HDR candidate news in April

HDR Candidate welcome and induction session

The next HDR Induction Session will be held on 18 April, 2018 and all new students who haven’t yet attended, should attend.  Please visit the Professional Development Calendar to register for this session. These sessions are highly recommended for new candidates commencing in 2018 and provide essential information about getting started. Supervisors are welcome.

Attending an induction session is also part of the probationary conditions for candidature – see probation and key milestones.

Three Minute Thesis – Calls for Expression of Interest 


3-min-thesisAs announced in the previous bulletin, CSU will be competing in 3MT again in 2018! 3MT is an academic competition that challenges doctoral students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience with only one PowerPoint slide.

All HDR students should have received an invitation to participate in The Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition earlier this week.  You can register your interest by completing a CSU 3MT registration form via Survey Monkey . Expressions of interest close 20 April 2017.

CSU heats will be held in early June across various campuses and online. The specific number of heats and locations will depend on the number of participants.

The CSU final will be held in Wagga on Wednesday 27 June. The winning candidate will go on to compete in the 3MT final in Brisbane on Thursday 27 September, 2018. If you have any questions about participating please email CSU’s 3MT organisers.

Last year we heard special guests Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann and Deputy Vice-Chancellors Professor Mary Kelly and Professor Ken Dillon present their own three minute doctoral thesis. We can’t wait to see what entertainment is in store for us this year.

ANZMAC Mid-Year Doctoral Colloquium 2018

21-22 June 2018, Melbourne

Midyear Doctoral ColloquiumThe ANZMAC Mid-Year Doctoral Colloquium 2018 is open to doctoral students who are at any stage of their PhD. In recent years, the colloquium has attracted delegates from Australia and overseas, making this a truly international colloquium.

PhD research proposals (5-10 double spaced pages) are due by Monday 30th April.

The cohort size will be small and is designed to provide a high-quality experience with expert feedback and an opportunity to share work-in-progress with like-minded researchers to refine your project and improve progress.

The 2018 mid-year DC also provides participants with the opportunity to attend an integrated meta-analysis workshop (at no extra charge). The ability to conduct a meta-analysis is a valuable skill that can assist with systematic sense-making of existing research and can help to clarify the contribution of new research. The hands-on half-day workshop will introduce participants to the basics of how to:

  • Plan, conduct, and document a systematic search of the literature
  • Extract the relevant data from research papers
  • Convert the extracted data into the metrics required to conduct a meta-analysis
  • Conduct a basic meta-analysis
  • Test data for basic problems of bias and heterogeneity
  • Report meta-analytic findings

Early bird registration until 20 April: $250 (including GST). Standard registration: $300 (including GST)

For further details please refer to the Deakin University website.