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Post Grad Newsletter
October 2018

The end of semester is coming to a close and with it, the end of another academic year. We wish all our students the best as they finish up their assessments or the examination of their thesis and we look forward to working with those students who will be returning in 2019.

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2019

The last Colloquium for 2018 will be held on 12 October starting at 1.30pm in G3. The presenters are as follows:

12 October: William Emilsen, Michael Earl and Charles Tupu.

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]

Reminder – Domestic Scholarship Round Now Open

CSU is offering a portfolio of Australian Government funded Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships for both Domestic and International research candidates. The deadline for International research candidate applications has closed but domestic applications will remain open until 5:00pm (AEDST) Wednesday 31 October 2018. For further information, please visit this link:
https://research.csu.edu.au/study-with-us/scholarships

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

Date Session Details and Registration
9th Oct ARC information session for applicants intending on submitting in the 2019-2020 funding rounds (1)
Researchers intending on submitting an application to the Australian Research Council for funding commencing in 2019/2020 are invited to attend an information session to receive: *Updates on ARC funding rounds *the CSU Intent to Submit process and support available for application preparation and review * Key Tips for Applicants from the CSU ARC College of Expert member *Q&A
10th Oct My Research Career, Module 4 – The publication process
The aim of this module is to: * Discuss strategies for improving publication success, * Discuss how to navigate the publication process, * Learn how to deal with peer review and referee comments. This module will not cover how to write a paper.
10th Oct NHMRC information session for applicants intending on submitting in the 2019-2020 funding rounds (1)
Researchers intending on submitting an application to the National Health and Medical Research Council for funding commencing in 2019/2020 are invited to attend an information session to receive: *Updates on new NHMRC funding program *the CSU Intent to Submit process and support available for application preparation and review *Key Tips for Applicants from NHMRC Assessor *Key Take-Away’s – ECR and RO Observations from the 2018 Assessment Panels *Q&A
11th Oct Supervisor Training – Module 5 – Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process
Guiding students through thesis development and the examination process.  The objective of this workshop is to discuss the volume and quality of work required for a thesis, different approaches to thesis preparation, how to select examiners and how they may approach the examination process, and how to help student’s respond to the examiners reports.
15th Oct ARC information session for applicants intending on submitting in the 2019-2020 funding rounds (2)
Researchers intending on submitting an application to the Australian Research Council for funding commencing in 2019/2020 are invited to attend an information session to receive: *Updates on ARC funding rounds *the CSU Intent to Submit process and support available for application preparation and review * Key Tips for Applicants from the CSU ARC College of Expert member *Q&A
16th Oct Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 1
This three part integrated workshop is designed to introduce you to the processes and steps involved in planning a survey and creating a questionnaire that effectively gathers the data you need to satisfy your research questions. It will cover populations, ways to contact the population you want to survey, how to calculate an appropriate sample size, how to structure your questionnaire and what question types to use. Day 1: Aims of the workshop; Terms and definitions; Planning a survey; Populations, sample sizes and frames; Modes of data collection.
17th Oct 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, the support services available to you, how the Library can help you, your key relationships, working well with your supervisor team, setting expectations, your responsibilities, professional development opportunities available to you and more.
17th Oct Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 2
This three part integrated workshop is designed to introduce you to the processes and steps involved in planning a survey and creating a questionnaire that effectively gathers the data you need to satisfy your research questions. It will cover populations, ways to contact the population you want to survey, how to calculate an appropriate sample size, how to structure your questionnaire and what question types to use. Day 2: Different types of questions; and questionnaire design.
17th Oct NHMRC information session for applicants intending on submitting in the 2019-2020 funding rounds (2)
Researchers intending on submitting an application to the National Health and Medical Research Council for funding commencing in 2019/2020 are invited to attend an information session to receive: *Updates on new NHMRC funding program *the CSU Intent to Submit process and support available for application preparation and review *Key Tips for Applicants from NHMRC Assessor *Key Take-Away’s – ECR and RO Observations from the 2018 Assessment Panels *Q&A
18th Oct Research Administration 4 – Managing My Research Project
Do you have a funded research project?  This session is all about enabling you to better understand the processes and people within CSU who can support you in managing your research project.  The sessions includes understanding your contractual obligations, how to access your budget and fund codes, and key tips to enable you to connect with systems and support people to manage project expenditure.
18th Oct Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 3
This three part integrated workshop is designed to introduce you to the processes and steps involved in planning a survey and creating a questionnaire that effectively gathers the data you need to satisfy your research questions. It will cover populations, ways to contact the population you want to survey, how to calculate an appropriate sample size, how to structure your questionnaire and what question types to use. Day 3: Survey testing; Online surveys; SPAN and using SurveyMonkey.
31st Oct Ethics in Research involving Animals
To achieve high standards of animal welfare and scientific outcomes, it is essential that all persons involved in the care and use of animals have the necessary skills and knowledge.  If your research project requires research ethics approval you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. It includes: Research integrity and the responsible conduct of research; Ethical issues that may arise in your research; Key questions you need to consider; Tools to analyse and address issues; Who needs to and how to apply for approval from a Research Ethics Committee; the Codes which apply to your research and your ethics application.
1st Nov Accessing ABS Data and other important Datasets
Gain practical knowledge regarding how to access ABS data and data from other important data sets and how these can be relevent to your research.  Also learn more about the CSU support services available to you in this endeavour.
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.

Academic Literacy Support – HDR Students

Rev Dr Judy Redman is the Acting Academic Literacy Co-ordinator for Postgraduate students based at the CSU Albury-Wodonga campus. Judy is also a Uniting Church minister, working as chaplaincy coordinator to the Albury-Wodonga campus of CSU and has been a member of various university ethics committees for around 20 years. Judy has a PhD from the University of New England looking at the Sovereignty/Kingdom parables in the gospels of Thomas and Matthew from a memory studies approach.

Judy will be working with A/Prof Catherine Allan, Presiding Officer of the Human Research Ethics Committee to run a session on Human Research Ethicsapplications for postgraduate students (and their supervisors) on 2-4 pm on Monday, 29 October 2018. This session will be available by Adobe Connect, and registration information will be circulated soon via the Research Writing Resources Organisation site in Interact2. It will also be recorded and available online shortly thereafter.

Judy would like to recommend the “Shut Up & Write” sessions which have a number of different hosts and currently take place athttp://connect.csu.edu.au/shutupandwrite  on:
Monday 10am-4pm: Monique Shephard  [email protected]
Tuesday 10am – 2pm: Sandra Stewart  [email protected]
Wednesday 10.30am – 12:30 pm: Judy Redman [email protected]
Thursday 2pm – 4pm: Judy Redman [email protected]7.30 pm-9.30 pm:Judy Redman [email protected] & Claire Wilkinson [email protected]
Friday 11 am – 1pm: Judy Redman [email protected]

Further information about accessing them is available at https://cms.csu.edu.au/research-old/professional-development/writing/shut-up-and-write

The next Research Writing Bootcamp will take place 9 am-5pm on Friday, 19 October at http://connect.csu.edu.au/bootcamp.

Please feel free to take advantage of this literacy and research support currently being offered by the Research Office.Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
15-18 March 2019

Positions Vacant

Brisbane School of Theology
Parkville, VIC

Lecturer in Christian Thought and History and Director of Postgraduate Studies

The position is full time and is to start in first semester 2019.

The successful candidate will demonstrate mature Christian character, evangelical conviction, a willingness to embrace the mission of BST, proven ability in teaching, preaching and communication, a relevant research degree (PhD/ThD), and ministry experience. As a member of the faculty, they will be expected to participate fully in the life of the community, including chapel, mentoring of students, and leading fellowship groups and short-term missions.

For more information about the college, see www.bst.qld.edu.au. For more
detailed information regarding the position please contact the Principal, Rev Dr Richard Gibson at [email protected]

Applications close on Friday October 19, 2018.

Supervisor and Student News

Rev Dr Ian Robinson has the following new publication:

Hot Gospel – good news for a warming planet. Mediacom Publishing 2018. Copies are available for purchase from Student Admin for a special price of $15.