Upcoming training & opportunities in August 2020

Have you recently joined the graduate research community at the University of Melbourne? Join these online orientation events in August 2020.

GSA Orientation 2020 (Semester 2)

“This three-day extravaganza will all be held online, between Zoom and Facebook Live (depending on the event). But some things haven’t changed: Grad Orientation is still packed full of fun social activities, important info about student representation, and tips and resources for making the most out of your university experience and future career. And, of course, giveaways.”

Visit the GSA website to learn more and join orientation:

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Graduate Researchers Orientation series

Have you recently joined the graduate research community at the University of Melbourne? Join online orientation in August 2020.

Whether you’ve only recently joined the graduate research community at University, or missed Orientation sessions in Semester 1, you may be interested in joining the online Graduate Researchers Orientation series in August. These sessions introduce graduate researchers to research training and professional development opportunities, as well as support services and resources available at the University. Come along to learn some tips about how you can capitalise on your candidature and manage expectations with your supervisor to ensure you both get the most out of your research.

This has been organised by MCSHE and all sessions will be delivered online via Zoom.

  • Welcome to graduate research – Wednesday 5 August, 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Demystifying graduate research – Wednesday 12 August, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Navigating your PhD – Wednesday 19 August, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Strategies for maintaining well-being – Wednesday 26 August, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

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Researcher@Library Program

Webinar | Public Access and Your Thesis

Monday 3 August, 3:00pm-4:00pm. Online. (Book now)

Get an overview of everything you need to know to prepare a PhD or Masters by Research thesis for the University’s Open Access Repository. This session will get you more information about various topics on your thesis; public access, TES and Minerva Access, benefits of open access, potential issues, copyright and more!

Webinar | Getting Started with Library Research

Wednesday 19 August, 11:30am – 1:00pm. Online. (Book now)

Get an overview of key resources and services at the University Library for your research, and how best to find and use them. This orientation session is essential for graduate research students and academic staff who are new to the University of Melbourne. We highlight things to consider sooner rather than later in your candidature, including copyright considerations, reference management and data management plans. Learn how to book personalized research consultations and locate specialist databases in your subject area, and receive tips on how to structure successful search strategies using major citation databases.

To learn more about the Researcher@Library Program click on the button below!

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Competition News for August

Visualise Your Thesis Competition (VYT) workshops

Have you entered the VYT competition? Registrations are closing soon on the 5th of August! 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. 

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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Subscribe to Researcher@Library Blog to get all the latest news. More researcher training and workshops are listed in your Calendar via Grad Space on LMS Canvas. All University of Melbourne graduate researchers are automatically enrolled into Grad Space on LMS Canvas for periodic announcements that highlight upcoming programs, events, and other opportunities.


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