Kia ora koutou, we hope you’re looking forward to some warmer weather (and hopefully less sickness going around) as we move into spring.
If you need a little help or inspiration with your research this month, please join us at one of our workshops!
We have some new titles in the programme this month, including two new workshops for you and your supervisors on using digital tools and digital notebooks like OneNote in your supervision (don’t miss these if you’d like to learn about efficient ways to manage feedback from multiple supervisors!).
We also have the ongoing AUT Ventures Impact Series, featuring sessions this month about the financial side of research commercialisation, human-centred design, and pitching your research in clear, concise terms.
Here’s a full round-up of what’s on in September. Click any title to book; and as always, you can browse our workshop listings via elab.
|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.
|Online||Thursday 1 September|
1pm – 3pm
Tuesday 20 September, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
|*NEW* Use of digital technologies for efficient supervision practices|
This workshop introduces various digital tools that are available to improve supervision practices. This includes enhancing the transparency of the feedback loop, systematic file organisation, coherence between supervision meetings etc. Bring your supervisor!
|Online||Thursday 1 September|
2pm – 3pm
|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.
|Online||Thursday 1 September|
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 22 September, 10am – 12 noon
|Writing up qualitative research|
This training course covers tips and tricks for managing the process of writing up qualitative research, as well as techniques for getting started and keeping going. A demonstration of the writing process is also provided. There will be guidance on representation of the researcher’s voice. Practical ideas for working with NVivo outputs, and effective use of verbatim extracts will also be covered.
|Online||Friday 2 September 10am – 12 noon|
This is an excellent course for anyone who produces reports, assignments or any long document. Topics covered will include: using styles, section breaks, table of contents, page numbering and using various techniques to move around a long document easily. A comprehensive set of notes is supplied for you to take away, so don’t miss out, register now!
|City campus||Saturday 3 September 9am – 2pm|
|*NEW* Building a financial model for innovation|
Learn how to build a financial model to set yourself up for success. This workshop will help you: determine the costs of your business; forecast your revenues; correctly price your product or service; and identify your break-even point. Ideal for those curious about the financial commitment behind research commercialisation.
|City campus||Thursday 6 September, 12noon – 1:30pm|
|*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||Thursday 6 September, 5:30pm – 7:30pm|
Wednesday 28 September, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
|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.
|Wednesday 7 September, 10am – 12 noon|
Monday 26 September, 12 noon – 2pm
|Overview of NVivo|
This webinar will provide a brief introduction to NVivo and a demonstration of some of its key functionality. It will be particularly useful for students who are considering whether or not to utilise software to assist with the data analysis stage of the research process.
|Online||Wednesday 7 September, 1pm – 2pm|
|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 campus||Monday 12 September, 12 noon – 2pm|
|*NEW* Use of digital notebooks for effective research progress|
This workshop introduces online notebooks that are available to enhance supervision experiences. Learn how to set up a digital notebook, and how to use the notebook for various purposes in supervision (e.g., brainstorming, unpacking or linking ideas for an output). Bring your supervisor!
|Online||Tuesday 13 September, 2pm – 3:30pm|
|NVivo core skills for students|
This introductory course covers the basics of NVivo. In addition to gaining an overview of the software, it covers the logistics of setting up a project, importing data (documents and PDFs), coding, and basic reporting tools. Advanced features such as queries and visualisations will also be briefly introduced. This course is ideal for those who are new to the software, as well as more experienced users looking for a quick refresher.
|City campus||Wednesday 14 September, 9:30am – 4pm|
|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.
|Online||Wednesday 14 September, 5:30pm – 7:30pm|
|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||Monday 19 September, 12 noon – 2pm|
|From thesis to article|
This workshop will provide insights and worked examples of the process involved in writing an article.
|City campus||Tuesday 20 September, 10am – 12 noon|
|*NEW* Pitching your research|
Getting people excited about your research can help you make a real-world impact and open the doors to more research. In this workshop, you’ll develop a compelling pitch to communicate your work to non-specialist audiences.
|City campus||Tuesday 20 September, 12 noon – 2pm|
|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 campus||Wednesday 21 September, 11am – 1pm|
|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.
|City campus and online||Wednesday 21 September, 2pm – 3:30pm|
|Keeping up to date|
This Library workshop will look at a range of tools available for keeping up with new research, including those provided by library databases and new options emerging from social media/networks.
|Online||Wednesday 21 September, 3pm – 4:15pm|
|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.
|Online||Thursday 22 September, 3pm – 4:30pm|
|*NEW* Understanding human-centred design|
Human-centred design is an empathetic problem-solving approach that puts people in the heart of the development process. This workshop will introduce the basics of HCD and its applications in healthcare and beyond. This event is ideal for students interested in qualitative and people-focused design methodologies.
|City campus||Monday 26 September, 12 noon – 1:30pm|
|Researcher IDs and profiles|
This Library workshop introduces some key research IDs and profiles used by researchers worldwide. You will learn how these tools will help you promote your research, increase your research impact and help you to collaborate with other researchers.
|Online||Monday 26 September, 3pm – 4:30pm|
|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. Find out what it’s like from the perspective of a convenor/examiner’s point of view. Engage in this informative session where you will find out the oral examination process, how to prepare for it and what to expect.
|City campus||Tuesday 27 September, 10am – 12 noon|
|LaTeX in ninety minutes|
If you are preparing your thesis or journal article and are struggling with the formatting, try LaTeX. This Library workshop will introduce setting up a professional looking document in LaTeX and exporting it to PDF for submission to your supervisors or publisher.
|City campus||Thursday 29 September, 11am – 12:30pm|