Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Penultimate Edition: Newsletter 20th November 2012

Hi posties!

There has been a suggestion that we create an open door policy for the PSA Lounge. This would mean that, instead of you having to book the key and borrow it if you want to use the lounge, we would leave it open for any postgrad to use during business hours. If you want to use it for a specific meeting or seminar, you would still be able to do so by making an exclusive booking through Guild Reception.

What do you think? Would this make you use the Lounge more frequently? As always, email psa@guild.uwa.edu.au with your thoughtful thoughts.

Handover has gone really well, I think the 2013 committee are going to ROCK your SOCKS! If you want to get in on the action, available positions are below!

Oh, and go to the Summer School, it looks fun! Deets below. We’re over 300 likes on Facebook!! You’re the best posties, you’ve made an old President pretty happy!

Big hugs,
(Again, as always, if you don’t get nice formatting for the newsletter, view it on the blog!)

Check your student email!! Your student email is where the GRS communicates with you – regardless of if you have a staff account, or still use the same Hotmail account you set up when you were 12 years old. Check that and StudentConnect at least once a week to ensure that you don’t have any outstanding fines, fees, milestones which might lead to an encumbrance – this would prevent the automatic re-enrollment of research students! Bad times for everyone.
TL;DR – don’t start whinging at Gemma if you’re not re-enrolled, check your student email now.

2013 PSA Committee: There are still some positions open on the 2013 committee, so if you’ve got the desire to volunteer and a passion for postgraduates, shoot me an email!
New members welcome for:
Equity Officer
Coursework Officer
Indigenous Officer
Education Fac Rep
Law Fac Rep
Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Science Face Rep
All 2013 positions commence on the 1st of December.

Inter-Uni Summer School! Registrations for the inaugural Inter-uni Summer-school for Postgraduate Research Excellence (InSPiRE) are now open, please find attached the promotional flyer.

InSPiRE will be held from February 11th – 15th 2013, with the opening day being held at the University Club of WA. The remainder of the week will be held across the four other Western Australian Universities, and students may register for single days, multiple days or for the whole week. The program will feature guests speakers from the industry and community, interactive workshops and networking events, and fantastic prize giveaways.

Numbers are strictly limited, and the students will need to register early to avoid disappointment. http://www.ecu.edu.au/conferences/2013/InSPiRE

I’ve got stuff on the website! See: http://sponsored.uwa.edu.au/psa/notices_for_postgrads

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!

IAS Events:
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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