Faculty of Graduate Research


PhD Orientation

Date: 24 November 2015

Time: 9.30 am

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.

Intended Audience: PhD Students

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Critical Reading and Writing

Date: 15 December 2015

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: HULT119

This workshop is designed to support you in developing the skills to become a critical reader of academic literature and a self-critical writer of literature reviews, including those forming part of your dissertation or thesis. The main focus will be a structured approach to evaluating, in summary and in depth, the claims made in research papers.

Participants will be provided with a small amount of preparatory work in advance of the workshop. Although students from all disciplines are welcome, the workshop will be most appropriate for social science students.

The presenters, Mike Wallace and Alison Wray, are co-authors of the textbook Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates (Sage). The workshop will draw on new material due to be published in the third edition in 2016.

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