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July 2020

Becoming a Successful Researcher

July 15 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Wanting to and being a successful academic researcher are two different things. In this FREE on-line workshop we’ll take a look at what academic success looks like and what you’ll need to do to get there. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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The Changing Nature of Academic Research

July 22 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Academic research is still, fundamentally, about publishing good research and getting grants to fund good research. However, “publishing” is now a very broad term. And “grants” can come from almost anywhere. In this FREE on-line workshop, we’ll take a look at how research is changing and how that means you, the academic researcher, might need to change too. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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Positioning Yourself as An Expert

July 29 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Without doubt, academic researchers are experts in their field. But, in so many cases non-academics are selected as experts. Experts when it comes to talking to the media. Experts when it comes to acting on panels. Experts when it comes to consulting. So, if you’re interested in being positioned as an expert – how do you do it? How can you become a go to person in your area of expertise? In this FREE on-line workshop, we’ll take a look…

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August 2020

How to Find Industry Partners

August 5 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Industry partners are an essential part of academic research in the 21st century. If the moniker was “publish or perish” it is now “partner AND publish or perish”. But, where do you find these partners? Who are they? What if your research seems to not lend itself to industry partners? In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll show you how any academic researcher can find an industry partner. I’ll also work with those in attendance on their strategy for finding industry…

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Setting up a Successful Partnership with Industry

August 12 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

It is one thing to find an industry partner – but how do you set up a successful partnership? How do you turn a good idea into something that works on paper and then works in real life? What parts are important to get right at the start, and what can be figured out as you go? In this on-line workshop, we’ll take a look at industry partnerships from three perspectives – the researcher, the partner and their respective legal…

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Building Multi-University Collaborations

August 19 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Even though the Nobel Prizes cannot be awarded to teams; even though students cannot be supervised by researchers from multiple universities; even though systems prevent data sharing outside organisations; there’s an expectation that collaboration – across universities – happens. So, how do you go about these collaborations when so much of the system and process makes collaborations difficult? In this on-line workshop, I’ll present my experiences of making these collaborations work. The obstacles I’ve faced (and seen others face) and…

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An Introduction to University Ranking Schemes

August 26 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

University ranking schemes are like stars – there are lots around, but we really only pay attention to the ones that are the brightest. And like stars, there are small number of ranking schemes that have a disproportionally large impact on our lives. For example – did you know some governments base funding decisions on ranking schemes? Or that certain universities are precluded from support due to their international ranking? Or that Instagram influencers are encouraging their followers to look…

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September 2020

Taking Advantage of International Ranking Schemes

September 2 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Sometimes working in an academic institution can feel like a tug-of-war. With competing priorities pulling in multiple different directions. However, there are a small number of cases when you can get priorities to align. One such case is the use of international university ranking schemes. If you want to know how you can leverage your university’s love of these schemes to your advantage register for this FREE on-line workshop. I’ll recap how various schemes calculate their rankings and then take…

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Doing More with Grant Money

September 9 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Funding for research is hard to come by at the best of times. But like a rubber band you want to be able to stretch your money to cover as much as possible. In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through some ways you can make your grant money “go further” than it might have done before. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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Choosing a Social Media Channel

September 16 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

So someone said to you “you should be on LinkedIn”. And now that’s all you can think about. Or, all of your academic friends are on Twitter. Or perhaps you are wondering what TikTok is all about. Well, in this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through the various social media channels available to researchers and why you might choose to be on each. I’ll talk about it from three perspectives – good content, good connections and the channel itself. This…

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