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October 2019

Preparing for life beyond you PhD – looking at career options

October 8, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

According to research from the UK, 2/3 of final year PhD students are unclear on what they want to do after their PhD. And about 1/3 (30%) of PhD graduates would not do the their PhD again. I think the two are linked. That not know what you want to do next means you get a job that may or may not value your PhD. In this webinar I'll go through the various career options available to new graduates and…

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Social media for researchers – Instagram

October 15, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Instagram one of the fastest growing social networks in terms of percentage of people who use it in Australia. It has more than 1 billion active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice of that attention? In this webinar I’ll go through why you might use Instagram as a researcher; approaches that might help make using it less…

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Preparing for life beyond your PhD – applying for jobs

October 22, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

According to research from the UK, 2/3 of final year PhD students are unclear on what they want to do after their PhD. And about 1/3 (30%) of PhD graduates would not do the their PhD again. In this webinar we'll take a look at the academic and non-academic job application process and some of the things you can do to increase your chances of success. This is a FREE webinar, but REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

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Social media for researchers – LinkedIn

October 29, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

LinkedIn is the only social media network dedicated to work-related activities. As such, it has a unique place for academics in connecting with industry. In this webinar I'll go through why you might use LinkedIn and the things to do to get the most of out it as an academic. This is a FREE event, but REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

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November 2019

Social media for researchers – websites

November 12, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

Increasingly researchers are expected to develop and manage their own personal brand. This can (and does) cover many aspects of online and offline life. Initially, it began with social media. But websites have decreased in price and increased in accessibility so it's now reasonable - and easy - to have you own! But how do you do that? Where do you start? And hat is important? In this webinar Richard will go through the steps required to set up your…

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Becoming a resilient researcher

November 19, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. Some studies even show PhD students as having the worst mental health of all professions and students. Why is this the case? And what can the sector do about it? In this webinar Richard will look at some of the data on mental health in research as well as tools, tips and techniques students, supervisors and colleagues can employ to be more…

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Building an enhanced PhD program

November 26, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

It is no longer enough to offer "just a PhD program". Universities and their faculties, colleges, schools and departments all need to prepare PhD graduates for the workforce. And not just the research or academic workforce, but the wider workforce. We know that 50% of PhD graduates will immediately go onto a non-academic career, and fewer than 10% will end up in academia long term. So, it is time we started preparing students for that reality. In this webinar, Richard…

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December 2019

Using technology to complete your PhD faster

December 3, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

Average completion times for a PhD vary, but most data suggests at least four years (full time) as an average. In some cases, the average completion time is more than seven years! So, how can we reduce that time. Short of doing more work or more hours (which I do not recommend), or being more organised what else can be done to reduce the time it takes to finish your PhD? In this webinar, I'll go through some of tools…

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Strategic planning in research – SWOT

December 10, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

We often talk about strategy and strategic planning? But what does it actually mean? In this webinar I'll give a brief introduction to strategic planning and then cover one of its key components - SWOT analysis (also known as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). I'll provide a template you can then apply to your own research, project or activity. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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Strategic planning in research – Environmental scan

December 17, 2019 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

Continuing the strategic planning theme this webinar builds on the last, this time covering environmental scanning. We often talk about strategy and strategic planning? But what does it actually mean? In this webinar I'll give a brief introduction to strategic planning and then cover one of its key components - environmental scanning. I'll provide a template you can then apply to your own research, project or activity. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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