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Wednesday 8 Nov

Upskills: Early tasks and considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

"This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confrmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.

The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship
  • Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Venue: 757 Swanston St, Room 109-110 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Rooms)

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Thursday 9 Nov

Upskills: Literature review

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This Upskills workshop, presented jointly by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Venue: 757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Rooms)

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Monday 13 Nov

Upskills: Crafting the writing

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This Upskills workshop, presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level. Students should attend with a draft of any chapter for peer review.

Venue: 757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Rooms)

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Wednesday 15 Nov

Upskills: Oral presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts. You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:
  • structuring and delivering your presentation,
  • designing effective visual aids,
  • preparing for questions,
  • improving non-verbal communication strategies and
  • dealing with nerves

Venue: 757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Rooms)

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Thursday 16 Nov

Upskills: Towards submission

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Upskills workshop, presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, thinking about examiners’ expectations, and preparing for your completion seminar.

Venue: 757 Swanston St, Rooms 109-110 (Stop 1 Multipurpose Rooms)

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Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences