It was great that I could spend time with all of my current PhD students in the one location. It was the first time that Suzanne Hopf had come to CSU Bathurst (from Fiji) since beginning her PhD. My other PhD students, Sarah Masso and Sarah Verdon, presented their PhD research at the forum.
On the first day we heard from Professor Sid Bourke from the University of Newcastle who said that in a study of 803 PhD thesis examinations only 12.4% were accepted with no changes, 46.4% required minor changes, 36.3% required major changes, 3.6% were invited to revise to be re examined and 0.1% failed.
We also enjoyed listening to the finals of the 3 minute thesis competition. On the last day, professors from across the Faculty of Education discussed what they wish they knew when they did their PhD.
Thanks to Lisa McLean and Brian Hemmings for organizing a simulating, supportive, friendly, and informative forum.
|Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Sue Thomas and Suzanne Hopf|
|Sarah Masso presenting information about her PhD|
|The CSU HDR Forum|
|Kangaroos looking at us through the windows during the HDR Forum|
|Spending time with my PhD students: Sarah Verdon, Suzanne Hopf, Sarah Masso|