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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. These workshops are interactive, informal sessions designed to 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 workshop programme will be open for registrations from mid-January. The Undergraduate semester one workshop programme will be open for registrations from Orientation week. 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 contact Carole Scott the programme coordinator. « Back to workshop list
Workshop Name Preparing for the Oral Examination
About Workshop In this seminar, you will learn how to prepare for and present research in your oral examination, how to respond to examiners’ questions, and how to revise after the examination.
Students who have completed the oral examination at Otago will share their experiences and provide useful tips.
By the end of the session, participants will:
• Understand the purpose of the oral examination at Otago
• Understand what happens before, during and after the examination
• Understand what examiners look for
• Know how to plan and prepare for the examination
This workshop will be available to both distance students and those on the Dunedin campus. Distance students will be able to "Zoom in" using this link

If you have not used Zoom before or would like some support to ensure all is working correctly, please email at least two days in advance.
Who Should Attend Postgraduates
Date & Time
06/10/2017 Friday 09:00AM - 11:00AM
AV1 Suite, ITS Facilities, Information Services Building, Dunedin;
Facilitators Dr Vijay Mallan
ATTENTION This workshop needs confirmation. Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance.
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