Which PG Workshops Are Online in Red?

Need some training, but not sure what you can access right now? Good news: most (in fact, pretty much all) of your usual AUT PG workshops are available online during the Red level.

To access any of these sessions, just book on eLab via the links below, and join the Zoom session at the scheduled time.

Here’s a snapshot of workshops coming up in Feb-March.

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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.

  • Thu 17 Feb 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

  • Mon 21 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wed 9 Mar 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Writing conclusion sections

Provides an overview of the structure of a Conclusion section of 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.

  • Tue 22 Feb 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tue 8 Mar 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Writing Up Qualitative Research

Moving from the analysis and interpretive stages to the writing phase can be challenging for qualitative researchers, and many people struggle with this stage of the research process. This training course covers tips and tricks for managing this process.

  • Wed 23 Feb 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Bookings essential. You will be sent an individual Zoom link from Academic Consulting.

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.

  • Wed 23 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thu 10 Mar 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Writing introduction sections

An overview of the structure of an Introduction section of 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 23 Feb 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Thu 3 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Introduction to Thesis Formatting

This workshop provides an introductory to MS Word for academic writing. Learn formatting, editing and file management skills – tailored to answer your questions and clear up your confusion. A great lead into the Thesis Formatting workshop.

  • Sat 26 Feb 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Library essentials for postgraduates

For new, returning or international postgraduate students. Find out about library resources and services, and library search tools. Participants will have a chance to ask questions.

  • Mon 28 Feb 2022, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Tue 1 Mar 2022, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Ethical Principles in the Design of Your Research

The goal of this workshop is to enable researchers to understand the ethical aspects of researching. This workshop is intended for Pre-EA1, and should be attended before the Fine Tuning your Ethics Application Draft workshop.

  • Mon 28 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Systematically searching for health literature

This workshop will take you through the literature searching process: developing a search strategy, using different search techniques in health science databases, and best practices for recording and managing results.

  • Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thu 17 Mar 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Mon 28 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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, and where to condense your writing or elaborate. Participants will have time to use the tool to edit their own work.

  • Tue 1 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thu 10 Mar 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Choosing a reference manager

A discussion of the pros and cons of Mendeley, Zotero and EndNote reference managers.

  • Tue 1 Mar 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thu 10 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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 1 Mar 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Getting started with library research

A workshop for new AUT Postgrads or those returning to study. We aim to give you a good understanding of the types of databases and/or search engines you may use in your literature research.

  • Thu 3 Mar 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Tue 8 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Tue 15 Mar 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Thu 24 Mar 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

  • Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

EndNote for researchers

EndNote stores and organises research material, and integrates with Word allowing users to cite their research literature in a range of reference styles. This workshop will introduce and demonstrate the core functions of EndNote for academic users.

  • Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Mon 14 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Wed 23 Mar 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

  • Tue 8 Mar 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Literature searching for postgraduate research

This workshop will take you through the literature searching process step-by-step: developing a search strategy, using different search techniques in key databases, and best practices for recording and managing results.

  • Wed 9 Mar 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Wed 16 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Wed 30 Mar 2022, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Postgrad Students Wellness Toolkit session

This is one of the monthly sessions available to enable you to build your own “wellness toolkit” to enhance resilience and wellbeing.

  • Wed 16 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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 19 Mar 2022, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Interviewing Skills for Qualitative Researchers

This workshop aims to help researchers decide when interviews are suitable as a data gathering tool. It will look at the aim of interviews, what research questions they can answer and what they can’t.

  • Tue 22 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Preparing for your Doctoral Oral Examination

Have you completed and submitted your doctoral thesis for examination, or are you nearing the time to submit? If so, you will be in your final 6 months of your doctorate and you will need to know all about the University doctoral examination process, including the oral examination.

  • Thu 24 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 26 Mar 2022, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Literature searching for ECM postgraduate research

This workshop will cover the literature searching process: developing a search strategy, using different search techniques and options in key engineering and computer science databases, and best practices for recording and managing results.

  • Mon 28 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Using Scopus database

This workshop covers best searching practices when using Scopus. Other features of Scopus will also be introduced; including citation information, citation analytic tools for analysing research impact of authors, articles and journals.

  • Tue 29 Mar 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

SPSS Core Skills for students

SPSS is designed to assist researchers in the analysis of quantitative data, and is one of the most user-friendly and popular packages on the market today.

  • Wed 30 Mar 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Bookings essential. You will be sent an individual Zoom link from Academic Consulting.

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