Doctoral Skills Workshops in October

Doctoral Skills Workshops in October

The upcoming Doctoral Skills workshops will help you find, select, evaluate and gain knowledge of the literature relevant to you topic and the field (or fields) to which your research belongs. The workshops will also assist you to identify the high-impact authors and research in your discipline and keep track with the latest publications, manage references, structure and write literature review, format doctoral thesis, understand what their examiners’ expectations are, use the University’s research management systems to your advantage, and more.

       Literature review: Getting started

This workshop will help you find a broad range of literature and information on your topic from variety of sources. You are welcome to bring a USB to download relevant readings.

 The next session is 21 October, 1pm – 3pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City

Literature review: Targeting your research and staying current

This workshop will cover advanced database search skills to help you find and keep up-to-date with the latest research relating to your thesis topic. The workshop will introduce effective strategies for retrieving specific sets of results, literature and data.

The next session is 13 October, 1pm – 3pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City

        Academic writing: Getting started

This workshop provides practical advice on how to manage your time effectively so that you can start writing early in your doctoral studies. It will also help you to identify which sections of your thesis can be written now.

The next session is 14 October, 11am – 1pm, room 420 at KEIC level 4, City

      Maximise the impact of your research outputs

The workshop addresses how you can build and promote your profile as a researcher and professional. It introduces a range of tools and strategies you can apply to maximise and track the impact of your research outputs.

The next session is 15 October, 1pm – 3pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City

     Academic writing: Thesis structure

Creating a logical thesis structure helps your thesis examiners and future employers understand your research and subsequent contribution to knowledge. This workshop covers how to structure a doctoral thesis and its essential sections. You will have the chance to start mapping out your thesis chapter titles in the workshop.

The next session is 22 October, 11am – 1pm, room 420 at KEIC level 4, City

      Academic writing: Thesis proposals

This workshop explains how to structure your full thesis proposal, plan your research and organise your thoughts. Different thesis proposal writing styles will be examined using real examples from former doctoral candidates.

The next session is 16 October, 11am – 1pm, room 420 at KEIC level 4, City

     Academic writing: Writing for publication

Publishing during your doctorate requires careful planning. This workshop covers why you should publish, when you need to start, where to submit your articles and conference papers and what to expect from the peer reviewing process.

The next session is 21 October, 9am – 11am, room 420 at KEIC level 4, City

      Presenting research at seminars, events and conferences

This workshop provides practical advice and tips on how to prepare, plan, and practice your first academic conference paper or departmental seminar.

The next session is 29 October, 11am – 1pm, room 420 at KEIC level 4, City

      Academic writing: What examiners expect

Your doctoral examiners expect your thesis to meet the required disciplinary standards of academic writing. This workshop covers the expectations of your examiners, general academic writing conventions and common errors found in doctoral thesis writing.

The next session is 20 October, 12noon – 2pm, room 420 at KEIC level 4, City

        IT Skills: Formatting your thesis

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to advanced Microsoft Word 2013 features which will help you format your thesis in compliance with the University of Auckland Guide to Theses and Dissertations. Functionalities covered: automatic table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, creating headings using styles, formatting page numbers, compiling multiple chapters into a single document, and more.

       The next session is 20 October, 4pm – 6pm, room 431 at KEIC level 4, City

       Book online: www.library.auckland.ac.nz/booking/doctoral  (spaces are limited).