Lonely? Bored? Stressed out? From time to time, it can be helpful to get out of the office or lab and spend some time with humans who understand what you’re going through.
If you haven’t done so already, check out the array of Research Students’ Peer Groups (AUT login required). There are currently 13 groups in the network, and all of them are student-led. They are a safe place to go, vent, learn, bond, and meet people that can relate to your postgrad research journey.
Several of the groups have meetings coming up this month, so feel free to drop by or email the group leader for more info.
Chinese Research Students Group
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 1pm in WU524. Come along to meet other Chinese research students over tea, snacks, and conversation in Mandarin or Cantonese. Email Zoe Au at email@example.com (or wechat hiuchingzoeau) for more information.
AUT NZ Scholars and ASEAN Students Group
Wednesday 20 March 2019, 2:30 – 3:30pm in WU524. Ivy, a PhD student in social gerontology from the School of Clinical Sciences, will give a presentation about her research. Contact Keun Im for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Students Writing Group
Friday 22 March 2019, 11am at K101 cafe on the South campus. The topic of discussion for this meeting is ‘writer’s block’. Contact Tanya Ewertowska on email@example.com.
Qualitative Methodology Peer Support Group
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 12-2pm in WU518. Guest speaker Hansi Herath will present on ‘Impact of emotional labour on guest experiences in commercial hospitality.’ Contact Ray Jauny at firstname.lastname@example.org.