Induction program for new HDR students

Semester One 2011

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:

Tuesday, March 8
10–11am

or

Day:
Date:
Time:

Thursday,
March 10*
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.

Areas and rooms covered in the walking tour. (pdf, 231kB)



Seminar 1: Being a research student in the school

For:

Newly enrolled HDR students and new supervisors

Date:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

Venue:

Room 325, Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Monday, March 21.

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, April 1, 2011

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

Venue:

Room 325, Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Monday, March 28.

Agenda:

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

Panelists:

Dr Ruth Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Policy Studies and Associate Director of the Office of Doctoral Studies will chair the panel, which will also include lecturer in the history of education Dr Helen Proctor; senior lecturer in inclusive education, and research progress manager Dr Ilektra Spandagou; full-time PhD student Linzy Brady; part-time PhD student, and student representative on the school Research Committee Giedre Kligyte and PhD student from China Zuocheng Zhang.