Further Information


Graduate Education Officers

Events

A printable calendar of research events for postgraduate research students, which includes details of the GRS Workshops, is available to download.

Students and supervisors are also sent a monthly newsletter that includes a list of upcoming events, including the dates and registration details of upcoming GRS Workshops. 

 

 

The Graduate Education Officers run a range of different workshops throughout the year and many are repeated throughout the year.

  1. Research Skills for Sciences / Applied Sciences
  2. Research Skills for Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences
  3. Academic Writing for Sciences / Applied Sciences
  4. Academic Writing for Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences
  5. Communicating your Research at Conferences
  6. Research Software Support

Venue: Many of the workshops are held in Room G20, in the Graduate Research School in Hackett Hall. Details of the venue for each workshop will be provided when you register for the workshop.

Register for any of these workshops here

Workshops booklets are available to download anytime here


Research Skills for Sciences / Applied Sciences

Kickstart your Research

1-3pm
Tue 6 or Thu 8 JUN

An overview of the research process and skills and strategies to facilitate more effective progress through candidacy.
Writing your Research Proposal3-5pm
Tue 6 or Thu 8 JUN
Considers the role of research proposals in the research process, the key components of UWA research proposals and the elements of an effective proposal.
Managing & Reviewing the Literature1-3pm
Wed 7 OR Fri 9 JUN
Discusses some methods for keeping track of the literature, identifying elements of a good literature review, and strategies for writing a good literature review.
Conceptualising your Research3-5pm Wed
Wed 7 OR Fri 9 JUN
Managing research training during candidature and how to develop the thesis.

Research Skills for Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences

Kickstart your Research
9am-12pm
Tues 6 JUN
An overview of the research process and skills and strategies to facilitate more effective progress through candidacy.
Writing your Research Proposal9am-12pm
Wed 7 JUN
Considers the role of research proposals in the research process, the key components of UWA research proposals and the elements of an effective proposal.
Managing & Reviewing the Literature9am-12pm
Thu 8 JUN
Discusses some methods for keeping track of the literature, identifying elements of a good literature review, and strategies for writing a good literature review.

Academic Writing for Sciences / Applied Sciences

Academic Writing9.30am-12.30pm
Thu 12 OCT
Explores best writing practices, how to draft and how to edit efficiently.
Thesis Structures & Examiner Expectations9.30am-12.30pm
Thu 13 JUL
Examines the range of thesis structures possible and examiner's expectations of a quality thesis.
Thesis as a Series of Papers9.30am-12.30pm
Thu 17 AUG

Explores how to prepare and submit a thesis consisting of a series of papers. 

Writing a Journal Paper9.30am-12.30pm
Thu 14 SEP
Examines how to prepare and submit a journal paper for publication.

Academic Writing for Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences

Foundations of Academic Writing10am-11am
Wed 14 JUN - Wed 5 JUL
Introduction to Socratic writing (14 JUN)
Effective writing practices (21 JUN)
Developing a publishing strategy (28 JUN)
Developing an argument (5 JUL)
Textual and Linguistic Conventions of Academic Writing 10am-11am
Wed 12 JUL - Wed 2 AUG
Drafting techniques (12 JUL)
Sentence and paragraph structure (19 JUL)
Being concise and powerful (26 JUL)
Cohesion strategies (2 AUG)
Establishing Logic and Coherence in Academic Writing10am-11am
Wed 9 AUG - Wed 13 SEP
Writing the abstract (9 AUG)
Introductions and conclusions (16 AUG)
Effective use of sources (6 SEP)
Editing techniques (13 SEP)

Communicating your Research at Conferences

Structuring an effective conference presentation2-3pm
Wed 14 JUN
Practical strategies to help you prepare and deliver an effective conference presentation.
Making the most of your conference poster3-4pm
Wed 14 JUN
Demonstrates the features of an effective conference poster.

Research Software Support

Introduction to NVivo Qualitative Software10am-12pm
Last Friday every month
Provides an overview of NVivo text analysis software and teaches how to organise and explore text, identify themes and search and illustrate data.
Write a Thesis using MS WordWed 27 SEPHands-on workshop to explore useful word functions for thesis writing.