All posts by Lilia Mantai

Lilia has recently submitted a PhD on how PhD students develop researcher identities. She is a researcher and an educator passionate about effective learning and teaching, doctoral education, and providing support to staff and students.

Help us shape Aboriginal cultural training and win Aboriginal art!

Are you a Macquarie staff member who would love to better support Aboriginal students, but you’re unsure how to do it? Do you feel uncomfortable and avoid including Aboriginal topics in your teaching because you know little about Aboriginal culture? If so, you are not alone.

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Learning from the Research Community – Part 2

Macquarie’s Strategic Research Framework for 2015-2024 (World-Leading Research; World-Changing Impact) aims to increase the productivity and competitiveness of Macquarie’s Higher Degree Research Candidates (HRDs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The framework provides a long list of support strategies Macquarie is planning on pursuing, but we feel nothing beats learning from the “ones who made it”. At the Early Career Researcher Conference in the Faculty of Human Sciences in October last year, various researchers gathered to share their success stories and career advice. In the second part of this series, Lilia Mantai (PhD candidate, School of Education) shares some key lessons learned from this day.

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Learning from the Research Community – Part 1

Macquarie’s Strategic Research Framework for 2015-2024 (World-Leading Research; World-Changing Impact) aims to increase the productivity and competitiveness of Macquarie’s Higher Degree Research Candidates and Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The framework provides a long list of support strategies Macquarie is planning on pursuing, but we feel nothing beats learning from the “ones who made it”. At the Early Career Researcher Conference in the Faculty of Human Sciences in October last year, various researchers gathered to share their success stories and career advice. In the first part of this series, Dr Erica Crome (ECR, Department of Psychology) shares some compelling lessons learned from this day.

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