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Postgraduate Skills Dating Workshop

Just like speed-dating…but more useful!
Being successful as a postgraduate student is about much more than just producing a good thesis. Join this workshop to meet your peers, share your knowledge, and acquire new skills!

Who: Higher Degree by Research students with interests in Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney
When: Wednesday 16 June 2021, from 3-5pm
Where: University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus

Being successful as a postgraduate student is about much more than just producing a good thesis. From finding the right software referencing system and crunching stats to managing supervisor relationships and getting to grips with your methodology, there is a lot for postgraduate students to get up to speed on.

In this skills-dating workshop, we invite you to identify what you’re great at, what you need help with and, most importantly, to learn from and share these skills with your peers. You don’t need to be an expert in EndNote or Mixed Methods to attend; you simply need to be willing to share your approach to learning. And, if you’re not sure exactly what skills you have to share with your peers, you can come along and learn from other postgrads who’ve been in the same situation during their research journey. 

What’s in it for me?

  • This is primarily a social event! Come along and catch up with other Southeast Asia-focused postgraduates in a fun and supportive environment
  • Get tips and pointers about skills you didn’t even know you needed
  • Share your hard-earned knowledge about the challenges you’ve faced in your PhD and how you’ve overcome them (or not!)

Registrations are now closed.


Further information

To participate in this workshop, applicants must be:

  • currently enrolled as a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney
  • be a SSEAC 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, and
  • be based in Sydney or able to travel to Sydney for the purposes of the workshop

Applications are now closed

Please email any queries about the workshop and the application process to


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre reserves the right to cancel this event on short notice. The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre will be closely monitoring the situation and following NSW Health Advice to assess all risks associated with the event, and will notify participants of any changes to the program. In participating in this event, all individuals will be required to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices so as to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19.