COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES . NEW HDR STUDENT INDUCTION 2011. Sir Roland Wilson Building, Monday 11 April 2010 9.30 – 11.30am. Welcome to student life & what to expect. Dr Kylie Message, Associate Dean (Research Training), College of Arts and Social Sciences
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NEW HDR STUDENT INDUCTION
Sir Roland Wilson Building,
Monday 11 April 2010
9.30 – 11.30am
Dr Kylie Message, Associate Dean (Research Training), College of Arts and
Professor Toni Makkai, Dean and Director, ANU College of Arts and Social
Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences
Welcome new students to the College of Arts and Social Sciences
Introduce the requirements, processes, and people involved with HDR – that is
higher degree research (PhD & MPhil) – study in the College
Outline opportunities available to HDR students
Provide an opportunity for you to meet other current and recent students and
Encourage you to think of HDR study as a fundamentally social activity,
and to invite you to become part of a research community of independent
1. Welcome & 2011 HDR student profile
2. INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE STRUCTURE, ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICES:
Effectively managing your postgraduate program
Seven steps for a successful start
Milestones and opportunities
Where to get help / Other services available
3. THE ANU EXPERIENCE: WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING A CASS RESEARCH STUDENT
110 new students commencing HDR programs in CASS this year
Most are Australian, but of the internationals, 11 countries are represented
56% of students are female and 44% are male
The average age of new students is 37 years old, while the median is 34
Most studying full-time at this stage
Who is your cohort?
CASS has around 650 HDR students
Last year 75 students in CASS successfully completed PhDs and MPhils (mostly in Political Science & International Relations and Archaeology/Anthropology – 55% female and 45% male).
To get the job you want?
Because you are seeking personal affirmation and a sense of achievement?
To provide an opportunity to refocus employment possibilities?
Because your children have left home and you have more time to do what you always wanted?
For many of us, completing the PhD is akin to gaining our ‘union ticket’, that is something that will allow us to move into the world of academia and further research. For others, it will satisfy a personal goal, or provide a professional qualification that confers credibility in sectors beyond the university.
It is useful to discuss your motivation for undertaking a research degree with your supervisor.
The diversity of CASS programs means that what is considered as constituting ‘evidence’, ‘research’, and a significant innovation or contribution to the field of study differs greatly different across the College. The uniqueness of our contribution means that the College has a very important – and valuable – profile within the ANU.
In the first 2 weeks:
In the first four weeks:
GOOD TO DO’S
… CEDAM; Graduate Research Centre; Graduate Lounge; PARSA; Careers Centre; Inter-University Research Workshop program; Academic and Professional Skills Program; Statistical Consulting Unit; Graduate Teaching Program; Information Literacy Program; Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. All link from RSDC site.
ANU Orientation & Welcomefor new research students
Monday 11 April 2011 5.30pm - 6:30pm Common Room, University House
In closing…. Further queries or ideas?
Contact me at: Kylie.Message@anu.edu.au