[Bioeng_local] FW: PhD student exam workshops ChCh 20/21 Oct Reply to attend

Peter Hilton peter.hilton at otago.ac.nz
Wed Sep 7 16:49:29 NZST 2016


Hi all Otago PhD students about to submit, these two workshops will be useful for those for there thesis submissions and oral defence.

Email Ruth directly if you want to attend.


Peter

Peter Hilton
Research Facilitator
Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine
University of Otago, Christchurch



From: Ruth Helms
Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2016 4:19 p.m.
To: Ruth Helms <ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz>
Subject: PhD student exam workshops ChCh 20/21 Oct Reply to attend

7 Sept 2016

To:  University of Otago PhD students based in Christchurch
Cc:   PhD supervisors and administrators

Two exam workshops/seminars for PhD students  - to attend, reply to ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz<mailto:ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz>

Dr Vijay Kumar Mallan, Learning Advisor from the University of Otago’s Student Learning Centre, is coming to Christchurch in October to run two workshops (no charge) as follows:

1.
Expectations of PhD Examiners
Thursday, 20 October 2016
2.00-4.00 p.m.
Room 706, 7th floor Univ of Otago ChCh main building

The examination process at the doctoral level is substantially different from undergraduate and postgraduate coursework assessment. This seminar will provide insights into the doctoral examination process including:
- How examiners are selected
- How experienced examiners approach examination
- What makes a good/passable thesis
- What experienced examiners suggest to get your thesis passed

To attend, email:  ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz<mailto:ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz>

2.
Preparing for the Oral PhD examination
FRIDAY, 21 October
10.00 a.m.-12.00 noon
Room 706, 7th floor Univ of Otago ChCh main building


In this seminar, you will learn how to prepare for your oral defence, how to present your research, how to respond to examiner questions and finally how to revise after the oral defence. Topics covered in this seminar include:
• Components of an oral defence
• Skills/Content knowledge
• How to defend
• Preparing your presentation
• Likely questions
• How to answer questions

To attend, email:  ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz<mailto:ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz>

Hope we can get a good attendance.

Thanks

Ruth


Ruth helms  •  manager, academic programmes
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO cHRISTCHURCH • PO BOX 4345, CHRISTCHURCH 8140, NEW ZEALAND
T: 03 364 0527 | M: 021 2415276 | E: ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz<mailto:ruth.helms at otago.ac.nz> | W: www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch<http://www.otago.ac.nz/christchurch>

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