Professional development calendar

Date Session Details & Registration
8th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
8th Mar 2021 Engaging with the Media to raise awareness about your research
Researchers often ask: How do I work with media confidently? How do I capture public interest? What aspects of my project should I focus on?Talking with the media about your research may seem daunting, but it can really help to increase awareness of your work and raise your profile as a researcher. Whether you are being interviewed for a newspaper, radio or television, giving a conference presentation, writing a blog, or tweeting or posting on Facebook, you need to be strategic in how, why, what and when you publicise your work.The Comms Doctor is presenting 3 sessions - Day 1: Getting the basics – why work with the media; what makes a good research story; using social media: finding support. (2 hrs, 1000-1200) Day 2: Planning your message – developing your plan; writing for the media, writing opinion pieces. (2 hrs, 1000-1200) Day 3: Delivering your message – prepare for and deliver an interview (radio and/or TV); receive feedback and plan the next steps. (3 hrs, 1000-1300).  Please register for each session, or the session which interests you.
9th Mar 2021 Grammar Café - Verb tenses
Verbs help to encode actions, meanings, and relationships between things. Consistency of verb tense helps ensure smooth expression in your writing and improve the coherence of your argument. The practice of the discipline for which you write typically determines which verb tenses to use in various parts of your thesis. This workshop will use practical tips and guides to help you know when to use past and present tense and in which chapter and it discusses how to avoid unnecessary shifts in verb tense within a paragraph or in adjacent paragraphs to help ensure smooth expression. If you need to improve your knowledge of grammar and the mechanics and clarity of your written expression, this workshop is for you.  (90 mins, 1000-1130 AEST)
9th Mar 2021 Engaging with the Media to raise awareness about your research
Researchers often ask: How do I work with media confidently? How do I capture public interest? What aspects of my project should I focus on?Talking with the media about your research may seem daunting, but it can really help to increase awareness of your work and raise your profile as a researcher. Whether you are being interviewed for a newspaper, radio or television, giving a conference presentation, writing a blog, or tweeting or posting on Facebook, you need to be strategic in how, why, what and when you publicise your work.The Comms Doctor is presenting 3 sessions - Day 1: Getting the basics – why work with the media; what makes a good research story; using social media: finding support. (2 hrs, 1000-1200) Day 2: Planning your message – developing your plan; writing for the media, writing opinion pieces. (2 hrs, 1000-1200) Day 3: Delivering your message – prepare for and deliver an interview (radio and/or TV); receive feedback and plan the next steps. (3 hrs, 1000-1300).  Please register for each session, or the session which interests you.
9th Mar 2021 Human Research Ethics Café
Completing an Ethics application can be complicated and many applicants miss details or make errors. The committee regularly requests additional information about areas of concern within applications and request resubmissions.The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) are facilitating open sessions where they will work through the application process, what should be included in the research proposal and will address common areas of concern. It’s a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the processes, ask questions and receive good advice, with the aim being to hopefully avoid any need to resubmit.These sessions are open to Researchers, Academics and students who will be submitting an application for research involving human ethics. (60 mins, 1300-1400)
9th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
10th Mar 2021 Using Databases Effectively: Australian Focus
Are you looking for Australian research or want to use Australian resources? This session will show you the best databases to use and when to use them.  (60 minutes, 0930-1030)
10th Mar 2021 Grammar Café - Articles
Many languages do not use articles (a, an, & the), or if they do exist, they may be used differently than in English. Multilingual writers often find article usage to be one of the most difficult concepts to master. Although there are some rules about article usage to help, there are also quite a few exceptions. Learning to use articles accurately is the focus of this workshop. It discusses common errors of article usage using practical examples and resources to help improve your academic writing skills. (90 mins, 1000-1130 AEST)
10th Mar 2021 Engaging with the Media to raise awareness about your research
Researchers often ask: How do I work with media confidently? How do I capture public interest? What aspects of my project should I focus on?Talking with the media about your research may seem daunting, but it can really help to increase awareness of your work and raise your profile as a researcher. Whether you are being interviewed for a newspaper, radio or television, giving a conference presentation, writing a blog, or tweeting or posting on Facebook, you need to be strategic in how, why, what and when you publicise your work.The Comms Doctor is presenting 3 sessions - Day 1: Getting the basics – why work with the media; what makes a good research story; using social media: finding support. (2 hrs, 1000-1200) Day 2: Planning your message – developing your plan; writing for the media, writing opinion pieces. (2 hrs, 1000-1200) Day 3: Delivering your message – prepare for and deliver an interview (radio and/or TV); receive feedback and plan the next steps. (3 hrs, 1000-1300).  Please register for each session, or the session which interests you.
10th Mar 2021 Academic Writing Style
Academic style is more than just a writing convention – it can also help you to think more logically and clearly as you work on your thesis and build your research argument. This workshop will help to understand the key features of academic writing and introduce language strategies to improve coherence in your writing to be more objective, formal and precise. If you need to understand how to identify, create and improve your academic style this workshop is for you.  (2 hours, 1300-1500 AEST)
15th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
16th Mar 2021 Critical Writing
One of the most important aspects of research and academic work is the ability to think critically about what you read, what you write and what you are told. A common mistake some writers make is to assume that everything they read is true. However, you need to form your own judgements, promote your argument and persuade your audience through your writing. This workshop covers key features of critical writing and presents practical strategies to improve your own planning and writing process. It discusses critical thinking as a tool for improved decision making and presentation of evidence for your argument to better persuade the audience. (2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
16th Mar 2021 NVivo
As prerequisite to this session you need to go through the 'Getting Started' resources which will be sent to you after your registration.  Completing this then enables this workshop to move you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data. Queries are powerful and assist the researcher to move beyond basic coding to use their classifications to produce visualisations. Reports are also covered. We work with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). It is OK if you don't have coded data as the workshop gives insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.This workshop is limited to 15 participants and is facilitated by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen of Adroit Research, please email her with any questions - info@adroitresearch.com.au with the subject line: CSU workshop.  (3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST, suitable for beginners)
16th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
16th Mar 2021 Using Databases Effectively: Getting better search results
Learn more about Library Databases, what’s available and how to get the most out of them with advanced search techniques.  This session will introduce you to different databases, their features and when to use them.  (60 minutes, 1400-1500)
17th Mar 2021 3MT Competition - A panel of finalists share their experience
Join previous winners from Charles Sturt University and Australian National University and hear about their experiences in preparing for and participating in the 3MT competition.You’ll have the opportunity to hear discussions as they reflect on the benefits of the competition, both personally and professionally. This sessions is a great opportunity to hear all about individual experiences, directly from ‘the horse’s mouth’ and ask the questions you've always wanted to know about 3MT. (2 hours, 0900-1100 AEST)
17th Mar 2021 R Tutorial Series 2 - Hypothesis test and simple regression/ANOVA models
There are 10 sessions available in the R tutorial series, one each month in 2021.  In this session, participants will be able to perform exploratory data analysis (EDA); a few often-used hypothesis tests; analyse simple linear regression and and one-way analysis of variance; to know the model assessment function AIC. (2 hrs 15 mins, 1000-1215 AEST)
17th Mar 2021 Getting Started with EndNote
Are you starting your literature review, and want to organise your references? This session will cover setting up your EndNote Library, using EndNote with Word and other tips and tricks. Mac users note – although the session will be run on a Windows computer, you are welcome to come along. (60 mins, 1400-1500)
18th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
18th Mar 2021 Network your way into a job using PostAc
At least three out of four jobs are never advertised - most people find jobs through word of mouth and personal recommendations. Our aim is to help you find a job you love within six months by growing and mobilising the power of PostAc and your professional networks. These techniques work for finding an academic or non-academic job.In the workshop we will cover:Identifying potential employers (generating a ‘cold call list’)Leveraging your existing network (without losing friends)Asking for and conducting ‘informational interviews’ (without fear or embarrassment)Feeding and growing your network (or ‘earning the right to ask a favour’)This session will be delivered by Professor Inger Mewburn.  (90 mins, 1200-1330 AEST)
18th Mar 2021 Developing and Refining Your Research Question
Once you have the topic you would like to research, the next step is forming your research question. A good research question is the central element of a well‐written paper. It’s a strong question that you can support with evidence or “grounds.” This workshop will discuss research as a dynamic process that allows you to prepare, modify or refine your topic. We will discuss strategies that can help you with that process and how to make your research question and supporting evidence more detailed and precise. This is an opportunity for you to make connections between published research and how to develop and refine a clear, provocative and researchable question. (2 hours, 1300-1500 AEST)
22nd Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
23rd Mar 2021 Writing More Clearly (Part 2 of 3)
This 3-part series will help you gain practical knowledge regarding the macro and micro skills of writing. Part 2 focuses on writing effective sentences and linking ideas within a paragraph to improve cohesion. This workshop provides practical examples to improve your writing and targets research candidates who are working on their introduction, literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome. Participants need to register separately for each workshop to enable separate calendar invitations and reminders.
23rd Mar 2021 Writing More Clearly (Part 1 of 3)
This 3-part series will help you gain practical knowledge regarding the macro and micro skills of writing. Part 1 focuses on paragraph structure and provides practical examples to organise ideas and practice writing. This workshop is provided for research candidates who are working on their introduction, literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome. Participants need to register separately for each workshop to enable separate calendar invitations and reminders.
23rd Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
24th Mar 2021 The Grant Submission Process
Maybe you are new to the grant submission process or are seeking a better understanding of the grant application process.  This session is all about enabling you to better understand the processes and people within Charles Sturt who can support you in submitting an application to the Research Office for approval.
25th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
25th Mar 2021 Writing More Clearly (Part 3 of 3)
This 3-part series will help you gain practical knowledge regarding the macro and micro skills of writing. Part 3 focuses on choosing the right words to improve clarity and meaning within a paragraph. This workshop provides practical examples to improve your writing and targets research candidates who are working on their introduction, literature review or discussion chapter, but other staff and students are welcome. Participants need to register separately for each workshop to enable separate calendar invitations and reminders.
26th Mar 2021 Editing & Proofreading
Editing focuses on improving the 'big picture' of your work. It is how you ensure you have fully addressed the task requirements and involves making structural changes to your writing and checking the logic and flow. Proofreading focuses on specific details like spelling, sentence structure, and referencing. Adherence to the processes of continuous editing and final, meticulous proofreading optimizes the chance of refining your own work and improving your writing skills. This workshop offers guidance and practice in both these important aspects of successful research writing and offers practical tips on how you can develop necessary skills and techniques to edit and proofread your own work.  (2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
26th Mar 2021 Research Pitching Skills - for 3MT, seminars or conferences
This workshop is designed specifically for candidates who are considering entering the 3MT competition, but it’s also for anyone who wishes to make more impactful conference presentations.Research pitching skills have become increasingly important for HDR students. You will be called on to pitch your research at conferences, in seminars and for various competitions. In this workshop we will learn and apply storytelling concepts for your research in order to reach your audiences more efficiently. We will learn what a good pitch is (and isn’t) and how to build a compelling one using presentation storyboards. (2 hours, 1300-1500 AEST)
29th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
30th Mar 2021 Literature review using EndNote & NVivo
With your new skills with Nvivo, you can now learn how to use EndNote and Nvivo to manage and write your literature review.  You can import EndNote data into Nvivo and you can cite details from you Nvivo analysis. (60 minutes, 0930-1030)
30th Mar 2021 Overcoming Procrastination
Why do we procrastinate, even though we know it’s against our best interests? And how can we better manage ourselves to achieve the things we need to do? A careful look at the science behind procrastination reveals five tips. This workshop will explore key reasons for procrastination, the function it serves in your life and practical strategies for making progress. We will discuss opportunities to develop self-awareness and knowledge about becoming more productive and how to remove some of the obstacles to getting things done. (2 hours. 1000-12000 AEST)
30th Mar 2021 Shut Up & Write
SU&W sessions are effective in allowing you to allocate specific time for writing; to help focus your writing;  to build a sense of community in a small group;  and help you overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  They are held via zoom for 3 hours on Mondays and Thursdays 0930-1230, and Tuesdays 1300-1600. Everyone is welcome, no need to register, just pop a reminder in your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
30th Mar 2021 Respectful Research Training: Professional Boundaries
Building a culture of respect and equality is critical to the provision of a safe and supportive research training environment. In this session for supervisors, we will watch and discuss a video that illustrates the inherent power imbalance between candidates and supervisors and the challenges in maintaining professional boundaries.The scenario explores the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations as well as the responsibilities of bystanders and those who may be confided in or called upon to listen and act. An overarching theme is ‘how to have difficult conversations’ and this workshop will provide opportunities for participants to explore and develop this important skill set in a supportive environment.  (90 mins. 1300-1430 AEST)
31st Mar 2021 Writing Bootcamp
A welcoming writing group for anyone who wishes to allocate specific writing time, in a supportive 'on-line' group environment.Participants say they find these meetings useful to: make research writing more focused, efficient or effectiveprotect or allocate specific time for research writing,creating an obligatory practice, away from distractions and in a supportive groupbuild a sense of community around writingto help overcome procrastination and increase motivationSee you there.
1st Apr 2021 Exploring Research Methods Using Sage Research Methods Online
Are you starting your research, or do you want to know more about different research methods.  Or would you, as a supervisor, like to share videos or case studies with your students about different research methods? This session will show you how.  (60 minutes, 1400-1500)
7th Apr 2021 3MT Training Café 1 - Create a winning pitch
This workshop is for candidates who have entered the 3MT competition.Having a concise ‘elevator pitch’ about your research and why it is important is useful when you are talking to your research community or for when you attend your next BBQ. In this workshop we watch videos of 3MT winners and start to work on creating your own winning pitch. At the end of this workshop you will have the outline of an elevator speech and, probably, greater clarity on your thesis too. (2 hours, 0900-1100 AEST)
7th Apr 2021 Using EndNote for Theses and other Publications
Now that you are familiar with EndNote, this session will look at advanced EndNote features, which will be helpful when writing your thesis or for other professional writing.  (60 mins, 1400-1500)
9th Apr 2021 3MT Training Café 2 - Pitch to persuade
This interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr Peter Copeman, is for candidates who have entered the 3MT competition.Get out of dry academic mode and embrace your inner storyteller. Rediscover the heart of your research, and your passion for it.  Crack the pitch-writing code, hatch your slide design, and absorb some basic performance craft. Grasp the knack of connecting with an audience. Get feedback on your pitch-in-progress. Peter is facilitating a series of interactive workshops as part of our 3MT Cafe offerings, the other 2 workshops are Scripts in progress and presentations in progress.  Be sure to register for these also.  (limited to 30 participants).  (3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)
13th Apr 2021 HDR Candidate Induction
Welcome to Charles Sturt.  This Induction session for all new HDR Candidates It has a variety of presenters from the Research Office and Library who share essential information about getting started - what you need to know, the support services available to you, your key relationships, working well with your supervisor team, setting expectations, knowing your responsibilities, the professional development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.  (2.5 hours, 0930-1200 AEST)
14th Apr 2021 How to Design an Award-winning Research Poster
Learn how to design your poster like a graphic designer would. Join Dr Tullio Rossi in this interactive workshop to design a poster that is as innovate, intelligent and as interesting as your work. From choosing the appropriate software to mastering negative space, you will learn how to design beautiful and eye-catching research posters with confidence.Dr Tullio Rossi is an award-winning science communicator, marine biologist and graphic designer. As Founder of the science communication agency ‘Animate Your Science’, Tullio helps researchers tell their story to the world. Get the full story on Tullio Rossi’s journey from PhD student to entrepreneur at https://www.tulliorossi.com/. (2hrs 1000-1200) (Limited to 25 participants)
30th Apr 2021 3MT Training Café 3 - Scripts in progress
This interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr Peter Copeman, is for candidates who have entered the 3MT competition.Bring your best draft of your pitch and slide, and be prepared to read your pitch aloud (don’t attempt to learn it yet) and to receive feedback on it from Peter and from other group members, and also to give feedback to other participants.Peter is facilitating a series of interactive workshops as part of our 3MT Cafe offerings, the next workshop is Presentations in progress.  Be sure to register for this also.  (limited to 30 participants).  (3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)
5th May 2021 Supervisor Series - Module 1 – Introduction, overview and first session of enrolment
The aims of Module 1 are to discuss:The nature of HDR students at Charles SturtKey relationships for supervisors and studentsRole and responsibilities of supervisorsPractical aspects of early candidature(2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
13th May 2021 Measure and Promote Your Research: Impact and Profiles
Do you need to understand how to use the different metrics for your research?  Are you looking for ways to showcase and promote you research to others?  You will learn about author and article metrics, journal ranking and alternative and social metrics. You will also learn about researcher profiles and how to use them to promote and disseminate your research to other Researchers and communities around the world. (60 mins, 1400-1500)
14th May 2021 Finding Funding Opportunities using Research Professional
Want to find funding opportunities using the Research Professional database?  We will give you tips on searching and how to set up alerts and make the most of the information that is available to you.  (60 mins, 0930-1030)
17th May 2021 Literature review using EndNote & NVivo
With your new skills with Nvivo, you can now learn how to use EndNote and Nvivo to manage and write your literature review.  You can import EndNote data into Nvivo and you can cite details from your Nvivo analysis. (60 mins, 1400-1500(
21st May 2021 3MT Training Café 4 - Presentations in progress
This interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr Peter Copeman, is for candidates who have entered the 3MT competition.This session is the final in the 3MT Training Cafe series and this one is GOLD!  Come with your best, fully prepared presentation, including your slide. Be prepared to perform your pitch in full (preferably from memory), take questions from the group, and receive and give feedback. (limited to 30 participants).  (3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)
26th May 2021 DocFest-21
DocFest is back! Bigger Better Brighter and you are invited!Current and prospective HDR candidates, supervisors and anyone wanting to understand more about the HDR journey are welcome to join us for this exciting conference.DocFest is a fully online HDR conference that showcases a diverse range of keynote speakers, panel presentations, workshops and themed breakout sessions for which we are calling for posters and papers from HDR candidates, research and professional staff.DocFest opens at 12 noon on the 26th May and closes at 6.30 pm on the 28th May. This single registration gives you access to all sessions over this time, or come along to the ones that most interest you. Here is the link to the DocFest website which includes the full program, links to details about each session and the keynote speakers, a call for posters and papers, and information on 3MT which will form part of DocFest. Explore - https://docfest.csu.domains/
2nd Jun 2021 Ready to publish: Choosing where to publish
Almost ready to publish and want to know how to choose the best option for you and your work?  We will show you tips, tricks and resources, including metrics and how to identify reputable publishers. (60 minutes, 1400-1500 AEST)
3rd Jun 2021 Supervisor Series, Module 2 – Supporting candidates from diverse backgrounds and modes of study
There is an increasingly diverse candidate population with different experiences and needs. Supervisors need additional knowledge and skills to support them effectively. The aims of Module 2 are to:share knowledge and understanding of how to effectively supervise distance and part-time HDR candidatesreflect on the issues and practices in cross-cultural supervision(2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
16th Jun 2021 Ready to publish: What about Open Access?
Want to consider using an Open Access option for your publishing?  We will show you how to locate what is available, explain Open Access and what it is and how to identify reputable publishers, with added information on sharing resources.  (60 minutes, 1400-1500 AEST)
17th Jun 2021 An Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Want to know more about Systematic Reviews? This short session will provide a guide to the tools available and show you the steps to creating a systematic or systematic-like review.  (60 mins, 0930-1030)
22nd Jun 2021 Finding Funding Opportunities using Research Professional
Want to find funding opportunities using the Research Professional database?  We will give you tips on searching and how to set up alerts and make the most of the information that is available to you.  (60 mins, 0930-1030)
23rd Jun 2021 Research Communication Workshop
In this workshop you’ll work through a range of interactive scenarios and exercises, and discuss the importance of research communication, to hone your understanding of key communication concepts and practices. We will explore the research communication goals of Charles Sturt, and then work to understand key audiences and stakeholders, and strategies and tactics for engaging with them. We’ll explore stakeholder values, ways of generating impact, and building engaging hooks to get people intrigued about your work.  (3 hours, 0930-1230 AEST)This workshop is delivered by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Dr Will Grant &  Dr Merryn McKinnon.
6th Jul 2021 Supervisor Series - Module 3 – Progress through candidature, professional development
The aims of Module 3 are to discuss key issues surrounding candidate progress (both formal and informal) such as:Information about formal progress activities such as progress reports, probation, presentation at Faculty seminarsUsing timelines and research plans to evaluate student progress throughout candidatureStrategies to identify problems or potential issues earlyOngoing evaluation of professional development needs of students throughout candidatureIdentifying PD opportunities for candidates within and external to CSU, opportunities to present work at CSU and/or conferences, publication opportunities at different stages of candidature(2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
4th Aug 2021 Supervisor Series, Module 4 – Managing problems and difficulties, providing feedback
The aim of Module 4 is to follow on from issues discussed in Module 3, and discuss topics such as :Strategies to assist candidates if problems ariseStrategies to help motivate candidates through difficult stages of candidatureMonitoring and managing own workload to ensure consistent supervision through the student’s candidatureHow to manage problems concerning conduct of candidate or other supervision team membersResource problems, equipment failures, necessary changes in the research planBreakdown of supervision/candidate relationship or the supervision teamPossible situations when new supervision or change of a supervisor should be recommendedModule 4 also aims to focus on different strategies for providing feedback on candidate’s work as well asProviding feedback on potential problemsDeveloping constructive feedbackEffective ways to provide feedback to motivate students(2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
7th Sep 2021 Supervisor Series, Module 5 - Developing and submitting the thesis; examination
The aims of Module 5 are to discuss:the volume and quality of work required for a thesis,different approaches to thesis preparation,how to select examiners and how they may approach the examination process, andhow to help student’s respond to the examiners’ reports.(2 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)
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