Senior TutorKim Parrent

E320 Civil/Mech Building
Internal Phone: 94640


  • 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

Teaching interests include:

  • 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.