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Otago has a range of services to support graduate research students

Completing a PhD, professional doctorate, or research master's thesis requires hard work, dedication and motivation – fortunately the University of Otago has a range of services in place to support you.

Visit Otago’s services and support page for a full list of academic, electronic, recreational and welfare services at Otago.

Web Portal – a gateway to professional development support at Otago

Click here to visit the Postgraduate professional and researcher development web portal to find out what's on offer.  The portal provides information on workshops and events run by the Graduate Research School, and lists offerings from other providers across the University including the Graduate Wellbeing Coach, HEDC, ITS, Career Development Centre, International Office and more.

Individual coaching sessions for Master's thesis and PhD candidates

Nikki Fahey offers a free and confidential service as our Graduate Wellbeing Coach. Click here for more information and to book an appointment.

Resources on Blackboard

Doctoral and master's thesis candidates have Blackboard websites that host a range of workshop material and online resources to support all parts of the research journey.

Statistics and Research

Postgraduate students carrying out quantitative research are encouraged to consider enrolling for the paper STAT501 Statistical Modelling in Research. The aim of the paper is to provide you with the key statistical tools needed in collecting and analysing data.

Find out more about STAT501 on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.

Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences

Postgraduate students in the Social Sciences should consider enrolling for the paper EDUC464 Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences.  The aim of the paper is to provide guidance and feedback through the stages of writing one journal article so that it is ready for submission to a journal at the end of the paper.

Find out more about EDUC464 on the College of Education website.

Māori and Indigenous Pacific Peoples Conference Funding

Please follow this link for more information on funding which is available to assist graduate research candidates of Māori or indigenous Pacific descent attend domestic and international conferences.

Scholarships

Find out more about scholarship opportunities available at Otago.

Committees

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. We are usually seeking representatives for this important committee, so consider joining!

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