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Postgraduate Day 2019

Monday November 25
Peter Shergold Building, Level 9
Western Sydney University City Campus
169 Macquarie Street and 100 George Street, Parramatta NSW, 2150
The TASA Postgrad Subcommittee has been cooking up an exciting Postgrad Day  for TASA's 2019 Annual Conference. The day is designed around two main themes: 1) building connections between postgrads and with TASA, and 2) planning for sociological careers.
Time Session Presenter
9:00 am Registration (for PG day & the conference)
9:30 am Welcome Ben Lohmeyer Alex Norman
9:50 am Wait… what exactly is TASA? Dan Woodman
10:10 am Group Activity: Design a new Introduction to Sociology Unit Claire Moran Anthony Smith
11:00 am Morning Tea
11:30 am Mentoring
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Stories of Change Panel* Simon Copland Sujith Kumar Shanthi Robertson Hermann Ruiz Zoei Sutton    
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea and concurrent sessions
3:05 pm Early stage: How to Navigate Conferences Sara James
Mid stage: Abstract Writing Alex Norman
Late stage: Post PhD Catherine Robinson Ashleigh Watson
3:40 pm Early stage: The Supervision Relationship Christy Newman Anthony Smith  
Mid stage: Getting Published Kate Huppatz (JoS) Steve Matthewman (JoS) Sarah MacLean (HSR)
Late stage: Grant Writing for Beginners Jenny Davis
4:15 pm Announcements and close
 *"Stories of Change"
Postgrad research (Honours, Masters, PhD and ECR) is often characterised by moments of significant change. This panel is about sharing and normalising the changes that happen during postgrad research. Members of the panel will share their experiences of change and resources that helped them manage. The panel will include:
- Current PhD Student
- Current International PhD Student
- PhD Supervisor
- PhD graduate employed in a non-academic career
- National Tertiary Education Union Representative
Please come and say hi on the day (we are a friendly bunch) or get in touch with us via twitter (@tasapostgrads) or email (


Western Sydney University (WSU) is pleased to host the 2019 Australian Sociological Association Conference, a return to Sydney for the first time since 2010. WSU’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Institute of Culture and Society will hold the conference in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) at our new Parramatta City campus and at other sites nearby.

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