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The focus of this workshop is on the role of the supervisor in devising strategies to help students deal with the social, intellectual and creative challenges related to writing a thesis.  Before the workshop, participants will be provided with a copy of the students’ Demystify Your Thesis workbook, which will be the point of reference for the following topics covered during the workshop:

·         What students expect from their supervisor

·         Being an independent researcher is more than completing a thesis

·         Understanding what a thesis is

·         Helping students develop a research question

·         Helping students navigate the literature review

·         The architecture of a thesis

·         Working with students to brainstorm and plan chapters

·         What examiners look for

The workshop will be facilitated by Ron Adams, Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Graduate Research. Ron developed and runs the PhD coursework unit Conceptualising and Contextualising Research, and over the last twenty years has delivered workshops to research students and supervisors at many Australian and overseas universities. He was awarded the Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision in 2004, and Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s Program Award for Postgraduate Education in 2010.

Friday 8 December 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Building D, D441, Footscray Park

Professor Ron Adams


Register for ‘Demystifying Thesis Supervision’ using your MY VU Portal login.

For more information about this session please email Researcher.Development@vu.edu.au   

For / category:
Research supervision, Research supervisors

Upcoming sessions

10:00am - 11:30am, Building M, M001, Footscray Park.
10:00am - 1:00pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.
1:30pm - 3:00pm, Footscray Park Library Training Room, Building P, P213, Footscray Park.
9:00am - 11:30am, Footscray Park Library Training Room, Building P, P307, Footscray Park.