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Postgraduate research

Support and opportunities for postgraduate research students

From finding supervisors to organising retreats and seminars, we work closely with our Higher Degree Research (HDR) students to ensure they succeed in their Southeast Asia-related projects.

We support students undertaking higher degree research by:

  • arranging seminars and social functions for postgraduate students from Southeast Asia and students working on cases about the region
  • helping identify a suitable supervisor for research projects on Southeast Asia
  • supporting acquisition of a Southeast Asian language for use in research.

Join our postgraduate retreat

Each year, we invite postgraduate students working on topics related to Southeast Asia to attend our postgraduate research retreat. Held over two to three days, the program builds students’ collaborative research skills, communication skills and capacity to engage in interdisciplinary approaches.

In previous years, themes have included:

2020: Writing retreat

2019: Writing retreat

2018: Contextualising the thesis in Southeast Asia

2017: Leadership in academia

2016: Interdisciplinary collaboration

2015: Finding your voice

2014: Working across disciplines

Find out more here.

Enrol in our OLE - Approaches to Cross-Cultural Fieldwork in Southeast Asia

This course is specifically designed for research students who will be undertaking field-based research in Southeast Asia for the first time. However, the course is open to anybody with an interest in field work, and we welcome participants from across the University.

In this course, we discuss some of the fundamental considerations that you should be making before you undertake field work. As with any project, having a good understanding of the underlying issues, processes and potential problems will help you to plan your field work project to maximise your time at your site(s). Given that every project will have deadlines, it’s important that you take the time to both plan ahead and consider the risks of your project. This will ensure that your project is not derailed by occurrences that could have been avoided or mitigated if you’d only thought about them before you left.

Find out more and enrol here.

Upcoming postgraduate events