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October 2020

Writing Your CV

October 7 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

COVID19 has impacted us all in many ways. For some, it has meant a shift in research focus. Our workload has increased. Funding has increased. It’s a case of all hands on deck. However, for most work has shifted. So you might think it is time to find a new job, or perhaps you just want to ensure your CV is up-to-date. There are many types of CV – academic, industry, grant. In this on-line workshop, we’ll go through different…

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LinkedIn for Researchers

October 14 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

LinkedIn is essential for research success in the 21st century. Why? I’ll tell you in this FREE on-line workshop. As well as go through the three different ways researchers should be using LinkedIn – positioning, promotion, partnerships. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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Using MS Word to Write your Thesis

October 21 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

So often I hear “what program should I use to write my thesis?” And, like photographers say the best camera is the one you have with you, the best program to write your thesis with is the one you have. Most people have MS Word. Yet, many overlook it for other programs (e.g. scrivener). Or worse, they persist with MS Word but don’t use all of the available functionality. In this FREE on-line workshop, I’ll go through some of the…

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Instagram for Researchers

October 28 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

If you’re thinking of setting up an Instagram account and what to use it to communicate your research this FREE on-line workshop is for you. I’ll present current usage stats for the platform, the kinds of people using it, what they use it for and when. It’ll be all you need to know to start building your Instagram content strategy. And yes, you can set up separate “work” and “personal”  accounts. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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November 2020

Selecting a PhD Topic

November 4 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

One of the most overlooked steps in the PhD process is topic selection. In this FREE on-line workshop, I’ll go through how potential applicants might choose a topic. Importantly, I’ll also look at factors that influence topic such as where you live, where you are willing to study and what your background is. If you’re thinking of doing a PhD attend. And, even if you have already chosen a topic attend – there’ll be stuff in here you can apply…

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Becoming a resilient researcher – AAG Pre-conference workshop

November 10 @ 11:15 - 12:45 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Early career researchers and PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. This workshop is for students, early career researchers and practitioners who want to: • Understand resilience • Explore data on mental health amongst researchers • Learn tools, tips, and techniques to be more resilient at work and in life You'll need to register for the AAG conference to attend. Details here https://2020.aagconference.aag.asn.au/workshops

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Facebook for Researchers

November 11 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

For whatever reasons, I feel like researchers have steered away from Facebook as a research-communication medium. I’m not sure why. Maybe timing? Or how it grew? Regardless, I think it has HEAPS to offer. In fact, if you are thinking of promoting your research on a social media platform, Facebook should be at the top of your list. So, If you’re thinking of setting up a Facebook account (and I know you now are) this FREE on-line workshop is for…

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Leveraging Your Conference Presentation for Career Success

November 18 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Other than social media, conference presentations are likely the largest audience you can present your work to. And, let’s be honest, you could have had a barbecue during COVID19 with all of your research-related followers and not violated social distancing laws. So conferences are huge opportunities. But, so much of the focus is on the presentation and the data, when in actual fact you should be focused on getting connections. Connections that could be collaborators. Connections that could be employers.…

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Twitter for researchers

November 25 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

For whatever reason, I feel like researchers jumped on Twitter like a shopper desperate for toilet paper during social distancing. But, if like me you’re still not sure what the fuss over twitter (or toilet paper) was about, or If you want to know about more about the platform this FREE on-line workshop is for you. I’ll present current usage stats for the platform, the kinds of people using it, what they use it for and when. It’ll be all…

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December 2020

Having Tough Conversations With Your Supevisor

December 2 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

No matter how well your PhD progresses,; no matter how good a relationship you (think you) have with your supervisor(s), at some point there’ll be a need for a tough conversation. It could be about publication authorship. It could be about experimental design. It could be about grant writing, or thesis submission or leaving academia. Whatever the topic, in this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through some strategies you can use to make these conversations easier. But, don’t be fooled,…

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