Thankfully, Alert Level 2 now applies in Auckland, with a review on Monday 22 February. All research and related activities are allowed, provided public health control measures are in place. Campus is open, including all study spaces. Please, check-in on campus using the AUT app. These moments of concern remind us all to remain diligent with the habitual activities that protect ourselves and others.
Here are the latest happenings in the postgraduate research world.
Doctoral Student Representatives Wanted
We would like to thank Diana Lorenzo and Nidhi Gowdra for their invaluable time as Doctoral Student Representatives on the University Postgraduate Board. Diana and Nidhi’s tenures have completed, and the Graduate Research School is seeking two new Doctoral Student Representatives. The doctoral representative roles have changed, and the Reps will be part of a more focused Student Advisory Group. The tenure will be 2 years. For more information about these representative roles, and details on how to nominate yourself (or someone else), please visit our page on the Student Hub Online.
23 Things Programme: Registrations Closing Soon
Just a reminder that registrations for the 23 Things programme – a free, self-paced online course for learning about research tools and technology – will close on 25 February. Doctoral students and academic staff members are invited to register by filling in the form at 23 Things International (spaces are limited).
Changes to Orientation Events
Due to Auckland’s COVID alert level changes, some Orientation events (including postgraduate sessions) have been rescheduled. Postgraduate sessions on the City campus are now scheduled to take place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February. However, if Auckland does not transition to alert level 1 on Monday 22 February, Orientation will not go ahead on campus. Check the Orientation website for the latest information.
Upcoming workshops and webinars
Check out our upcoming postgraduate research workshops and webinars on Elab. There is a wide range of writing and research workshops coming up this week, including the popular “What Funding is Available and How Can I Apply?” workshop on Thursday 25 Feb at 1pm. Use the AUT Postgraduate Researcher Development Planner to find workshops and webinars which will support your research. Further workshops not necessarily specific to postgraduate researchers can be found here on the Library website.