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Graduate Research School workshops and events

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Throughout the year, the Graduate Research School holds numerous workshops and events for our student body.

In the table below you will find information about upcoming workshops and events for 2015 with links to registration pages for them where appropriate. Below the table you will find links to workshops offered by the Student Learning Centre and ITS.

Please note:  Workshop materials from all Graduate Research School doctoral sessions is available on the GRS Blackboard site. Log in to Blackboard via this link using your student username and password.

Events & Workshops for all University of Otago Graduate Research Candidates

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links

Check back soon for the 2016 schedule.


Workshops & Events for Doctoral Candidates in the Early Stages of their Study (up to one year in)

Date
Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Thursday, 21st July 2016 Embarking on your Doctoral Journey - This workshop is specifically for those PhD candidates in their first 6 months of study and will provide guidance and motivation as they commence their doctoral journey. Embarking on your Doctoral Journey is presented by Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith.

2.00pm to 5.00pm Seminar Room, ground floor of the Centre for Innovation, corner of St David and Castle Street. To register for this workshop please click on this link to the registration page.


Workshops & Events for Doctoral Candidates Mid Way Through their Study

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Thursday, 16th June 2016 Keep Calm and Carry On - Presented by Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith (Dean, Graduate Research School) this three hour session is targeted at those PhD candidates in the middle part of their PhD journeys with ideas on how to stay motivated and productive as you head towards the final year of your project. 2.00pm to 5.00pm Seminar Room, ground floor of the Centre for Innovation, corner of St David and Castle Street. To register for this workshop please click on this link to the registration form.


Workshops & Events for Doctoral  Candidates in the Final Stage of their Study (one year and less to go)

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links


Workshops & Events for Research Master's (Thesis) Candidates

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links


Special Workshops for Staff and Students at the Christchurch Campus

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Check back soon for the 2016 workshop schedule.


Special Workshops for Staff and Students at the Wellington Campus

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Check back soon for the 2016 workshop schedule.


Workshops for Supervisors of Graduate Research Candidates

Throughout the year, the Graduate Research School, in conjunction with the Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) runs a number of workshops specifically for supervisors of graduate research candidates.
In 2016 these include:

  • Building a positive relationship with students
  • Recruiting postgraduate students
  • Masters supervision
  • Assisting students to write
  • Publishing with your students
  • Providing quality feedback in supervision
  • Doctoral supervision pressure points: the early phase
  • Assisting students to engage with the literature
  • Helping students to read and write critically
  • Doctoral supervision pressure points : pre-submission
  • Examining a doctoral thesis
  • Supporting distant/part-time postgraduate students
  • Supervision troubleshooting - panel discussion
  • Supervising students whose first language is not English
  • Supervision across cultures
  • Annual one day supervision workshop in Dunedin

For more information about these sessions, please visit the HEDC website by following this link.

Workshops for Supervisors of Graduate Research Candidates

Date
Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Please check back for the next Supervisor workshop / seminar.


MAI ki Otago Hui

12.00 noon to 2.00pm
MAI ki Otago is part of the nationwide Mai te Kupenga programme for the enhancement of Māori and indigenous post-graduate students throughout New Zealand. The purpose of the programme is to encourage the development of excellent scholars, researchers and future leaders through various support mechanisms, including seminars, workshops and training.

As part of the MAI ki Otago programme, there are monthly hui held in room G.05 of the Māori Centre, 515 Castle Street North from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm. Lunch is provided so it is important to register your attendance.

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Check back soon for the 2016 schedule.

If you have any questions or require more information about any of the events listed above, please contact Susan Craig at susan.craig@otago.ac.nz

MAI ki Otago Writing Days

There will be on-going Writing Days scheduled for those enrolled in a thesis who wish to get together for a chance to write in a group setting. Many candidates find this process extremely useful. Lunch is provided. If you would like to know more about these writing days, please contact Karyn at maori.postgrad@otago.ac.nz. To register to attend any of the following writing days, please click on the link below and enter your name etc.

Date Title & Content Information Time Place Links
Check back soon for the 2016 schedule.

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Other Postgraduate Workshops Across the University

To view the workshops offered by the Student Learning Centre and ITS, please click on the links below:

Student Learning Centre
Registration page for the workshops offered through the Student Learning Centre Postgraduate workshop programme
Registration page for the workshops offered through the general HEDC workshop programme.

Workshops offered through the year include:

  • Managing the writing process
  • Presenting research at conferences
  • Preparing for the oral examination
  • Publishing during candidature
  • The research journey
  • Leading postgraduate groups
  • Thesis writing for postgrads
  • Engaging with the literature
  • Planning for academic careers
  • Introduction to qualitative research
  • Introduction to quantitative research
  • Mixed methods research
  • Collaborative writing

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