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The value of regional universities

Tara Brabazon podcast

Release Date: 05/20/2017

Steps - Higher Doctorate  show art Steps - Higher Doctorate

Tara Brabazon podcast

For this professional development session, Tara introduces the higher doctorate.  What is it?  What is its value.  Most importantly, how do we supervise students to completion in this mode of specialist doctorate?

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Multidisciplinarity, skill development and STEM futures show art Multidisciplinarity, skill development and STEM futures

Tara Brabazon podcast

Tara talks with Professor Jamie Quinton about the futures of STEM.  The discussion probes multidisciplinary and skill development.  

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Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar Three - The politics of emotion show art Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar Three - The politics of emotion

Tara Brabazon podcast

How are emotions negotiated in the public sphere?  How do emotions rub?  This podcast presents the reading seminar on Sara Ahmed's The Politics of Emotion.

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Steps Moving students from universities to industrial settings show art Steps Moving students from universities to industrial settings

Tara Brabazon podcast

The majority of PhD students do not remain in universities after graduation.  The nature of university employment is precarious, part time and casualized.  Therefore, how can we enable employment options for our PhD students beyond higher education?  This step session - providing professional development for supervisors - provides some strategies to enable this pathway.  

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Steps Higher degree students and professional development show art Steps Higher degree students and professional development

Tara Brabazon podcast

Professional development is about as popular as teeth extraction.  What is ironic is that in universities - the home of learning - learning through professional development is deeply unpopular. This step session explores why times have indeed changed, and why professional development is crucial to the future of our higher degree students.  

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Steps - Summoning a supervisory communication system show art Steps - Summoning a supervisory communication system

Tara Brabazon podcast

The next episode of our 'Steps' programme for higher degree supervisors explores communication - and mis/communication - between students and their supervisors / advisors.  Why do so many students leave a doctoral programme?  Why do so many students change supervisors?  Part of the answer may be found in the mode of communication deployed by both parties.  This session aims to improve and shape the space between students and their supervisors.

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Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar Two - Strange Encounters show art Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar Two - Strange Encounters

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Strangers. Skin. Postcoloniality. The alignment of these three terms are volatile and productive.  This reading seminar investigates Sara Ahmed's Strange Encounters.

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Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar One - Differences that matter show art Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar One - Differences that matter

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Welcome to our first reading group, exploring Sara Ahmed's Differences that Matter.

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Step Contact Officer show art Step Contact Officer

Tara Brabazon podcast

PhD students require a portfolio of support.  Often forgotten is the 'contact officer.'  But what is a contact officer and how can they create the early, quiet resolutions that are so beneficial to doctoral education?

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Steps Supervising a posthumous thesis show art Steps Supervising a posthumous thesis

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Professional development is important, if earnest.  This Steps session probes the saddest of supervisory experiences:  the posthumous thesis.  We explore the policies and procedures to enable the submission, but also the key emotional challenges for the student's family and the supervisors.  We also place attention on examiners and examination.

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As Tara is about to head off to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, she talks with Steve about why regional education matters.  The importance of universities in small cities and large towns is obvious and clear, but rarely recognized in public or education policy.