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Presentation Skills and Public Engagement

Graduate Research School (GRS)

The Graduate Research School host and facilitates the following workshops and events around presentation skills and public engagement.  

  • Candidates Connect - Ākonga Kōrero offers doctoral candidates and postdocs an opportunity to present their research to a receptive audience, and to connect with other researchers from across the University. Eight presenters come together to communicate the main points from their thesis research in a fast- paced format that is informal and fun.
    Candidates Connect - Ākonga Kōrero sessions in 2019 will be held on Friday, April 12th and Thursday, November 21st.  More information on how you can take part or attend will be available soon.
  • The Doctoral Distinction Lecture Series is presented by doctoral graduates who obtained 'exceptional' status for their thesis. In these lectures, two recent graduates will present their thesis to a generalist audience. Following each session, the speakers and audience will be invited to continue conversations over refreshments at the Staff Club.Dates for the series in 2019 are Friday, March 22nd and Tuesday, October 22nd.  More information about these events will be available soon.
  • Three Minute Thesis preparation session - this one off session with Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith is the ideal opportunity for masters and doctoral candidates who are considering entering this year's Three Minute Thesis competition.  It will be held on Wednesday, 19 June in the CFI Seminar Room from 1pm to 2pm.  Please click on this link to register.

Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)

The HEDC runs the following workshops around presentation skills and public engagement.  Please click on the links below to register:

Presenting Research at Conferences