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The NZPSA recognises the importance of its Postgraduate members and aims to foster both excellent research and professional development opportunities. To help facilitate and execute these goals Postgraduate Representatives act as liaisons between postgraduate members and the executive committee. Among other initiatives, the Postgraduate membership has an Annual Postgraduate Pre-Conference Workshop and a communication network established as a forum for discussion, exchange of ideas and the development of relationships among the political studies postgraduate community across Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. The NZPSA has a range of postgraduate conference prizes and awards for attendance at the UK and Canadian PSA conferences. Our research magazine, Women Talking Politics, also places priority on encouraging the publishing efforts of female postgraduates.

Postgraduate Reps

Jo Bond (Auckland University of Technology): bondjobond@gmail.com 

Luke Oldfield (University of Auckland): luke.oldfield@gmail.com

Join NZPSA Postgrads on Facebook

Join the NZPSA Postgraduate Network Group facebook.com/groups/NZPSAPostgrads, a  private  group  for  academic  discussion, event  planning, connecting  postgraduates. Like the NZPSA Postgraduate Students Page facebook.com/NZPSA.Postgraduates, an  open  page  for  postgraduates, featuring resources and  news.

2018 Postgraduate Workshop


2017 Postgraduate Workshop

28 November 2017, Otago University, Dunedin.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Otago University Department of Politics hosted a pre-conference event for postgraduate students attending the NZPSA annual meeting. It was a valuable academic and social event for all who attended. A series of seminars and panel discussions examined the ins and outs of publishing as a postgraduate student, study-life balance, and work options for post-postgraduate life. There was also time to discuss and ask questions from former postgraduates who navigated these issues.

The last seminar wrapped up at 5.30 pm and the evening unwound with ten-pin bowling and a restaurant dinner in downtown Dunedin.

The workshop was organised by Annisa Sidi.

Prizes & Awards

Annual prizes are available at the NZPSA Conference for the best postgraduate papers and there are opportunities to apply for travel/registration awards for postgraduates at the UK, Canadian and Australian PSA Conferences.

Past Events

2018 Postgraduate Students' Workshop, Victoria University of Wellington, 25 November

2017 Postgraduate Students' Workshop, Massey University, 29 November - Programme

2016 Postgraduate Students' Workshop, University of Waikato, 28 November - Programme

2015 Postgraduate Students' Workshop, Massey University, 29 November - Programme

2014 Postgraduate Students' Workshop, University of Auckland, 30 November - Programme

2013 Postgraduate Students' Workshop, University of Canterbury, 4 December - Programme

2012 Postgraduate Pre-Conference Event, Victoria University of Wellington, 26 November - Programme

2012 Postgraduate Conference on Power and Politics, University of Otago, 2 - 3 July - Programme

2011 Postgraduate Pre-Conference Event, the University of Otago - Programme

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