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PhD Students

Other Sources of Help and Support for PhD Students

University of Otago Library thesis guide

The Dunedin branch of the University of Otago Library has also produced a guide for thesis students, which you can find at Thesis Information.

Graduate Research School

Wellington Learning Advisor

If you need help with academic writing, study skills or giving presentations, contact your Student Learning Advisor for the Wellington campus, Emma Osborne at

IT Support

Email IT Support at or call 0800 479 8888.
You can find more information about IT services for students at Student Computing Services.

The wider community of PhD students and academics

You’re not alone. There are some great websites and blogs you can look at for ideas, support, and light relief. Here are some of our favourites: