EDGE Bulletin

June 2020

Welcome to your UniSAEDGE Bulletin.

Welcome back to the UniSAEDGE Bulletin. We hope that wherever you're reading this, you're safe and well. 

Designed to help you make the most of your EDGE experience, this edition of the EDGE Bulletin shares upcoming development opportunities available to book now in EDGEx, and connects you to the Career Conversation. You’ll also find a recent graduate's story in the EDGE Spotlight – in this edition Clifford shares his skills development experience, and how it’s been useful in his PhD.

EDGE Webinar Series: Research in COVID-19 Times

In response to requests from our HDR community, we've introduced a webinar series to cover topics about managing research and managing self in these pandemic times. 

This series will run weekly from early June to mid July. To register, search the EDGE catalogue for the COVID series.

If you're not able to access face to face training, it might be a good time to explore other online development offerings like MOOCs, webinars and e-conferences. Remember, you can count these as part of your EDGE experience by completing the Self Record An Activity form once you’ve finished the activity to populate your EDGE Portfolio.

For health and wellbeing assistance, advice and support, please contact seu@unisa.edu.au

We look forward to helping you develop your EDGE throughout 2020!

1 slide. 3 minutes. Big ideas.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a national competition celebrating the research undertaken by PhD candidates.

Develop your research communication skills as you describe your thesis to a non-specialist audience in just 3 minutes!

Get your research degree started

If you've recently commenced your research degree, you can access UniSA's Research Degree Orientation through EDGEx.

Orientation provides information on key contacts and resources to support you throughout your research degree.

Have You.....had a Career Conversation?

The Career Conversation helps you bring a career focus to your PhD early in candidature. 

Work with your own Career Coach to identify your career goals and think about how to use EDGE to achieve them - what do you need to land your dream job?

EDGE Spotlight

Clifford Afoakwah

Recent PhD graduate Clifford Afoakwah reflects on his development experiences during candidature and how a clear career goal shaped his research and skills development choices as well as preparing him for the job market.

Did You Know...?

In the first three months of 2020, almost 68% of HDR candidates engaged in EDGE, through booked or self-recorded activities!