Six students presented their research as part of the OPAIC Student Research Forum on Tuesday 24 May. This is the first time since the middle of 2021 that the students have been able to present on campus.
Applied Management HOD, Russell Harray, says the standard of the presentations was high, and all research was very topical. Four students were from the postgraduate area, either completing the Profession Project or their Master’s thesis. The other two students were presenting their internship research from the undergraduate area.
The audience was made up of academics, students, and other staff. The aim of each presentation was to update the progress made on each research project and to get feedback before the final submission of the formal research report.
The presentations were all of good quality with most of them relevant to the OPAIC campus. The session finished with lunch and an ongoing discussion between staff and the students. It also provided an opportunity for new research students to discuss further research projects at the postgraduate level.
Tong Si Wai – Enhancing church growth using design thinking for Mountainside Lutheran Church.
Meena Rani – Impact of Emotional Intelligence on employee performance and job satisfaction in the aged care industry.
Prabhjot Kaur - Investigation into the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Indian immigrants working in the retail industry of Auckland, New Zealand, and their Job performance at work.
Prasadie Silva - Barriers and facilitators to healthy eating and physical activity of office-based workers in New Zealand.
Ha Duong – How can OPAIC activate strategic objectives to embed sustainable practice and ensure benefits for the community?
Matthew Tongohan – Green Office Toitu, how to effectively use social media to promote GOT’s sustainability initiatives.