Induction program for new HDR students

Semester Two 2008

Every semester, the school arranges an induction program which all students enrolling in PhD, EdD, DSW, MPhil, MEd(Research) degrees are encouraged to attend. The program comprises:

Each session is aimed at helping you feel more at home in the school, and confident you can make the best use of its physical, academic and organisational facilities, resources and processes.


Walking tour

For:

Newly enrolled HDR students who have not studied at the school previously

Day:
Date:
Time:

Monday, August 4
10–11am

or

Day:
Date:
Time:

Thursday,
August 7*
5–6pm

Venue:

Foyer, (Level 3), Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung at least two working days prior to the date.

* Tour will only run if there are sufficient numbers.

The tours are identical; there is no need to attend both dates.



Seminar 1: Being a research student in the school

For:

Newly enrolled HDR students and new supervisors

Date:

Friday, August 29

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

Venue:

Room 419, Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Tuesday, August 10.

Agenda:

Part 1  –
Part 2  –
Part 3  –


Part 4  –

introduction to key school staff and the school
introduction to SUPRA
planning your research – directions and expectations; roles and responsibilities; guidelines to the research process; thesis proposal writing; annual progress reports/interviews
information about facilities and resources – a walk through the Research Students Guide



Seminar 2: Panel discussion – supervisor-student relations

For:

Newly enrolled HDR students and new supervisors

Date:

Friday, September 5

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Wednesday, September 3.

Agenda:

A panel representing school academic staff experienced in postgraduate supervision and senior HDRSs will discuss their personal experiences. The focus of discussion is on the relationship between student and supervisor during candidature. Topics include what constitutes good supervision, student rights, and mutual expectations. This session aims to be interactive: the audience is encouraged to raise issues and share experiences.