Faculty of Graduate Research



Equipping PhD Students Today for Employment in the Future—Reorientation 2014

Date: 4 September 2014

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: COLT122, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus

You know that it’s a tough employment market out there. What might you do now to make your transition into your chosen career a bit smoother?

The programme for Reorientation comprises a series of sessions, some of which will run concurrently. The sessions on offer will be:
• Using Reflection and Evaluation for Improving Teaching;
• Applying for a Job;
• Transferable Skills and the ePortfolio;
• Networking;
• Employability and the PhD (panel).


Early Career Researcher Workshop: Copyright and Permissions

Date: 10 September 2014

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: AM101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus

Knowing how to negotiate the rules around copyright, what principles apply (and which take precedence in which situation) can be very difficult. In this workshop, a panel representing legal, publishing and academic perspectives will address a series of scenarios that are designed to demonstrate these principles and how they relate to one another. Participants will have the opportunity ask questions of the panel and to work through a scenario themselves.

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Preparing for the Oral Defence

Date: 17 September 2014

Time: 10.30 am

Venue: RHLT3, Rutherford House Lecture Theatre, 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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