Graduate Coordination Team

Our post-graduate prospectus for Engineering and Computer Science gives information about the graduate programme, and many courses have their own specific homepages. You are welcome to approach one of the following people:

  • Diana Siwiak - first point of contact and postgraduate development coordinator for all thesis students (Masters and PhD),
  • Craig Watterson - pastoral care for all thesis students (Masters and PhD),
  • Peter Andreae - Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research),
  • Anthony McLoughlin - postgraduate administrator (Masters and PhD),
  • Lindsay Groves - coordinator for provisionally registered thesis students, e.g. seminar chair (PhD),
  • Will Browne - coordinator for fully registered thesis students, e.g. six monthly reports manager (PhD),
  • James Noble - for queries and enrolment concerning our thesis program (ME, Masters Part 2 (thesis), and PhD),
  • Bing Xue - for international students interested in any non-thesis postgraduate programs in Computer Science, or
  • Robin Dykstra - for international students interested in any non-thesis postgraduate programs in Electronic and Computer systems, or
  • Karsten Lundqvist - for any other graduate inquiries (e.g. domestic students interested in Graduate Diploma in Science etc).

Thesis Information

The following links contain more specific information relevant to postgraduate research:

Postgrad Life @ ECS

Shut Up & Write: ECS Writing Sessions

Mondays & Thursdays 13:00-15:00 in Cotton Room 344.
  • Arrive early : We begin our first writing set at the top of the hour; each set occurs every 25 minutes, with 5 minute breaks in between.
  • Come when you can : Since each writing set happens every half an hour, you can (quietly) come late or leave early.
  • Have a plan of attack : Which section will you focus on? What is your completion goal for the session? What is your word count goal?
  • Go offline : You can’t unplug, but you can disconnect from the internet and put your phone away during each set.
  • Stay as long as you need : If you’ve hit a writing groove as the group disbands, keep on writing!

Social Media: Connect with the graduate coordination team on social media

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