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Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Studies

Posted By admin On October 15, 2013 @ 3:25 pm In Bulk-email,First Year Seminars,Workshops | Comments Disabled


Planning Ahead for Postgraduate Studies

Date: October 24, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Venue: TT303, T.T. Tsui Building

(venue changed due to overwhelming response)

Who is it for?

Open to all students, especially targeted to seniors.

What is it about?

This workshop provides students with practical advice on what to consider and how to prepare for postgraduate studies. Highlights of the workshop include: critically questioning the advantages and disadvantages of postgraduate studies, exploring timelines and locations for postgraduate studies, and learning more about the academic transition from undergraduate to postgraduate. Current MPhil and PhD students will be on a panel addressing common issues and taking questions from the audience.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • How do students determine if they are academically prepared for postgraduate research programmes?
  • Should students already have a well-developed research topic before applying? Is previous research experience required?
  • What are important considerations in deciding which programme is a good fit? What are the differences between research postgraduate programmes (RPG) and taught postgraduate programmes (TPG)?
  • Are scholarships available? How do you finance postgraduate studies?
  • What can undergraduate students do to help them transition into a postgraduate programme?
  • At what point do you identify a supervisor for your research?
  • How does being a postgraduate student differ from being an undergraduate student?

… And many more questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Current MPhil and PhD students from the Faculties of Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences
Please click HERE to register! [1]



Telephone: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk [2]

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