Postgraduate Students' Association



Blog

The PSA blog was started by the 2012 PSA Committee, and is a great place to get more in-depth information about particular issues. This section includes blog posts from 2015. To look at historical blog posts go to our archived blog.

The PSA committee occasionally writes guest blog posts, as do members of staff. If you have something you would like to share on the blog, email the President at psa@guild.uwa.edu.au.

The Blog

- New postgrad t-shirts for sale!

In postgrad fashion news, we’re excited to bring you two new PSA t-shirts to choose from! You can stretch your understanding with the cutest dachshund ever, or  grow your degree with our beautiful oak tree. Both designs can be printed on either a black or white shirt, with a choice of men’s or ladies’ cuts, […]

- Changes to the PSA Rules

At the Annual General Meeting, the PSA Committee has proposed changes to the Rules that govern the PSA. All members have the right to have their say on these changes, and can do so by attending the AGM on Thursday the 26th of December in the Bayliss Lecture Theatre (G.33). If these changes are approved by […]

- Candidates in the PSA Elections for 2018

This page lists all of the candidates who have nominated for a position on the 2018 PSA Committee. Candidates have been sorted based on whether an election is required for their position. The order of candidates reflects the ballot order, which was randomly assigned. POSITIONS REQUIRING ELECTION The following people have nominated for the respective positions. […]

- STATEMENT – UWA Postgraduate Students’ Association Welcomes New Chancellor

The UWA Postgraduate Students’ Association (PSA) is delighted to welcome Justice Robert French as the new UWA Chancellor. Justice French will replace the current Chancellor Michael Chaney upon the completion of his term in December 2017. Justice French has had a long and distinguished career in the legal profession, rising to the level of Chief […]

- Call for Nominations – Faculty Reps & OCM

The PSA is calling for nominations for the below open positions on the PSA Committee. Nominations for this positions are open now and we are aiming to close nominations on the 7th of February, subject to the requirements laid down by the PSA Election Rules. Nominations can be made by emailing psa@guild.uwa.edu.au Positions open for […]

- Candidates for Off-Campus Officer & FEMS Research Representative

Nominations have now closed for the casual vacancies in the PSA Committee. Wesley Wilson has been elected unopposed to the position of Research Representative for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. The positions of Off-Campus Officer and Faculty Representative (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences are being contested by the candidates […]

- Nominations for open positions

The PSA is calling for nominations for the below open positions on the PSA Committee. Nominations for this positions are open now and we are aiming to close nominations on the 7th of February, subject to the requirements laid down by the PSA Election Rules. Nominations can be made by emailing psa@guild.uwa.edu.au Positions open for […]

- Media Statement: UWA Postgraduate Students’ Association Welcomes New Vice-Chancellor

The UWA Postgraduate Students’ Association (PSA) is delighted to welcome Professor Dawn Freshwater as the new UWA Vice-Chancellor. Professor Freshwater moves into the role officially after acting as Vice-Chancellor following the departure of previous Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson and brings significant experience and a working knowledge of the renewal process which should help to minimise any […]

- Changes to the PSA Rules and Election Rules

During the AGM on October 27th we will be voting on the proposed changes to the PSA rules and the PSA Election Rules. These rules have not been reviewed since 2013 and as part of the good governance all organisation regularly review their rules to ensure that the organisation remains robust and able to adapt […]

- PSA 2017 Election Candidates

PSA 2017 Election Candidates. Absentee Voting will open at 5pm October 10th when election ballots will be available here. All absentee ballots must be sent from a STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS (must contain your student number in the email) and sent to postgraduates.uwa@gmail.com . Elections will occur at the AGM on the 27th of October at […]

- 2016 PSA Elections

Nominations for the 2017 PSA Committee are now open! If you think you have what it takes to help make the university better for postgraduate students or want to help out with the amazing work of the PSA then now is you chance to nominate for the 2017 PSA committee. The PSA has done some […]

- UWA Renewal Project Submission

As many of you are aware the UWA executive presented a project for change entitled the Renewal Project. The Renewal Project team provided staff and concerned stakeholders with an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed project as well as the opportunity to present concerns and other possible strategies for the direction of the university. […]

- Medicine and Dentistry Representative Election

Announced earlier this week was the election of the Medicine and Dentistry Faculty Representative. We have two nominees for the position that are listed below voting will be open until 5PM Monday the 22nd of February. The voting ballot is also found below. In order to vote you must put a number 1 in the […]

- PSA respond to incident in mosque toilet

As some people may be aware a contemptible act occurred at UWA today/last night where a pig’s head was left in the toilet next to the mosque mainly used by the Muslim students for ablution. Such an act is disgusting and has no place in society let alone a university. The PSA condemns this behaviour […]

- 2015 PSA President’s Report and Treasurer’s Report

PSA 2015 President’s Report The Postgraduates Students Association is the primary representative body of postgraduate students at UWA. We represent HDR students and students engaging in Professional Doctorates, Masters by Coursework and Graduate Diplomas. Overall, we represent close to 7000 students at UWA. Our core functions are to advocate on behalf of our members, and to […]

- Nomination for 2016 Committee – Priyanka Murthy for Education Faculty Representative

As per the PSA Constitution and Election Regulations, please find advice of a nomination for a position in the 2016 PSA Committee. PRIYANKA MURTHY is nominating for the position of Faculty Representative for the Faculty of Education Nomination statement: I, Priyanka Murthy have completed my Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Economics and Sociology) and Master of Social […]

- Nominations for 2016 Committee – Ebony Back and Nadia Cavallaro for Ordinary Committee Members

As per the PSA Constitution and Election Regulations, please find advice of nominations for Ordinary Committee Member positions in the 2016 PSA Committee. EBONY BACK Nomination statement: My name is Ebony Back and I would like to be an Ordinary Committee Member with the PSA in 2016. In 2014 I completed a Bachelor of Arts […]

- PSA 2015 Funding Award – Round 2 – Winners

We are pleased to announce the ‘winners’ of the second round of 2015 PSA Funding… Conference Travel Award (17 applications) – Mariana Atkins – Aaron Girard… – Kalina Makowiecki – Rukmini Pande – Phillip Shields – Genevieve Simpson – Gundula Winter Fieldwork/Data Collection (6 applications) – David Gozzard – Chenae Tuckett Small Grant – Karen […]

- Nomination for 2016 Committee – Kumarini Seneviratne for Engineering, Computing and Maths Fac Rep

As per the PSA Constitution and Election Regulations, please find advice of a nomination for a position in the 2016 PSA Committee. KUMARINI SENEVIRATNE is nominating for the position of Faculty Representative for the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Maths Nomination statement: I would like to be considered for the position of Faculty Representative for […]

- 2016 PSA Committee – Outcomes of the 2015 PSA Annual General Meeting

2016 PSA Committee: Following yesterday’s PSA Annual General Meeting, the following 2016 PSA Committee positions have been confirmed. Please see below for remaining open positions. The 2015 Committee welcomes the 2016 PSA Committee! Executive Committee President: Peter Derbyshire Vice-President Coursework: Nevin Jayawardena Vice-President Research: Nikki Man Secretary: Faizah Munir Treasurer: Shane Morrissy Office Bearers Events […]

- PSA November 2015 Newsletter

1. PSA NEWS: 2016 PSA COMMITTEE ELECTIONS COME TO THE PSA Annual General Meeting to vote in the 2016 PSA Committee Elections. We are also still seeking a PRESIDENT, a MEDIA OFFICER and a number of FACULTY REP POSITIONS are still open. We will be accepting nominations from the floor for these positions.  The AGM […]

- 2016 Postgraduate Students’ Association Committee Position Nominees

The PSA Constitution and PSA Election Regulations state that the election will be run as part of the PSA AGM. Nominations for the 2016 PSA Committee closed yesterday at 5 pm. This page outlines nominations made for the 2016 PSA Committee, including automatically elected committee members, positions to be elected and remaining unfilled positions. AGM: The […]

- PSA October 2015 Newsletter

1. PSA NEWS: 2016 PSA COMMITTEE ELECTION Nominations for 2016 PSA Committee positions are NOW OPEN! If you would be interested in nominating for a position, or are interested in understanding more about your democratically elected PSA Committee, head along to http://www.uwastudentguild.com/2016-postgraduate-students-association-elections/. Please note that nominations are due by 5 pm Thursday 15 October    […]

- 2016 Postgraduate Students’ Association Elections

Nomination process The PSA Constitution and PSA Election Regulations state that the election will be run as part of the PSA AGM. You may nominate yourself for any position, indeed, nominating for multiple positions is allowed. But once elected to a position, you are automatically excluded from election to any others, except in the case of Faculty […]

- PSA September 2015 Newsletter

1. PSA NEWS:   2016 PSA COMMITTEE ELECTION Nominations for 2016 PSA Committee positions are NOW OPEN! If you would be interested in nominating for a position, or are interested in understanding more about your democratically elected PSA Committee, head along to http://www.uwastudentguild.com/2016-postgraduate-students-association-elections/. Please note that nominations are due by 5 pm Thursday 15 October […]

- PSA August 2015 Newsletter

1. PSA NEWS: PSA POSTSCRIPT – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION OR INFLUENCE! Thanks so much to those who have already stepped forward to contribute to the 2015 PostScript. However, we still need MANY MORE CONTRIBUTORS! If you have ever wanted to see your name in print, this is your chance. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. We are […]

- PSA July 2015 Newsletter

1. PSA NEWS:   PSA POSTSCRIPT – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION OR INFLUENCE! We are well on the way to developing the bones for the 2015 PostScript magazine. However, we NEED YOUR HELP! We are seeking any contributions postgraduates may have to the publication or interest in joining the editorial committee. Contact the PSA Media Officer […]

- PSA June 2015 Newsletter

1. PSA NEWS: SEEKING FEEDBACK FROM UWA POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK STUDENTS The PSA Committee is still seeking feedback from Postgraduate Coursework students on their experiences at UWA. This is based on the 2015 findings of the ‘International Student Barometer’, which examines the perceptions of international students from 150 universities, indicating that UWA ranked amongst the lowest […]

- PSA 2015 Round 1 Funding – Advice to applicants

We would like to provide some feedback to applicants of the 2015 Round 1 PSA Funding process. We hope this information will help applicants with considering their application for Round 2, with submissions open from 1 October. For more information and application processes head to the PSA Grants webpage. All applications were considered by the […]

- New UWA PSA Website

We are very excited to announce the new PSA Webpage. The new PSA webpage centralises all important UWA-postgrad information in one place. All information has been updated, with clear links to PSA publications and information, including the archived blog and Facebook pages. Please have a look around the website and let us know what you […]

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