Graduate Research School (including the Doctoral and Scholarships Office)
The Graduate Research School provides oversight of the University’s graduate research programmes and administers all central aspects of the doctoral and scholarships programmes.
- PhD orientation workshops (Insider's Guide to Doctoral Domination)
- PhD finishing workshops (Hitting the Home Stretch)
- International Office - international student information sessions
- The Student Learning Centre offers support services for postgraduate students
Personal Performance and Development Coaching
The University employs an accredited Personal Performance and Development Coach, Brian Johnston, to assist candidates to set realistic goals and to help focus on getting the right work/study balance. Visit the Personal Performance Development Coaching web page for further information about the service and how to make an appointment with Brian.
Statistics and Research
Postgraduate students carrying out quantitative research are encouraged to consider enrolling for the paper STAT 501 Statistical Modelling in Research. The aim of the paper is to provide you with the key statistical tools needed in collecting and analysing data.
Journeys of Discovery
Check out the diverse stories of 21 Otago PhD graduates in Journeys of Discovery, a collection of profiles of recent candidates and their research.
The Graduate Research Committee has oversight of graduate research processes and policies. The Graduate Research Student Liaison Committee provides an official forum for students to discuss issues relating to graduate research at Otago.
The Doctoral Lounge is located on the first floor of the University Union Building. This attractively furnished room is available for use by all Doctoral candidates, with swipe entry via current student ID cards.
The Doctoral Lounge features an automated coffee machine, toaster, microwave, toasted sandwich maker and large refrigerator, and is free for graduate research students to use. There is also a telephone with internal University access and a computer with internet access and Endnote. It's a pleasant place to read, enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch, or just to relax.
To apply for access to the Lounge, please contact Susan Craig, at Graduate Research Services stating what course you are doing and your student ID number.