Day Three - Wednesday 25 May

Faculty Day

4.5 hours has been allocated today for students to present research papers or for students to submit their research proposals.


Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
Aspro Jason White, Dean of Graduate Research


Keynote Speaker
Prof Cecile Badenhorst

Where the writing begins:  Conceptualizing research

Research conceptualization is often not viewed as a central part of the writing process and yet, without a coherent picture of a research project, countless students find themselves stuck in their writing. Many students and supervisors still hold a product-oriented view of writing where writing is the final stage of a research process. In this presentation, I advocate for research conceptualization as part of the writing process and discuss practical techniques to navigate the complex task of research problem formulation.


Morning Tea Break


Insights for HDR Students

Seminar with Sub Deans (Graduate Studies) - with Aspro Sandra Savocchia, Aspro Ramudu Bhanugopan and Aspro Sam Bowker

In this seminar session, the Sub Deans (Graduate Studies) will discuss their own perspectives on navigating the PhD process. Each faculty will be represented by a 15-minute presentation, addressing students with insights from across all schools and their diverse research. They will discuss behind-the-scenes insights into PhD planning, success stories, overcoming obstacles, and other challenges facing HDR in Australia.


Lunchtime Research Rave hosted by Post-Graduate Student Association

Bring your lunch along to this informal chat session where post graduate and other researchers can meet our committee and you chat with others in your faculty .


Insights for Supervisors

In this roundtable discussion, the Sub Deans will review current issues facing postgraduate research across the Australian tertiary sector. They will discuss how new and experienced research supervisors are navigating the best outcomes for their HDR students, reflecting on examples from Charles Sturt University and beyond.


Afternoon Tea Break


School Research Seminars: Strategies for Sustainable Success

In this workshop, Sam Bowker (SDGS FOAE) will demonstrate effective solutions to scheduling, marketing, recording and amplifying the diverse and innovative research-in-progress within our schools. Based on his coordination of weekly school research seminars in 2019 through 2021 for the former SCCI and FOAE, this workshop will showcase inclusive ideas that have been successful for all involved.

2:35-3:35Panel Discussion – Publishing
3:35End of Day 3