Early Career and Postgraduate Researchers

AARE invites early career researchers, postgraduate students, and other interested people to participate in a series of activities. 

Please contact the 2023 Postgraduate Representative, Ms Sarah Langman, or the ECR Representative, Dr Ellen Larsen, if you have any questions.

Early Career and Postgraduate Researchers

2024

AARE PGS & ECR Online Event: Want to get published? Just ask the Editor!

We would like to invite you along to our second online event for the year that focuses on the omnipresent topic of academic publishing. Please join us for a conversation with AER Editor-in-chief, Professor Stewart Riddle, to hear some critical advice about the fundamental “dos” and “donts” of publishing, and for a chance to ask those burning questions.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2024
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm (AEST)

2024

AARE PGS & ECR Online Event: Creating coherence in your research narrative

Creating a clear research narrative is not only important for scholarly development but it can also play a critical part in determining the success of various grant applications. Given the precariousness of early career spaces of research in particular, it can be an even greater challenge for emerging scholars to maintain a sense of coherence as they navigate changing working conditions and circumstances. Please join us for a conversation about this with Dr Fiona Longmuir who will share her own experiences and offer advice about how to successfully navigate the challenges of developing and maintaining a consistent research agenda. You will also meet the AARE post-graduate and early career team for 2024!

When: Tuesday 19th March 2024
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm (AEST)

2023

AARE PG & ECR online event: Creating and delivering conference presentations with polish and punch!

As the 2023 AARE Conference comes near, it is a great time to be thinking about your presentation. This online session will help you to think about the content, look, and feel of your presentation and your delivery style. Your research is important, and you want your research presentation to capture the attention and interest of your audience; so let’s ensure we explore how to put it together with polish and punch!

We look forward to hearing great advice and guidance from Professor Stewart Riddle (University of Southern Queensland) and Professor Annette Woods (QUT).

Date: Wednesday 11 October
Time: 4-5 pm AEST (QLD)

2023

AARE PG & ECR online event: Beginning to decolonise research in education

With the forthcoming referendum and the 2023 AARE Conference theme of Voice, Truth, Place, this year is a critical time to confront Australia’s colonialist history and recognise the ongoing harms of this on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Scholars have a vital role to play and beginning researchers have an opportunity to lead by example for the future generations of academia. 

 

We invite you to join us online to learn from Dr Al Fricker about beginning to decolonise your research; considering the impact of context, contemplating ethics and methodologies and understanding the politics of citations.

 

When: Monday 17th July 2023

 

Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm (AEST)

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

2023

AARE PG & ECR online event: How to nail that conference abstract!

AARE Conference abstracts are due on 23rd June 2023. Come along to this session with Dr Anna Hogan to learn more about how to write an abstract that has power, punch, and precision!

When: Monday 5th June 2023

Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm (AEST)

We look forward to seeing you there!

2023

PGECR Event: Small Steps Towards Building a Track Record of Funding

Getting funding can be highly challenging in academia. All too often, the focus of funding is targeted towards applying for large ARC grants. But, in order to apply for these revered grants, it is beneficial for researchers to demonstrate their prior ability to successfully apply for small research grants within their own institutions and in partnership with external organisations.  

Join us online for a conversation with Dr Abbey MacDonald about building your funding track record. This event will focus on understanding the various types of small grant pathways and how to procure a successful application. Key considerations around audience, requirements and language will be addressed in order to maximise your skillset in better understanding the art of funding applications.  

When: Thursday 20th April 2023

Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm (AEST)

Online (open to all AARE members)

2023

Shining a Light on your Research Work

Making your work as a postgraduate or early career researcher more visible will not only help to bring about the kind of impact you hope for from your research, it will also open up opportunities for research collaboration and connection. Come along to our session on how to shine a light on your research work, with Dr Meghan Stacey, and also meet your AARE post-graduate and early career team for 2023!

When: Thursday 2nd March 2023
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm (AEDT)

2022

AARE ECR & PGS Members SIG event series

We would like to invite you to join us online in a series of events for ECR and PGS members to learn more about the AARE special interest groups (SIGs).

The AARE covers a broad range of topics in education research and have several SIGs to support members to come together and discuss topics of shared interest. SIGs undertake a diverse range of activities including organising events, discussion groups, research training, convening symposia, and contributions to AARE news around a focused topic. Many PGS and ECR members develop networks through SIGs that last throughout their education research career.

We will be hosting three online sessions with representatives from different SIGs attending each session. At the sessions we will provide an overview of what SIGs can offer, SIG representatives will provide an overview of their SIG, and there will be time to ask SIG representatives questions.

Members are welcome to register to attend more than one session because each session will have different SIG representatives in attendance.

The details of the sessions are as follows:

Session one
Time: Tuesday 10th May 4:00-5:00pm AEST
SIG representatives in attendance: Cultural Historical and Activity Theory, Sexualities and Cultural Studies, Language and Literacy, Poststructural Theory, Policy and Politics in Education

Session two
Time: Wednesday 18th May 4:00-5:00pm AEST
SIG representatives in attendance: Global Contexts for Education, Inclusive Education, Policy and Politics in Education, STEM

Session three
Time: Thursday 26th May 4:00-5:00pm
SIG representatives in attendance Teachers’ Work Lives, Teacher Education and Research Innovation, Children and Student Voice Across all Sectors, Rural Education

Please register your interest in attending by COB 9th May.

We will then forward you the link for the sessions(s) you have registered to attend.

We look forward to seeing you online at one of the events!

2022

AARE Early Career Researcher And Postgraduate Student Meet And Greet

We would like to invite you to attend our first AARE event in 2022 for early career researchers and postgraduate students!

On the 24th March we will be holding a meet and greet event online. The event will provide an opportunity to network with fellow early career researchers and postgraduate students and meet your executive member representatives, Dr Ellen Larsen and Ms Natalie Downes. Ellen and Natalie will provide an overview of the Australian Association for Research in Education and consult with participants about the priorities for ECR and HDR members in 2022.

Event Details:

Time: 12pm AEST, Thursday the 24th March
Format: Zoom (link to be provided upon registration)
Cost: Free for members

We look forward to seeing you online on the 24th March!

2021

Getting published during and after your Higher Degree by Research 11 am - 12 pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne) *please check your local time

Nicole Mockler

AARE members free
Non-AARE member $5

The what, where and how of getting your work published relies to some extent on insider knowledge that isn't always immediately accessible to new researchers.  This workshop will seek to demystify the process, focussing on strategies for getting your work published both during and ager HDR candidature.  We will explore key considerations in pitching your work to journals and publishers, and consider the benefits and potential drawbacks of publishing via different routes.  The workshop will aim to give participants insight into the processes of publishing, particularly in the case of journals, from the perspective of both editor and author.  It will additionally point to some useful resources to support postgraduate and early career researchers in seeking publication, and provide opportunities for participants to ask questions about getting their work 'out there'.

 

2020

Seminar Session 2 (Practice your Seminar)

‘Seminar Practice’ is about giving you the opportunity to present an upcoming seminar, such as a Confirmation milestone for PhD or MPhil, or an upcoming conference presentation, and to receive feedback from your peers in a friendly and relaxed environment. Presentations should be approximately 20 minutes in duration and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion and questions.

This will be at 10 AM AEST and 11 AM AEDT. 

2020

Keep Calm and Write Session 1

Dr Angelique Howell and Rosie Barron

‘Keep Calm and Write’ is about getting together to turn writing from a solitary experience to a social one in a relaxed and friendly environment. The event is targeting Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers, but we welcome all AARE members (and any non-members). Take this opportunity to come and work on your thesis, journal article, transcription or data analysis. The session will be broken up into 25-minute stretches of focused writing, which will be followed by opportunities to sound out ideas, ask questions, or just chat.  

2020

Seminar Practice 1 (Practice your Seminar]

Dr Angelique Howell and Rosie Barron.

‘Seminar Practice’ is about giving you the opportunity to present an upcoming seminar, such as a Confirmation milestone for PhD or MPhil, or an upcoming conference presentation, and to receive feedback from your peers in a friendly and relaxed environment. Presentations should be approximately 20 minutes in duration and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion and questions.

2020

Keep Calm and Write Session 2

Angelique Howell and Rosie Joy Barron

‘Keep Calm and Write’ is about getting together to turn writing from a solitary experience to a social one in a relaxed and friendly environment. The event is targeting Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers, but we welcome all AARE members (and any non-members). Take this opportunity to come and work on your thesis, journal article, transcription or data analysis. The session will be broken up into 25-minute stretches of focused writing, which will be followed by opportunities to sound out ideas, ask questions, or just chat.

Ask me anything: Getting published 18 August 2020

Associate Professor Nicole Mockler

This ‘Ask Me Anything’ session was about getting published. The event targeted Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers, but welcomed all AARE members (and any non-members) who are interested. This opportunity was to ask the Editor-in-Chief of AARE’s journal, the Australian Education Researcher, some questions about getting published.

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