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.