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Student Workshop Programme

Our workshops are great for finding out what is expected of you at all levels of university study. Our workshops are interactive, informal sessions which will help you discover new techniques and skills to support your study. Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we have a wide range of workshops on offer. Search for a specific workshop or browse our selection.

If you are a Christchurch postgraduate student, you will be emailed the details of all Christchurch workshops at the start of each semester. A reminder will be sent a few days before each workshop.

The Postgraduate 2016 and Undergraduate  2016 workshops are all online and open for registration below. The Undergraduate semester one 2017 workshops will be open for registration from 20th February 2017. For any questions about our workshop programme please email

If you are a University of Otago staff member and would like to request a student workshop for your department please complete our online request form (Make link to form here).

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Workshop Name Presenting Research at Conferences
About Workshop Academic conferences provide an ideal opportunity to keep abreast of developments in the field, to share research within an academic community and to network. In this seminar, we will discuss different types of conference presentations. We will look at the criteria for selecting conferences and writing abstracts for conferences. The focus of this seminar will be on extemporaneous academic presentation skills. These include preparing your academic speech, audience engagement, preparing your visuals, answering questions and dealing with difficult questions.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
• Select an appropriate conference
• Understand why it is important to attend academic conferences
• Become familiar with skills necessary to answer questions
• Develop networking skills
• Gain insights into making extemporaneous presentations
Who Should Attend Postgraduates
Date & Time
27/09/2017 Wednesday 09:00AM - 11:00AM
HEDC Seminar Room, Level 1, HEDC, 65/75 Union Place West, Dunedin

HEDC Seminar Room
Facilitators Dr Vijay Mallan
ATTENTION This workshop needs confirmation. Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance.
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