Higher degree by research student information

Learning Centre assistance for higher degree by research students

The Learning Centre runs workshops aimed at students in the preliminary stages of independent research, and covers time management, classifying research approach and methodology, establishing and managing the student-supervisor relationship, accessing and managing electronic and print information, and creating a bibliography. You'll need to register online for these and other valuable programs at the Learning Centre. For a copy of the full timetable and to register online visit the Learning Centre website.

HDR Student seminars: Dr Robin Humphrey

Dr Robin Humphrey

Dr. Robin Humphrey is a Reader, and Director of Postgraduate Research Training, Newcastle University, UK. In 2011, he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK Higher Education Academy for his contribution to interdisciplinary doctoral research training.

He has published widely on doctoral pedagogy and policy, and was a key participant in the European University's Doctoral Programmes Project, which framed work on the third ‘Doctoral' cycle of the Bolonga process in Europe. He was also a member of the core team who developed the successful bid to the ESRC for the North East Doctoral Training Centre, in collaboration with Durham University.

Dr Humphrey’s visit to the University of Sydney is supported by the UK Higher Education Academic with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Graduate Studies Office and Careers Centre of the University of Sydney

Dr Humphrey will be presenting two free seminars at for higher degree by research students on Friday 10 April 2015. HDR students from all faculties are welcome.

Working in interdisciplinary and cross cultural teams

10am-noon, 10 April 2015

NEW VENUE: Institute Building, Lecture Room 2, N296

He has recently co-organised (with Dr Alison Leggett, University of Bristol) an interdisciplinary and cross cultural researcher development School in Bristol and then Kyoto. Innovative researcher development techniques were employed and lessons drawn about cross-cultural collaboration will be identified and discussed. Short video of Kyoto School: http://vimeo.com/84186095

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Writing up Qualitative Data for social scientists

2-4pm, 10 April 2015

NEW VENUE: Institute Building, Lecture Room 2, N296

His annual Writing across Boundaries workshops have national and international recognition as being innovative and high quality. Extensive qualitative feedback from participants and, separately, their supervisors, have highlighted important lessons for both doctoral students and their supervisors who employ qualitative data methodologies. Writing Across Boundaries website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/writingacrossboundaries/

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