Upcoming Workshops for the Rest of 2020

2020 is drawing slowly to a close (cue parades) and, while many of us have not been as productive or motivated as usual this year, we still have a few opportunities to get things done. If you need a little support with some aspect of your postgrad work, check out these workshops coming up before the end of the year. You can book for any of these on Elab by clicking the links on the titles.


Fine Tuning your Ethics Application Draft

The goal of this workshop is to work through the ethics application form and discuss issues and concerns related to it.
Friday 6 Nov 2020, 11am – 1pm
Millennium Campus

Trouble-Shoot your Thesis Formatting

Specifically designed for starting a chapter of the dissertation/thesis and experiencing problems with formatting etc. Bring your work along and get hands-on assistance.
Sat 7 Nov 2020, 9am – 1pm
City Campus

Tools for editing your writing

Introduces ProWritingAid as a tool for editing. Focuses on using statistics to examine draft writing. These statistics are related to choices about paragraph structure, condensing and elaborating meaning, and bringing in literature. Participants will have time to use the tool to edit their own work.
Mon 9 Nov 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WA414G – Library Teaching Lab

Positioning your research area: How do other research writers do it?

Explores how writers use language to relate their new study to existing knowledge by participating in research as a conversation. Participants analyse journal articles and practise using language to show how their research fits in. Suited to students who are planning or in early stages of writing.
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WU524

Presentation Skills for your Research Proposal for your Confirmation of Candidature (PGR9)

This workshop is designed for students who are preparing for their PGR9 presentation. It will cover the principles of presentation skills, with a particular focus on the unique requirements of the PGR9 presentation.
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
City Campus

Writing literature review sections

Provides an overview of the structure of literature reviews within a thesis. Identifies typical functions and distinctive features of this section in relation to the whole research project. Participants analyse text examples and relate these to their own writing. Systematic reviews are not covered.
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WU524

Writing discussion sections

Provides an overview of the structure of discussion sections within a thesis. Identifies typical functions and distinctive features of this section in relation to the whole research project. Participants analyse and discuss text examples and relate these to their own writing.
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online

Getting started with writing

Focuses on strategies to help researchers get words on the page. Participants try freewriting and mapping concepts as steps towards gradually producing academic writing.
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WU524

Postgrad Students Wellness Toolkit

​This online session will allow you opportunities to socialise, meet new people, participate in lively discussions, and build your own ‘wellness toolkit’ to support your personal well-being.
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
https://bit.ly/Nov-PG-Wellness-Toolkit

Using points of view in literature reviews to develop your argument

Focuses on using points of view in literature reviews to develop your own argument. Discusses reasons for bringing in past research, and then applies this reasoning to your own writing sample. Practice language to organize points of view and to show the extent to which you agree or disagree.
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
City Campus

Presentation Skills for your Doctoral Oral Examination

This workshop is designed for students who are preparing for their oral examination. It will cover the principles of presentation skills, with a particular focus on the unique requirements of the oral exam presentation.
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
City Campus

NVivo Core Skills for students

This course is targeted at researchers wanting an efficient means of handling and analysing their qualitative data. No prior knowledge of the software is assumed; however a basic understanding of qualitative analysis procedures would be helpful.
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
City Campus

Thesis Formatting

Enrol in this workshop and find out how you can prevent unnecessary stress at the end of your thesis, when the formatting becomes important. (Must have a good understanding of MS Word or have previously attended the Introduction to Thesis Formatting workshop.)
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
City Campus

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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