9th Nov 2011 - CURS Postgraduate Workshop - RESEARCH COMMUNICATION THROUGH AND WITH THE MEDIA-with Kate, Matthew Whalley (UON Media Unit) and Prof Phillip O` Neill
The workshop dealt with strategies for communicating research with and through the media, addressing key skillls, tactics and approaches and pitfalls.
28th June 2010 - CURS Postgraduate Workshop - WORKSHOPPING CONFERENCE PAPERS
The workshop provided an opportunity for students to present their papers in advance of the Institute of Australian Geographers annual conference and get constructive feedback from staff and fellow students on content and presentation, dealing with questions etc.
18th November 2010 - CURS Postgraduate Workshop - ENHANCING COMMUNICATION - with Dr Michelle Duffy (Monash University)
The workshop dealt with strategies to enhance writing and oral communication. Participants attended having read a set of readings and were asked to bring along favourite pieces of writing to workshop on the day. Guest presenter Dr Michelle Duffy (Monash) presented a session on the writing process involved in some of her key works.
11th June 2009 - CURS Postgraduate Workshop - DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SKILLS
The workshop sought to enhance skills important in an academic career including writing abstracts, producing academic posters and how to communicate effectively via a conference paper. Participants were asked to draw upon and share their own experiences, issues and tips in a discussion that served as a framework for workshopping these skills. The workshop also included a skills workshop on poster design and production..
19th November 2009 - CURS Postgraduate Workshop-THEORETICAL LITERATURE REVIEWS: PITFALLS AND STRATEGIES - with Professor Kay Anderson (University of Western Sydney)
At this workshop Professor Kay Anderson (UWS) offered her insights into the challenges of reviewing and critiquing major bodies of work. Participants entered into a discussion of approaches and techniques, pitfalls and strategies in reviewing theoretical literature. Professor Kay Anderson presented a seminar on her current research, entitled Race and the Matter of Mind: Towards a Secular Ethics of Human Being.
13th June 2008 - Macquarie University/CURS Joint Postgraduate Workshop -SOUTHERN THEORY
This joint workshop with Macquarie University was centred around a structured discussion of Raewyn Connell’s(2008), Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Science, Allen and Unwin, Sydney. Following this, participants entered into a discussion on the challenges and techniques of presenting a conference paper and PhD survival strategies.
13th November 2008 - CURS/Macquarie University Joint Postgraduate Workshop - POSTSTRUCTURAL THEORIES - with Professor Richard Le Heron (The University of Auckland)
This joint workshop with Macquarie University and guest speaker Professor Richard Le Heron (The University of Auckland) had a focus on poststructural theories. Le Heron discussed situated knowledge, the post-structural political economy approach and his work on ‘biological economies’, and he shared his experiences on writing challenges and strategies. Participants were invited to share conceptual/theoretical, methodological or ethics issues currently engaging them or arising from their current work and were able to workshop these. A session on how to best manage feedback at all stages of research ended the day.