This interactive session, as part of the Maximising your RHD Advisory Skills series, will explore relevant aspects of intercultural communication in research advising. In particular, we will examine the way culture shapes ideas and expectations regarding teaching, learning and knowledge and how these differences can lead to mis-communication between advisors and international RHD students.

This session will also explore how UQs research culture can be enriched by students and advisors from diverse cultural backgrounds.

This session will help advisors develop effective strategies for advising international students, and will provide information on the support services available to international students to assist them academically and personally.

Case Studies based on the experiences of international students and advisors will be workshopped and the strategies used by advisors experienced in intercultural communication will be discussed.

This session is appropriate for early career and experience RHD Advisors. PGCs are also welcome to attend.

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Identify cultural and linguistic issues experienced by international research students and advisors
  2. Develop strategies to facilitate effective intercultural communication between culturally diverse advisors and students
  3. Gain an awareness of some of the differences between advising domestic and international research student
  4. Have a better understanding of the support available to international students and advisors
  5. Reflect and learn from their own experiences of intercultural advising.

Strategies for advising international candidates

Tue 18 Jul 2017 9:30am11:30am


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