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Mātātaki | The Challenge
For All Our Futures
Grow your networks, maximise your research impact, develop vital leadership and innovation skills and engage with other bright minds from across the University.
Summer 2021: Stay connected over the summer with this series of fun and free activities for doctoral candidates and their families.
Multiple dates: Renowned researchers and professionals join us throughout the year to share essential development tools for doctoral candidates.
Upskill in next generation digital research tools and skills at this highly-participatory and completely free three-day research development festival.
May-August: Could you present your entire thesis in 180 seconds? Have a go at this fun and frantic annual research communication competition.
Multiple dates: Develop your entrepreneurial skills and networks through an exciting series of seminars, workshops and big-prize competitions!
Multiple dates: Network with peers and listen to panels and professionals share knowledge on key doctoral topics.
Apply September: Kick-start your academic career through fortnightly seminars on leadership, teaching and research.
November/December: Showcase your research in any (or all!) of three categories: Academic Posters, Research Images and Creative Items.
Multiple dates: Don’t miss these interactive one-day workshops developed to help you transform your idea into a new and exciting venture.
Multiple dates: Te Tumu Herenga Libraries and Learning Services offers a comprehensive selection of academic workshops for doctoral candidates.
Apply November for February: Join the Summer Lab programme and build a venture. No prior experience with innovation, entrepreneurship or business required.
Apply by December: A three-minute pitch on the year's challenge could win you valuable career development training with PwC.
The Centre for eResearch supports researchers with data management and computational issues through workshops, courses, software and one-on-one support.
Brush up on your NVivo, SPSS and Word thesis formatting skills with these valuable workshops - offered free for all current postgraduates.
Harshpreet Singh and Amy Martin discuss the important research visits they were able to make thanks to the U21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarship.
Read about Svetlana Kostrykina's successful experience with her U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award.
Build a student-led, inclusive research community with support from the Creating Connections Grant. Funded by the School of Graduate Studies.
The PGSA is your opportunity to connect with the University's diverse postgraduate community.
The AUSA represents, supports and advocates for students across the University
With over 200 clubs, societies and associations, you're sure to find some like-minded friends.
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