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Initial stages

What is a Doctorate? - Professor Mason Durie

This presentation provides an overview of Doctoral study - key expectations, criteria, processes, and outcomes.

The Doctoral Journey: What to Expect - Professor Margaret Tennant

This presentation by Professor Tennant is designed to highlight what you might expect during the course of a doctorate. It considers the highs and lows and how you can successfully manage the Doctoral Journey.

Te Kāurutanga - Professor Whatarangi Winiata (Te Wānanga o Raukawa)

This presentation discusses the preparation of candidates for Te Kāurutanga, the most senior qualification offered by Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Furthermore it outlines the value of the qualification for its participants.

Five Factors for PhD Success: Some Research-Based Suggestions - Meegan Hall (Victoria University of Wellington)

If we expect PhD theses to be evidence-based - why not a presentation about PhD completion? This short talk presents five factors that, according to recent international and local research, appear to impact on doctoral success. How do they apply to Māori PhD candidates? If forewarned is forearmed, this presentation will help to identify some potential obstacles for Māori doctoral students to look out for and suggest some mitigating strategies.

He Aratohu Tuhi - Marie Waaka (Te Wānanga o Raukawa)

Because Te Wānanga o Raukawa aspires to being a tikanga Māori institute it was obvious that a specialised definitive guide to writing conventions and essay writing guide for students needed to be designed. Hence, the creation of He Aratohu Tuhi. This presentation outlines the development of this technique and style to reflect a Mātauranga continuum.

Understanding Postgraduate Academic Culture - Dr Natilene Bowker

Outlines expectations at Post Graduate level and type of information encountered. Practical steps to manage the complex nature of post graduate study.

Innovation in PhD Completion.pdf (170 KB)

What is it that makes a PhD such a difficult process, and prevents candidates from completing on time? In this paper, we propose that self-sabotaging behaviours, including over committing, procrastination and perfectionism, have a role to play.

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