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The Doctoral Researcher Development Programme at Massey University is designed to provide additional support and developmental opportunities to Higher Research Degree candidates in preparation for life post completion of their degree. It has been guided by the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF).
As you look though the programme, we hope you will appreciate and take advantage of the broad range of opportunities available to candidates working towards the completion of their thesis, and looking towards their own career development while here at Massey University
If you are interested in viewing and/or registering for any upcoming workshops, please visit the Doctoral Stream site. Sign in using your student id/password and go to either the events calendar or catalogue.
Below you will find a PDF copy of the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme as of Jan 2019.
2019 Doctoral Researcher Development Programme.pdf (6,664 KB)
Please note: the Programme is subject to change during the course of this year. Once workshops have been scheduled you will be able to register via the Doctoral Stream site.
The diagram below cross references the seminars and workshops offered by the applicable skills and attributes within the four domains of the VITAE development framework.
Massey University is committed to ensuring that support, training, and resources are available to help students develop a community of best practice and reach their fullest potential.
Please refer to the Helpful resources and packages section for research resources and software packages available to Massey University students.
|INTRO TO CONTESTABLE FUNDING||Contestable Funding|
|HUMAN ETHICS||Research Integrity & Ethics.pptx (2,769 KB)||Human Ethics|
|INFLUENCING & ASSERTIVENESS||Influencing & Assertiveness.pptx (25,006 KB)||Influencing&Assertive|
|INCREASING YOUR EMPLOYABILITY||Enhancing your employability.pptx (25,727 KB)||Increasing Employability|
|PREPARING FOR ORAL EXAMINATION (APR)||Preparing Oral Examination.pptx (3,099 KB)|
|FELLOWSHIPS & POSTDOCS||Fellowship Proposal Writing.pptx (2,817 KB)||Fellowships & PostDocs|
|DAAD INFO SESSION||DAAD - Germany Funding.pdf (1,215 KB)||DAAD|
|RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL||Research Professional|
|PUBLISHING STRATEGIES-IFS PANEL||Publishing Strategies|
|LITERATURE REVIEW||Literature Review|
|PhD COMPLETION & BEYOND||GRS update, Sustaining motivation, Bringing the thesis together, Being strategic about getting published, Doctoral examination process, Panel discussion|
|PROJECT MANAGEMENT||Proj Mgmt - getting started.pptx (3,069 KB)||Project Management|
|CAREER OPTIONS IN OR OUT OF ACADEMIA||Career Options in or out of Academia|
|HORIZON 2020 (EU FUNDING)||Horizon 2020|
|HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL (HRC)||Health Research Council|
|BID WRITING BASICS-SCANZ GROUP||SCANZ GROUP|
|TIME MANAGEMENT||Time Management.pptx (4,736 KB)||Time Management|
|PREPARING FOR DOCTORAL CONFIRMATION||Confirmation|
|PREPARING FOR ORAL EXAMINATION||Preparing Oral Examination.pptx (3,099 KB)||Oral Examination|
|PhD INDUCTION (FEB 2018)||GRS & DRC, policies and processes governing your PhD, Library Services for your PhD, Research Data Management @ MU, Developing PhD profile page, Resilience, how to be aware of yourself, Cross-Cultural Communication, Researcher Development opportunities @ MU throughout your candidature, Code of Responsible Research Conduct, Panel Session, hints and tips from MU PhDs and Supervisors, PhD Induction: Wrap-up|
|BUSINESS CASE DEVELOPMENT||Business Case Overview.pptx (2,637 KB)||Business Case Development|
|PROJECT MANAGEMENT||Project Management - Getting Started.pdf (476 KB)||Project management|
|GRANT WRITING - THE BASICS||Grant Writing - The Basics.pdf (280 KB)||Grant Writing - The Basics|
|INTRO TO KEY CONTESTABLE FUNDING IN NZ||Intro to Key Contestable Funding.pdf (1,152 KB)||Key Contestable Funding|
|PRESENTING YOUR RESEARCH||Presenting your Research|
|CV & COVER LETTER DEVELOPMENT||CV and Cover Letter Development.pptx (19,840 KB)||CV & Cover Letter Development|
|SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND POSTDOCS||Scholarships, Fellowships and PostDocs|
|PhD INDUCTION (NOV 2018)||Role of GRS & DRC/Policies and Processes Governing your PhD, Confirmation Event, How to Develop a Literature Review, Research Data Management/Importance of Good RDM/Expectations at Massey, Library Services, Code of Responsible Research Conduct and Human Ethics, Panel of Supervisors and Doctoral Candidates, Support Services and Mental Health Awareness|
|HUMAN ETHICS (NOV 2018)||Human Ethics|
|TURBOCHARGE YOUR WRITING - MARIA GARDINER (THINKWELL)||Turbocharge your Writing|
|WRITING WORKSHOPS SERIES|
|SETTING UP AND MANAGING YOUR OWN WRITING GROUPS||Setting up and managing your own writing group|
|WRITING UP RESULTS AND DISCUSSION FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH||Writing up Results and Discussion for Qualitative Research - Oct 2018.pptx (3,060 KB)||Qualitative Research|
|PRESENTING YOUR RESEARCH||Presenting your Research.pptx (16,293 KB)||Presenting your Research|
|CONFIRMATION REPORT||PhD Confirmation Report and Lit Review Core Writing.pdf (2,431 KB)||Writing Report for Confirmation - Kat Lyons|
|CLARITY AND CONCISENESS||Clarity & Conciseness Presentation.pptx (2,615 KB)||Clarity and Conciseness|
|COHESION AND COHERENCE||Cohesion and Coherence|
|PUTTING THE THESIS TOGETHER||Putting the Thesis Together.pptx (3,511 KB)||Putting the Thesis Together|
|EDITING YOUR THESIS||Editing Your Thesis - 2019.pdf (1,844 KB)||Editing your Thesis|
|SETTING AND ACHIEVING YOUR WRITING GOALS||Setting-and-Achieving-Your-PhD-Writing-Goals - REVISED.pptx (8,334 KB)||Setting and Achieving your Writing Goals|
|THESIS WITH PUBLICATION||Thesis with Publication-Panel Session.pdf (1,148 KB) Guidelines for PhD Thesis with Publications (1).pdf (541 KB)||Thesis with Publication|
|IMPROVING YOUR THESIS WRITING STYLE||Improving your Thesis Writing Style.pptx (1,285 KB)||Improving your Thesis Writing Style|
|LONG DOCS: LEARNING HOW TO NAVIGATE YOUR THESIS AS A LONG DOCUMENT||Long docs: Learning how to navigate your thesis as a long document|
|WRITING UP RESULTS AND DISCUSSION FOR QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH||Results & Discussion Chapters for Quantitative Research (2,226 KB)||Quantitative Research|
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The Dean's List of Exceptional Theses includes theses which examiners deem to be of exceptional quality. Examiners consider the theses as original and unique contributions to research, and outstanding in terms of research and analytical content, quality of expression and accuracy of presentation.
Candidates whose theses are placed on the list have completed their thesis within the allocated time for doctoral study, without any extensions. Therefore, this is an outstanding honour and the candidates’ theses are considered amongst the best in their fields.
Recipients of the Dean's List Exceptional Theses can be viewed here.
For more information on higher research degrees at Massey, please visit GRS/Higher Research Degrees webpage.