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December 2019

Using technology to complete your PhD faster

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