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Today's date is Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Graduate Research School
 March 2019
Friday 08
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Conducting a comprehensive literature search (Humanities and Social Sciences focus) Website | More Information
Ensure that your literature searching is effective, efficient and thorough.

Learn how to: Develop a search strategy; Identify relevant, scholarly information sources; Use tools and techniques to track the literature related to your research.

This session has a Humanities and Social Sciences focus.

 April 2019
Tuesday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - Copyright and Author Rights : Understand the rights that researchers have as authors Website | More Information
It's important for researchers to understand their rights before entering into publishing agreements. This session, run by UWA's Copyright Librarian, will explore the rights that researchers have as authors, and will highlight some of the common publisher agreement terms to be aware of.
Friday 05
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) Conference Masterclass : Join us for our free inaugural PMRG conference masterclass! Website | More Information
The Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) was founded in 1981, and welcomes all who have an interest in the culture, life and history of medieval and early modern Europe. PMRG offers a forum to showcase local, national and international scholarship in the field by hosting seminar papers and presentations by local and visiting scholars throughout the year. The highlight of the year is the annual conference, attracting scholars of all stages from around the world to present their research. Themes in previous years have included such diverse areas as magic and marvels, houses, households and families and the world as stage.

For a while now PMRG have been discussing how to create more support for undergraduate students who are interested in progressing into postgraduate studies and/or working in the academy, and for those already in postgraduate study. In response, we have developed a Conference/Abstract Masterclass to work in tandem with the Study Smarter Conference Workshop, and will essentially assist students with such things as crafting an abstract, sourcing CFPs, joining professional memberships, public speaking skills, and general conference information (such as what to wear, how to network and how to follow up on connections you’ve made once the conference in question is over). What makes PMRG’s Masterclass unique is the opportunity for students to: a) Present your abstract on the day, as though it were an actual paper being presented at a real conference. b) Experience receiving questions during the question time following your paper (and also how to ask them!) and, c) Have the unique opportunity to submit your abstract to the CFP for PMRG’s annual conference in October of this year, with a view that all students whose abstracts are within the realm of our conference’s topic, and who have attended our Masterclass, will be accepted to present. You will also then receive guidance on writing their paper between CFP acceptance and the conference itself.

The PMRG Masterclass will be held on Friday 5th April 2019, and will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The conference itself will be on Saturday 19th October, 2019, and will run for a full day. The theme for the conference is “Mental Health in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds”, so we recommend thinking about something within this topic when you prepare your idea for your abstract.

We are incredibly excited about this new program, and hope you will think about coming along! We’ll be visiting your class to talk more about this opportunity next week, so feel free to ask us any questions then, or you can contact me for more information at [email protected]

 May 2019
Wednesday 01
14:00 - SEMINAR - Grammar Therapy : Back by Popular Demand - Grammar still matters! Website | More Information
With a few tweaks you can improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along the way, he’ll show you how language really works. Some well-placed commas will make you feel better.

OUTLINE Session 1: The basics: Nouns, verbs, and all that; Session 2: Advanced grammar for advanced dummies: Tense, aspect, and mood; Session 3: Getting structural: Phrases and clauses; Session 4: Why people speak different, and why that’s good.
Friday 03
12:00 - EVENT - Measuring your research performance Website | More Information
This session will be useful for researchers who are applying for grants, tenure or promotion; or generally, wish to monitor their research performance. It will cover finding:

· Evidence of quality for journals in which you have published;

· Citation numbers for individual publications;

· Benchmarking of articles in publications that are indexed by Web of Science;

· Your H-index - a measure of the productivity and citation impact of your published body of work;

· Australian and international library holdings for books or book chapters;

· Altmetrics for individual publications, such as downloads, social media mentions;

· Media mentions.
Tuesday 07
1:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Springer Nature Author Symposium Website | More Information
Find out about the role of publishing in today’s academic environment, how to decide what publications are right for your research, and what new developments such as open access and ebooks mean for academics and researchers.
Wednesday 08
14:00 - SEMINAR - Grey literature searching for systematic reviews Website | More Information
Searching grey literature is an important step in ensuring that your systematic review is truly comprehensive. Come and learn some strategies and sources for searching grey literature, which includes everything that has not been published in a conventional sense.
Tuesday 21
14:00 - SEMINAR - Copyright and your Thesis : Understand the lifecycle of copyright in a thesis Website | More Information
This session will provide an overview of the lifecycle of copyright in a thesis to ensure you understand your copyright obligations and can confidently use copyright material in your thesis.
Wednesday 29
12:00 - EVENT - Sharing your research data Website | More Information
Want to expand impact of your research? Interested in increasing collaboration, ensuring the integrity of research methodology and reducing duplication of effort? Keen to ensure your research can be relevant into the future? Or maybe your publisher just says that you have to make your research data available. Come along to this 30 minute seminar and find out how sharing your research data benefits you and others, and how you can do this in an effective manner.

 June 2019
Wednesday 05
11:00 - SEMINAR - Benchmark your research Website | More Information
Learn to use Web of Science and Incites to benchmark your research against your peers, your area of research and even the whole world.
Thursday 06
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Assessment Essentials : A workshop for academics and postgraduate students Website | More Information
The objective of this two day workshop is to enhance the skills of the faculty and postgraduate students in the assessment of student learning. The topics covered include; Writing test items, creating assignments, conducting pre and post examination reviews, assessment of professionalism, feedback and development of blueprints. This workshop is organised by Peers Learning Together: A Community of Practice for academics with an interest in assessment and feedback funded by the Educational Enhancement Unit at the University of Western Australia
Monday 10
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Advanced Thinking Skills - 2 Day Workshop : Hosted by The Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA Website | More Information
The purpose of this workshop is to expose participants to a variety of practical thinking styles and tools to enhance the focus, quality and speed of their thinking. There is a need from university through to the workplace to better understand both basic and advanced thinking processes for better learning, memory, planning and decision making. Your skilled facilitator will combine curated content and self-driven active learning with the impact of group exercises and skill deepening discussions. Thinkercafé workshops maximise potential for gaining practical thinking skills, profound insights and retaining and relating information for your needs. The subject matter for group exercises will be taken from current issues together with specific areas of focus for your industry.

Who Should Attend • Managers, Leaders and Professionals working with teams • Teachers, trainers and academics wishing to enhance outcomes for students • Entrepreneurs and innovators who would like to expand their Thinking Skills • Students from high school to postgraduate level • Anyone seeking lifelong performance improvement

Cost: A$850 per person

16:00 - COURSE - Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - online course : A free online course for UWA staff and students via LMS Website | More Information
Do you feel confident to support students who have experienced sexual violence? Do you know how to best respond and where to refer the person for support if needed?

Developed in collaboration with higher education experts and service providers, Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence is an interactive and comprehensive course for first responders. It will help you to develop the skills to respond appropriately, empathetically and confidently.

Who would benefit most from this course? Although all members of the UWA Community are welcome to complete this free course, frontline student support staff and student leaders are particularly encouraged to complete it.

This includes:

- Counselling and UniAccess staff - Security and Library staff - Student Advisers and Student Experience Officers - Guild student leaders such as Guild Council, Club and Society Executive - Students managing events - UniMentors - Sports Captains - Residential Advisers (RAs) - Residential College staff

How do I enrol? Visit the Fit For Study website for self-enrolment instructions
Tuesday 11
9:00 - COURSE - A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory : A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory in collaboration with The University of Sydney will take place 11 & 12 July 2019 and 15 - 19 July 2019. More Information
Rasch models for measurement are used in large scale national and international assessments, not only to analyse test data after collection, but to use as criteria for design of test items and their administration. The GSE Psychometric Laboratory undertakes research and development for application to the broad area of measurement and assessment in education and the social sciences including psychology, health and marketing. The GSE Psychometric Laboratory does research in all areas of Rasch models for measurement, in particular epistemological, applied, and in software development. This is an opportunity to study with researchers who have made advancement in all these fields.

Course Structure: The course will be at an intermediate level and consist of two parts: 1. Part I – Thursday 11 to Friday 12 July 2019: Overview of introductory principles of Rasch measurement and the RUMM2030 software. RUM2030 is a very easy to use interactive program that analyses data according to the Rasch measurement model and provides comprehensive diagnostics in both tabular and graphical forms. It can also be used for large scale assessments including vertical equating. 2. Part II - Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 2019: Rasch Measurement Theory. Participants have the option of attending only Part I or II or both parts of the course.

Course registration: Part I (2 days) – AU$950 (Early bird AU$850) Part II (5 days) – AU$2185 (Early bird AU$1960) Part I and II (7 days) – AU$2745 (Early bird AU$2460) https://www.education.uwa.edu.au/ppl/courses/rasch-course

Registrations close 31st May 2019, approximately 10% Discount for Early bird registration - Registration by 31st March 2019. Participants will receive a 15% discount if they enrol in one of the on-line courses after this course.
Friday 14
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Everyday Life as a Methodological Challenge: household, gender and materiality : A masterclass with Svante Norrhem, Associate Professor of History at Lund University and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow Website | More Information
This workshop aims to capture student and researcher interest across History, Gender Studies, Fine Arts, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Professor Norrhem will discuss both the many benefits but also the methodological challenges when working with gender, power and materiality – both in historical research and in applied museological environments.

This masterclass is presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Forrest Research Foundation.

 July 2019
Wednesday 24
9:30 - EVENT - Research Impact Series - Achieving Your Research Outcomes : Wed 24 Jul and Thur 25 Jul 2019 Website | More Information
Achieving Your Research Outcomes is series of 12 events for UWA researchers, staff and postgraduate students to learn about the processes and functions that can help you achieve your research outcomes.

Sessions will run in succession at the Hemsley Learning Suite, Reid Library during Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July as part of the Research Impact Series.

Separate registration is required for each of the 12 sessions.



WEDNESDAY 24 JULY (DAY 1):

. How to publish "Open Access" for free (University Library)

. How to get the media to notice your research (Government and Corporate Communications)

. Using data to find collaborators (University Library)

. Promote your research on social media (Digital and Creative Services)

. Creating impact through intellectual property and commercialisation (Research Development and Innovation)

. Have you actually invented something? (Research Development and Innovation)



THURSDAY 25 JULY (DAY 2):

. Show your best self with UWA Profiles (University Library)

. Writing for The Conversation (The Conversation)

. Your research - finding and developing new opportunities (Office of Research Enterprise)

. An introduction to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Pawsey)

. Planning for impact (Research Impact and Engagement Office)

. Measuring your research performance (University Library)

18:00 - EVENT - Grammar Therapy II : Grammar communicates who you are! Website | More Information
Grammar holds sentences together, but it also communicates who you are. With the skills found in this course, you will gain a more advanced understanding of the grammar of English, and use this knowledge to make your writing more clear. This course is directly focused on writing, and gives you facts about language, grammar, and usage. It will help you get up to speed on formal styles, avoid common mistakes, and build a set of tools that you can keep using when the course is done. For more information please visit the link provided.

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Finding Rembrandt in Love and Life : A public lecture by Professor Susan Broomhall (The University of Western Australia) Website | More Information
This lecture explores how the character of Rembrandt van Rijn is interpreted through place, gender and emotions in museums and heritage sites in the Netherlands today. It focuses on the cities of Leiden and Amsterdam, Rembrandt’s homes, and particularly, the role of women in shaping interpretations of Rembrandt’s life and work. Historical women in Rembrandt’s life are increasingly employed as tools to understand the artist’s mind in creative responses such as Peter Greenaway’s 2006 film Nightwatching or the 2009 Australian opera by Andrew Ford and Sue Smith, Rembrandt’s Wife. This lecture investigates how heritage sites have likewise co-opted Rembrandt’s relationships with women, in a range of ways, in order to increase visitor engagement.

This public lecture is part of the 'Rembrandt – 350th Anniversary Lecture Series' presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia and sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Thursday 25
13:30 - FORUM - The UWA Institute of Agriculture Industry Forum : Finding Common Ground: Bringing food, fibre and ethics to the same table Website | More Information
With increasing public scrutiny of agricultural practices in food and fibre production, rebuilding trust between innovative primary producers and ethically informed consumers is becoming more important than ever before. Join us for a lively discussion on finding common ground and moving forward together.

The event program is as follows: 1.30pm Registration and refreshments, 2.00pm Event start, 5.00pm - 6.30pm Sundowner

For more details, view the flyer: https://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/publications/industry-forum

 August 2019
Tuesday 27
1:00 - EVENT - Conducting a comprehensive literature search (Humanities and Social Sciences focus) Website | More Information
Ensure that your literature searching is effective, efficient and thorough. Learn how to:

Develop a search strategy; identify relevant, scholarly information sources and; use tools and techniques to track the literature related to your research. This session has a Humanities and Social Sciences focus.

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