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The focus of this full-day workshop is on the role of the supervisor in devising strategies to help students deal with not only the intellectual but also the social and creative challenges of completing a PhD or Masters research degree. Before the workshop, participants will be provided with a copy of the notes accompanying the student program Demystify Your Thesis, which will be a 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, VU Research Professor in the Office for Researcher Training, Quality and Integrity. Ron is responsible for core units in the PhD and PhD (Integrated) Coursework, and  over the last twenty years has delivered workshops to research students and supervisors at many Australian and overseas universities. He is a recipient of the Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s Program Award for Postgraduate Education.


When:
Friday 20 April 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where:
Building P, P134, Footscray Park

Presenter(s):
Professor Ron Adams

Register:

Register for Demystifying Thesis Supervision using your MYVU Portal login. For more information about this session please email Researcher.Development@vu.edu.au

For / category:
Research supervision

Upcoming sessions

Sep
19
11:00am - 1:00pm, Footscray Park Library Training Room, Building P, P307, Footscray Park.
Sep
19
3:00pm - 4:30pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.
Sep
24
9:30am - 12:00pm, Footscray Park Library Training Room, Building P, P307, Footscray Park.
Sep
26
12:00pm - 1:30pm, Building P, P134, Footscray Park.
Sep
26
1:30pm - 3:00pm, Footscray Park Library Training Room, Building P, P213, Footscray Park.