Induction program for new HDR students

Semester Two 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, August 2
10–11am

or

Day:
Date:
Time:

Thursday,
August 4*
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, August 19, 2011

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

Venue:

Room 325, Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Wednesday, August 17.

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, August 26, 2011

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

Venue:

Room 325, Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Wednesday, August 24.

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; Dr Paul Ginns, Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology, Research Progress Manager, Division of Doctoral Studies; Dr Lesley Laing, Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate and Pre-service Programs and Program Co-director, MSW(Q); part-time PhD candidate Elaine Fishwick; full-time PhD candidate John Scott; and full-time international PhD candidate Prapassara Thanosawan.