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The Otago Post: issue 24

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Supervisor key to success for American PhD

What gives expressions or statements the meaning that they have? How do we capture what it is to share meaning and to use terms meaningfully?

 

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Threatened amphibians at the heart of PhD

Amphibians are “facing terrifying rates of extinction”, something Otago Zoology PhD candidate Marcileida (Leida) Dos Santos is working hard to prevent by bridging the knowledge gap on amphibian conservation.

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PhD travel scholarship leads to Harvard

“I’ve got my name out there now,” says Finance PhD candidate Matthew McCarten when asked about the importance of six weeks spent at the United States’ prestigious Harvard Business School.

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Intrigue turned a Master's degree into a PhD

Physiotherapist Ally Calder assumed stroke survivors would join local gyms to stay active after completing an out-patient circuit training programme she’d prescribed.

 

Foreword:

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Professor George Benwell and Professor Keith Hunter

Reflections on lives of postgraduate research

As they retire from their positions as Pro-Vice-Chancellors at the University, Professors George Benwell and Keith Hunter took the time to reflect on their long history of both being a postgraduate and supervising postgraduate students.

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In brief

30 courses - 3 weeks - Otago's Public Health Summer School in Wellington

What offers 30 courses in just three weeks?

Pacific Voices - postgraduate research on show

The voices of Otago’s Pacific postgraduate research students were the focus of an annual symposium held on the Dunedin campus last month.

The flexible Diploma for Graduates

If you are considering postgraduate study in a new subject, or need to broaden your academic background to meet requirements, a Diploma for Graduates is a good step.