STUDENT & EMERGING-RESEARCHER CAUCUS
The Student and Emerging Researcher Caucus aims to represent the views of NZARE members with a wide range of experiences and work / study situations, including:
- Full time and part-time post-graduate students
- Post-doctoral researchers
- On-campus and distance students
- Those who juggle parenting or part-time or full-time employment with their studies
- Academic staff who are working on their Masters or PhD qualifications
- Academic staff or professional researchers who are in their first few years (or even their first decade!) post-PhD
- Members of the Maori or Pasifika caucuses who fit into any of the above categories
- … and anyone else who self-identifies as a student or emerging researcher!
Any member of NZARE who is studying may participate in the Caucus. Caucus activities are aimed at graduate students be they full or part time and provide a forum for them to share their experiences and benefit from the participation in the community of new researchers.
However, to be eligible for the discounted membership rate, students must be enrolled in a tertiary institution at least half-time and in paid employed less than half-time. The membership form is available on the membership page.
NEW STUDENT/EMERGING RESEARCHER REPRESENTATIVES
The 2017 Student and Emerging Researcher Caucus representative on the NZARE Council is Katrina McChesney, a final-year PhD student based in Tauranga and studying through Curtin University (Perth). She is supported by Carrie Vander Zwaag (Massey), Suzanne Trask (Waikato), Olivera Kamenarac (Waikato), and Judith Catton (Canterbury).
LINKS WITH ROYAL SOCIETY OF NZ
NZARE is a Organisation Member of the Royal Society and members can link into the RSNZ’s new Early Career Researchers Forums. The ECR Forum seeks to represent the national voice of New Zealand’s ECR community and celebrate their achievements and contributions in the fields of physical, biological, and social sciences, and the humanities. Visit the ECR Forum homepage on the Society's website, and connect with the ECR Forum.
The forum announces: 180 Seconds of Science – video competition
The RSNZ ECR Forum and the Royal Society of New Zealand has partnered with the Ministry of Business and Innovation (MBIE) and the Australian Academy of Science to create the 180 Seconds of Science video competition (#180Science) to provide early career researchers in both countries with a unique opportunity to share their passion for innovative research with the public.
The competition gives ECRs an opportunity to showcase their work in a 3 minute video that will be uploaded to an on line platform where the public will vote. A panel of expert judges will independently assess the entrants and select the outstanding category winner.
For more information click here
This year, we are excited to be establishing a blog to highlight and celebrate research (both ongoing and completed projects) by NZARE student and emerging researcher members. If you are interested in helping us launch this project by being one of the early contributors to this blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org let us know!
For regular updates check out our Facebook Page
If you have a suggestion for an event or would like to host one, please email email@example.com
Student and emerging researchers met during one of the lunch breaks to share their experiences of their research and identify any issues for NZARE to promote in the new year. Download the out-going representative's report here.
(At left is one of the recipients of the 2016 Student grant presenting her work at conference)
The Rae Munro Award
The Rae Munro Award is offered annually for an excellent Masters-level thesis by a Student Member in an area which has implications for teacher education or classroom practice. The award consists of a written citation and a cash prize of $750.
More about the Rae Munro Award...
The Sutton-Smith Doctoral Award
The Sutton-Smith Award is offered annually for an excellent Doctoral thesis by a NZARE Member. The award consists of a written citation and a cash prize of $1000. More about the Sutton-Smith Award ...
The closing date for both the Rae Munro and Sutton Smith awards for 2015 is now 1 August 2015.
Student Travel Grants for annual conference
Each year NZARE encourages student members to attend the annual conference by making travel grants available. Here's how to qualify for a grant:
- Be a paid up Student Member of NZARE
- Be enrolled at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution least half-time and in less than half-time paid employment
- Be the first author of a paper or poster that has been accepted for presentation at that conference
- The student travel grant covers the early student registration fee for the conference and offers a contribution towards travelling expenses at the lowest fare. To obtain a grant you needed to fill in and return the application form before (date to be announced for 2017).
- Please also return a summary of how your student travel grant benefitted your studies/career.
Download the Student Travel Grant application form. Download requirements for Expectations of recipients.
STUDENT EVENTS & RESOURCES
Please find below some weblinks that members have found useful in the past.
If you have any further suggestions please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eurodoc - http://eurodoc.net/
Just for fun:
PhD Comics - http://phdcomics.com/comics.php
Here is a list of blogs written by PhD students -
Disclaimer: The above are provided for information only, NZARE does not necessarily support the views expressed on any of the above sites.