Thursday, 14 Dec 12:00


Moot Court Room - The Old Quad
University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, VIC



The craft of storytelling is essential to research. Research tells stories that encourage an audience to learn and to make sense of their experience of the world. 

Creative practice and creativity do not typically feature in the advisory channels or resources for RHD students. Yet creative storytelling hones your researching craft, strengthening a reader's intellectual connections with your purpose and findings. An outstanding thesis is one that tells an illuminating and unforeseen story, from which a reader may imagine the world better or differently. Despite this, it can be risky and often times isolating to deviate from the stylistic expectations and conventions of structure and delivery that govern a predictable research and assessment trajectory.  

'Crafting Creativity in RHD Studies' is a space for students from across faculty-lines to gather and share reflections, advice and techniques for strengthening their research creatively. Hear from research students at early, middle and late stage candidature on the aspirations, challenges and achievements for crafting and communicating creative academic writing. There will also be a space for you to contribute your stories on the place of creativity in academia.

This gathering is ideal for RHD students in early to mid-stages of candidature who are keen to experiment and potentially shape their research using creativity and creative practices. Late-stage candidates, as well as coursework students, with a genuine interest in sharing stories on, or inspired by, creativity and creative practices are also very welcome. 

Registration is essential. A light lunch is provided. 

Your facilitators include Steven Thurlow (Academic Skills Adviser and an interdisciplinary PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics and Education) and Yana Canteloupe (GSA Lead Storyteller and PhD candidate in Philosophy). Contact Yana Canteloupe at yana@gsa.unimelb.edu.au for event information.  


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