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February 2020

Using Social Media for Knowledge Translation

February 19 @ 12:00 - 13:00 AEDT
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 AEDT
Zoom (video conference) Victoria 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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April 2020

Things to do when you cannot conduct experiments

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

Whether it is a global pandemic or broken machinery, there are times when doing experiments might not be possible. In this webinar I'll go through some of the things you could do when collecting data is not possible. We'll also hear from you - the participants - about your go to things to do when you cannot do your experiments. This is a FREE event, but REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

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May 2020

CV Writing for ECRs

May 11 @ 14:00 - 16:00 AEST
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 from in the office to at home. And, although research and its administration can be undertaken remotely, it is not quite the same as doing so in your usual office. One of the things you can do to break the monotony,…

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Managing Virtual Teams

May 20 @ 12:30 - 13:00 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

Virtual teams, or my preferred term – distributed teams – have come into prominence as a result of many governments implementing physical distancing measures to curb the transmission of COVID19. However, virtual teams have been in operation for many years. Banks and utilities have had personnel placed across the globe for varying functions for the last decade. IT firms have used the value of differing time zones across the globe to enable projects to progress continuously over a 24 hour…

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Developing Your Transferable Skills

May 27 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

PhD graduates are clearly capable of doing many things beyond the running of an individual research project. However, that is not always obvious to their potential employers. In this FREE workshop, we’ll go through some of the transferable skills that are developed as part of a PhD. We’ll also look at ways you can demonstrate you have them (other than your PhD) and how you can further develop them. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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June 2020

Leaving Academia

June 3 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

The decision to become an academic researcher is often based on passion for science or research. And although leaving any profession is hard, the decision to leave academia is often a tough one. There are often conflicting emotions concerning staying or leaving. Not to mention the conversations with staff, students and colleagues. And sometimes it can feel like trying to leave a maze. In this FREE workshop we’ll look at some of the things you can do to make the…

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Finding a Mentor

June 10 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

A mentor should be someone who can show you the way through things. They may not have THE answer, but they probably have AN answer. A bit like a sherpa helps people up mountains. They cannot climb the mountain for you, but they can give you the best advice and support about how to climb. In this FREE workshop we’ll chat about the process of finding a mentor. We’ll look at what it is like from the mentor and mentee…

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Using Social Media to Translate Your Research

June 17 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

If you’re not on social media, you are not translating your research – it is as simple as that. But, being on social media doesn’t mean you are translating your research. There are so many scenarios and alternatives within each option it can be paralysing to even make a start! In this FREE online workshop we’ll look at the various social media options available to researchers and why you might choose each. We’ll also look at the content suited to…

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Why become a researcher?

June 24 @ 12:30 - 13:15 AEST
Zoom (video conference) Victoria Australia

If you’re doing a PhD you may well be thinking you’d like to become an academic researcher. But that is not the only option available to you. In this FREE introspective on-line workshop, we’ll look at the five main reasons why people become academic researchers. We’ll also consider if academic research is the only way to achieve those goals. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

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