Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Newsletter 30th October 2012

Hi postgrads!

The cocktail party is on the 2nd of November, 7.30pm, at the Llama Bar and tickets have now sold out! We looked into trying to expand the space that we had been allocated, but it’s unfortunately not possible. Many apologies to those who missed out – I am taking a reserve list (email your name, phone number, and number of tickets to psa@guild.uwa.edu.au) but do not rely on this as a way to get tickets! Interest soared this week!
If you have a ticket you can no longer use, give it back to me before 10am Friday, I’ll refund you and try to resell it!
Those with tickets – one ticket will let one person in. If you have no ticket, you will get no entry. At this stage, I’m going to be on the door. Be afraid, posties.

Other super exciting news for you!
At the AGM, the new committee was elected! You can see them here: http://uwapsa.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/2013-committee.html
You’ll also notice that there are still positions available for next year’s committee – you can still nominate for them!
The higher education sector has been in a bit of an uproar recently – read a quick round up here: http://uwapsa.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/whats-happening-in-higher-education.html
Info from the AGM is going up on the website as quickly as possible. Keep an eye out here: http://sponsored.uwa.edu.au/psa/events/agm/2012_agm

Connect: This Thursday, 5pm, Uni Club balcony – this is my last one as President, and it’s going to be super! You’ll get your first glimpse of Postscript, we’re presenting the Editor’s Choice Awards, and presenting the Leadership and Community Service Award, announced at the AGM: http://sponsored.uwa.edu.au/psa/leadership/winners
AWARDS FINAL ROUND: Travel Grants, Small Grants, and Fieldwork all close on the 9th of November – this is your last chance to seek funding from the PSA in 2012! Nomination forms must be in the PSA Office by 5pm 9th of November.

Stay cool, I’ll see you soon!


Single parent? The following is a request for participants: I am interested in how you came to decide to continue on postgraduate education and how being a sole parent influences your studies. Your participation would include an initial 90 minute interview and your participation is confidential. To find out more and/or participate please contact Genine: genine.hook@monash.edu

EMPLOYMENT AT ST. CATHERINES: St. Catherine’s College is seeking tutors!
Tutorials are run at the college located across from UWA (usually after 5pm although this is flexible) once a week for one hour. You will be paid $55 per hour tutorial. Classes are small usually 1-4 residents attending. If you are interested please contact Kim Louw at directorofstudies@stcatherines.uwa.edu.au with a list of your availabilities to run the tutorial.
Currently required are tutors with expertise in:
LAWS4401: Constitutional Law II
ECON2234: Macroeconomics
ECON2235: International Trade
SCIE1106: Molecular Biology of Cells (Preferred availability Tuesdays 7pm-8pm)

The Director of Studies position is also seeking Expressions of Interest! The details are on the website: http://sponsored.uwa.edu.au/psa/notices_for_postgrads

Drugs, Alcohol, and Public Health: Alcohol and other drug use present some of the greatest contemporary public health challenges. Presented by experts at the National Drug Research Institute and other international opinion leaders, this one-week intensive postgraduate unit covers relevant theoretical models and provides practical insights into enhancing drug policy with specific populations, the community and in emerging areas such as drugs and the internet. The aim is to provide participants with a framework to improve integration of research into drug policy formulation at local, state, national and international levels
DATE: Monday 3 - Friday 7 December 2012
TIME: 9am - 4.45pm
VENUE: National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University Health Research Campus, Shenton Park
Enrolments close Wednesday 7 November 2012, through Curtin Health Sciences Student Services Office.
Further info about the unit and enrolment process: http://ndri.curtin.edu.au/students/dpph500.cfm

PERFECTIONIST? Want to be part of Curtin's Perfectionism clinical trial? The Curtin Psychology Clinic is trialling an 8-week treatment for clinical perfectionism course using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies.  It aims to help you understand perfectionist behaviours, explore ways to reduce unhelpful thinking and self-criticism, and increase your time management skills and your self-worth. Call Vivienne at the Curtin Psychology Clinic on (08) 9266 3436 for more information or email vivienne.willan@curtin.edu.au

Education Research Forum! Register to attend the 2012 Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum at Faculty of Education. This is a free event providing an opportunity for UWA postgrads to present their education-related research.
DATE:  Tuesday 20 November 2012
TIME:  Registrations: 1.30pm to 1.50pm

FORUM: 1.50pm to 4.45pm Refreshments from 4.45pm onwards
REGISTER: Email the following information to Suzanne Dawkins (10562859@student.uwa.edu.au) no later than Friday 9 November 2012:
Your Name
Email address
Contact phone number
Whether you attended the forum in 2011
Whether you will be attending the social hour after the forum

Like science AND communication? You should totally check out the Science Communication Seminars, Fridays, 4.00pm at the UWA Centre for Learning Technology. No RSVP required, snacks and drinks available – email Sophia Bickford at 20228745@student.uwa.edu.au to join the mailing list!

LITERARY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: IAS and the Chair of Australian Literature are presenting a research symposium titled Christina Stead and Literary Ownership. It’s on the 23rd of November from 9.30am to 5pm, at the University Club. See http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/conf/stead for the info!

Idea-ful? The Day of Ideas is sponsored by the IAS, and focuses on important themes.
Manning Clark House is running a special public lecture “Night of 100 Objects - Creating histories through Objects” by Dr Jeremy Hill, Head of Research, The British Museum. The lecture is on the 8th of November 2012, from 6.00pm-7.00pm, at the WA Museum, costing $30.

The IAS’s 2012 Day of Ideas lecture series will focus on the theme: “Objects/History/Humanity: Museums in Contemporary Society”. It will take place on the 9thof November 2012, from 9.30am –5.00pm, in Banquet Hall South, University Club, UWA, costing $75/$70 (concession). The day is followed by sundowner until 6.00pm.

More info and registration: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/conf/2012-doi

IAS Events:
6 Nov: “Social Responsibility in/of Technology Transfer”, Ashley Stevens, Webb LT, 6pm, (Lecture)
22 Nov: “Re-Reading Christina Stead”, Louise Adler, Webb LT, 6pm, (Lecture)

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 psa@guild.uwa.edu.au by 9am on Wednesday to be included!
Website: http://www.psa.guild.uwa.edu.au
Internal Mail: M300
Phone: (08) 6488 3194
Office: Guild South Wing, First Floor, Office 1.03
Lounge: Guild South Wing, First Floor, Room 1.05

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