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Showcasing Postgraduate Options

Media release
9 May 2008

Showcasing Postgraduate Options

Around 500 students will be busy exploring postgraduate opportunities at The University of Auckland this coming week.

The University's first ever Postgraduate Week, from 12 to 16 May, will tell them about coursework and research programmes, scholarships on offer, how to apply, and careers open to postgraduates.

All eight faculties will host information sessions, mostly in the late afternoon and evening, as will the School of Theology. Postgraduate students and supervisors will explain to visitors what a masters and doctoral degree involves.

Postgraduate Music students will perform on viola, piano and flute at a special lunchtime concert.

Three hundred students have already registered for the event online and organisers expect several hundred more to attend. Most are expected to be current University of Auckland students.

"We have many exciting options for students thinking of going on to postgraduate study," says Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Gregor Coster. "This is their chance to find out what we offer, how to get in, how to tackle a postgraduate degree and the improved job prospects which it brings.

"With the University committed to boosting its proportion of postgraduate students (currently 18 percent) it is important to raise awareness among undergraduates of the possibilities ahead of them."


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