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Postgraduate Day 2019

Monday November 25
The TASA Postgrad Subcommittee has been cooking up an exciting Postgrad Day  for TASA’s 2019 Annual Conference. The day is designed around two main themes: 1) building connections between postgrads and with TASA, and 2) planning for sociological careers.
Time Session
9:00 Registration

9:30 – 11:00

“Wait… what exactly is TASA?” – Welcome, awards and facilitated networking

11:00 – 11:30

Morning Tea

11:30 – 1:00

Mentoring – Shaping a meaningful career

1:00 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:00

*Stories of Change Panel

3:00 – 4:15

Afternoon Tea and Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 – 3:05 – 3:35 pm

Early-candidature: How to Navigate Conferences

Mid-candidature: Abstract Writing

Late-candidature: Grant Writing for Beginners

Session 2 – 3:40 – 4:10 pm

Early-candidature: The Supervision Relationship

Mid-candidature: Getting Published

Late-candidature: Post PhD

4:15 – 4:30 

Announcements and close
 *“Stories of Change”
Postgrad research (Honours, Masters, PhD and ECR) is often characterised by moments of significant change. This panel is about sharing and normalising the changes that happen during postgrad research. Members of the panel will share their experiences of change and resources that helped them manage. The panel will include:
– Current PhD Student
– Current International PhD Student
– PhD Supervisor
– PhD graduate employed in a non-academic career
– National Tertiary Education Union Representative
Please come and say hi on the day (we are a friendly bunch) or get in touch with us via twitter (@tasapostgrads) or email (