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Wednesday writing session, 14:00-16:00, room 401

Join Kim every Wednesday for a “Shut up and Write!” session in Room 401 (Tennenbacher 4).  Join your GS peers and write side-by-side to help you focus.  Tea and coffee provided.  Kim’s also offering to review pieces of student writing for structure and English flow during these sessions.  If you have a piece of nearly finished writing you would like to have some feedback on, with a view to strengthening your academic writing in English, please email Kim.

Wednesday lunch, every first Wednesday of the month.  Meet your GS group and enjoy a subsidized vegetarian lunch from the popular Thai Isan Rose Restaurant – 1pm, lounge on level 2, opposite Esther´s and Kim´s office (room 02 045). Cost to students 3€. Registration for Wednesday, March 6, open until Tuesday 5,  3 pm, here: https://doodle.com/poll/967bzh45ri7u86du

February 14, 9:00 - 15:00, room 106

Preparation Session 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) 

We'll outline the 3MT process and give you some tips and tricks for your presentation. You'll bring your draft 3MT slide and presentation, present it and receive supportive critique.  We'll provide lunch and you will have time to improve your presentation, and present it again - wowing us all with how much more confident and clear in presenting your ideas you are.  Sign up for the 3MT Prep Session here: https://doodle.com/poll/zz6uvvmshfd752d3

February 19, 15:00-17:00 h, FRIAS Lecture Hall, Albertstraße 19

Three Minute Thesis Competition 

For more about 3MT head to https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au and check out some of the videos. If you decide to get involved, please register here https://doodle.com/poll/5yy8kyf4cabhfrn4  and also block out Thursday 14 February from 09:00 - 15:00 for the 3MT Prep Session - you'll be fed and well supported, and will leave the session fully prepared! Instructions for presenters can be found here  https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources/3mt-competitor-guide
There will be prizes! 
Winner - 500€ for Conference Travel, 2nd place 250€ for Conference Travel, and a People's Choice award of 250€ for Conference Travel.

February 26, 13:00-17:00, room 210

Focus Session: Starting Out

Congratulations, you’ve started your PhD Journey. Have you noticed that aren't many signposts and there seem to be an awful lot of potholes and speed bumps?!  Find out about important resources available to you, common PhD problems to avoid, and tips for managing productive collaboration with your supervisors and others. Better yet, you’ll leave with planning tools and advice to help you finish on time.

March 12 and 19, 9:00-17:00, room 210

Teaching in English 

Day 1
Morning: Learn about the principle of constructively aligning the learning objectives, methodology, and student assessment of your course.
Afternoon: Focused on specific communicative and didactic skills for teaching in the international classroom, such as explicit learning objectives, communicating lesson structure via signposting and methods to activate students during a lesson.

Day 2
Morning: responding to student questions/comments followed by classroom simulations (e.g. handling different types of questions) with peer feedback.
For the afternoon, some participants will have the opportunity to give a 15-minute mock lesson with peer feedback.

March 13, 20 and 27, April 3,10,17 and May 8 (wrap-up session), 9:30-11:00, room 401

Honing Your Writing Skills

This six-week course provides you an opportunity to discover, discuss and apply essential academic writing skills in a targeted manner. In turn, many of these skills and techniques can be applied to your ongoing writing projects in other settings. The course addresses the following writing skills: Structure, cohesion, and flow; Paraphrasing and citing references; Describing a study via explicit ‘moves’; Commenting on data, hedging and boosting claims; Discussing results and implications; Peer feedback.

30 April 2019, 9.30 - 14:00, room 210

Conference Survival Course

Is conference season or even your first academic conference coming up? Get insider survival tips ranging from planning your conference timetable and trip, what to pack, dress code examples. Then we turn to the feared but necessary topic of networking! Practice navigating the coffee and lunch breaks (catering provided as course materials!), and brush up on your small-talk skills. Read more
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