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Research skills workshop descriptions

Download our STUDYSmarter Program Calendar for a quick overview of workshops.

Sign up for these workshops in Groups/STUDYSmarter on the UWA app. Walk ins are also welcome where we have space.

Week 1

Starting your research project
Tips for successfully managing your research project - This workshop will show you how to employ effective project management strategies for your research. We will discuss planning and goal setting, managing your relationship with your supervisor, and developing good writing habits. Time and venue: Monday 29 July, 2-3pm or Thursday 1 August, 2-3pm (repeat workshop) at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library.
Writing your research proposal
Tips to help you find, organise, and use the information you need for your research project - This workshop will clarify your thoughts regarding your research proposal. It will help you to consider the key components of an effective research proposal and will emphasise the importance of writing one. Time and venue: Monday 29 July, 3-4pm or Thursday 1 August, 3-4pm (repeat workshop) at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library.

Week 2

Writing your literature review
Understand how to produce an effective literature review - This workshop will provide an understanding of what is needed to produce an effective literature review. Time and venue: Monday 5 August, 1-2pm or Thursday 8 August, 10-11am (repeat workshop) at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library.
Writing your thesis or dissertation
Discover strategies to write a successful thesis - This workshop will discuss what you may need to include in your thesis or dissertation. It will allow you to reflect on your current writing strategies, provide tips to improve your writing style, and assist you to produce a thesis or dissertation that has a logical structure and communicates effectively. Time and venue: Monday 5 August, 2-3pm or Thursday 8 August, 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library
Presenting your research
Improve the way you communicate your research - As a research student you may be required to communicate your research through an oral presentation. This workshop will identify characteristics of successful presentations and will get you thinking about how you can clearly convey your research to a wider audience. Time and venue: Monday 5 August, 3-4pm or Thursday 8 August, 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library

Week 4

Understanding statistics for research
Improve your understanding and use of basic statistics in research - Learn how to conduct basic exploratory analyses of data (using Excel) and get an insight into the process of hypothesis testing used in many journal articles and books. Time and venue: Monday 19 August, 1-2pm or Thursday 22 August, 10-11am (repeat workshop) at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library

Study Break

Conference Prep Bootcamp: abstracts, presenting and networking
From abstract to presentation, learn every stage of a conference - Come to our Honours and Masters Conference Preparation Bootcamp to improve abstract writing, pitching your research and networking skills. Bring a draft abstract (if you have one) or just your ideas and we will take you through the process. Presenting at conferences can help you in applying for PhD scholarships and in finding employment, so get ahead with this bootcamp! Time and venue: Wednesday 2 October, 1-4pm at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library
Researcher bootcamp: online identity, grants and publishing
Create your researcher identity with grants, publishing and an online brand - Come to our Honours and Masters Researcher Bootcamp to improve creating a research identity online, writing winning grants and publishing your research. Bring any grant applications or publishing guidelines if you have them and we will take you through the process. Time and venue: Thursday 3 October, 1-4pm at The Circle, Ground Floor, Reid Library

Research skills videos

Check out the the videos we have created just for UWA Honours and Masters students. Learn to write a research proposal, give great research presentations, establish a writing routine, analyse data and more with our videos below, or view our videos on the Honours and Masters playlist on our YouTube channel .


Research skills Survival Guides

Improve your research skills for your Honours and Masters degrees. Download our Survival Guides or pick them up from the STUDYSmarter Resource area (Level Two, Student Central).


Language and Cultural Exchange

Did you know that we also have an award winning Language and Cultural Exchange (LACE) program? LACE provides free social events for UWA postgraduate students and staff. Sign up to be informed of future LACE events.

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