PG Workshops Coming Up in August

Welcome to August!

It’s a good month to be a postgrad student at AUT. We have a huuuuuuge selection of workshops coming up, with a special focus on writing. Check out the August workshops below (including a new workshop on claiming significance in your thesis) or view the full PG workshop catalogue.

We also have our AUT 3 Minute Thesis finals online on August 5th, and a PG Write-Away at Long Bay beach on August 19th.

So whether you’re looking to upskill, write on the beach, or celebrate PG research, there’s something for you this month. Get amongst it!

Monthly planner book open with pens

What?Where?When?
Getting started with writing
Focuses on strategies to help researchers initially get words on the page and create more structured writing. Participants try freewriting and mapping concepts.
City campus
or
Online
Monday 1 August
1 – 3pm
and
Wednesday 17 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bringing in past research
Discusses writing strategies and reasons for bringing in past research to support your own arguments. Participants will practice precise language that changes the extent to which you may agree or disagree with the views of others.
City campus
or
Online
Tuesday 2 August 11am – 1pm
and
Tuesday 9 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
and
Wednesday 24 August 1pm – 3pm
Connecting your research
Explores how writers use language to connect to both past and future research. Participants will have time to analyse examples relevant to them and practice using common language patterns to clearly show readers how new research fits in to the wider field.
City campus
or
Online
Wednesday 3 August 10am – 12pm
and
Thursday 11 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
and
Monday 22 August 1pm – 3pm
Literature searching for ECM postgraduate research
This workshop focuses on literature searching using specialist Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences databases such as IEEE Xplore and ACM Digital Library.
City campusWednesday 3 August 2pm – 3:30pm
Postgrad students wellness toolkit
This is one of the monthly sessions available to enable you to build your own “wellness toolkit” to enhance resilience and wellbeing. Face to face and online attendance options are available.
OnlineWednesday 3 August 2pm – 3:30pm
and
Wednesday 17 August 2pm – 3:30pm
Literature searching for postgraduate research
This Library workshop will take you through an advanced literature searching process: developing a search strategy, using different search techniques and best practices for recording and managing results. Participants will have a chance to practise and ask questions.
OnlineThursday 4 August 3pm – 4:30pm
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.
Online
or
City campus
Thursday 4 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
and
Wednesday 17 August 10am – 12pm
and
Tuesday 30 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
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.
City campusSaturday 6 August 9am – 1pm
Thesis writing: Discussions
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.
City campus
or
Online
Monday 8 August 12pm – 2pm
and
Thursday 25 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thesis writing: Introductions
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.
City campusTuesday 9 August 1pm – 3pm
Systematically searching for health literature
This Library workshop will take you through the literature searching process: developing a search strategy, searching health databases in a systematic way, and best practices for recording and managing results. Participants will have a chance to practise and ask questions.
OnlineTuesday 9 August 3pm – 4:30pm
and
Monday 22 August 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Using Google Scholar
This library workshop covers searching Google Scholar using basic and advanced search, exporting to EndNote, and other features. We will discuss the usefulness and limits of the results. The workshop will be helpful for anyone considering including Google Scholar for their literature review.
Online
or
City campus
Wednesday 10 August 3pm – 4:30pm
and
Tuesday 23 August 2pm – 3:30pm
*NEW* Thesis writing: Claiming significance
Explores different ways to claim significance for your research and language you can use to make this clear for your reader. Participants will be guided to talk and write about their own research contribution, including what matters and who cares.
Online
or
City campus
Thursday 11 August 12pm – 2pm
and
Wednesday 24 August 10am – 12pm
EndNote for researchers
Learn to use EndNote software for storing, organising and citing your research literature. Knowledge of the referencing style you use (e.g. APA) is essential. A Library workshop for postgraduate students and staff members.
Online
or
City campus
Thursday 11 August 3pm – 4:30pm
and
Monday 29 August 12pm – 1:30pm
Using Scopus database
This Library workshop focuses on how to search the Scopus database to find literature and also includes finding author profiles and top journals in your subject area.
OnlineMonday 15 August 3pm – 4:30pm
and
Tuesday 23 August 2pm – 3:30pm
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. This training course will teach participants how to successfully set-up SPSS data files and also run some basic analyses.
City campusTuesday 16 August 9:30pm – 12:30pm
From thesis to article
This workshop will provide insights and work examples of the process involved in writing an article.
City campusWednesday 17 August 10am – 12pm
Thesis writing: Literature reviews
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, discuss and relate text examples to their own writing. Systematic reviews are not covered.
City campusWednesday 17 August 12pm – 2pm
and
Tuesday 30 August 10am – 12pm
Thesis writing: Conclusions
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.
City campusFriday 19 August 10am – 12pm
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.
City campusTuesday 23 August 10am – 12pm
Developing your research proposal for your confirmation of candidature (PGR9)
Only doctoral students in their provisional admission year should register for this workshop. This session will cover the key elements required for writing your substantive doctoral proposal at AUT: the overall purpose of the research.
OnlineWednesday 24 August 1pm – 3pm
Using Dimensions database
This workshop provides an overview of the content in Dimensions, the search options for finding publications, and the tools for assessing productivity and academic impact.
City campusMonday 29 August 10am – 11:30am

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 characters available

four × 4 =