Upcoming Webinars in July: Research Communication, Publication Strategies, Data Management & more

Want to enhance your research communication skills? Looking to refine your publication and grant application strategies for STEMM or HASS research? Ready to tame the digital chaos with some well-tested file management strategies? Whatever you’re wanting to learn this month, there’s plenty to explore with these upcoming webinars, interactive sessions, virtual drop-ins + more pitched at researchers. 

Here is what’s coming up!

Webinar | Getting Started with Library Research  

Tuesday 14 July, 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Online. (Book now 

This library orientation session is essential for new graduate research students and academic staff new to the University of Melbourne. It provides an overview of resources at the University Library and how best to find and use them effectively. We highlight things to consider sooner rather than later in your candidature, including copyright considerations, reference management, and data management plans. This session will show you how to book personalised research consultations and locate specialist databases in your subject area, plus tips on how to structure successful search strategies using major citation databases.  

Webinar | Short Sharp and to the point – finding the right words to tell your research story and bring it to life

Tuesday 14 Jul 2020, 3pm – 4pm. Online. (Book now) 

These days, graduate researchers need to be able to tell their research stories and sell their ideas in exciting, compelling, dynamic ways in relatively short periods of time. Participants in this session will get an idea of where to find the stories in their research and how to bring them to life and communicate them to a non-specialist audience. Recommended for those entering the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Competition. 

Webinar | Presentation design for researchers

Thursday 16 Jul 2020, 3pm – 4pm. Online. (Book now) 

Presenting your work is a key skill for all researchers. This interactive online workshop covers design basics including using typefaces, creating information graphics, and how to find interesting images to engage an audience in your research. This is useful for creating slide presentations, designing academic posters, and for those entering the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Competition.

Webinar | Using digital tools to publish strategically for STEMM researchers

Wednesday 22 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm. Online. (Book now)

Choosing how and where to publish your research is crucial to maximise the reach of your work. This Researcher Connect session introduces key digital tools to help graduate research students and early career researchers in STEMM disciplines identify and evaluate publishing options. If you are a graduate researcher considering submitting your thesis by publication, it is important to use the right tools when selecting where to publish to ensure maximum exposure for the research when it is published and consider open access and copyright issues well in advance. 

Webinar | File Management 101: Taming the digital chaos   

Thursday 23 July, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Online. (Book now)

Using digital technologies effectively has become a mainstream requirement for the modern scholar. But how do you manage a tsunami of file formats, storage systems, metadata standards, not to mention the latest digital tools and cloud services – when all you want to do is focus on your research question? This session will help you get organised and start managing your files and information properly. Keep track of your data and learn techniques to become a more efficient researcher by getting your file management under control. 

Webinar | Using Digital Tools to Publish Strategically for HASS Researchers

Thursday 23 July, 11:00am – 12:00pm. Online. (Book now)

This session introduces key digital tools to help graduate research students, as well as more experienced researchers in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines, identify and evaluate publishing options. The session will cover topics such as – identifying and evaluating journals in your research field, journal ranking tools, reasons to consider publishing in Open Access journals, and ethical publishing; thesis mills, predatory publishers, and how to avoid them.


Visualise Your Thesis Competition (VYT) workshops

The VYT workshops and drop-in sessions are highly recommended for those who have entered the competition or those considering entering. Visit the VYT website for more information!

VYT Drop-in sessions

Join one of our informal drop-in sessions, which will run throughout the local VYT competition. If you are an entrant or are considering entering the competition, come along to chat to the VYT team and get your competition, technical, or design questions answered. Let us know you are coming by booking a place. 

Webinar | Short Sharp and to the point – finding the right words to tell your research story and bring it to life

Tuesday 14 Jul 2020, 3pm – 4pm. Online. (Book now). More information above 👆 

Webinar | Presentation design for researchers

Thursday 16 Jul 2020, 3pm – 4pm. Online. (Book now). More information above 👆 

Test your entry sessions

Ready to test your Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Competition entry? Book your place for a test run. 

These sessions are open to all University of Melbourne researchers, staff and students, and are offered as part of the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Competition and Researcher@Library programs. To learn more about the VYT Competition click the button below!

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