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Postgrad Students

Post Grad Newsletter – June 2017

Classes for first semester are now finished and lecturers are busy finalising their marking.  There are some HDR students who are submitting for examination so we wish them well for that process.  Jeff Aernie will be heading on Study Leave for second semester so we wish him well for his research and writing and we will see him back ready for teaching in 2018.

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2017

The start time for the Colloquiums is 1:30pm unless otherwise advised.  The room is G3.  Please note the colloquium scheduled for 23rd June has been cancelled.

Semester 2: 21 July, 11 Aug, 15 Sept, 13 Oct, 3 Nov


21 July – Sam Amosa, John Brunton, Michael Earl and Aref Chaker

11 Aug – Clive Pearson, Brian McKinlay and Elizabeth De Reland

15 Sept – Ian Robinson, Kamaloni Tu’iono, Gaby Kobrossi and Iman Zayied

13 Oct – Christine Sorensen, Sadeq Ansari, Emre Celik and Leila Khaled

3 Nov – Martin Teulan, Jason Kioa, Dania Akbik and Mohammad Zuberali

10 Nov – Keith Hamilton, Grahame Rosolen and Stephen Choi

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:

20th Jun 2017 Online Introduction to Research Application and Administration All CSU researchers
26th Jun 2017 Online NVivo, Session 1 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
26th Jun 2017 Online Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
27th Jun 2017 Online NVivo, Session 2 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
27th Jun 2017 Online Using Library Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
28th Jun 2017 Online Integration of Endnote & NVivo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
4th Jul 2017 Networking Skills All CSU researchers, academics, HDR Candidates and research support staff

Applications for the CSU Writing-Up Award for 2017 – Now Open

The Writing-Up Award is intended for Higher Degree by Research candidates who have, or will have, submitted their thesis between 8 August 2016 and 4 August 2017.  It is designed to provide a modest income to authors during the prepatation of reserach articles or books which are based on their thesis submitted for a PhD, Research Doctorate or masters by Research.  The objective of the award is to support the increase of publication rates of Higher Degree by Research students at CSU.  This award is not available to CSU staff members undertaking HDR studies.

Value of Award

Awardees will receive $10,000 as a tax exempt scholarship Award.


Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  •  Applicant’s academic and professional track record
  • Contribution to School/Faculty/Research Centre during the course of their HDR studies
  • Quality of the research outputs produced during the HDR
  • Quality of the research outputs proposed to be generated during the tenure of the writing-up award

Applications will be assessed and ranked by Faculty committees lead by the relevant Sub-Dean, Graduate Studies.  These rankings will then be considered by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) in deciding the final awards.

Scheme guidelines and an application form are available from the link provided below:

Writing-Up Award

Applications must be submitted to [email protected] by close of business 23 June 2017.  For any queries, please contact the Research Office directly.

Relating Science and Religion Public Seminar

Sydney College of Divinity, Macquarie Park

30 June 7pm – 9pm

This seminar is organised by The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies on behalf of the Science and Orthodoxy Around the World project, a project funded by the Templeton World Charity Organisation and freatures Professor Peter Harrison, Profession Denis Edwards, and Dr Doru Costache.

Admission is free but for catering purposes, please confirm attendance on Facebook

ANZATS Conference

Adelaide 9 – 12 July

“Kinship and Family in contemporary Australia and New Zealand”

Registrations now open!

Registrations are now open for the ANZATS conference.  For details and to register please visit this link: Registration Link

Registrations close Friday 23 June.

Home or Away? Locating Sport and Leisure in Christian Faith and Practice.

Carey Baptist College

473 Great South Road

Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand

11-13 July 2017

Registration details for the conference including the key note speakers can be found by clicking  here

BBI National Religious Education Symposium on Secularisation

Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush

27-28 July, 2017

BBI is hosting a national Symposium that explores the relationship between secularisation and religious education in Catholic schools.

religious education is a critical aspect of Catholic identity and as such needs to be both attuned and responsive to our social context.  Pope Francis has spoken about this time as a change of era.  In light of this, the symposium is aimed at exploring the implication of changes in the wider culture for religious education in Australian Catholic schools.

For registration details and key note speakers please visit the website

Horizons of Contextuality  Symposium

Pilgrim Theological College, Parkville VIC

22nd September 2017

Presenters (including past UTC Faculty) will reflect on the past, present and future of contextual hermeneutics and theologies, around several focus areas:

Sathianathan Clarke (world Christianity)

Clive Pearson (world religions)

Mark Brett (biblical studies)

Anne Elvey (climate change)

Ji Zhang (Christology)

Ken Sumner and Chris Budden (First peoples)

Chris Budden (hearing First peoples)

Trace Spencer (tbc)

Seforosa Carroll (reimagining home)

Anita Monro (femininity/ism)

Rod Pattenden (masculinity/ism)

Stephen Burns (traditionalism)

Monica J. Melanchthon (caste-ism)

Emmanuel Nathan (disbility)

John Flett (multiculturalism)

The symposium is open to the public and a video link will be available of our of area participation.  More details on here soon.

Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research

Wellington, New Zealand

2-3 October, 2017

“Global Wesleyanism”

The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research promotes and supports research on the life, work and times of John and Charles Wesley, their historical and theological antecedents, their successors in the Wesleyan tradition, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan tradition.  This includes areas such as theology, biblical studies, history, education, ethics, literature, mission, cultural studies, philosophy, pastoral studies, worship, preaching, practical theology, and social theology.

The Eighth ACWR conference going to be held in New Zealand with Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Waugh.  For further information about the conference, please visit the website ACWR Events or contact Dr Dean Smith on [email protected]

Receptive Ecumenism Conference

University House, Australian National University, Canberra

6-9 November 2017

“Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception”

The Centre for Ecumenical Studies as part of the Austalian Centre for Christianity and Culture (CSU), together with The Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry and the Research Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (CSU) are co-ordinating the 4th International Conference on Receptive Ecumenism titled “Leaning into the Spirit: discernment, decision-making and reception”.  For full details about the conference including speakers, programme, accommodation options and more see the conference website Registration & Programme

Student and Supervisor Activities

Dr. Anthony Rees, Faculty and HDR Supervisor, has a recent publication: “UnManning Moses” in St. Mark’s Review, 239(1), 2017.