Doctoral research student

Training and support

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.  

Should you have any trouble signing in or have further queries, please contact Marise Murrie M.D Murrie@massey.ac.nz or Alexis Boniface A.Boniface@massey.ac.nz

     Doctoral Researcher Development Programme

Below you will find a PDF copy of the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme as of Jan 2018.
Researcher Dev Programme - 2018.pdf (1,098 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.

     Doctoral Researcher 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. 

     Resources for Doctoral 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.

2017/2018 WORKSHOPS PPT PRESENTATION MEDIASITE
INTRO TO CONTESTABLE FUNDING Contestable Funding
HUMAN ETHICS Research Integrity & Ethics.pptx (2,769 KB) Human Ethics
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.pptx (4,736 KB) 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 Preparing Oral Examination.pptx (3,099 KB) Oral Examination
PhD INDUCTION (FEB 2018) 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 - 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
WRITING WORKSHOP-CONFIRMATION Confirmation
WRITING FOR SCHOLARSHIP, FELLOWSHIP OR POSTDOC Scholarships, Fellowships & PostDocs
WRITING WORKSHOP-SETTING AND ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS Setting and Achieving your Goals
PRESENTING YOUR RESEARCH Presenting your Research
CV & COVER LETTER DEVELOPMENT CV and Cover Letter Development.pptx (19,840 KB) CV & Cover Letter Development
SETTING UP AND MANAGING YOUR OWN WRITING GROUP Setting Up and Managing Your Own Writing Group
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

     Contacts for Doctoral 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, University Avenue
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 List of Exceptional Theses

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.

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