Thursday, December 20, 2012

PSA Newsletter 12th of December

Minions! (meant in a non-insulting cartoonish funny sense)

GUESS WHAT!! This is the last time we get to do this with the date in our life time- 12/12/12!!

I bring you greetings from the last PSA Newsletter of the year. I know you are all sad. You’re probably shedding a tear right now, aren’t you? Last PSA newsletter of the year = university break and freedom (for a brief period of time anyway).

So a few news like items:

1)     We have nominations for Committee positions! Yay! So coz our constitution says so (and like when Simon says - you have to do it) I need to advertise that they have nominated for one week, here, on the webpage and on our notice board (I bet most of you don’t even know where it is- I will give a block of Cadbury chocolate to the first person to email me with the location of the notice board and 2 things that are currently posted on it.)

If you have any objections to these people ascending to the positions please let me know within the week and I will take them under advisement.
Sajni Gudka has nominated to be MDHS Faculty Representative
Jaqueline De Oliveira Haupt and Isabel Rossen have both applied to be Equity Officers
Madeleine Hartley has nominated to be the Law Faculty Representative (someone should tell Aisling that they do exist)

2)     Just a reminder that we still have the following positions open for the 2013 Committee:
Coursework Officer
Indigenous Officer
Education Faculty Representative
Law Faculty Representative

Other than that I don’t really have much to say. The Inspire Summer School is still open so register away my pretties. Like I have told you a million, billion, zillion times before, there is no Connect in January.  Follow us on Twitter @UWAPSA; we look like the loser kid at the party with no friends right now.

Finally as no one has emailed me with fantabulous things their fellow postgrads have done this week I am going to highjack this week’s shout out, with a slightly personal note.

As some of you may know Christo Bester (one of our 2013 Ordinary Committee Members) married Audrey Appudurai (another UWA postgrad) last weekend in the Tropical Grove at UWA. It was a shoetastic wedding and I would just like to say congratulations Audristo! I wish you many nerdy/happy years together.

Gemma over and out (at least until......let’s say mid-January 2013)

PS. Check your student email- it’s important you know.
PPS. As most of you may have noticed on facebook, twitter, here – I am a horrible speller.....sorry in advance, for the rest of the year.

·        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:
Coursework Officer
Indigenous Officer
Education Fac Rep
Law Fac Rep
·        There will be NO Connect in January.

·        The PSA Lounge will be open for use by any postgraduate student anytime I'm in my office. In case I'm not there you can pick up the keys from the Guild reception.

·        The old mailing list, Postgrad Talk is being deleted. Yes I know most of you have no idea that it exists but if you're still on it this notice is for you!

·        Let's pat ourselves on the back! If you know any UWA postgrads who have done anything exceptional in their field of late let us know and we'll include a shout-out in the newsletter and blogposts! We're proud of our posties and would love to celebrate your achievements!

·        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 Student Connect 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-enrolment of research students! Bad times for everyone.

Don’t start whinging if you’re not re-enrolled, check your student email NOW! (Simon says)
·        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 guest 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.

Do you want to put a notice in the newsletter? You should email me! I’ll plug 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!
Twitter: @UWAPSA
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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