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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 Student Learning Development Reception

If you are a University of Otago staff member and would like to request a student workshop for your department please contact Student Learning Development Reception.

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Workshop Name Introduction to the Research Journey
About Workshop This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the PhD research. It combines presentations on key topics (such as time management, reading effectively, managing the writing process, sustaining motivation and career planning) and sharing experiences. PhD students who are near completion will be available for a panel discussion to share their experiences and provide useful tips.
By the end of the session, participants will have:
• Gained real experience of what it is like to do a PhD
• Developed a clear and robust plan for their research
• Prioritised essential activities with the aim of completion
• Understood how to approach the journey
• Developed strategies and skills for making the most of their PhD
Please note: The venue for this workshop is on the 1st floor accessible by stairs only. Please contact Marcia Botafogo at if this will create accessibility issues for you.
Who Should Attend PhD students
Date & Time
11/03/2019 Monday 10:00AM - 12:30PM
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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