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From one Postgrad to another: GradFest 2019

Winter GradFest is happening from 10 June to 14 June, with a variety of sessions to help you on your thesis journey. From statistics to literature reviews to research tools, this week will provide useful guidance and tips on the research process. Plus, there are social events where you can share your ups and downs with your fellow postgrads!

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of your postgraduate studies, you will find something helpful. If you’re just getting started, you may need to apply for ethics approval, which can be an intimidating process. Having someone explain the application and some of the common mistakes people make will save you time later on. You will also get a sense of the timeframe so you can better plan your schedule.

For those in the thick of the data collection or writing phases, you may be feeling really stressed and want to know how others in the academic world manage their stress. The panel of experts who will be speaking know what it’s like and will share some strategies that work for them. We all handle stress differently, but it’s comforting to know we are not alone and there are things that can help. There’s also a mindfulness session on the last day. If you haven’t tried this technique, now’s your chance to give it a go.

If you’re nearing the end of your postgraduate study, keep going! You’re almost there. You can listen to your fellow postgrads discuss their practical tips for getting to the end during the ‘Are we there yet?’ session. There’s also a session on the oral exam so you’ll feel more prepared for what this means for you.

Kara Kennedy – PHD student

Visit the Winter Gradfest webpage to check out all of the sessions and events happening.

Brought to you by the Academic Skills Centre, Postgraduate Office and UC Library.

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

 

Engineering & Horticulture scholarship – John Templin Trust

Applications are now open for Scholarships from the Templin Scholarship Trust. 

Graduates of the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University are eligible. The number of scholarships awarded annually is unspecified.

The award is tenable for research, higher studies or practical experience in engineering or horticulture at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, or at any other institution in the U.S.A. or Canada approved by the Trustee and Selection Committee.

Tenure is normally for one year but may be extended for a second year. The scholar must return to New Zealand on expiry of the scholarship and engage in engineering or horticulture.

Applications are invited from:

  • University of Canterbury – Engineering Scholarships

            To persons who have graduated at the University of Canterbury with a Degree in Engineering in any one of its branches or who have qualified by examination for the award of such a degree

 

  • Lincoln University –  Horticulture Scholarships

           To persons who have graduated at the Lincoln University with a Degree in:

            Ø    Bachelor of Science, Plant and Horticultural Major

            Ø    Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Agricultural Science

            Ø    Bachelor of Commerce (Agricultural) in Horticultural Management

            Ø    Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

            Ø    Diploma in Horticultural Management (Level 6)

 

Scholarships cover tuition costs and reasonable costs of travel, accommodation and related living expenses for the duration of the study period.

Any application must include conditional acceptance from the applicant’s preferred choice of University or Institute together with a full budget in support of the amount applied for.

To qualify applicants must be under the age of thirty (30) years.

For further details and application forms, contact:www.jrtemplintrust.co.nz

Closing date is 31 October 2018