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Postgraduate Day

Since 2003, TASA has hosted a Postgraduate Workshop immediately prior to the annual TASA conference. The workshop allows postgrad conference delegates the opportunity to meet and get to know each other before the conference. It also provides participants with a range of training and professional development modules and the postgrads break for afternoon tea with the TASA Executive.

If you would like to participate in the Postgraduate Workshop as a presenter or have any suggestions regarding the type of material you would like included in the Postgraduate Workshop please contact the current Postgraduate Portfolio Leader.

To find out what other postgrads who have participated in the Workshop thought about their experience, read the Inaugural Postgraduate Workshop Evaluation Report and a presentation from that inaugural meeting; Publish or be Damned: Building Your Publication Record by John Germov & Zlatko Skrbis.

TASA 2016 Postgraduate Day Program

Becoming a Sociology Practitioner – Monday November 28

The postgraduate day features a line-up of both early career and established scholars keen to work with HDRs to develop their intellectual capacity and answer questions about the future of the discipline.  Postgraduates can apply for a conference scholarship. The applications close on September 11th, 2016.

8:45am Welcome and Introduction to the Day Christina Malatzky and the postgraduate sub-committee
9:00am Making the most of your conference: networking, participating and socialising Presenters:Mr Luke Gahan and Dr Brady Robards
10:15am Morning tea (provided)
10:30am Work/life balance in academia: honest conversations Presenters:Dr Christy Newman and Associate Professor Deb King
11:45pm Lunch (provided) with The Australian Sociological Association’s Executive Committee and the presentation of conference scholarships

Mentoring from senior sociologists: Hearing the experiences and asking questions of leading Australian Sociologists

(small group, facilitated discussions)

Presenters:Associate Professor Katie Hughes, Associate Professor Jo Lindsay, Associate Professor Kristin Natalier, Dr Dan Woodman, Professor Karen Willis and Professor Janeen Baxter (TBC)

Working outside of sociology departments and the university

Presenters:Professor Lisa Bourke, Dr Christina Malatzky and Dr Mark Bahnisch

Afternoon tea (provided)

3:00pm Special Open Session: Teaching Sociology workshop – demonstrations of best practice Chaired by Dr Peta Cook and Dr Kirsten McLean
4:30pm Thanks and close Christina Malatzky and the postgraduate sub-committee
Lunch time session during conference:TASA Postgraduate Meeting; all members invited to meet with the outgoing and incoming Postgraduate Portfolio Leaders and the postgraduate sub-committee to discuss priorities for 2017