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August 2020

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 webinar. I’ll recap how various schemes calculate their rankings and then take a…

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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 webinar 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 webinar 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 is…

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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 webinar, we’ll go through different types…

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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 webinar. 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 webinar, I’ll go through some of the key…

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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 webinar 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 webinar, 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 even…

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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 webinar is for you.…

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