Research Development

Research Seminars

Research Seminars are held approximately eight times a year and are conducted by the Sydney College of Divinity Research Director or other SCD research staff.

The Research Seminars take place in Sydney in the evening and Sydney-based students are expected to attend the Research Seminars regularly in person. The minimum attendance for candidates is four out of eight seminars. However, candidates are strongly encouraged to attend as many seminars as possible so that they might benefit from and contribute to their academic community of research peers. Candidates are also expected to notify in advance their absence from any seminar. Students living beyond Sydney are asked to attend in person at least once a year and otherwise to attend the seminars by electronic means which will be explained.

All research students are expected to present a short paper related to their thesis work at prescribed intervals, and to take turns in presenting prepared responses to other students’ papers, apart from participating in the general discussion following paper presentations. The modelling of formal presentation and response is intended as training in research conference participation. As well as contributing to the development of each person’s research capacity and skills, moreover, these seminars allow students who may be carrying out their work alone to experience membership of a community of scholars and make friends with other people in a similar position.

Research Seminar dates

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Thursday, 4 March 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 20 May 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 5 August 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 14 October 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SCD Unit 6B, 5 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113  
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