The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC) Team at The University of the South Pacific (USP) partnered with Dr Sarina Theys of the School of Law and Social Science (SoLaSS) to host a series of Practical Academic Writing (PAW) once a week from 6th – 30th August 2023.
This PAW is part of the N-POC commitment to support research at USP, aiming at progressing research candidates towards completion.
The N-POC PhD candidates identified the necessity for more practical academic writing as a priority, which is found to be commonly shared among other research candidates at USP.
In response, the N-POC Team was thrilled to take leadership and provide as many support activities as possible to encourage students and staff of the university to enjoy thinking about research.
The N-POC Collaborative Research Space was at full capacity during the three weeks of PAW as students and staff gathered to learn and experience more focused academic writing. Participants appreciated this free academic writing support.
They happily shared the knowledge and skills they gained from this PAW to strengthen their academic writing capabilities.
The N-POC Team appreciates Dr Sarina Theys, who offered her support, knowledge and experience out of love for researchers at USP and gratitude was also extended to the participants and the N-POC Team at USP and the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway.
The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC) is an ambitious research and PhD training partnership between the University of Bergen in Norway and the regional University of the South Pacific (USP).
Funded for 2021–2025 by Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, the programme comprises 24 fully funded PhD scholarships at the USP within ocean and climate research, ranging from the natural sciences to the social sciences and humanities.