Faculty of Graduate Research

Events

Information Events

PhD Orientation

Date: 3 March 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: SU309/SU310, Student Union 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.

Registration has closed due to the session being full.

International PhD Orientation

Date: 6 March 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: AM103, Alan MacDiarmid Building, 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.

Registration has closed due to the session being full.

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Workshops

Defeating Self-Sabotage

Date: 4 March 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: SU309/310, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus

Do you find that despite your best efforts to ‘work on your thesis’ or get your research output going it just doesn’t seem to be happening? Does there always seem to be something more urgent, interesting or important to do? Perhaps you are self-sabotaging. If you think you procrastinate, are a perfectionist, don’t say no often enough, are disorganised or are always ‘busy’, this seminar will help you to understand why your thesis or research isn’t getting done and what you can do about it.

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Shameless Self-Promotion

Date: 4 March 2015

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: SU309/310, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus

It's tempting to think that if you are clever and work hard then people will notice and shower you with rewards. Tempting but probably not true. As well as being clever and working hard you also need to be able to promote yourself. In this workshop you will learn strategies for: Letting people know about your achievements; Developing your at 30 second pitch; Taking responsibility – not waiting for it to happen; Putting your best side forward in promotions, grants, awards.

And all this without having to become a used-car salesperson!

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Preparing for the Oral Defence

Date: 18 March 2015

Time: 10.30 am

Venue: RWW501, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus

At Victoria, each PhD student must defend his or her thesis orally as part of the examination process. This workshop is aimed at students nearing the end of their candidature who are interested in learning all about the PhD oral defence.

The workshop will consider how best to prepare for the defence; what you can expect from your examiners; and how you can effectively answer some of those difficult questions.

This interactive workshop is designed to give you an overview of policy and expectations as well as provide opportunities for you to ask lots of questions. Our aim is to make you as confident and well prepared as possible for the oral defence.

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