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.

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