Community for Postgraduate Women
Our initiatives for postgraduate women are designed to build a supportive, inclusive community and specifically address the needs of Masters and PhD students
Our postgraduate students are emerging specialists in their field of expertise, and they face different challenges and opportunities to undergraduate students. Our initiatives for postgraduate women are designed to build a supportive, inclusive community and specifically address the needs of Masters and PhD students.
The Ambassador program is designed to give women studying Higher Degrees by Research (Masters and PhD) representative from Women in Engineering and IT in their school within the Faculty. WiEIT has currently 12 ambassadors for all the FEIT schools. Ambassadors have regular fortnightly meetings, chaired by the Postgraduate Engagement Coordinator. The Ambassador program is selective and eligible students will be notified when applications are open.
Let's Talk is designed to allow postgraduate women to have a safe environment where they can discuss and share their ideas with like-minded people.
Date and Time: Let's Talk is currently scheduled 45 minutes before fortnightly coffee hours with the entire WiEIT community. Recent topics have included:
- 'How do you work these days and what keeps you motivated?',
- 'What are your main concerns these days and do you think a buddy-type program would help?'
- 'Gratitude, Joy boosters, and little things that make you happy.'
We invite academic and professional staff and industry partners to deliver professional development workshops to provide students with skills for future employment.
“Being a part of Women in Engineering and IT has made me much more confident, allowed me to meet like-minded people and helped me develop skills through various workshops.” – Sancheeta, PhD student (Entrepreneurship)
Resilience Workshop Series
This is a series of workshops collaboratively developed by WiEIT and Professor Olivera Marjanovic. The aim of the workshops was to equip HDR and Postgraduate students with resilience, a skill that is often overlooked in higher education.
“I am looking forward to helping you to re-discover how amazingly powerful you already are. We will just bring it to the surface and put it in a good use in your own PhD, private lives and your future academic and professional careers. These are conversations for life. Together with you (my academic sisters) and our fantastic WiEIT team, we are now co-creating history! Time will tell where this will take us. So proud to be a part of something so much bigger than any of us individually!” - Professor Olivera Marjanovic
“Bringing your research into spotlight using social media”
Delivered by Dr. Muneera Bano in November 2019, this workshop aims to help students and academic staffs to use social media as a platform to advertise their research.