Plan Your Development in 2019

Now that we are all back and (hopefully) rested, it’s a great time to reflect on how far you’ve come as a researcher in 2018 and plan how you’re going to upskill in 2019.

A huge congratulations if you managed to conquer a milestone last year! Did you pass your PGR9 review? Finish your lit review? Did you complete a tricky experiment, fieldwork trip, publication, or chapter draft? If so, YAY and well done! The path to a research qualification can be long, but each milestone along the way is worth celebrating.

Onwards and upwards – there is lots to learn in 2019!

Check out our AUT Postgraduate Researcher Development Planner 2019. It summarises the research workshops and resources available to postgrads at AUT. Each item is hyperlinked to a website where you can find more information.

Here’s a round-up of the workshops and events coming up in Jan/Feb that can help to build your research skills. You can find more details on these (and book your place) from the event listings on Elab.


24th           Preparing for your Doctoral Oral Examination

29th           Developing your Research Proposal for your Confirmation of Candidature (PRG9)


1st              NVivo Core Skills for Students

4th             Doctoral Induction

4th             Postgraduate Mix & Mingle

9th-10th    Wānanga (contact Te Ara Poutama for more information)

11th           Essential Library Services and Skills for Postgraduates

11th           Strategic Advanced Searching

11th           EndNote for Researchers

13th           Ethical Principles in the Design of your Research

14th           Ethical Principles in the Design of your Research (North campus)

16th           Introduction to Thesis Formatting

26th           Presentation Skills for your Doctoral Oral Examination

27th           Fine Tuning your Ethics Application Draft

28th           Interviewing Skills


Looking further ahead

Don’t forget to pencil AUT’s major research events into your diary.

  • The AUT Postgraduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday 16 August 2019.
  • The 3 Minute Thesis competition heats will take place in July/August, leading up to the finals on Friday 16 August 2019.
  • There will be AUT Postgraduate Writing Retreats on April 1-4; September 2-5; and November 4-7.

Keep an eye on Thesislink for application details and deadlines for all of these events.

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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