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Postgraduate professional and researcher development

Workshops, training opportunities and professional development

Take advantage of workshops and events throughout the year. The professional and researcher development portal gives you access to workshops and training around the University. Search for workshops and training organised by personal and professional development teams.

Access the Graduate Research School (GRS) Blackboard site for workshop materials from all GRS doctoral and research masters' sessions. Log in using your student username and password.

Where possible, during the Covid-19 lockdown period, the Graduate Research School has switched to on-line delivery of workshops where possible.
The Graduate Research School Zoom address used in workshops is

Forthcoming events and sessions

All will use this ZOOM address:

Shut up and write sessions

Each Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 and 10:00am with Dr Kim Brown until the end of May. The sessions are run using the Pomodoro technique of 25 minutes writing, 5 minutes chat (repeated). No registration is necessary, just Zoom in to take part.

If you would like to participate in one of these sessions, please email for the password.


Researcher development

Develop the knowledge and skills to undertake and complete your graduate research. Professional development options include research skills and information sessions around administration of graduate research programmes and scholarships.


Academic writing

Make the most of your research by communicating in an academic style.


Career strategy and development

Develop a range of skills for future employability.


Presentation skills and public engagement

Effective ways to share your research with diverse audiences.


International candidates

Support and learning opportunities for international graduate research candidates.


Personal development

Develop a range of personal skills to assist with your research productivity and wellbeing enabling you to maintain your work/life balance.

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For staff

Workshops and events developed to assist staff working with graduate research candidates.

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Māori postgraduate

Hui, writing days, writing retreats and support for Māori postgraduate students.

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Information and registration for events held throughout the year for graduate research including Graduate Research Festival and Research Student Symposium.