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Kim Parrent

Senior Tutor


Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

17 October 2023


  • Bachelor of Science – Botany/Ecology (University of Canterbury)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – English (University of Canterbury)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Sociology (University of Canterbury)
  • Master of Arts – American Studies (University of Canterbury)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Canterbury)

My speciality teaching area is academic writing at both the undergratuate and postgraduate level. Within the CNRE Department I offer our undergradute and postgraduate students help to develop and refine their writing, communication, and study skills focusing upon the skills required by professional engineering graduates. 


Teaching Interests

  • Professional communication skills
  • Academic writing development
  • Literacy
  • Postgraduate research skills
  • Undergraduate study skills


Office hours (Semester 2 - Term-time only)

I have an open-door policy, which means if my door is open outside of the times below you are welcome to drop in for assistance. However, please note that I work in a shared office space and so I am in the office mornings only (after 1:00 pm I work offsite & can be reached via email, phone or Zoom). 

  • General: Monday 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • ENCN201 & ENCN301: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • ENCI/NR413: Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Outside of these times, please make an appointment. 


Recent Publications

  • Parrent, K. (2018) Communications Portfolio Guide. University of Canterbury. Christchurch, NZ.
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