The SMAANZ HDR Hour series aims to provide an opportunity for our SMAANZ community to collaborate and feel a sense of inclusion. The online series is open to everyone and is free to attend! Whilst it is focused on HDR students (similar to our mid-year HDR program), we encourage all levels of the SMAANZ community to be involved in order for this to be a success.
Due to the success of the first series (May 1 – June 12, 2020), we will be running a second series. The SMAANZ HDR Hour Series 2, will include four sessions and run fortnightly from Friday 17th July to Friday 28 August, 2 pm AEST. We have taken our community feedback into account and made a number of small changes to the format of series 2.
- Each session will feature 1-2 HDR Students and/or Early Career Researchers presenting their research in a 5-minute presentation. Following the presentation, there will be 10 minutes of opportunity for the SMAANZ community to ask questions /provide feedback. We highly encourage the wider SMAANZ community to attend for engagement/feedback – this is a vital part of our session!
- Each session will feature a 25-minute interactive professional development session. These sessions are targeted to the HDR / ECR area and are voted by the SMAANZ Community
- Following the SMAANZ HDR Hour – we have extended the session to include an “optional” 15-20 minute post-session conversation. This will be a place to have casual conversations, interact with members of the SMAANZ community and reflect on the previous session.
- We have also changed our platform for delivery. We will no longer be using Microsoft Teams. We will be announcing our new platform shortly.
We will also be adding a one-off virtual social event- watch this space!