HDR Supervision Development Workshops

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Higher Degree Research (HDR) Supervision Development Workshops are a core component of the ANU HDR Supervision Development Framework.

There are two series of ANU-wide workshops:

  1. a series of HDR Topic Workshops, Issues Forums and Masterclass Panels address a range of topics, issues and experience relevant to good practice in HDR supervision. Participation in these is a 'qualifying renewal activity' for HDR Supervision Annual Registration Renewal under the ANU HDR Supervision Development Framework. The 2021 program will be listed below as it is confirmed, and in the monthly Research & Innovation News. Workshops are open to all HDR supervisors, and are free; please register to receive the Zoom link or location details.
  2. Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshops are directed primarily to those new to supervision, but all HDR supervisors are welcome. Participation in a Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshop is a required component of initial ANU HDR Supervisor registration for those new to HDR supervision. Please visit the Foundations of HDR Supervision Workshops webpage for more information, and to register for one of these workshops.

These ANU-wide workshops complement activities organised by Colleges, Schools and Centres. Updates will be posted on this webpage and in the monthly Research & Innovation News.

 

HDR Supervision Topic Workshops, Issues and Masterclass Panels

The current Topic Workshops, Issues Forums and Masterclass Panels program for 2021 is below.

Mental health: supporting HDR students and caring for Self – HDR Supervision Development Workshop

Focus – Rates of mental illness and psychological distress in University students are increasing worldwide, and ANU staff are working with students who are unwell or in some form of psychological distress. This workshop focuses on how to give appropriate support in such situations, discusses where our responsibilities as HDR supervisors start and finish, and will equip you with some simple strategies and resources to assist you in this context, while also caring for yourself.

Lead – Melinda Brady is the Senior Consultant Injury Prevention in the ANU Work Environment Group and is an Occupational Therapist with clinical experience in both inpatient and community mental health settings as well as long term experience in workplace health. Melinda is also an Instructor for Mental Health First Aid at ANU and has been gaining sounds insights into the mental health issues being faced by ANU staff and students through the delivery of this program. Melinda is committed to practical, evidence based approaches to health and wellbeing that are both meaningful and effective in our time pressured daily routines.

Date/time – 1 December, 12pm–1pm. Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).

 

Panel forum: “What we learnt about HDR Supervision in 2021”: reflections from HDR Supervisors of the Month

Join a panel of HDR Supervisor of the Month Awardees – Associate Professor Patrick L’Espoir Decosta (CBE), Dr Penny Kyburz (CECS) and Dr Ginny Sargent (CHM) – chaired by the Dean HDR, Professor Ann Evans, to reflect on learnings about HDR supervision from the experiences of 2021. Patrick, Penny and Ginny were each nominated as outstanding supervisors by their HDR candidates. What were their key learnings over the past year, and what can we learn from their and each others’ experiences? This panel forum is also a qualifying activity for HDR Supervisor registration renewal.

Date/time – 8 December, 12pm–1pm. Register for this workshop. Note: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom (Zoom information).

 

Recordings of the HDR Supervision Topic Workshops and Masterclass Panels

You can access recordings of the 2020 and 2021 HDR Supervision Topic Workshops and Masterclass Panels at the HDR Supervision Development Portal.

 

More information or suggestions

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for workshop topics. Contact us at hdr.supervision@anu.edu.au or via telephone on +61 2 6125 1797.