The Learning and Achievement team offers a wide range of free Academic and study skills workshops. Students from Level 4 and above are welcome to attend these workshops.

We also offer a number of specialised Postgraduate workshops. Students from Level 7 and above are welcome to attend these workshops.

Career workshops as you plan and prepare for your career, while you are studying and after you graduate! To book Career Centre workshops click here or insert this url in your browser http://tpa.unitec.ac.nz/careercentre.

Please note:

Study skills and academic writing workshops

Postgraduate workshops

 


Current Workshops

Studying smarter

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
Critical thinking The ability to think critically is a key skill for academic success. This workshop will look at what is critical thinking, the process of critical thinking and how to be a good critical thinker. During the session, you will have opportunities to take part in activities to help develop your critical thinking skills. 510-3011 Waitakere Tue 2018-Aug-21 03:00pm

04:00pm




Current Workshops

Rev up your writing and presentations

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
Essay writing essentials Are you new to essay writing at tertiary level? If so, then come to this workshop to learn about the process of essay writing and lecturer expectations. In this session we specifically focus on analysing essay questions, essay structure and paragraphing. 180-2043 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-22 03:00pm

05:00pm
Writing a literature review Literature review is required when writing a research project. Come along to the workshop if you want to find out what a literature review is, the process of preparing a literature review and the format of a literature review. 180-2043 Mt Albert Fri 2018-Aug-24 02:00pm

03:00pm
Academic writing (English Language Focus) This workshop is for students who are new to assignment writing in the New Zealand context. We discuss and practise: • Analysing assignment requirements • Academic writing strategies. Bring along assignment guidelines and marking schedules/criteria. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-27 10:30am

12:30pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 510-3011 Waitakere Thu 2018-Aug-30 10:30am

12:00pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Sep-03 01:00pm

03:00pm




Current Workshops

Get started and succeed in PG coursework

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
(PG) Critical thinking Critical thinking is at the heart of postgraduate study. This session covers: • what’s involved in critical thinking • how we use critical thinking in our daily lives • identifying and dealing with assumptions • critical thinking in academic contexts 180-2043 Mt Albert Tue 2018-Aug-21 03:00pm

05:00pm
(PG) Literature review 2: Working on the writing In this workshop we cover processes involving in writing a literature review, ways of developing productive writing habits and look at the key writing skills for literature reviews. These include clear description and summary, comparison and contrast, synthesis of ideas and critical commentary. 182-2001 Mt Albert Fri 2018-Aug-24 10:30am

12:30pm
(PG) Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 510-3011 Waitakere Thu 2018-Aug-30 10:30am

12:00pm
(PG) Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Sep-03 01:00pm

03:00pm




Current Workshops

Plan, implement and write up the research paper

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
(PG) Planning and writing a research proposal All research starts with a proposal: a plan or outline to guide the study so we maximize the chances of the study’s success. We look at the basic components of a research proposal across a range of paradigms, and share some useful techniques for constructing a proposal and justifying a study. Whether you are a student submitting a proposal for postgraduate study or a staff member looking to obtain funding, come along to explore ideas and ways of writing an effective proposal. Come with your own ideas and you can tailor the discussion to your own study for even greater benefit. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-27 01:00pm

03:00pm
(PG) Preparing a good thesis or dissertation This workshop covers: •what examiners are looking for in a thesis / dissertation •how examiners go about the examination process •what makes a weak and strong thesis 180-2043 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-29 04:00pm

06:00pm
(PG) Research ethics: How to prepare a strong application This workshop will introduce you to the role and importance of ethics in your research. It outlines Unitec's process for seeking ethical approval of your research project. Please note: All postgraduate student research projects that involve human beings (e.g. research project, dissertation or thesis) must have Unitec Research Ethics Committee (UREC) approval before research can begin. Come along to consider the issues involved and find out how you can prepare your application for approval. Check out the Postgraduate Student Resources pages on Moodle if you would like to look at the general Ethics requirements before the session. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Sep-03 10:30am

12:30pm
(PG) Long documentation for thesis/dissertation (MS Word) This workshop shows you how to use MS Word effectively to create a thesis template, and how to use certain features in Word to easily bring all the component parts of a thesis together. Topics include: styles, table of contents, page and section breaks, page numbers, headers and footers, cover pages, multi-level numbering of headings, outline view, footnotes, line spacing, page-setup and margins, captions, inserting images and creating a template. 183-1003 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Sep-05 10:00am

12:00pm