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Meet your UCSA Postgraduate Rep

Kia ora!

My name is Katie Mills and I’m your University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) Postgrad representative for 2019.

As your Postgrad rep, I am one of the many avenues you can utilise to share queries/concerns/comments on your student experience at UC. I’m here not only to represent postgraduate students on the UCSA but I also act as a link between students and the University of Canterbury.

Besides chatting to me, there are many other forums to seek advice and support. These include:

  • Academic Skills Centre – for thesis writing support, tips for oral presentations, proofreading and more (keep your eyes peeled for GradFest, a dedicated week of bonus workshops tailored specifically for Postgrads)
  • SOAR Advisors – For peer-to-peer academic support
  • UC Mentoring – For support that addresses wider social and emotional needs such as settling into UC and finding your way around Christchurch city.
  • PGSA – For regular events that will help you connect with other Postgrad students, socialise and discuss Postgrad specific concerns.
  • There are also a variety of services available through the UC Health Centre and Rec Centre that can help keep your mental and physical wellbeing in check.

These initiatives all share the aim to make your postgrad journey as positive as possible! So please, whether you’re battling with thesis writing or looking for a pal, reach out for some help. You don’t need to take this journey alone. If you’re not sure where to start, contact me at postgraduate@ucsa.org.nz and we can get the conversation rolling! Plus I’d love to meet you!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019!

Katie Mills 
UCSA Postgraduate Rep

 

FLINT has recently launched in Christchurch

FLINT has recently launched in Christchurch aiming to share knowledge and appreciation of emerging tech and see how its contributing to positive social and environmental change.
 
On Thursday 25th October, FLINT is planning a hands on showcase, with some technologies designed and built on our doorstep here in Christchurch!
 
This is intended to be an interactive, expo style event and an opportunity to talk with other young professionals about technology. For more information about the event, including timing and location go here>
 
They are reaching out to see if any UC postgraduate students would be interested in showcasing technologies they have been working on. Want to know more? Contact Kaity Mitchell for more information>
 
Find out more about Flint>

Gradfest 2018 is back

What is GradFest?

Spring Gradfest is designed to help postgraduate students navigate their thesis journey.  It is a week of free seminars, workshops, and social events especially for postgrad students on such topics as

  • The research ethics approval process
  • How to give a research presentation
  • Managing stress
  • Preparing for the Oral exam
  • The publication process and more.

When’s Gradfest?

Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018.

View the programme and register here>