‘Espresso Yourself’ Virtual Coffee Shop for HDR Students

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Northern Institute's Virtual Coffee Shop is dedicated to our HDR students (and supervisors) to keep connecting, prevent burnout and promote camaraderie.

Whether you are city-based, regional, remote or studying outside of Australia the Virtual Coffee Shop provides a platform to interact with like-minded research students to gain support, valuable advice or just a sympathetic ear. Grab a coffee and talk all things HDR with the ones who truly understand – your peers. Virtual coffee shop is held the 4th Wednesday of each month 3.00-4.00pm (ACST). Hosted by Professor Helen Verran.


The next 'Espresso Yourself' virtual meeting for 2021 will be held on Wednesday 28 July 3.00-4.00pm (ACST)

In our July Espresso conversation we will focus on the topic: 'The vexed problem of reading as part and parcel of academic writing'

There are many sorts of reading in the academic work of higher degree study. 

  • There is the reading you do when you are getting together your proposal.  You may discover that what you thought was extremely puzzling and a suitable topic for inquiring into... turns out either to not be very puzzling or possibly not researchable...
  • There is the reading you do when you are trying to get your head around the concepts that you really need to get a handle on in making sense of what your data is telling you... and to work out exactly what it might be saying...
  • And then there is the reading you do when you start writing a text for publication... You might start that with reading 'hard' papers in the general area that have been published in the journal you have selected...How are you going to go on from the knowledge claims in those papers... Or maybe first 'What are the knowledge claims, being made?' What is the 'voice' to be cultivated here?... and more

Look forward to seeing you all'

-Our Virtual Coffee Shop is open to all CDU HDR & PhD students-

Upcoming ‘Espresso Yourself’ Virtual Coffee Shop Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday 25 August 2021
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021


ZOOM Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and also you can attend the upcoming Espresso Yourself HDR meetings using the same zoom link.

To join or for more information contact:

Katrina Britnell
Northern Institute
T 08 8946 7468