All Upcoming Events

22nd Feb
10.00 am
Understanding and Surviving the Thesis Doldrums, presented by Dr Lizzie Towl (Victoria University of Wellington)
Venue: M.1.42 (Student Centre, Level 1, Hamilton Campus)

At some point in the course of your PhD candidature, you are likely to go through an emotional and motivational slump. This slump is so common that higher education community has given it a name: the “thesis doldrums.” In this workshop, we will discuss why this phenomenon is so common, and provide strategies and guidance to help you if you do find yourself in this situation.

This workshop is designed for students who have reached confirmed enrolment and are in the middle of their doctoral study, please register your interest as places are limited.

Registration is essential. Please complete the online registration form

Presentation will run from 10.00am - 1.00pm

23rd Feb
04.15 pm
Thesis Bootcamp, run by Dr Lizzie Towl (Victoria University of Wellington)
Venue: TBC

Thesis Bootcamp is an intensive writing environment spread over three full days, catering for doctoral candidates who are at the writing-up part of their doctoral journey. Introductory sessions will include motivational talks, goal setting, and strategies for writing quickly. Attendees will be required to complete pre-program planning activities and to commit to their own tangible aims for the weekend.

Am I eligible for Thesis Bootcamp? You are eligible for Thesis Bootcamp if you are in the final or 'writing-up' stages of completing your doctorate, able to commit to attending all Bootcamp sessions, and to adopting the ethos of dedicated writing required at Thesis Bootcamp.

Thesis Bootcamp is limited to 20 people. To apply, you need to talk to your chief supervisor to secure their support, and then complete the Thesis Bootcamp application form.

Applications close 26 January 2018.

Thesis bootcamp will run across the following sessions:

  • 4.15pm - 8.30pm Friday 23 February 2018
  • 9.00am - 8.30pm Saturday 24 February 2018
  • 9.00am - 8.30pm Sunday 25 February 2018