FOAR7002 is a year long unit. Students will attend 1 introductory lecture (1.5 hrs), workshops (4) and research seminars (minimum 6) across the entire year and as advised by the Department in which they are enrolled. Students will also develop a program from a list of options that suit their own research needs.
This unit is divided in two larger components: Zone 1 and Zone 2. The first component, Zone 1, comprises attendance at 4 specified Faculty or Department Research Training Workshops, and a minimum of 6 Department Research Seminars. Zone 2, the second component, aims to provide students with flexibility to tailor a program that suits their own needs. Each Department, in close collaboration with the Faculty, has developed a set of activities that aims to increase each student's knowledge of their topic/s of interest as well as enhance student research skills.
In addition to research seminars and workshops, students' options include auditing undergraduate and postgraduate units relevant to their research interests, participating in a reading group, joining a research group, attending conferences and other research events, engaging in scholarship, and/or attend a range of HDR Learning Skills workshops or Library workshops. Students will have a level of flexibility to develop a program that suits their own research needs and, through 4 written reflections, develop a self-reflective narrative about their progress as part of a transition from being an undergraduate coursework student to becoming a postgraduate researcher.