Induction program for new HDR students

Semester One 2012

Every semester, the faculty 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 faculty, 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 faculty previously

Day:
Date:
Time:

Tuesday, March 6
10–11am

or

Day:
Date:
Time:

Thursday,
March 8*
5–6pm

Venue:

Foyer, (Level 3), Education Building A35

RSVP:

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

*Tour was cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

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

Areas and rooms covered in the walking tour. (pdf, 215kB)



Seminar 1: Being a research student in the faculty

For:

Newly enrolled HDR students and new supervisors

Date:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Time:

4–5.30pm (refreshments will be provided)

Venue:

Room 325, Education Building A35

RSVP:

Email Suin Jung by Monday, March 12

Agenda:

Part 1  –
Part 2  –
Part 3  –


Part 4  –

introduction to key faculty staff and the faculty
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 faculty 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:

Associate Director of the Office of Doctoral Studies Associate Professor Susan Goodwin; Associate Dean, Postgraduate Studies Associate Professor Richard Walker; lecturer in English and drama Dr Kelly Freebody; full-time PhD student Rebecca Kummerfeld; part-time EdD student Gerald McRae; international PhD candidate Flora Hua Zhong