STUDENT & EMERGING-RESEARCHER CAUCUS
The Purpose of the Student Caucus is to foster and advocate a high standard in the practice of educational research in Aotearoa New Zealand by supporting developing postgraduate educational researchers.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CONFERENCE 2016?
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)
NEW STUDENT/EMERGING RESEARCHER REPRESENTATIVES
For 2017 Katrina McChesney will be the representative on the NZARE council. She will be supported by Carrie Vander Zwaag and Maggie Lyall
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
BENEFITS of BELONGING to the CAUCUS
NZARE supports the development of emerging researchers, including post-graduate students by providing :
- Student representation on the NZARE council
- Networking opportunities, in particular contact with other student members
- Workshops that focus on preparing your thesis
- Awards that recognise high achievement in educational research
- Active support for Māori and Pasifika education researchers
- Support to attend the annual NZARE conference
- A reduced membership fee
- A forum to share new and in-progress thesis studies in the Input newsletter.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDENT & EMERGING RESEARCHER CAUCUS?
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.
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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.