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For All Our Futures
A PhD is more than just research. Use this time to grow your networks, maximise your research impact, develop vital leadership and innovation skills and engage with other bright minds from across the University.
Monthly: Connect with your peers from across the University at this monthly discussion of key doctoral topics.
Monthly: Get financial support for a short-term research visit or placement at a Universitas 21 institution.
May-August: Could you present your entire thesis in 180 seconds? Have a go at this fun and frantic annual research communication competition.
July: Upskill in next generation digital research tools and skills at this highly-participatory and completely free three-day research development festival.
Multiple dates: Develop your entrepreneurial skills with this flagship programme comprising seminars, workshops and big-prize competitions!
Multiple dates: Renowned researcher, teacher and author Dr Hugh Kearns joins us twice per year to deliver valuable doctoral-specific workshops.
October: Present your research by poster or presentation in the University's biggest postgraduate research exposition and competition.
Apply October for a February start: Kick-start your academic career through fortnightly seminars on leadership, teaching and research.
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.
Multiple dates: The Student Leadership Programme offers leadership development opportunities for all students, including doctoral candidates through the Rangatiratanga and Tāmata workshop collections.
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.
Find out why previous participants love this fast and fun global research communication competition.
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