Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Newsletter 11th of July 2012

Hi there!
I don’t have much to report at the minute! Three things to highlight:
1.       The joint networking event with Curtin and Murdoch is going to go off! There is jazz, and music, and food – and it’s totally free! But you need to RSVP by the 12th – so get on to that ASAP! Consider this very strong encouragement from me to come along (also, I’ll be there and I’d love to say hi). Website:, RSVP to
2.       The Croccy photo for Week Three was captured! Winning photo will be up on Facebook and the website soon! One week left, who will win this week?
3.       Postscript is looking for contributors! Check the website to see what articles are still available, and write up something for our awesome little magazine!
All the best, I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!
(9 exclamation points... I think I’m getting worse.)
Law students: Apparently don’t subscribe to this mailing list. If they did, they would join the PSA Committee and represent postgrad law students! Email Aisling at
Scholarships: The Mid-Year round for Australian Postgraduate Awards and UWA Safety Net Top-Up Scholarship applications is now open from Friday 1st June and will close on Friday, 13th July 2012. This round is for domestic PhD, other RTS Doctoral and Masters by Research applicants for commencement in Semester 2 2012.
This round includes the prestigious Ana Africh Postgraduate Scholarships in Medical Research. These top-up scholarships are valued at $7,500 per annum, and are awarded on the basis of academic acheivement. Applicants are also required to submit a statement of financial need. See:
National Student Leadership Forum: Is running in Canberra from the 20th to the 23rd of September, info is here: See the website for how to apply:
Eco-Health Summit: The EcoHealth student section is a voluntary group of student coordinators working under the auspices of the International Association for Ecology and Health (IAEH or EcoHealth Association). Contribute your opinion/find out more:
Medically-minded? Nominations for the FMDHS 2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards are now open, for both coursework teaching and research supervision. See more:
Do you do placements? The Forum "A Place for ME" will be back on Wednesday the 1st of August at 2pm. It will be a great opportunity to talk about placement and how we would like things to change and feedback to the university. Email for more info.
Money? Money! Convocation and PSA co-fund some travel awards! Applications are open on the 1st of July:
Threesome! By which, of course, I mean the three most awesome PSAs in WA (UWA, Curtin, and Murdoch) are co-hosting a networking event! It will be held at Curtin on the 19th of July from 6pm to 9pm. Wine and Cheese/Nibbles are on the cards!
Postscript! You could contribute to the premier publication of the PSA! See the website for all the details:
Theatre: 'The Cat in the Box' is a play written by a UWA postgrad and is showing at the Blue Room Theatre! This play messes around with quantum physics a little and Schrodinger's Cat in particular. See: for all the info.
Oxfam Dinner: Announcing OxfamUWA's fund-raising event of the year – a Global Dinner. It will a rollercoaster of a night filled with Fairtrade food, global events and a taste of the inequalities faced by people all over the world. With 18 tables representing different countries, the night is sure to be full of surprises! Tickets are $25 for concession or $30 for an adult. Or you can book a table of 10, for $200. Purchase your tickets at: For more information about the event head to:
Do you want to put a notice in the newsletter? You should email me! I’ll spruik most things related to postgrads, professional development, and activities. Newsletter day is currently Wednesday, so email two sentences and any links to by 9am on Wednesday to be included!
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