The 2014 Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING being held at the ANU The Australian National University has been announced as the venue for this year’s Annual CAPA Council meeting which takes place on Tuesday November 25th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. This decision was made after PARSA submitted its expression of interest to collaborate with CAPA in hosting their 35th Anniversary celebrations. The CAPA President Meghan B. Hopper met with PARSA PRC members earlier this

semester and a vote was taken to decide on whether or not PARSA should become involved in this venture. The end result is that PARSA in collaboration with CAPA will host CAPA’s Annual Council Meeting.


In the words of the CAPA President, “We were very excited to receive four exceptional applications from postgraduate associations across Australia to host this special Annual Council Meeting and Executive certainly faced a tough decision. In the end we happily accepted the Expression of Interest from the Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA) at the Australian National University, acknowledging the special significance of commemorating our 35th Anniversary in the nation’s capital.’The event promises exciting guest speakers and the possibility of meeting with parliamentary representatives to discuss higher education since it falls at the same time as a Federal Parliamentary Sitting Week for both the House of Representatives and the Senate.


Registration for the Annual Council Meeting will open on Monday, the 15th of September, via the CAPA website. Further details will be provided in due course.


For additional details, please contact the PARSA President, Benjamin Niles, at parsa.president@anu.edu.au or the PARSA Communications Officer, Kimberly Ashby-Mitchell, viaparsa.communication@anu.edu.au.


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