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Thesis Talk

A CDU research student support session
Presenter Professor Helen Verran
Contact person
Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468 E:
Location Northern Institute's Savanna Room:
CDU Casuarina Campus, Building Yellow 1, Level 2, Room 48
Open to HDR candidates

Connecting to and through ideas, with research peers… 

NI HDR students discussing their thesis in an online meeting

Thesis Talk is a facilitated academic discussion for HDR candidates to discuss ideas together. Your mentor, Professor Helen Verran (Northern Institute), brings rich academic expertise and a supportive approach to facilitating student discussions. Talk through the nitty-gritty of research practices. Participate in intellectual conversations and expand your thinking by talking and listening. Explore concepts, theories and practicalities. Share your research experiences. Listen to and learn from peers undertaking a fascinating variety of valuable research projects. Reflect on your work and realign your goals. You are a valuable part of our research community – please join us! 

  • Monthly sessions with a different topic
  • In-person & online via Zoom
  • Fourth Wednesday from 3.00-4.00 pm (ACST) from March to November 2024
  • Available for all current CDU HDR (Higher Degree by Research) students and supervisors


If Darwin-based, we encourage you to join us at the Northern Institute's Savanna Room: 

CDU Casuarina Campus, Building Yellow 1, Level 2, Room 48. 
Google Maps Location

You only need to register interest in a NI student event once. After approval, you will receive a confirmation email. Calendar invites will be sent to your email for upcoming sessions with the online meeting links so you can join if you are attending virtually. 

Register Interest

Have any questions or issues registering for an event? Contact our NI HDR Student Convenor, Emily Armstrong, at or the Research Support Service at or 08 8946 7468.

Session Schedule

Find upcoming topics on the Research student sessions and support page. 

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