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The Otago Post: issue 21


From Dunedin to Sweden, via Gigatown

Sarah Tapp happily counts off the advantages of doing an Otago Master of Planning: the job she’s landed, international study, her Gigatown research project, and inspiring supervisors.

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Combining passion and research

While working in her home city, Jakarta, Indonesia, Dina began casting around for a follow-up to her Bandung Institute of Technology Master of Science.

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A PhD that sounds like science fiction

“It is about a machine that prints human tissue! And no, it is not out of a sci-fi movie.”

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Enthusiasm the key to postgraduate research

Dr Will Rayment loves supervising postgraduate students.…



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Professor Helen Nicholson
Deputy Vice-chancellor

Postgraduate study a global enterprise

Undertaking a postgraduate degree can change your life in many ways. For me, it resulted in a change in focus of my career and ultimately provided a stepping stone to me moving to the other side of the world and becoming a “Kiwi”!

You may be considering postgraduate study for a variety of reasons perhaps as a direct pathway to develop your career, to increase your employability or to pursue a particular area of research that you are passionate about.

Read more…


In brief

Tough competition in 3MT finals
Accounting and forensic anthropology ruled the day at the recent Otago Three Minute Thesis Finals.

Group providing support to staff/doctoral candidates
The word occupatus is Latin for occupied, and you can bet the members of the Occupatus group at Otago are just that.

Opportunities to present your work and upskill
At the University of Otago there are multiple opportunities for postgraduate students, particularly research students, to present their findings in a public forum.