Higher degrees research (Masters and PhD) and Honours students play an important role in the research efforts of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research. Student projects are closely aligned with the Institute's primary research programs.
HDR Groups Timetable
January 2013 – June 2013
The following groups are open to all Postgraduate and HDR students!
Gold Coast HDR Meeting (GC HDR) - Dills: Student-led support group based at the Gold Coast that meets monthly to discuss HDR issues. RSVP to Bianca.
Mt Gravatt HDR Meeting (MG HDR): Student-led support group based at Mt Gravatt that meets monthly to discuss HDR issues (Logan and Nathan students welcome). Alternates between lunch and dinner times. RSVP to Princess.
Work in Progress (WIP): These meetings are an opportunity for both students and staff to present their work—whether in progress, unpublished, or unfinished. If you would like to present, or to RSVP, contact Ian or Princess.
Griffith University Speakers Group (GUSG): This group meets to practice and develop the skills required to present in public speaking forums. All are welcome. RSVP to Princess.
Research Hour (RH): This monthly informal meeting is hosted by Christopher Klopper (DHOS - HDR) in Education) and is an opportunity to talk about any issue at all to do with research. Meetings alternate between Mt Gravatt and the Gold Coast. RSVP to Diane Burns.
The School of Education and Professional Studies offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses. People with undergraduate degrees in related fields can apply for further study with supervision by a Griffith Institute for Educational Research academic staff member.
- Chair - Associate Professor Howard Middleton firstname.lastname@example.org or 3735 5724
The Finishing School
Currently we have 8 regular members who meet weekly at the State Library and constitute The Finishing School. Having met originally at a writing retreat we imported the skills and structures offered to us through the facilitation of the retreat and employ these on a weekly basis to encourage, develop and support our writing. All members are in the final stages of their PhD journey, we find there is a great deal of support that comes from the easy familiarity with each other around the specific issues that face a candidate at this time. We also have an online collaboration using the facility Drop Box where we can exchange pieces of writing for critique. The key benefit is that we are all focused on completion and are supporting each other at a time when formal group support is not offered by the University. Our ambition, once we have all completed our first draft, is to raise funds and organise another retreat where we can work on our writing, ever moving ourselves closer to competition and eventually submission. This model has been so successful at progressing our writing and moving us to our goal we feel it could be replicated and provide similar support for students in other Schools and Faculties. For more details please contact Ian Davis email@example.com