Doctoral Development Programme

This programme is currently under construction.  As the academic year progresses, we will be adding more resources and courses for our research community.  

If you have any ideas or requests for specific content.  Please email the Dean of Postgraduate Research to let us know.



For courses that Doctoral students may find useful, please go to our Doctoral Development Programme Workshop Calendar.  

The Academic Skills Centre also run a number of courses, have a look and see if there is anything that will be helpful for you at this stage of your research.



Academic Integrity.

Academic integrity involves acting honestly, ethically, fairly and respecting others in teaching, learning, research and administration. Academic integrity means producing honest and ethical work and is one of the key foundations to being a good student, and is a key principle at UC.  Please go to our Academic Integrity page for more information about the UC student code of conduct, policy and an FAQ page on this subject.

Milestone paperwork.

If you cant find a form to complete for an upcoming milestone report, please go to our Forms page.

3MT competition

Each year the University of Canterbury enters the competitive 3MT (three-minute thesis) competition.  Research students are given the chance to present their research in 3 minutes with one descriptive slide.  The Master's winner will present at the New Zealand final and the PhD finalist will compete in the Asia-Pacific final.  Due to Covid-19 the final competitions will be pre-recorded presentations and virtual events. That said, the prize money is very real!  Watch this space for more information.