Induction program for new HDR students

Semester Two 2009

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.


Seminar 1: Being a research student in the school

For:

Newly enrolled HDR students and new supervisors

Date:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Wednesday, August 26.

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 4, 2009

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Wednesday, September 2.

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.

Panelists:

Dr Sue Goodwin, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Policy Studies and Associate Director of the Office of Doctoral Studies; Associate Professor Richard Walker, Senior Lecturer; part-time PhD candidate Roger Bourne; full-time PhD candidate Linda Hodson; and full-time international PhD candidate Anindito Aditomo.