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Postgraduate workshop: Joining the 'academic community'

A postgraduate student workshop

What does it mean to be part of the 'academic community'?

Who: Postgraduate research students with interests in Southeast Asia

When: 10am-5pm, Thursday 17 May 2018 

Where: Office for Global Engagement Seminar Room S243 (Woolley Building)

Applications for this workshop are now closed.

What does it mean to be a ‘well-rounded academic’? Of course, your research is important, but what about all those other aspects of academia? As research students you already are a part of the community, but you may still have questions about the norms and expectations about working in academia. You may have heard about academic jobs being divided into research, teaching and service—but what does this actually mean in reality? 

In this workshop we will explore the realities of working in academia and of being a well-rounded academic citizen. What kinds of activities are valued, and how? Where can being a ‘good academic citizen’ get you in the broader trajectory of your career?

The workshop is open to any postgraduate SSEAC members, both at the University of Sydney and other Universities around Australia. If you are not a member of SSEAC, you can join us here for free.

The workshop will also include professional development skills and networking opportunities, so you can meet fellow postgraduate students with complementary research interests.

Grant opportunities

SSEAC is offering 10 travel grants to postgraduate students residing outside of Sydney to attend this workshop. This grant is intended to contribute towards transportation and accommodation costs to attend the workshop. Unfortunately we are not in a position to award grants to students studying at non-Australian institutions or students who are based outside of Australia.

Students who receive a grant are also required to attend SSEAC’s Updates from Southeast Asia Roundtable on Friday 18 May 2018. Details here.

State of residence


NSW (outside Sydney), ACT






How to apply

Applicants for this workshop are asked to complete the application form here.

Please indicate on the form if you would like to be considered for a travel grant to attend this workshop.

Email any queries about the event and the application process to


Applications close Sunday 29 April for those applying for a grant, and 7 May 2018 for all others.