Keep your head above water while completing a PhD or higher research degree.

The DON’T DROWN conference is designed to help postgraduates work better and smarter, acquire new skills, keep up with current research, and to provide opportunities for networking.

The DON’T DROWN conference fosters institutional exchange and showcases the talent and scholarship of postgraduates in the ACT. Delegates and postgraduate presenters come from ANU, UC and UNSW Canberra.

Plenary sessions (morning)

Commencing with a keynote address from RMIT’s James Giggacher on maximising the yield from your research, the morning sessions cover writing a thesis (two streams, Humanities or Social Sciences), dealing with criticism, getting published, and life after your thesis. The presenters are a mix of academics and recent PhDs.

Postgraduate presentations (afternoon)

Over 30 postgraduates will present in four streams: International and Political Studies; History; Social, Cultural and Ethical Inquiry; War and Defence Studies. Delegates can move from stream to stream or focus on one discipline.

The presentations range from formal scholarly papers, through work-in-progress reports, to addresses that stimulate feedback. Questions and discussion follow each postgraduate presentation.

Registration is free, required, and includes lunch and refreshments.

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