Typical day at work was to greet your co-workers talk to your immediate colleagues about work related matters. Learnt how to communicate with people and staff at the time and maintain a good repore with those around you, learnt to read what management expected of you and to achieve those goals. Learnt to mix with co-workers and work as a team. Hardest part of the job was to deal with changes in academic management and maintaining the research contracts, to their expectations. Most enjoyable part of the job was making friendships with my colleagues.
My experience as a PhD researcher at the University of Otago has been wonderful. They have a very relaxed and friendly environment. I would highly recommend this University to any prospective student/ researcher.