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October 2019

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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February 2020

Project Management in research – Budget setting and management

February 4 @ 12:30 - 13:15 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

The four key elements of Project Management are cost, quality, scope and time. Of all four, I most often get asked to help researchers with cost. Or more to the point budget setting and management. So, in this webinar I'll provide some guidance on how to set a budget and then track it. I'll also look at common mistakes made setting a budget. Finally, I'll cover the all important budget statement for your grant. This is a FREE event, but…

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Using Social Media for Knowledge Translation

February 19 @ 12:00 - 13:00 EST
MERQ, 553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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We all want our research to be taken into practice. And we all know that our end-users are on social media, but what do we promote where and when in order to have the most impact. In order to have our work used. In this seminar, I'll provide attendees with an overview, tips and advice for using various social media platforms to maximise knowledge translation and share your emerging evidence with the general public. This is a free event for…

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March 2020

CoronaWhelmed – community-led discussion on dealing with COVID-19

March 25 @ 12:30 - 13:30 EST
Zoom (video conference) Australia

COVID-19 is causing many governments to enforce social isolation measures. Success as an academic or PhD might, at times. require social isolation. However, it is not cool when everyone else is forced to be at home with us. So, how are you coping? What are you doing? What work are you able to focus on solely from home? How will it impact your PhD? What about your research? In this community-led discussion I'll provide a forum for these questions to…

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