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November 2018

This is the final newsletter for 2018. Congratulations to all the students who will graduate at the Theology ceremony on 10 December. With Christmas only 7 weeks away, we would like to wish all our students, supervisors and HDR community Christmas Blessings and a safe and healthy New Year. We look forward to you being part of our HDR community in 2019.

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2019

Dates for 2019 are:
1 March
29 March
3 May
31 May
26 July
23 August
27 September and
18 October

Please remember that attendance at the Research Colloquiums is a critical component of a HDR students’ candidature and that every effort should be made to attend. Apologies should be sent to me at [email protected]

Workshops from the Research Office

To register for any of these online workshops, please go to the Research Office website which can be found here:
https://www.csu.edu.au/research/professional-development

9th Nov Using Word for Theses (and other long documents) Part 1
This three part series looks at how to use the features of Word that enable you to work with long documents such as theses to produce a consistent document that is professional in appearance. The workshops are designed to follow the normal process for creating a document.
12th Nov An introduction to CRO and linking your ORCiD profile
This session will demonstrate CSU’s institutional repository; CRO, demonstrating how to add publications, and linking to researcher profiles, including ORCiD.
14th Nov Introduction to GIS & Spatial Analysis
Gain practical knowledge regarding GIS and Spatial Analysis and how these tools might be used in your research. Geographic Information Systems are computer based mapping and database systems that allow you to integrate and analyse spatial data (information about locations). The geographical data can include tables of information and images or vector representations of real-world entities. You can query tables and layers and perform analysis between and within all these forms of data. GIS therefore gives you the tools to make visual and analytical inferences that would be nearly impossible to interpret from plain tables.
15th Nov My Research Career, Module 5 – Funding, Grant writing 
The aim of this module is to develop better skills at grant writing and discuss approaches to writing grant applications.  It will cover topics such as:  Things to consider before applying to a grant scheme;  Different types of grant income;  Developing a funding strategy;  Key components of a grant application.
15th Nov An Introduction to CRO and linking your ORCiD profile
This session will demonstrate CSU’s institutional repository; CRO, demonstrating how to add publications, and linking to researcher profiles, including ORCiD.
16th Nov Using Word for Theses (and other long documents) Part 2
This three part series looks at how to use the features of Word that enable you to work with long documents such as theses to produce a consistent document that is professional in appearance. The workshops are designed to follow the normal process for creating a document.
21st Nov An Introduction to CRO and linking your ORCiD profile
This session will demonstrate CSU’s institutional repository; CRO, demonstrating how to add publications, and linking to researcher profiles, including ORCiD.
23rd Nov Using Word for Theses (and other long documents) Part 3
This three part series looks at how to use the features of Word that enable you to work with long documents such as theses to produce a consistent document that is professional in appearance. The workshops are designed to follow the normal process for creating a document.
28th Nov Digital Photography for Researchers
The key to a successful feed on most social media platforms is lots of eye -catching images. The better the images you have on your feed, the more likely your audience will engage with your content.  And now it’s easy to take great images with your mobile phone as well as improve them with various apps and tools to create the kinds of images that will make your feed stand out above all others!Easy Digital Photography for Researchers covers: *The basic theories of image creation *How to use the camera in your mobile phone * How to improve the images you create *How to use your images in your feed Creating great images is easy, if you know how. In this seminar, you will get that know-how!
4th Dec My Research Career, Module 6 – Working with collaborators
This module is split into 3 sub-sections all related to working with other researchers. Sub-section 1: Mentors. Sub-section 2: Collaborators and networking. Sub-section 3: Managing research staff. This module aims to: Discuss the role of mentors in developing your research career; Examine how to build and navigate successful collaborations and networks; Discuss strategies for how to secure, lead and manage research staff.
6th Dec HDR Candidate Induction
This session is a welcome and Induction for new HDR Candidates and forms part of probationary requirements. This session has a variety of presenters from the Research Office and Library who share essential information about getting started – what essentials you need to know, support services available, how the Library can help you, your key relationships, your supervisor team, setting expectations, your responsibilities, professional development opportunities and more.

2019 Learning and Teaching Conference

Sydney College of Divinity, North Ryde
5-6 April 2019

“God’s Exemplary Graduates: Character-Oriented Graduate Attributes in Theological Education”

Registration and the Call for Papers are open.

For more information, please visit this website:
https://scd.edu.au/2019-learning-teaching-theology-conference/

2019 ANZATS Conference

Auckland, New Zealand
1-3 July 2019

“Missional Theology”

Registration and the Call for Papers are open.

For more information, please visit this website:
https://anzats.edu.au/conferences/

Positions Vacant

Academic Register, Sydney College of Divinity 

The Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) seeks an Academic Registrar to coordinate student support and administration across the consortium of teaching bodies delivering SCD undergraduate and postgraduate awards. Duties include student policy development, implementation, and review; student achievement tracking and analytics; compliance and reporting; competitor analysis; leadership of the SCD Registrar network; and graduation arrangements.

The person appointed will be expected to start 2 January 2019.
Application deadline: Friday 7 December 2017.
Enquiries and full position description: Prof. Diane Speed, Dean and CEO, [email protected]