Researcher Development Events Calendar


Please note this calendar is subject to change.

For further information on researcher development workshops and events, please contact Judy Foster or call 02 9678 7419.

Check out MyCareer Online > Researcher Development via Staff Online (opens in a new window) for video recordings of previous Research Seminar Series events.

2017

January

Date Event
31 Jan

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Time: 9am - 4:30pm

Location: Campbelltown campus 12.G.02

Click on the above link to register

February

Date Event
1 Feb

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Time: 9:15am - 4:30pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) V.1.12

Click on the above link to register

3 Feb

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform, demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities that match your interests and show you how to set up email alerts to keep you informed of new developments.

You can view this demonstration from your own PC and choose to receive sound either via your computer's mic and speakers, or by phoning into a voice conference. You will be able to ask the presenter questions using a text chat feature.

Time: 11am - 12pm

Click on the above link to register

8 Feb

eResearch: Excel for Researchers (opens in a new window)

Time: 9:15am - 4:30pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.2.17

Click on the above link to register

10 Feb

Pitching your Research Project (opens in a new window)

Presenter: Associate Professor Jeff Powell, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Time: 10-11:30am

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington South) BA.1.23-24

Click on the above link to register

13 Feb

Pitching your Research Project (opens in a new window)

Presenter: Professor Donald McNeill, Institute for Culture and Society

Time: 10-11:30am

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.3.06

Click on the above link to register

17 Feb

Educating the Edison's of the 21st Century

Speaker: Professor Iouri Belski, RMIT

Come to Professor Belski's workshop to learn:

  1. A couple of TRIZ heuristics
  2. How you can use educational materials to introduce these heuristics to your students
  3. How these heuristics can enhance your research

Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm (lunch included)

Location: Parramatta City campus (1PSQ), Conference Room 4, Level 9, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

RSVP to jennifer.harlim@rmit.edu.au by 14 Feb 2017

For more information see www.edisons21.com

24 Feb

Research Seminar Series

Engaged Research – Unpacking the What, Why, and How

Speakers: Dr Louise Crabtree and Assoc Professor Amanda Third, Institute for Culture and Society

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: Werrington South campus BA.1.23-24

RSVP to judy.foster@westernsydney.edu.au by 22 Feb 2017

The video of this presentation is now available on MyCareer Online

March

Date Event
7 Mar

International Women's Day Special Event

Speaker: Professor Sharon Bell, Honorary Professor, ANU

The workshop will consist of a presentation by Professor Bell which will explore the current patterns of participation and success of academic women in higher education and the relevance of the enduring questions How Far Have We Come? and Why So Few? This will be followed by a round table discussion with Early/Mid-Career Researchers from across the University.

Time: 3-5pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.02

To register for this event, please email judy.foster@westernsydney.edu.au by 27 Feb 2017

The video of this presentation is now available on MyCareer Online

15 Mar

ECA Network Event

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) O.1.20

Time: 12-2pm (lunch included)

Register via MyCareer Online

21 Mar

Shut up and Write

Location: Parramatta South campus EA.1.22; Penrith campus (Kingswood) XA.G.23; Campbelltown campus 11.G.20; Bankstown campus 5.LG.13

No RSVP required

28 Mar

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.17

Click on the above link to register

31 Mar

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform, demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities that match your interests and show you how to set up email alerts to keep you informed of new developments.

You can view this demonstration from your own PC and choose to receive sound either via your computer's mic and speakers, or by phoning into a voice conference. You will be able to ask the presenter questions using a text chat feature.

Time: 10-11am

Click on the above link to register

April

Date Event
6 Apr

MyVoice ECR Speed Mentoring

Inquiries to Judy Foster

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) P.1.33

Registration via nomination only. Please speak to your Research Director if you are interested in attending this event.

12 Apr

Shut up and Write

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) K.G.21; Bankstown campus 20.G.40; Campbelltown campus 21.G.27

No RSVP required

12 Apr

Research Seminar Series

Industry partnerships: Gaining collaborative advantage and impactful outcomes

Speakers: Professor Tanya Meade & Professor Karl Roberts, School of Social Sciences & Psychology

This workshop will provide guidance on how to build networks and meaningfully engage with research partners. Given the increasing expectations for academic staff to enhance external research collaborations and produce impactful research, this workshop will provide strategies to effectively engage with industry, business, research end-users, community groups, and beneficiaries of research.

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm (lunch included)

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington South) BA.1.23-24

Register via MyCareer Online (search for Event ID: 4602)

13 Apr

eResearch: Introduction to GIT and Unix Training

Time: 9am - 5pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) Library Training Room

19-20 Apr

eResearch: Introduction to Unix for High Performance Computing (opens in a new window)

This 2-day course is aimed at researchers and PhD students who have never used high performance computing (HPC) before or have had only limited exposure. It will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.

Time: 9am - 4pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) P.1.52

Click on the above link to register

May

Date Event

5 May

eResearch: Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions (opens in a new window)

Have you ever wanted to extract phone numbers out of a block of unstructured text? Or email addresses? Or find all the words that start with "e" and end with "ed", no matter their length? Or search through DNA sequences for a pattern? Or extract coordinates from GPS data?

Regular Expressions (regexes) are a powerful way to handle a multitude of different types of data. They can be used to find patterns in text and make sophisticated replacements. Think of them as find and replace on steroids. Come along to this workshop to learn what they can do and how to apply them to your research.

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) O.1.07

Click on the above link to register

5 May

eResearch: Regular Expressions on Command (opens in a new window)

Would you like to use regular expressions with the classic command line utilities find, grep, sed and awk? These venerable Unix utilities allow you to search, filter and transform large amounts of text (including many common data formats) efficiently and repeatably.

Prerequisites: This course assumes prior knowledge of the basic syntax of regular expressions. If you're new to regular expressions or would like a refresher, take the Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions course first. This course also assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. Take the Introduction to Unix course to get up to speed quickly.

Time: 1-4pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) P.1.52

Click on the above link to register

18 May

Shut up and Write

Location: All campuses

No RSVP required

19 May

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Presenter: Peter Bugeia

Time: 1-4pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) V.1.13

Click on the above link to register

25 May

eResearch: Introduction to Programming with R (opens in a new window)

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework.

Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (opens in a new window)

Presenter: Peter Bugeia

Time: 9am - 4pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EA.LG.18

Click on the above link to register

26 May

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform, demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities that match your interests and show you how to set up email alerts to keep you informed of new developments.

You can view this demonstration from your own PC and choose to receive sound either via your computer's mic and speakers, or by phoning into a voice conference. You will be able to ask the presenter questions using a text chat feature.

Time: 9-10am

Click on the above link to register

29 May

ECA Network Event

Location: 1PSQ, (PC-01.5.69), Level 5, Room 69

Register via MyCareer Online

31 May

Workshop: Writing a Successful Grant Budget and Justification (opens in a new window)

If you are applying for funding, you must say what you are planning to spend that funding on. More than that, you need to show how spending that money will help you to answer your research question.

Developing the budget is the perfect way to plan your project clearly. A good budget shows the assessors that you have thought about your research detail and, when done well, it can serve as a convincing overview of the project.

Accompanying every budget is a budget justification. For each item in your budget, you need to answer two questions:

  1. Why do you need this money?
  2. Where did you get your figures from?

This workshop will be in the form of a brief presentation using examples followed by a Q&A session.

Presenter: Nikki Lengkeek

Time: 10-11:30am

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.02

For further information, please contact Manijah Hakim on 02 9678 7621

Click on the above link to register

June

Date Event
2 Jun

Workshop: Writing a Successful Grant Budget and Justification (opens in a new window)

If you are applying for funding, you must say what you are planning to spend that funding on. More than that, you need to show how spending that money will help you to answer your research question.

Developing the budget is the perfect way to plan your project clearly. A good budget shows the assessors that you have thought about your research detail and, when done well, it can serve as a convincing overview of the project.

Accompanying every budget is a budget justification. For each item in your budget, you need to answer two questions:

  1. Why do you need this money?
  2. Where did you get your figures from?

This workshop will be in the form of a brief presentation using examples followed by a Q&A session.

Presenter: Nikki Lengkeek

Time: 10-11:30am

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington South) BA.1.23-24

For further information, please contact Manijah Hakim on 02 9678 7621

Click on the above link to register

5 Jun

Workshop: Building and Sustaining Research Collaborations (opens in a new window)

Speaker: Hazel Edwards, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, UWE Bristol (opens in a new window)

This is the first of four presentations/workshops focusing on research impact and building research collaborations.

Research partnerships can emerge from careful nurturing over a number of years or a serendipitous meeting of minds. The trick is to be alert to possibilities, develop external networks and brokering skills and take a few risks. The most rewarding partnerships are often those that engage with agendas across the whole University.

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Bankstown campus 3.G.55

Register via MARCS (opens in a new window)

For further information contact Karen McConachie on 9772 6755

6 Jun

Workshop: Designing Research for Impact: Lessons from REF 2014 (opens in a new window)

Speaker: Hazel Edwards, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, UWE Bristol (opens in a new window)

This workshop will discuss designing research with impact in mind. It will focus on the past four years where UK universities have been reflecting on and honing their strategies for research with impact. These lessons will help researchers, schools and institutes prepare for ERA 2018. It will also take a peak at the next UK REF, currently scheduled for 2021.

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Hawkesbury campus M10.G.61

For further information contact Judy Foster on 9678 7419

Click on the above link to register

6 Jun

Research Professional Online Session for Early Career Researchers (opens in a new window)

This session will provide ECRs with an overview on how to find funding opportunities relevant to your interest and discipline, access to resources on the know-how on how to write winning proposals, and access to interviews with funders and past winners of grants.

Just click on the above link approximately 5 minutes prior to the start time and follow the simple prompts. This can be done from anywhere, on any device with internet access.

You can also dial in by calling 02 9091 7603 and use Access Code: 324-286-565

Time: 11am - 12pm

7 Jun

Workshop: Evidencing Impact (opens in a new window)

Speaker: Hazel Edwards, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, UWE Bristol (opens in a new window)

Evidencing impact is the perhaps one of the most challenging issues for 21st century researchers. How do you strike a balance between an over-engineered programme of evaluation and last minute, poorly designed questionnaires which no one wants to complete? This workshop offers practical solutions to busy academics.

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) I.1.14

For further information contact Judy Foster on 9678 7419

Click on the above link to register

7 Jun

Research Professional Online Session for Early Career Researchers (opens in a new window)

This session will provide ECRs with an overview on how to find funding opportunities relevant to your interest and discipline, access to resources on the know-how on how to write winning proposals, and access to interviews with funders and past winners of grants.

Just click on the above link approximately 5 minutes prior to the start time and follow the simple prompts. This can be done from anywhere, on any device with internet access.

You can also dial in by calling 02 9091 7603 and use Access Code: 241-937-589

Time: 1-2pm

8 Jun

Workshop: Research Impact: Case Studies and Best Practice (opens in a new window)

Speaker: Hazel Edwards, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, UWE Bristol (opens in a new window)

This is the fourth and final workshop in this series of events focusing on research impact and building research collaborations.

Drawing on examples from Durham University and the University of the West of England in Bristol, this session will follow the fortunes of a number of successful research projects that have had significant impact outside the academy.

The workshop will allow participants to work through case studies and allow for group discussion.

Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm (lunch included)

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.37

For further information contact Judy Foster on 9678 7419

Click on the above link to register

16 Jun

Shut up and Write

Location: All campuses (rooms TBA)

No RSVP required

19 Jun

eResearch: Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions (opens in a new window)

Have you ever wanted to extract phone numbers out of a block of unstructured text? Or email addresses? Or find all the words that start with "e" and end with "ed", no matter their length? Or search through DNA sequences for a pattern? Or extract coordinates from GPS data?

Regular Expressions (regexes) are a powerful way to handle a multitude of different types of data. They can be used to find patterns in text and make sophisticated replacements. Think of them as find and replace on steroids. Come along to this workshop to learn what they can do and how to apply them to your research.

Time: 9am - 12pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.1.26

Click on the above link to register

19 Jun

eResearch: Regular Expressions on Command (opens in a new window)

Would you like to use regular expressions with the classic command line utilities find, grep, sed and awk? These venerable Unix utilities allow you to search, filter and transform large amounts of text (including many common data formats) efficiently and repeatably.

Prerequisites: This course assumes prior knowledge of the basic syntax of regular expressions. If you're new to regular expressions or would like a refresher, take the Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions course first. This course also assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. Take the Introduction to Unix course to get up to speed quickly.

Time: 1-4pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.1.26

Click on the above link to register

20 Jun

eResearch: Research Data Management (opens in a new window)

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: Bankstown campus 23.1.26

Click on the above link to register

20 Jun

MyVoice ECR Speed Mentoring

Inquiries to Judy Foster

Location: Parramatta South campus (room TBA)

Registration via nomination only. Please speak to your Research Director if you are interested in attending this event.

23 Jun

Research Seminar Series

Industry-Academia Collaboration: Overcoming the Challenges

Speaker: Dr Nisha Rakhesh, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington South) BA.1.23-24

Register via MyCareer Online

29-30 Jun

eResearch: Introduction to Unix for High Performance Computing (opens in a new window)

This 2-day course is aimed at researchers and PhD students who have never used high performance computing (HPC) before or have had only limited exposure. It will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.

Presenter: Peter Bugeia

Time: 9am - 4:30pm

Location: Hawkesbury campus G6.1.12

Click on the above link to register

July

Date Event
3 Jul

eResearch: Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions (opens in a new window)

Have you ever wanted to extract phone numbers out of a block of unstructured text? Or email addresses? Or find all the words that start with "e" and end with "ed", no matter their length? Or search through DNA sequences for a pattern? Or extract coordinates from GPS data?

Regular Expressions (regexes) are a powerful way to handle a multitude of different types of data. They can be used to find patterns in text and make sophisticated replacements. Think of them as find and replace on steroids. Come along to this workshop to learn what they can do and how to apply them to your research.

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EA.LG.17

Click on the above link to register

3 Jul

eResearch: Regular Expressions on Command (opens in a new window)

Would you like to use regular expressions with the classic command line utilities find, grep, sed and awk? These venerable Unix utilities allow you to search, filter and transform large amounts of text (including many common data formats) efficiently and repeatably.

Prerequisites: This course assumes prior knowledge of the basic syntax of regular expressions. If you're new to regular expressions or would like a refresher, take the Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions course first. This course also assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. Take the Introduction to Unix course to get up to speed quickly.

Time: 1-4pm

Location: Parramatta South Campus EA.LG.17

Click on the above link to register 

5 Jul Research Director Forum (by invitation only)
11-12 Jul

eResearch: Software Carpentry (opens in a new window) (2-day course)

Seeking a friendly introduction to programming or the Unix command line? Already writing scripts but want to fill in the blanks in your knowledge of programming? New to Python and would like to get a sense of its capabilities? Have you mistakenly overwritten programs or data and want to learn techniques to avoid doing it again?

Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (opens in a new window)

Every attendee is given access to their own dedicated Linux virtual machine for the duration of the workshop, with all required software and data fully loaded and ready to run.

Time: 9am - 4:30pm

Location: Penrith campus (Kingswood) V.1.12

Click on the above link to register 

20 Jul

Shut up and Write

Time: 3-5pm

Location: All campuses (rooms TBA)

No RSVP required

24 Jul

Executive Speed Mentoring (By invitation only)  

Location: Parramatta South campus

28 Jul

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform, demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities that match your interests and show you how to set up email alerts to keep you informed of new developments.

You can view this demonstration from your own PC and choose to receive sound either via your computer's mic and speakers, or by phoning into a voice conference. You will be able to ask the presenter questions using a text chat feature.

Time: 9-10am

Click on the above link to register

28 Jul

2017 Researcher Development Showcase (opens in a new window)

Come along and see our Early and Mid Career researchers present their research findings in a three minute speed presentation.

All welcome - come for an hour or stay the entire time.

Time: 9am - 2pm

Location: Parramatta South campus EB.G.02

Click on the above link to register

August

Date Event
4 Aug

Research Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor James Arvanitakis, Graduate Research School

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington South) BA.1.23-24

Register via MyCareer Online

8 Aug

ECA Network Event

Location: Hawkesbury campus (room TBA)

Register via MyCareer Online

16 Aug

eResearch: Research Data Management

This workshop is ideal for researchers who want to know how research data management can support project success and are interested in the research data management services and support available at the University.

Combining slide-based background material, discussions, and case studies this workshop will equip participants with best practices for managing their valuable research data.

Location: Hawkesbury campus (room TBA)

Eventbright Registration

24 Aug

Shut up and Write

Location: All campuses (rooms TBA)

No RSVP required

September

Date Event
4 Sep

Executive Speed Mentoring (by invitation only)

Location: Parramatta South campus, Female Orphan School

5 Sep

NHMRC Workshop

Presenter: TBA

Location: Campbelltown campus (room TBA)

Register via MyCareer Online

7 Sep

MyVoice ECR Speed Mentoring

Inquiries to Judy Foster

Location: Hawkesbury campus (room TBA)

Registration via nomination only. Please speak to your Research Director if you are interested in attending this event.

11 Sep

eResearch workshops

  • Regular Expressions on Command
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables

Location: Campbelltown campus (room TBA)

Eventbright Registration

12 Sep

NHMRC Workshop

Presenter: TBA

Location: Penrith campus (room TBA)

Register via MyCareer Online

14 Sep

eResearch: Excel for Researchers

Location: Bankstown campus (room TBA)

Eventbright Registration

15 Sep

Shut up and Write 

Locations: All campuses (rooms TBA)

No RSVP required

21 Sep

Research Director Forum (by invitation only)

Location: TBA

21 Sep

ECA Network Event

Location: Bankstown campus (room TBA)

27 Sep

Track Record Writing Workshop

Presenter: Nikki Lengkeek

Location: Bankstown Library On Campus

Register via MyCareer Online

29 Sep

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform, demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities that match your interests and show you how to set up email alerts to keep you informed of new developments.

You can view this demonstration from your own PC and choose to receive sound either via your computer's mic and speakers, or by phoning into a voice conference. You will be able to ask the presenter questions using a text chat feature.

Time: 9-10am

Click on the above link to register

October

Date Event
5 Oct

Track Record Writing Workshop

Presenter: Nikki Lengkeek

Location: Penrith Library On Campus

Register via MyCareer Online

6 Oct

Track Record Writing Workshop

Presenter: Nikki Lengkeek

Location: Parramatta Library On Campus

Register via MyCareer Online

12 Oct

Track Record Writing Workshop

Presenter: Nikki Lengkeek

Location: Campbelltown Library On Campus

Register via MyCareer Online

13 Oct

Research Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Janette Perz, Centre for Health Research

Location: Penrith campus (Werrington South) room TBA

Register via MyCareer Online

18 Oct

MyVoice ECR Speed Mentoring

Inquiries to Judy Foster

Location: Bankstown campus (room TBA)

Registration via nomination only. Please speak to your Research Director if you are interested in attending this event.

19 Oct

Shut up and Write

Location: All campuses (rooms TBA)

No RSVP required

23-27 Oct

Research Week

Presented by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Engagement, Development & International)

November

Date Event
3 Nov

ECA Network Event

Location: Campbelltown campus (room TBA)

Register via MyCareer Online

13 Nov

MyVoice ECR Speed Mentoring

Inquiries to Judy Foster

Location: Campbelltown campus (room TBA)

14 Nov

eResearch workshops

  • Regular Expressions on Command
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables

Location: Parramatta South campus (room TBA)

17 Nov

Shut up and Write

Location: All campuses (rooms TBA)

No RSVP required

24 Nov

Research Professional Online Training Session (opens in a new window)

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Professional platform, demonstrate how to locate funding opportunities that match your interests and show you how to set up email alerts to keep you informed of new developments.

You can view this demonstration from your own PC and choose to receive sound either via your computer's mic and speakers, or by phoning into a voice conference. You will be able to ask the presenter questions using a text chat feature.

Time: 11am - 12pm

Click on the above link to register

December

No events scheduled