It is with great pleasure that we, the Postgraduate Research Society (PGRS) Swinburne Sarawak present to you our plan of activities to engage HDR students academically and socially in 2023. As the new committee kick starts their term, we wish to request your support for our annual program.
The events are open to all postgraduate students in Swinburne Sarawak. The purpose of these events is to foster academic participation, encourage research students to interact and share their experience with each other, foster social interaction, and to ensure well-being and interest of the students. Do note that the events listed are tentative and may change as time progresses.
|24 February 2023||Welcome Party & Singing Competition||The welcome party is one of the PGRS event that is held every year to encourage the HDR students to make or strengthen network among each other especially across different faculties and fields. For this year, this session is celebrated with a dinner, singing competition and games. The singing competition is organized for this party to build confidence and more engagement as well as provided opportunities for the HDR students to perform in front of the crowd. The event was started and ended on time. It was a successful event. All PGRS committee have helped for this event efficiently.|
|24 March 2023||Mental Health Awareness Talk||Embarking on a postgraduate journey is an intellectually stimulating and rewarding pursuit, but it can also be mentally challenging and emotionally taxing. Join us for a specialized event tailored to the unique experiences of postgraduate researchers, where we will explore the importance of mental health and well-being within the academic world. This talk also share with you the knowledge, resources, and community you need to thrive in your academic endeavors while maintaining your well-being.|
|12 April 2023||Pitch Your Research Competition||Pitch Your Research Competition is inspired by 3-minute thesis (3MT). This event aims to allow postgraduate researchers to pitch their research which is a good opportunity to share their work and potentially get feedback from both panelists and audiences. Apart from that, this can also allow networking with people that may be interested in the wide range of research that are being conducted by postgraduate researchers in Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus.|
|10 May 2023||Alumni Research Sharing||Join us for an enlightening and inspiring gathering as we bring together distinguished alumni from our university to share their remarkable research contributions in various fields. Our alumni have made significant strides in the world of academia, industry, and beyond, and we invite you to be a part of this enriching experience.|
|11 June 2023||Outing to Abba Paradise||Outdoor activity that allows the postgraduate researchers to get out from the city and enjoy the nature. This is a good opportunity for everyone to get to know people outside their office and discipline. Also, use this outing to get your mind off your research and give your brain a break!|
|8 July 2023||Sport & Gaming Day||Get ready for a thrilling and engaging day that combines the best of physical activity and digital fun! The “Sports & Gaming Day” is the perfect opportunity for postgraduate researchers to unwind, connect, and celebrate both their academic achievements and their love for sports and gaming. Whether you’re an avid athlete, a seasoned gamer, or just looking for a day of enjoyment and relaxation, this event is the perfect place to connect with like-minded researchers, embrace a healthy dose of competition, and have a blast in a supportive and inclusive environment.|
1 -15 September 2023
|Charity Event||Join us for the PGRS 2023 Charity event as we collaborate with the Community Social Support Centre (CSSC) Kuching Soup Kitchen, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing daily meals to underprivileged locals, except on Sundays. As members of the local community, it is our responsibility to extend a helping hand to those in need. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.|
|25 October 2023||Site Visit||This visit aims to provide our FECS and FBDA researchers to the practical aspects of manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of industrial gases. This experience can give our FECS students insights into the engineering marvels, technological advancements, and stringent quality control standards involved in industrial gases manufacturing sector. Simultaneously, our FBDA students can gain a deeper understanding of supply chain management, marketing strategies, and the overall business operations within the industrial gas industry. Therefore, we believe this visit will be very fruitful to all participants.|
|Photography Competition||An online photography competition which will be hosted on the PGRS Swinburne Sarawak Instagram page. The competition will be divided into two categories (Life as a researcher/ My research motivation) which will take place simultaneously. This competition allows postgraduate researcher to showcase the experience, journal and purpose of being a researcher.|
|1 November 2023||Annual General Meeting||AGM is a time to select new committees for the next PGRS term. In this meeting, PGRS 2023 (old) and PGRS 2024 (new) committees will meet to discuss various topics. This is crucial as it would allow us to continuously as an organization and to provide the best experience to all postgraduate researches here in Swinburne.|
|Professional Title Talk||Join us for an enlightening journey towards attaining your coveted professional title at our exclusive Professional Title Talk event! Whether you’re just beginning your career or seeking to advance, this event is a must-attend. Unlock the secrets to your professional success and gain a deeper understanding of how professional titles can propel your career. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn, network, and thrive in your professional journey.|
|Annual Dinner||Annual dinner is a time to celebrate all the success and hardwork of all postgraduate researches. This is also a time especially suited to our PGRS 2023 vision “Your Network is Your Networth” as we hope that everyone can create a network with one another through this gathering and enjoy each other’s company. All postgraduate researchers are invited to this dinner, where delicious food will be served and exciting games to be enjoy!|
|Research Sharing by Lecturers||This event will be conducted in conjunction with lecturers from both FBDA and FECS to share on their journey of research. The theme of the sharing would revolve around research and career readiness. This event is open for both UGs and PGs, especially for students that are in their 3rd or 4th year. The idea is that students, during their final years, are often placed at a crossroad: to continue to pursue academically or be employed in respective industries (or partake entrepreneurships). Traditionally, PGRS had comprised, majorly, of FECS PG students. We hope that this event can facilitate further liaisons between FDBA and FECS, which brings out the second aim of this event aligning with the PGRS theme this year i.e. ‘network’.|