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FGR PhD Workshop: What are examiners thinking when they examine your PhD?

In this workshop we will consider how examiners approach the examination of written doctoral theses and what they are thinking as they make their decisions. We will also consider how doctoral examiners are selected and how you might prepare for the oral defence.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will understand:

  1. The criteria for identifying examiners
  2. How examiners approach the examination of a thesis
  3. What examiners look for in a thesis
  4. What upsets examiners
  5. How to prepare for the oral defence 


About the presenter:

For many years Margaret Kiley's research and teaching interests have related to the education of future researchers. Margaret holds an adjunct position at the Australian National University. In addition to working in Further/Higher Education in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UK she has also presented workshops on research education and training in New Zealand, Myanmar, Canada and the USA.  In 2017 she received the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Leadership. A recent publication is: Taylor, S., Kiley, M., & Humphrey, R. (2017). A handbook for doctoral supervisors (2nd ed,). Oxford: Routledge.


Venue: Murphy 632

Tuesday 29 October 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
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