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Honours bootcamp

A professional development program for students studying Southeast Asia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre hosts an annual Honours Bootcamp for students around Australia enrolled in an Honours program related to Southeast Asia.

Over four days at the University of Sydney, students participate in a range of workshops designed to help them complete their Honours theses and plan for life after Honours.

As part of the program, students are required to prepare a conference presentation before arrival, with a prize awarded to the student who delivers the best presentation. Successful students are also required to attend a SSEAC postgraduate conference to day before the bootcamp.

There are also networking opportunities with successful Honours graduates who are working in Southeast Asia-related positions.

Applications are now closed.

Venue: University of Sydney Business School H70
Abercrombie St & Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006

Date

Time

Session title

Monday 19

June

9.00-15.40

SSEAC Postgraduate Conference

Abercrombie Building LT 2080 and 2090

17.30-20.00

WELCOME DINNER

 

Spice Alley, 18-20 Kensington Street
Chippendale

Tuesday 19 June

9.00-10.30

Session 1: Welcome/Ice Breaker

10.30-10.45

MORNING TEA

10.45-12.15

Session 2: What makes a good thesis?

12.15-13.00

LUNCH

13.00-14.30

Session 3: Evaluating your thesis outline

14.30-14.45

AFTERNOON TEA

14.45-16.15

Session 4: What makes a good presentation?

16.15-17.00

Free time to work on presentations

Wednesday 20 June

9.00-10.30

Session 5: Publishing from your Honours thesis

10.30-10.45

MORNING TEA

10.45-12.15

Session 6: Writing for a non-academic audience

12.15-13.00

LUNCH

13.00-14.30

Session 7: Feedback on presentations

ABS SR1080, 1140, 1150, 1160

14.30-14.45

AFTERNOON TEA

14.45-16.15

Session 8: What is academia REALLY like?

16.15-17.00

Optional: Time to work on presentations

17.30-19.00

Diplomatic Careers in Southeast Asia

Law Lounge, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue

Thursday 21 June

10.30-13.00

Session 9 and 10: Mini conference: Panel 1

13.00-13.30

LUNCH

13.30-15.00

Session 11: Post-Honours: What comes next?

15.00-16.00

Session 12: Wrap up/Evaluation

16.30-18.00

NETWORKING

Old City Kitchen and Bar, 189 Missenden Rd, Newtown NSW 2042

Eligibility 

To participate in this program, students must:

  • be enrolled in an Honours program;
  • be conducting research on any of the countries within Southeast Asia, or Southeast Asia as a region;
  • be available to attend a SSEAC Postgraduate Conference on Monday 18 June;
  • prepare a 5 minute presentation based on their Honours project;
  • submit a 1-page outline of their Honours project and plan;
  • submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Funding

We offer twenty students grants of up to AU$1000 (depending on place of residence) to travel to Sydney to participate in the program. The grant can be used for travel, accommodation and any other costs associated with participation.

State of residence Grant
NSW (outside Sydney), ACT                AU$500                           
QLD, VIC, SA AU$750
WA, NT, TAS AU$1000

How to apply

Applications are now closed.