All Events Workshops

Date Session Details & Registration
1st Aug 2022 Shut Up & Write (live link)
Shut Up & Write sessions are held regularly on-line to help you focus your writing efforts in a supportive small group. These sessions: help your research writing to be more focused, efficient and effective; protect or ‘quarantine’ time for your research writing, away from distractions; build a sense of community around your writing; and, help overcome procrastination and increase motivation.  Each Monday 10-12, Thursday 10-12, and Saturday 2-5pm.  No need to register, just pop this link as a reminder into your calendar - https://charlessturt.zoom.us/j/62521890840?pwd=aDFzYXMzTlY5cWJsbWw2OVVpSFZ5Zz09
27th Sep 2022 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.Presenter - Professor Inger Mewburn. (60 mins, 1200-1300 AEST, 27/09/22)
28th Sep 2022 Graduate Research Candidate Induction
Welcome to new Graduate Research Candidates!A variety of presenters from Research Services & Graduate Studies and Library will share essential information about what you need to know about getting started. Your responsibilities, expectations, probation and timelines, the support services available to you, your supervisory team relationship, the training and development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.(3 hrs, 0930-1230 AEST)Presenters - Various
3rd Oct 2022 Writing Bootcamp (live link)
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.  (1000-1600 AEST)
4th Oct 2022 Honours Supervision Series - Module 5 - Working with industry
Enrolling in the Honours Supervision Series will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide high-quality supervision to Honours students. This series of six modules will cover a range of topics, including setting expectations, establishing productive working relationships, managing the research project requirements and milestones through to examination, working with industry partners, and how to effectively communicate with and motivate students and overcome challenges. Additionally, the series will provide you with an opportunity to meet and interact with other academics who are also interested in providing high-quality supervision. Module 5 - Working with industry. This module will help you learn more about how to work with industry/community partners in the process of supervising Honours students. You will get advice on how to manage relationship across the supervisory team, deal with the complexity of the ethics consideration and consider potential IP and authorship emerging from this partnership. (2hrs, 1430-1630 AEST)
5th Oct 2022 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, 1130-1230). Presenter:  HREC.
5th Oct 2022 Research Rave (live link)
An informal fortnightly lunch-time session to connect with other Graduate Researchers, Researchers and Research support services to share ideas and ask questions ~ every 2nd Wednesday various Graduate Researchers share their research, their research journey or experience, ~ and every 4th Wednesday various presenters share the services they offer or skills they have learned that can really make a positive impact on your research journey.  Hosted by the Post-Graduate Student Association and Researcher Development Team. (60mins, 1230-1330 AEST, fortnightly with various presenters.) This session, Gail Fuller will introduce SPAN and all the great services available - geographic information systems, remote sensing and image analysis, spatial statistics and analysis, questionnaire design and survey implementation, spatial and analytical software, access to scientific instrumentation and other hardware and so much more!
6th Oct 2022 Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion
Are you looking to complete a grant application or application for promotion and want information about how to present your research impact? This session will show you how. Learn more about engaging with metrics to get the best possible outcome for your grant application or promotion. (60 mins, 0930-1030 AEST). Presented by - Library Services.
6th Oct 2022 NVivo
NVivo helps you discover more from your qualitative and mixed methods data. Uncover richer insights and produce clearly articulated, defensible findings backed by rigorous evidence. You can: Import data from virtually any source; Analyze data with advanced management, query, and visualization tools; Ask complex questions of your data to identify themes and draw clear conclusions; Create reports; and Achieve more robust research results in less time.This course works with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). If you don't yet have coded data this workshop will give you insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.As this workshop moves you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data, if you are new to NVivo and as a prerequisite to this session, you are required to go through some pre-materials, a link to these is contained in the registration.3 hours, 1000-1300 AESTLimited to 15 participants.Presenter: Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, Adroit Research
18th Oct 2022 Honours Supervision Series - Module 6 - Finalising your supervision and next steps
Enrolling in the Honours Supervision Series will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide high-quality supervision to Honours students. This series of six modules will cover a range of topics, including setting expectations, establishing productive working relationships, managing the research project requirements and milestones through to examination, working with industry partners, and how to effectively communicate with and motivate students and overcome challenges. Additionally, the series will provide you with an opportunity to meet and interact with other academics who are also interested in providing high-quality supervision. Module 6 - Finalising your supervision and next steps. This module explores the examination process to assist supervisors prior to, during, and following examination. It explains the assessment process and the support needed before and after supervision ends and provides information on dissemination of research findings on completion. (2hrs, 1430-1630 AEST)
19th Oct 2022 Applying for grants: Strategic planning and becoming grant ready
Want to be grant ready and find the best funding opportunities? In this workshop, we’ll cover how to strategically plan which funding opportunities to apply for, how to become grant ready by developing a project plan and an individualised funding toolkit, and where to identify new funding opportunities.  (19/9/22, 60 mins, 1030-1130 AEST).  Presenter - Lisa Limbrick.
19th Oct 2022 Research Rave (live link)
An informal fortnightly lunch-time session to connect with other Graduate Researchers, Researchers and Research support services to share ideas and ask questions ~ every 2nd Wednesday various Graduate Researchers share their research, their research journey or experience, ~ and every 4th Wednesday various presenters share the services they offer or skills they have learned that can really make a positive impact on your research journey.  Hosted by the Post-Graduate Student Association and Researcher Development Team. (60mins, 1230-1330 AEST, fortnightly with various presenters.)
20th Oct 2022 R Tutorial Series 9 - Meta-analysis and inter-rater reliability analysis
This unit covers two special data analysis topics: (1) Meta-Analysis; and (2) Inter-rater reliability analysis.  (2.15 hrs.  1000-1215 AEST) Presenter: John Xie, QCU.
25th Oct 2022 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). Presented by Library Services.
27th Oct 2022 Finding Research 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, 1400-1500 AEST).  Presenter - Library Services.
1st Nov 2022 Plain English writing for academics
A workshop highlighting the benefits of writing in plain English and avoiding academic jargon. Includes a list of useful resources for plain English writing. (60 mins, 1130-1230 AEST). Presenter: Mark Filmer is Charles Sturt's research editor. He has edited hundreds of academic papers. He has a background in print journalism and is a published author.
2nd Nov 2022 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, 1200-1300) Presenters: HREC.
2nd Nov 2022 Research Rave (live link)
An informal fortnightly lunch-time session to connect with other Graduate Researchers, Researchers and Research support services to share ideas and ask questions ~ every 2nd Wednesday various Graduate Researchers share their research, their research journey or experience, ~ and every 4th Wednesday various presenters share the services they offer or skills they have learned that can really make a positive impact on your research journey.  Hosted by the Post-Graduate Student Association and Researcher Development Team. (60mins, 1230-1330 AEST, fortnightly with various presenters.)
3rd Nov 2022 Graduate Research Candidate Induction
Welcome to new Graduate Research Candidates!A variety of presenters from Research Services & Graduate Studies and Library will share essential information about what you need to know about getting started. Your responsibilities, expectations, probation and timelines, the support services available to you, your supervisory team relationship, the training and development opportunities available to you and more. This session also forms part of your probationary requirements.(3/11/22. 3 hrs, 0930-1230 AEST)Presenters - Various
7th Nov 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 1. Introduction, overview and first session of enrolment
This module introduces supervisors to supervision and asks them to reflect on their own experiences and approaches to supervision and provides an overview of supervision at Charles Sturt University and the wider context of doctoral programmes. The module also looks at candidate recruitment from optimising your supervisory profile to identifying the characteristics of a 'successful' candidate and how best to meet applicant needs and expectations.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop. Please refer to https://research.csu.edu.au/supervision/professional-development for more information and how to access these.(3hrs, 1000-1300 (AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
7th Nov 2022 Writing Bootcamp (live link)
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.  (1000-1600 AEST)
7th Nov 2022 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 AEST).  Presented by - Library Services.
8th Nov 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 2. Researcher cultures & environments
This module considers the key features of research cultures and how they support the development of positive work environments. This module also encourages research supervisors to examine their own supervisory practices in supporting candidates to engage with the wider research environment, build networks and foster collaborations and personal experience of supervision with a view to informing and framing the working relationship with their doctoral candidate. While this module focuses on building relationships within the first six months, it also summarises the supervisors' roles and responsibilities in creating respectful and inclusive relationships with candidates and aligning expectations for productive working relationships.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop. Please refer to https://research.csu.edu.au/supervision/professional-development for more information and how to access these.(3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
9th Nov 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 3. Planning & conducting research
This module examines the issues of diversity and inclusivity in the context of research supervision and preparing candidates to make informed judgements to ensure successful research projects and timely completion. In advises on the advantages of employing a project management approach to research in order to support candidates to research ethically and with integrity and how to work with your candidate to predict and respond proactively to potential risks and support needs. The second part of this module addresses a number of common issues that supervisors might encounter during candidature and offers valuable advice about how to respond to those issues effectively. Issues discussed include aligning expectations, motivating candidates who are procrastinating, and dealing with plagiarism, among others. This unit also offers valuable advice about responding to candidates with mental health issues.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop. Please refer to https://research.csu.edu.au/supervision/professional-development for more information and how to access these.(3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
10th Nov 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 4. Developing the researcher
This module develops your ability to assist your candidates to analyse their training needs and plan their professional and personal development. It develops understanding how writing expertise develops and recognises the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of feedback while encouraging you to select appropriate methodologies for developing candidates writing.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop. Please refer to https://research.csu.edu.au/supervision/professional-development for more information and how to access these.(3 hours, 1000-1200 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
11th Nov 2022 Supervisor Series, Module 5. Preparing for completion & examination
Module 5 addresses the stage of the doctoral process which is often the most fraught for both candidate and supervisor alike. This module explores key issues in the examination process to assist supervisors in working with candidates prior to, during, and following examination. It reviews institutional regulations and disciplinary norms regarding submission of the doctoral output and how supervisors Identify examiners, taking into account the research. This module explains the assessment process and the support needed in the periods prior to and following examination, particularly in completing revisions.Supervisors will also need to complete an I2 self-study unit/s as part of the workshop. Please refer to https://research.csu.edu.au/supervision/professional-development for more information and how to access these.(3 hours, 1000-1300 AEST)Presenter - Emmaline Lear
16th Nov 2022 NVivo
NVivo helps you discover more from your qualitative and mixed methods data. Uncover richer insights and produce clearly articulated, defensible findings backed by rigorous evidence. You can: Import data from virtually any source; Analyze data with advanced management, query, and visualization tools; Ask complex questions of your data to identify themes and draw clear conclusions; Create reports; and Achieve more robust research results in less time.This course works with a sample dataset, however you are encouraged to work with your own coded dataset if desired (literature or empirical data). If you don't yet have coded data this workshop will give you insight into what is possible when you reach that stage.As this workshop moves you beyond basic coding with a range of queries to help identify patterns in data, if you are new to NVivo and as a prerequisite to this session, you are required to go through some pre-materials, a link to these is contained in the registration.3 hours, 1000-1300 AESTLimited to 15 participants.Presenter: Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, Adroit Research
22nd Nov 2022 Applying for grants: Strategic planning and becoming grant ready
Want to be grant ready and find the best funding opportunities? In this workshop, we’ll cover how to strategically plan which funding opportunities to apply for, how to become grant ready by developing a project plan and an individualised funding toolkit, and where to identify new funding opportunities.  (60 mins, 1000-1100 AEST).  Presenter - Lisa Limbrick.
23rd Nov 2022 Using CRO and ORCiD profiles to publish and communicate your research
Learn how to add publications to CRO, edit your profile and link CRO to your ORCiD.  (60 minutes, 0930-1030 AEST).  Presenters - Division of Library Services.
24th Nov 2022 Challenges facing WIL Researchers
Facilitated through ACEN Research and Scholarship committee, this is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded practitioners and scholars interested in furthering our knowledge of WIL scholarship, research and practice. What are the challenges we face now and what are the gaps in WIL research? The conversation will meet through Zoom to discuss thoughts, insights and practical applications. It’s a great opportunity to network and share your research – whatever stage you are at! Bring one page or one slide to share with other WIL researchers – HDR and ECR are very welcome.  24/11/22.  11am-12pm AEST.
5th Dec 2022 Writing Bootcamp (live link)
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.  (1000-1600 AEST)
7th Dec 2022 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). Presenters - Library Services.
8th Dec 2022 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). Presented by - Library Services.
13th Dec 2022 Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion
Are you looking to complete a grant application or application for promotion and want information about how to present your research impact? This session will show you how. Learn more about engaging with metrics to get the best possible outcome for your grant application or promotion.  60 mins, 1400-1500 AEST.  Presenter -  Division of Library Services.
15th Dec 2022 Authorship and Copyright for a Thesis and other publications
Are you planning to include journal articles that you have written during your candidature, in your thesis? Are you planning to publish further works from your thesis?  This information session will support you to apply the appropriate copyright, Intellectual Property, Open Access and Creative Commons guidelines to your research outputs.  60 mins, 1400-1500 AEST.  Presenter - Division of Library Services
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