Workshops

Group of students attending a workshopFace-to-face workshops are designed to complement the online courses in our research training program.

Similarly, workshops are divided into the same three focus areas:

  • methodologies/methods
  • communicating your research
  • fieldwork and ethics

A series of four 2 hour workshops will be dedicated to each focus area. Workshops are delivered by expert staff from across the Faculty and provide an opportunity for students to network and collaborate with fellow PhD candidates. 

Students who register for a workshop series are committing to participate in all four workshops. If you cannot make this commitment, please defer your enrolment in the workshops until the next semester. 

The workshop series are most relevant for PhD candidates who have completed their first semester of candidature. As places in the workshops are limited, priority registration will be given to PhD candidates.

Please note that you are required to complete the online courses prior to attending the complementary workshops.

Candidates should also attend any workshops or seminars held by the relevant School or Centre, UNSW Researcher Development Unit and UNSW Graduate Research School.

Available workshops

These workshops will be held each semester. Please see the Semester 2, 2017 workshop dates below.

Workshop

Focus areaAdditional information
Year one skills workshop

PhD confirmation

1 day workshop held each semester

Highly recommended for first year PhD candidates and Masters by Research/MPhil candidates

Register for the year one skills workshop

Thursday 7 September 2017 9am-12pm

Ethics Workshop

Fieldwork and ethics

This Workshop will provide expert insight into the Ethics approval process. Students may bring particular questions about ethical clearance of their own research.

Highly recommended for candidates in their first year, or candidates planning on submitting an application for ethics clearance

This workshop is now fully subscribed. Join the waitlist HERE

Monday 16th October 2:00pm - 4:00pm

John Goodsell 119

Research Design and the Researchable Problem Workshop Series

Day 1: Framing your research

Methodologies/methods

Note: Students must complete the methodologies and methods online courses prior to attending the workshops including: Research methods in literature review and Research methods in the Arts & Humanities (a) or Research methods in the Social Sciences (b).

This workshop is highly recommended for first year students. 

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Day 1: October 23rd 2 - 4pm Robert Webster Room 256  

Day 2: Positionality, ethics, approach Day 2: October 24th 9 - 4pm Law Building Room 101
Day 2: Methodologies/Methods Day 2: October 24th 9 - 4pm Law Building Room 101
Day 2: Research Implementation and Presentations Day 2: October 24th 9 - 4pm Law Building Room 101

Communicating your research Workshop Series

Week 1: Writing as product: Communicate well; write compellingly

Communicating your research

Note: Students must complete the communicating your research online courses prior to attending the workshops including: Conference presenting and networking and Getting published in the arts

This workshop is highly recommended for candidates in their second semester or beyond

This workshop series will be offered again in S1, 2018. 

Week 2: Writing as process: Get it written. Then get it right

Week 3: Writing as process: How to write (a lot)

Week 4: Writing as product: Writing journal articles/book chapters

The Art of Interviewing Workshop Series

Week 1: Why interview?

Fieldwork and Ethics

Note: Students will be required to complete either Research methods in the Arts & Humanities (a) or Research methods in the Social Sciences (b) prior to registering for this workshop series.

This workshop is highly recommended for candidates in their second semester or beyond

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Week1: Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 4pm - 6pm
Law 101 (Map Ref. F8)

Week 2: The nuts and bolts of interviews Week 2: Tuesday, 10th October 2017 4pm - 6pm
Law 101 (Map Ref. F8)
Week 3: Conducting interviews Week 3: Tuesday, 17th October 2017 4pm - 6pm
Law 101 (Map Ref. F8)
Week 4: Managing data Week 4: Tuesday, 24th October 2017 4pm - 6pm
Law 101 (Map Ref. F8)

Writing a Thesis in Arts and Social Sciences Workshop Series


Week 1: Writing the Introduction

Guidance in Thesis Writing

This Workshop is now fully subscribed. Join the waitlist here.

Week 1: 16th August 
John Goodsell 221/223
Michael Richardson

Week 2: Writing the Literature Review

Week 2: 23rd August
John Goodsell 221/223
M
ark Steven

Week 3: Writing the Methodology

Week 3: 30th August 
John Goodsell 221/223
Mark Steven

Week 4: Writing the Discussion Sections and Conclusion

Week 4: 6th September 
John Goodsell 221/223
Michael Richardson

*Students who register for a workshop series are committing to participate in all four workshops. If you cannot make this commitment, please defer your enrolment in the workshops until the next semester.