduate Office.
The SOAR Advisors are also thrilled to be hosting a special session at GradFest, Let’s SOAR together on Thursday 2 November from 1-1:50pm in Central Library room 308. We’d love for you to come, meet us, share your own story and learn with us as we explore some vital ‘tricks of the trade’ that we have honed as senior PhD students. Also, feel free to contact us via our Facebook page (SOAR Peer Advisors) or contact us individually to learn more about how we can help you succeed. Let’s make our PhD journeys easier and more enjoyable, together!
See you at GradFest next week.
Written by Brandon Goeller, PhD student in Biology & member of SOAR Advisory Team