Events Calendar

2020 workshops, seminars and events

  • For further information on researcher development workshops and events, please contact Judy Foster (opens in a new window)
  • For video recordings of previous Research Seminar Series events, see the Researcher Development section of MyCareer Online (opens in a new window)
  • For other Career development opportunities, please look at the MyCareer Online website for online and face-to-face courses hosted by TLD.

January

DateEvent
22 Jan

Research for Change: Planning for Maximum Impact Workshop with Dr Sarah Morton, Director of Matter of Focus and Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Hosted by the Young and Resilient Research Centre

Many researchers want to both investigate the world and share their findings so that they influence how it might change. Increasingly research funders want research to be relevant and impactful. However, research impact is not a simple process. There are many complex ways in which research is taken up and used in policy and practice over varying time periods and across contexts, most of which are beyond the control of those who produce it.

Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Venue: You can join the workshop via Zoom from your personal computer or from the following campuses:

  • PS-EHa.1.30 – max. seating capacity 20
  • PC-01.8.12 – max. seating capacity 20
  • HW-H7.G.15 – max. seating capacity 8
  • KW-P.G.26 – max. seating capacity 15
  • BA-03.G.54 – max. seating capacity 16
  • CA-07.G.12 – max. seating capacity 22

Note: Seating in the zoom rooms on each of the campuses is limited, so it is first in first served (however people can still join from their personal computer).

RSVP: Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath, Research Impact Officer

February

DateEvent
4 Feb

Science at the Shine Dome Cancelled

Western Sydney University and the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) would like to sponsor two outstanding Early – Mid Career Researchers to attend this conference taking place on 26-28 May 2020 (one female & one male). The sponsorship covers conference fees (including the Gala evening) at $575, accommodation (up to 3 nights at $200 a night) and travel expenses (fuel costs via mileage claim and meals providing receipts up to $475). Total package up to $1650. All travel to be booked by the Schools with funding provided by the Office of the DVC REI.

This is a competitive process overseen by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) and we welcome you to submit an Expression of Interest (DOCX, 65.82 KB) (opens in a new window)

19 Feb

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

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

While aimed at novice users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

You'll learn how to:

  • Find, import and ‘clean up’ messy research data
  • Organise, format and name your data in Excel
  • Analyse your data (answer research questions)
  • Interpret your data (filtering, conditional formatting)
  • Perform calculations on your data (max, min, average)
  • Extract significant findings from your data (pivot tables)
  • Manipulate your data (data conversion, dates and times)
  • Create graphs and charts to visualise your data

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Campbelltown campus - Room 12.G.02

Click on the above link to register.

27 Feb

eResearch: Research Data Management Techniques (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: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Kingswood campus - P.1.52

Click on the above link to register.

27 Feb

eResearch: Unix Shell and Command Line Basics (opens in a new window)

The Unix environment is incredibly powerful but quite daunting to the newcomer. Command line confidence unlocks powerful computing resources beyond the desktop, including virtual machines and High Performance Computing. It enables repetitive tasks to be automated. And it comes with a swag of handy tools that can be combined in powerful ways. Getting started is the hardest part, but our helpful instructors are there to demystify Unix as you get to work running programs and writing scripts on the command line.

Every attendee is given a dedicated training environment for the duration of the workshop, with all software and data fully loaded and ready to run.

We teach this course within a GNU/Linux environment. This is best characterised as a Unix-like environment. We teach you how to run commands within the Bash Shell. The skills you'll learn at this course are generally transferable to other Unix environments.

You'll learn how to:

  • navigate and work with files and directories (folders).
  • use a selection of essential tools.
  • combine data and tools to build a processing workflow.
  • automate repetitive analysis using the command line.

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Kingswood campus - P.1.52

Click on the above link to register

March

DateEvent
5 Mar

eResearch: R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis (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.

But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in.

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 (software-carpentry.org).

You’ll learn how to:

  • Programming concepts and techniques.
  • How to load external data into R.
  • Basic syntax, control structures and data types in R.
  • How to use Data Frames.
  • How to use factors for category data.
  • How to visualise data.
  • Dataframe Manipulation.
  • Best practices for writing code in R.

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Parramatta City campus - 01.6.21

Click on the above link to register

12 Mar

eResearch: Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R (opens in a new window)

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

We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly.

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 (http://www.datacarpentry.org/).

You'll learn how to:

  • Data manipulation in R using the dplyr package.
  • Data transformation in R using the tidyr package.
  • Visualisation in R using the ggplot2 package.
  • Best practices for writing code in R using RStudio.

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Parramatta City campus - 01.6.21

Click on the above link to register

April

DateEvent
2 Apr

eResearch: Getting Started with High Performance Computing (HPC) (opens in a new window)

High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This course provides a hands on introduction to running software on HPC infrastructure.

You'll learn how to:

  • Connect to an HPC cluster
  • Use the the Unix command line to operate a remote computer and create job scripts
  • Submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler
  • Transfer files to and from a remote computer
  • Use software through environment modules
  • Use parallelisation to speed up data analysis
  • Access the facilities available to you as a researcher

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Parramatta City campus - 01.6.21

Click on the above link to register.

24 Apr

EMCR Parramatta/Hawkesbury/Penrith/Westmead Network Meeting

Professor Deborah Sweeney and Professor Kevin Dunn will be hosting a Zoom Network meeting taking questions about the future of research at Western, what are you concerns and how the development of networking opportunities across the university can be enhanced. Aimed at the Parramatta, Hawkesbury, Penrith and Westmead campuses, we invite you to join us to continue this conversation.

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Please RSVP to Judy Foster by 23 April 2020. Zoom details - https://uws.zoom.us/j/519664396

May

DateEvent
1 May

EMCR Campbelltown/Bankstown/Liverpool Network Meeting


Professor Deborah Sweeney and Professor Kevin Dunn will be hosting a Zoom Network meeting taking questions about the future of research at Western, what are you concerns and how the development of networking opportunities across the university can be enhanced. Aimed at the Campbelltown, Bankstown and Liverpool campuses, we invite you to join us to continue this conversation.

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Please RSVP to Judy Foster by 28 April 2020. Calendar invite will be forwarded to you with Zoom details.

June

DateEvent
12 Jun

Researcher Development Showcase (opens in a new window)

The Researcher Development Showcase sees thirty of our early and mid-career researchers present the findings of their 2018/2019 Researcher Development project funding.

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Online - Zoom meeting https://uws.zoom.us/j/93182989774 (opens in a new window)

Click on the above link to register.

July

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August

DateEvent
17-21 Aug

National Science Week - Online events program this year

September

DateEvent
  No events scheduled this month.

October

DateEvent

19-24
Oct

Research Week

Come along to one or more of the Research Week events taking place across our campuses.

November

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December

DateEvent
  No events scheduled this month.


Please note this calendar is subject to change.