‘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 first 'Espresso Yourself' virtual meeting for 2021 will be held on Wednesday 24 March 3.00-4.00pm (ACST)

In this meeting, we focus our first Espresso Yourself! discussion on the idea that social researchers these days are often simultaneously positioned as insiders and outsiders in the situations they are researching.

Often their participation as a member of a particular community is double sided: as a professional they work in the provision of services in the aged-care sector, AND as a researcher they also undertake critical social science analysis, for example. In this situation researchers simultaneously have responsibilities towards those whose lives and places are the focus of their inquiry, AND they have responsibilities towards the profession of social science.

What is a useful way to think about our responsibilities in this double participation?

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

Upcoming ‘Espresso Yourself’ Virtual Coffee Shop Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021
  • Wednesday 26 May 2021
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Wednesday 28 July 2021
  • Wednesday 25 August 2021
  • Wednesday 22 September 2021
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021

To join or for more information contact:

Katrina Britnell
Northern Institute
T 08 8946 7468