Postgraduate Events for September

September means Research Week/Te Wiki Rangahau at AUT!

There’s something for everyone at AUT’s first ever Research Week held from September 4-8.

With over 30 workshops, presentations and symposia, make sure to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to forge your career path, learn about cutting-edge research in your field, and network with colleagues right here on campus. All events are FREE.

  • Workshops for sharpening your professional image and promoting your research – everything from publishing advice to crafting your research identity.
  • Networking events with professional researchers.
  • The latest research from across AUT faculties including the Māori Research Symposium, School of Art and Design Research Forum, and the WZ Schools Research Seminar and Showcase.

A PG highlight of Research Week is the Postgraduate Research Symposium, a full day of diverse presentations on Friday September 8.

Full Research Week Programme

Register here.

Not sure what to attend? Try one of our Suggested Itineraries.

There are plenty of other postgraduate events after Research Week concludes.

Two of the most challenging aspects of thesis writing are the Literature Review and Conclusions. There are workshops this month to help you tackle these fundamental chapters, as well as editing, referencing and more!

What? Where? When?
Presentation Skills for your PGR9
Prepare for your PGR9 so you can present with confidence.
Online Wed 6 Sept, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Getting started with writing
Ready to write up, but not sure how to begin? Learn exercises and strategies to get started.
OnlineWed 6 Sept, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Preparing for a Doctoral Oral Examination
A valuable opportunity to review the examination process step-by-step.
OnlineThu 7 Sept, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
2023 Postgraduate Research Symposium
An exciting day of oral presentations and poster sessions by postgraduate students.
City CampusFri 8 Sept, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thesis Formatting: The Works
Increase your efficiency with these techniques to navigate your thesis draft in MS Word.
OnlineSat 9 Sept, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thesis writing: Discussions
Unpack the purpose and structure of the discussion session and use examples to apply to your own writing.
City CampusTue 12 Sept, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Presentation Skills for your Doctoral Oral Examination
Review the requirements for your oral examination and gain valuable tips for a strong presentation.
OnlineWed 13 Sept, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tools for editing your writing
ProWritingAid is a tool to help you efficiently and effectively edit your writing.
OnlineWed 13 Sept, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
EndNote for researchers
Learn how to create your EndNote library and integrate with MS Word. EndNote installed on your device and knowledge of your referencing style (e.g. APA) is required.
City CampusMon 18 Sept, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Thesis writing: Introductions
What is the purpose of your thesis introduction? Learn how to structure this chapter and how it relates to your research project.
OnlineTue 19 Sept, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Your thesis and copyright
Whether protecting your own intellectual property or acknowledging others’, learn the essentials of copyright in your research.
OnlineWed 20 Sept, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Postgrad Students Wellness Toolkit session – Mood
Low mood is a common issue for tertiary students that challenges your focus on study and your enjoyment of life. Gain valuable strategies to identify and transform low mood.
OnlineWed 20 Sept, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Preparing a PGR9 Research Proposal
Prepare for your PGR9 so you can present with confidence.
OnlineThu 21 Sept, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Writing about research significance
Who in your field and industry need to know about your research – and what do they need to know? Explore ways to make your research stand out.
OnlineThu 21 Sept 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thesis writing: Conclusions
Understand how your conclusions chapter fits in your thesis structure. Use examples to relate to your own writing.
OnlineTue 26 Sept, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Crossing the finish line: Depositing your thesis
You passed your exam – now it’s time to share your thesis with the world. Review the steps to deposit your thesis and explore options for further publishing.
OnlineWed 27 Sept, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Thesis writing: Literature reviews
Unpack the literature review section of a thesis or dissertation and use examples to relate to your own writing.
City CampusWed 27 Sept, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Open Access without APC: Read and publish options at AUT
Publishing in open access journals is an excellent opportunity to share your research. Learn which journals do not require the Article Processing Charge.
OnlineWed 27 Sept, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Bringing in literature
Explore ways to effectively discuss past research into your writing and use precise language to evaluate literature.
OnlineThu 28 Sept, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

About Graduate Research School (Auckland University of Technology)

The Auckland University of Technology Graduate Research School offers support and resources to all postgraduate students at AUT. Come and visit us on the 5th floor of the WU building.

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