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PhD Orientation

Date: 5 May 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: AM101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus

Our orientation programme is designed to get your PhD study at VUW off to the best possible start.

Day 1. This session is compulsory for all new PhD students. In the course of this day we deliver crucial information about PhD candidature at VUW and help you to understand the process of undertaking a PhD.

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International PhD Orientation

Date: 8 May 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: AM103, Alan MacDiarmid, Kelburn Campus

Our orientation programme is designed to get your PhD study at VUW off to the best possible start.

Day 2. This half-day session is compulsory for all new international PhD students, focussing on being a new PhD student in a new country and a new culture, as well as introducing VUW, Wellington and New Zealand to you more generally.

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Workshops

The Imposter Syndrome

Date: 5 May 2015

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: THKLT3, Theatre Block, Karori Campus

Presenter: Hugh Kearns, Thinkwell

How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say “We need to have a chat”.

Come along and hear from our internationally renowned speaker what the latest psychological research has to tell us about ‘The Imposter Syndrome’ and, more importantly, some strategies for dealing with it.

At the end of this session you will:
• Know what the latest psychological research tells us about the imposter syndrome is and how it operates
• Realise how widespread imposter feelings are and why highly successful people can feel like frauds
• Be aware of evidence-based strategies that reduce imposter feelings

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Ethics

Date: 20 May 2015

Time: 10.30 am

Venue: AM103, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus

This session will identify some of the ethical dilemmas that arise in research with human participants. We will then examine some of the strategies we can use to ensure that our research is carried out in an ethical way.

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