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 2018 workshop dates below.

Workshop

Focus areaAdditional information
Year one skills workshop

PhD confirmation

Half-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 15 March 2018 9.30am-12.30pm

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

Register for the Ethics Workshop

Thursday 26th April 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM

John Goodsell 221/223


Research Design and the Researchable Problem Workshop Series

Day 1 - Session 1: Questions - Framing your research (11:00am - 1:00pm)

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. 

Register for the Research Design Workshop Series

Day 1 - Friday 24th August 2018

John Goodsell 119

Day 1 - Session 2: Perspectives - approaches, positions, ethics (2:00pm - 4:00pm) Friday 24th August, John Goodsell 119
Day 2 - Session 3: Methods - planning, activities, practices (11:00am - 1:00pm) Friday 31st August, John Goodsell 119
Day 2 - Session 4: Outcomes - presentice, publishing, reviewing (2:00pm - 4:00pm) Friday 31st August, John Goodsell 119

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

TBA 

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

TBA - September/October 2018

Week 2: The nuts and bolts of interviews
Week 3: Conducting interviews
Week 4: Managing data

Writing a Thesis in Arts and Social Sciences Workshop Series


Week 1: Writing the Introduction

Guidance in Thesis Writing

TBA - Semester 2, 2018

Week 2: Writing the Literature Review

Week 3: Writing the Methodology

Week 4: Writing the Discussion Sections and Conclusion

*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.