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Honours Bootcamp

A professional development program for students studying Southeast Asia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre hosts an annual Honours Bootcamp for students around Australia enrolled in an Honours program related to Southeast Asia.

Please note this event has been cancelled. 

 

Over four days (22-25 June 2020) at the University of Sydney, participants of the SSEAC Honours Bootcamp will engage in a range of workshops, seminars, discussions and group activities designed to help them complete their Honours research project and plan for life after Honours.

Students will hear from successful Honours graduates about tips for thesis success, publishing from your Honours thesis, and the practicalities of surviving Honours. Participants will also learn from scholars and professionals working in Southeast Asia-related positions about what academia is REALLY like, how to make strategic choices early, and how to pivot from research to a profession.

As part of the bootcamp, participants are required to prepare a conference presentation before arrival, with a prize awarded to the student who delivers the best presentation. They are also required to attend the Southeast Asia Emerging Scholars Conference on 22 June 2020 at the University of Sydney.

Students from universities across Australia are eligible to register; however, priority will be given to University of Sydney students. Non-University of Sydney students will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.

            "It was absolutely invaluable to my honours year, and I’m very, very grateful. I learned so much about writing, researching, careers both in and out of academia, and made some wonderful connections."

            - Honours Bootcamp 2019 participant

            "The Bootcamp was a great and challenging learning experience that has helped open my eyes to what is ahead of me in my honours year and pushed me to be more on top of my studies."

            - Honours Bootcamp 2018 participant

 

Further information

To participate in this program, students must:

  • be enrolled in an Honours program at an Australian University
  • be a SSEAC student member (free to join)
  • be conducting research on any of the countries within Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam), or Southeast Asia as a region
  • be available to attend all scheduled activities, including the Southeast Asia Emerging Scholars Conference (Monday 22 June) and the Honours Bootcamp (Tuesday 23 June to Thursday 25 June inclusive)
  • prepare a 10 minute presentation based on their Honours project
  • submit a 1-page outline of their Honours project and plan, and
  • submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor

A limited number of travel grants are available for students based outside of Sydney to participate in the program. The grant can be used for travel, accommodation and any other costs associated with participation.

Grants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate in the registration form if you wish to be considered for a grant.

Please note: You will be notified in advance about a successful grant application, however bursaries will not be disbursed until the week before the Bootcamp. Therefore, students applying for funding must be able to cover their travel costs up front.

State of residence Grant
NSW (outside Sydney), ACT                AU$500                           
QLD, VIC, SA AU$750
WA, NT, TAS AU$1000

Please note: You will be notified in advance about a successful grant application, however bursaries will not be disbursed until the week before the Bootcamp. Therefore, students applying for funding must be able to cover their travel costs up front.

We are no longer accepting applications for this event.