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HDR Summer School 2014
14 - 16 February 2014
Summer school is an opportunity for Faculty of Arts and Education Higher Degree by Research candidates to immerse themselves in a research environment from Friday morning until Sunday lunch time.
Building on the success of the school meetings in 2013, each participants will be asked to give a two minute presentation of their work to the relevant school groups. These will be informal oral presenations with no powerpoint. Only late phase candidates will be invited to reply to the call for papers to undertake a 20 minute presentation.
The poster session will be open to all candidates to showcase their work, please consider this as an alternative to a formal presentation. A poster presentation allows your peers to take their time with the information presented and ask you questions at greater length. It also enables you to spend more time with the colleagues who are most interested in your field of research. You can download tips for assisting with your poster presentation.
Candidates are asked to sign up for their preferred workshops at the time of registration. Changes to preferences can be made using the same registration system
There are multiple reading groups which will accommodate all participants in small working groups. These groups will be repeated so you should carefully select your options with a view to getting your first two preferences wherever possible. Preferences are allocated on a first come basis so the sooner you register the more likely you are to get your preferences. The reading groups have been organised by members of the Faculty to cover a range of different interests. Each reading group has a theme and a short reading or reading/s that all people attending the group will be expected to have read. You can select your preferred group during the registration process
You will also have the chance to commence building your own eportfolio and social media presence. You can create a 3 minute about your research. Adam Brown from Media Studies will film informal conversations with any students who are interested in learning how to communicate their research topic in an accessible way. No prior preparation is needed. This is not as intimidating as it sounds! Adam will follow up on this theme in Friday's presentation on 'The Future of Research'. If you are interested, please email email@example.com to book a time between 3-5pm.
Professor James Arvanitakis researches in the transdisciplinary areas of globalisation, citizenship, young people, security and the cultural commons - incorporating issues around hope, trust, safety and intellect. Having held various positions within human rights-based organisations including AID/WATCH and Oxfam Hong Kong, his research seeks to maintain a particular focus on issues of social justice. He has also worked with playwrights and artists to document stories of injustice such as the production of Maralinga which records the stories of nuclear veterans.
The Future of Research, or, 'Should I Be an Online Academic and is my Research YouTube-worthy...?'
Do you have your own blog? Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Academia, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and all those others? Do you really need to be? This presentation will survey some of the ways in which - and reasons why - researchers might make use (or choose not to make use) of present day technological innovations. Informed by recent research into online persona and the firsthand experiences of several Early Career Researchers, the presentation combines reflections on the opportunities and potential risks of online media with practical advice on how some free and user-friendly applications can be used
My Research Journey - my work, my hurdles and my success
Special rates have been negotiated for Deakin Summer School participants with the Mercure Hotel in Geelong. You must contact the Geelong Mercure directly and you must confirm the rate when booking.
Vue Apartments have also offered a 10% discount on accommodation. The two bedroom apartments are an economical option for people who are willing to share and they are located within easy walking distance to the campus. Please contact the research office for the promotion code to receive the 10% discount. The Quality Hotel Bayside (formerly the Chifley Hotel) located on the beachfront is also an easy walk to Deakin and has reasonably priced accommodtion.Other accommodation options are available online.
This is likely to be a busy weekend, please book your accommodation early.
Based on feedback, the reading group sessions will be repeated to provide an opportunity to participate in two groups. Please select your first two options carefully as these are the ones you are most likely to be allocated. Make sure you also select at least another two options as allocations will be made on a first in basis. You will find a full listing online once registrations are open. It is expected that all Summer School attendees participate in the reading groups.
Call for expressions of Interest in Presenting: Presentations for 2014 will be restricted to late phase candidates in the first instance and then candidates who have completed their data collection who are in a position to present (preliminary) findings. Among the criteria to be used in selecting presentations will be potential for the presentation to be advanced toward Journal publication.
Presenters will have 30 minutes - 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions.
Submissions should take the form of a 250 word abstract. Please include the Identification of a Journal that a fully prepared manuscript (emanating from the presentation) could be sent to.
It is the intention of the Faculty to provide support for presenting candidates to have their paper prepared to submit for publication to the relevant journals.
Please complete online registration form, including all requested details. To assist in providing timely materials to reading group and workshop participants you will need to register for each workshop and reading group. Full outlines are available by selecting the workshop tab at the top of the page. Allocations will be made as registrations are received. Once the group is full, you will be unable to select it online. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty of Arts and Education
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong VIC 3220
Reimbursements will only be processed prior to summer school for candidates who are arranging travel, ie airfares. The remainder will be processed after summer school.