Faculty of Graduate Research

Events

Information Events

PhD Orientation

Date: 26 August 2014

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: 28 August 2014

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: Room TBC, Kleburn 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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Staff Events

Orientation to Postgraduate Supervision at Victoria

Date: 29 July 2014

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: AM103, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus

The orientation is designed for those new to supervision and for experienced supervisors who are new to Victoria.

The orientation will include:

  • PhD and Master's thesis policy
  • postgraduate research supervision - policy and procedures
  • the doctoral examination process
  • practical support available for postgraduate research
  • culturally aware practice.

Completing the orientation is a minimum requirement for all Victoria postgraduate research supervisors.

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Workshops

Writing Productively

Date: 6 August 2014

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: AM103, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus

The experience of writing both forms and reinforces writing behaviours. This experience can lead to “writing rules” which can be enabling or disabling. In the first hour of this workshop, we’ll discuss how to identify these behaviours and “rules” and how to use them to your advantage. In the second hour, we’ll try out a popular writing strategy: the Pomodoro technique. Bring along something specific that you’d like to write and something to write it on/in.

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