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.
The Graduate Research School knows it’s really important to get out of your office or lab and discover all that Dunedin and the wider Otago region has to offer, so we’ve designed this passport full of suggestions of places to go and things to see.
You can either download this digital version of the Dunedin Activity Passport or call in to see us at the Graduate Research School to collect a hardcopy of the pamphlet.
If you’re based in Wellington, there’s also an Activity Passport just for you.
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.
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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