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 Murrie@massey.ac.nz or Alexis Boniface A.Boniface@massey.ac.nz

     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.

2017 WORKSHOPS PPT PRESENTATION MEDIASITE
INTRO TO CONTESTABLE FUNDING Contestable Funding
HUMAN ETHICS Research Integrity & Ethics.pptx (2,769 KB)
WRITING-CONFIRMATION REPORT Report for Confirmation
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) PhD Oral Examination
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
WRITING-CLARITY & CONCISENESS Writing Skills-Clarity & Conciseness.pdf (476 KB) Clarity & Conciseness
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
WRITING-COHESION AND COHERENCE Cohesion and Coherence
CAREER OPTIONS IN OR OUT OF ACADEMIA Career Options in or out of Academia
ALTMETRICS Altmetrics
HORIZON 2020 (EU FUNDING) Horizon 2020
HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL (HRC) Health Research Council
BID WRITING BASICS-SCANZ GROUP SCANZ GROUP
TIME MANAGEMENT Time Management
PREPARING FOR DOCTORAL CONFIRMATION Confirmation
WRITING-PUTTING THESIS TOGETHER Putting Thesis Together.pdf (1,027 KB) Putting Thesis Together
PREPARING FOR ORAL EXAMINATION (SEP) Preparing Oral Examination.pptx (3,099 KB) Oral Examination
PhD INDUCTION GRS & DRC, policies and processes governing your PhDLibrary Services for your PhDResearch Data Management @ MUDeveloping PhD profile pageResilience, how to be aware of yourselfCross-Cultural CommunicationResearcher Development opportunities @ MU throughout your candidatureCode of Responsible Research ConductPanel Session, hints and tips from MU PhDs and SupervisorsPhD Induction: Wrap-up
BUSINESS CASE DEVELOPMENT Business Case Overview.pptx (2,637 KB) Business Case Development
PROJECT MANAGEMENT Project management 

     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.

For more information on higher research degrees at Massey, please visit GRS/Higher Research Degrees webpage.

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