Graduate School events calendar
Doctoral Orientation is a chance for new doctoral students to meet staff from Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School and learn what to expect in the first stage of their doctoral journey.
Kick-Start Your Thesis
These sessions are intended to help new postgraduate researchers get started and gain momentum early in their study at UC. If you are in the early stages of a Master’s or Doctoral thesis, you are warmly invited to attend the next “Kick-start your thesis” workshop.
Speakers will share top tips and answer your questions, and will include representatives from Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre, Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School and Ngā Puna Mātauraka Ako | UC Library.
It’s also a great opportunity to meet other thesis writers who are also just starting their postgrad studies.
Te Kura Tāura - Lunchtime Kōrero
Take a break and widen your research horizon by listening to a 20-to-30-minute talk followed by Q&A and networking over tea, coffee and biscuits! Every first Wednesday of the month, tea and coffee will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own cup (however paper cups will be available if you forget).
Preparing for your Confirmation
Are you wondering what to expect from the confirmation process at UC? Is your confirmation coming up soon?
Come along to this interactive workshop run by the Dean of Postgraduate Research, Professor Megan McAuliffe, and learn about all the confirmation requirements and go away with lots of useful tips and advice on how to successfully navigate this doctoral milestone!
Research Impact with Dr Kate Murray
Join Dr. Kate Murray, Kaitohutohu | Research Impact Advisor, to talk about what research impact means and how you can plan for it within your PhD research and more broadly across your career.
Preparing for Your Oral Exam
Are you wondering what to expect from your oral exam? Is your oral exam date coming up soon?
Come along to this interactive workshop run by the Dean of Postgraduate Research, Professor Megan McAuliffe, and learn about all the oral exam requirements and go away with lots of useful tips and advice on how to have a successful exam.
Decoding Research Ethics: The why and how of your ethics application
In this session, the co-chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) will share insights about the need for research ethics committee review and how the HREC works at UC. There will also be opportunities to discuss ethical issues related to your own project to help enhance your research journey.
3 Minute Thesis
3MT is an entertaining event where research students are given the opportunity to present their research in no more than three minutes with only one visual slide. Candidates will be asked to submit pre-recorded presentations and the finalists will be played on the night. To ensure candidates meet the requirements of the national and international competitions, the rules and guidelines are the same as those from the University of Queensland (founder of 3MT).
The top doctoral candidate will represent UC at the Asia-Pacific finals at a virtual event hosted by the University of Queensland.
Research master’s students who are enrolled in or have completed a thesis paper (90 points or greater) and are not yet eligible to graduate.
Doctoral candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation and are not yet eligible to graduate.
Visualise Your Thesis
Are you a Postgrad student doing a thesis? Want to make friends and potentially win $1000? Submit an entry to Visualise Your Thesis, a competition where you create a 60 second audiovisual presentation about your research. Get all the details here: https://canterbury.libguides.com/visyourthesis