Prefix: A postgraduate and early career researcher professional development day

University of Technology, Sydney
Thursday 24 November 2005

All sessions will be held in CB02.04.29 at the University of Technology, Sydney, City campus [map]

Project Convenors: Dr Susan Luckman and Dr Fran Martin

On this page:
Prefix schedule

Reading materials
Useful links

Susan Luckman and Fran Martin invite you to participate in prefix, a unique professional development event tailored specifically for cultural studies postgraduates and early career researchers, and supported by the ARC Cultural Research Network. Held the day before CULTURE FIX, the CSAA's annual conference, prefix will connect postgraduates and early career researchers with established academics in the field, who will share their experience in relation to a diverse range of topics.

The event is free, includes lunch, and is open to all postgraduates and early career researchers working in the field of cultural studies. For further information or to register for participation, contact the convenors at

To be eligible to take part, please register your interest by 10 November 2005. RSVP as soon as possible as places are limited.


prefix schedule

Registration and Welcome

Writing a CV (Sue Luckman & Fran Martin) Download PowerPoint Presentation [315kb]
Working in teams, changing jobs & managing your mentors (Stephi Donald)

Balancing teaching, admin & research post-PhD (Greg Noble)
Life outside the academy – marketing your PhD to the (relatively) uninitiated (Catharine Lumby)

11.0011.30am morning tea

Getting published: journals (Chris Gibson & Gerard Goggin)

Getting published: books (Terry Flew & Krishna Sen)

1.002.00pm lunch

ARC grant writing (Graeme Turner, Tom O’Regan & Mandy Thomas)
Making ARC linkages – how to find and approach ‘industry partners’ (Stuart Cunningham)

3.003.30pm afternoon tea

Post-docs: how to get them, strengths, weaknesses, pitfalls to avoid, how to make the most of them (Mark McLelland) Download PowerPoint presentation [262kb]

Guest presentation (Cary Nelson & Paula Treichler)

open floor discussion and closing remarks

drinks at The Loft

Reading Materials

Derricourt, R. 1996, Ideas into Books: A Guide to Scholarly and Non-Fiction Publishing, Penguin, Ringwood. pp. 63-65, 67-70, 83-84.

(Recommended) Brabazon, Tara. "Skirt, cap and gown: how fair are universities to young women in postgraduate study?" Cultural Studies Review, v.10, no.1, Mar 2004: 161-175

Useful Links

Australian Research Council

National Tertiary Education Union

Australian Academy of the Humanities:

Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations:

Job Advertisement Sites:

UniJob (part of SEEK):

Jobs in Research, Science, Academic and Related Professions (UK):

The Times Higher Education Supplement Jobs:

Call For Papers Mailing List: