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 print here

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 Research1-3pm
6 MAR
An overview of the research process and skills and strategies to facilitate more effective progress through candidacy.
Writing your Research Proposal3-5pm
6 MAR
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
7 MAR
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
7 MAR
Managing research training during candidature and how to develop the thesis.

Research Skills for Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences

Kickstart your Research
9am-12pm
6 MAR
An overview of the research process and skills and strategies to facilitate more effective progress through candidacy.
Writing your Research Proposal9am-12pm
7 MAR
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
8 MAR
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
14 MAR
Best writing practices, how to draft and how to edit efficiently.
Thesis Structures & Examiner Expectations9.30am-12.30pm
10 APR
Range of thesis structures possible and examiner's expectations of a quality thesis.
Thesis as a Series of Papers9.30am-12.30pm
16 MAY

How to prepare and submit a thesis consisting of a series of papers. 

Writing a Journal Paper9.30am-12.30pm
20 JUN
How to prepare and submit a journal paper for publication.

Academic Writing for Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences

Foundations of Academic Writing11am-12pm
5-26 FEB
Introduction to Socratic writing (5 FEB)
Effective writing practices (12 FEB)
Drafting (19 FEB)
Writing your Abstract (26 FEB)

Textual and Linguistic Conventions
of Academic Writing
11am-12pm
From 5 MAR
Journal Article Introductions and Conclusions
Developing and Sustaining your Argument
Effective Use of Sources
Editing Techniques for Academic Writing
Establishing Logic and Coherence
in Academic Writing
11am-12pm
From 3 APR

Principles of Academic Writing (Sentences and Paragraphs)
Principles of Academic Writing (Being Concise and Powerful)
Principles of Academic Writing (Cohesion Strategies)

Communicating your Research at Conferences

Structuring an effective conference presentation12-1pm
13 MAR
Rpt 2-3pm
15th MAR
Practical strategies to help you prepare and deliver an effective conference presentation.
Making the most of your conference poster1-2pm
13 MAR
Rpt 3-4pm
15 MAR
Demonstrates the features of an effective conference poster.

Research Software Support

Introduction to NVivo Qualitative Software10am-12pm
starting 19 JAN
then the last Friday of 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 Word

9.30am - 11.30am
14 FEB FULL
20 FEB RPT

Hands-on workshop to explore useful word functions for thesis writing.