Postgraduate research student

Training and support

The Postgraduate Research 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 through the programme, we hope you will appreciate the broad range of opportunities now available for candidates to invest in not only for the completion of their thesis, but also looking towards career development while 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.  If you are unable to sign in or have further queries please contact Marise Murrie M.D or Alexis Boniface

     Postgraduate Research Development Programme

Below you will find a PDF copy of the Postgraduate Research Development Programme as of Jan 2017.  
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.

HRD Development Programme.pdf (1,797 KB)

     PhD Programme Against Vitae (RDF) Skills and Abilities

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.   PhD Programme Against Vitae.pdf (58 KB)

     Resources for Postgraduate Research Students

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.

     Contacts for Postgraduate Research Students

The Graduate Research School is a unit of Research and Enterprise, and is located on the Manawatū Campus (Palmerston North).

If your enquiry is about:

Physical/courier address

Researcher Development/Graduate Research School
Research and Enterprise
Massey University 
Courtyard Complex, Tennent Drive
Palmerston North 4474
New Zealand

Postal address

Researcher Development/Graduate Research School
Research and Enterprise
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

Dean's Awards 

The Dean's Awards is a list of theses examiners deem to be of exceptional quality including research and analytical content, originality, quality of expression and accuracy of presentation.

This is an outstanding honour and the candidates theses are considered amongst the best in their fields.  

Recipients of the Dean's Award can be viewed here.

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