A very warm welcome to those of you just starting your postgraduate study at AUT. We’re thrilled to have you with us!
Whether you’re starting fresh or continuing on in a postgraduate programme, there are lots of opportunities to advance your research skills in March. We have a particularly abundant crop of PG workshops on offer this month; with 25 sessions especially for PG research students and more of general interest through the Library. Check out the March selection below.
You can also apply for the next Write-Away day to get some quiet writing time with experts on hand. It’s scheduled for Friday 24 March at AUT’s South campus, and limited places are still available. But be quick, because applications close Friday 3 March!
Doctoral students: get in fast if you want to participate in the 23 Things programme to learn about research tools & technologies – applications close Sunday 26 Feb for a programme start date of Monday 6 March.
You are also welcome to come along to our PG Wellness Toolkit session via Zoom on Wednesday 15 March, 2-3pm to learn about action plans and goal setting (with a focus on how those skills can help to manage your stress levels).
It’s a big month, so make the most of it!
Postgraduate Research Workshops in March
|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||Thu 2 Mar, 5:30pm – 7:30pm|
|EndNote for researchers|
A Library workshop for postgraduate students and staff members. Learn to use EndNote software to collect, store, organise and cite your research literature. Please ensure you install EndNote on your device before attending. We will be using EndNote 20 for the workshop.
|Tue 7 Mar, 10:00am – 11:30am|
Mon 20 Mar, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Mon 27 Mar, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
|Bringing in literature|
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.
|Online||Tue 7 Mar, 5:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Getting started with writing|
Focuses on strategies to help researchers digest reading in preparation for writing about what you’ve read. Participants try freewriting and mapping concepts as strategies to get words on the page and then create more structured writing.
|City campus||Wed 8 Mar, 12:00pm – 2:00pm|
|Communicating your research identity|
Focuses on thinking through who you are as a researcher for the purpose of generating and refining content for research profiles and considering where to publish. Suited to doctoral and non-doctoral students (masters, honours) who want to develop and communicate their research identity.
|Online||Thu 9 Mar, 10:00am – 12:00pm|
Thu 30 Mar, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
|Library essentials for postgraduates|
Learn about the wide range of resources, spaces and support available at Te Mātāpuna Library & Learning Services for Postgraduate students.
|Thu 9 Mar, 2:00pm – 3:30pm |
Wed 15 Mar, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Tue 21 Mar, 9:00am – 10:30am
|Getting started with library research|
A Library workshop for new AUT postgrads or those returning to study. We aim to give you a good understanding of the types of resources available from the Library and databases and/or search engines you may use in your literature research.
|Fri 10 Mar, 10:00am – 11:30am|
Mon 13 Mar, 10:00am – 11:30am
Wed 22 Mar, 11:00am – 12:30am
|Thesis formatting: The works|
This workshop focuses on the best ways to use Microsoft Word to handle a long document such as a thesis. Topics covered will include: using styles, section breaks, table of contents, page numbering and using various techniques to move around a long document easily.
|City campus||Sat 11 Mar, 9:00am – 2:00pm|
|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.
|Online||Tue 14 Mar, 9:30am – 11:00am|
|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.
|Online||Tue 14 Mar, 5:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Presentation skills for your 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.
|Online||Wed 15 Mar, 10:00am – 12:00pm|
|Preparing for a doctoral oral examination|
Engage in this informative session where you will find out about the doctoral oral examination process, how to prepare for it and what to expect. The facilitator will lead the discussion and answer any questions you may have about the process.
|Online||Thu 16 Mar, 1:00pm – 3:00pm|
|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.
|Online||Thu 16 Mar, 5:30pm – 7:30pm|
|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.
|Online||Fri 17 Mar, 10:00am – 11:30am|
|Preparing a PGR9 research proposal|
This session is specifically for doctoral students who are preparing their PGR9 research proposal, and postgraduate research supervisors. It will describe the PGR9 process and cover the key elements required for writing a proposal for a doctoral research project at AUT.
|Online||Wed 22 Mar, 1:00pm – 3:00pm|
|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.
|Online||Tue 28 Mar, 10:00am – 11:30am|
|Presentation skills for your doctoral oral examination|
This workshop is designed for students who are preparing for their doctoral oral examination. It will cover the principles of presentation skills, with a particular focus on the unique requirements of the oral exam presentation.
|Online||Wed 29 Mar, 1:00pm – 3:00pm|
|Using Dimensions database|
This Library workshop provides an overview of the Dimensions multidisciplinary database, its content, discovery tools, and research impact analysis tools.
|Online||Thu 30 Mar, 1:00pm – 2:30pm|