The University of Otago's Graduate Research Month promises to be even bigger and brighter in 2011 with new events including workshops and presentations from an international guest speaker and New Zealand's first University-run Twitter conference.
Graduate Research Month is a month-long celebration of Otago's postgraduate students and the important role they play at the University. This year's calendar includes events for postgraduate students, prospective postgraduate students, staff, and members of the public in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as the Dunedin campus.
Graduate Services Manager Claire Gallop says the University is particularly delighted this year to welcome international speaker, educator and researcher Hugh Kearns, who will offer motivational workshops for thesis students. A consultant at the Professional Development Unit at Flinders University in Australia, Mr Kearns specializes in training and development. His research interests include time and workload management, personal leadership, self-sabotage and self-management.
Other GRM events include the return of the immensely popular Three Minute Thesis Competition and the OUSA Supervisor of the Year awards. There will also be workshops and seminars designed to showcase the services that Otago offers postgraduate students, as well as opportunities for students to socialise.
A complete calendar of the events and registration information is available on the Graduate Research Month website.