MACS - March 2010

Posted Wednesday March 3, 2010 by John Gunders in |

If you are in Brisbane, feel free to come along

Writing and Getting Involved in ARC Grants

Special Guests include Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham

Friday, 12 March 2010
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room Z6, 208
Creative Industries Precinct,
Queensland University of Technology
Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove

We invite post-graduate students, ECR’s or anyone else interested to attend the first MACS meeting for 2010 at the Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland University of Technology on Friday 12 March between 3 – 4.30pm. The theme is “Writing and Getting Involved in ARC Grants” and will include a talk by special guest Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham.

MACS provides a regular platform for discussing issues relating to these roles as well as an opportunity to contribute to wider debates taking place in the field. MACS is currently active at the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology, and meetings are hosted alternatively across these two institutions.

The idea for the MACS network arose from a sense that PhD students and junior staff are often at a distance from existing forms of collaboration between researchers in different universities within the one city. While much emphasis is placed on the end product of research, and there are plenty of avenues for presenting and publishing our work, the early stages of an academic career involve particular anxieties that can be ameliorated with the support of a community of peers. The MACS group is an attempt to create a space for discussing everything to do with our work aside from the end product, to share accumulated knowledge and resources to gain insight into the options available within our field of research.

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