Postgrad Week

16-20 October 2023

Ready to take the next step in your career? Whatever your goal may be – a new leadership role, an increased salary, or a career change – postgraduate study can help get you there.

Our Masterclasses and webinar sessions will give you an opportunity to engage with our expert academics, network with your potential future peers, and have all your questions answered around postgraduate study.

This unique week-long event invites aspiring students to delve into the world of postgraduate study and how it can open doors to many diverse career possibilities. Register now.


Monday 16 October 6-7pm (ACST)
Webinar with the Postgraduate Recruitment Team
Focus: Postgraduate studies, Q&A

Whether you’re looking to advance your career, change direction, improve your employment prospects, or advance knowledge in a field your passionate about, postgraduate study can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

This webinar will provide the information you need to make an informed decision around postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide. Join our Postgraduate Specialists and have all your questions answered around study options, fees, scholarships, and applying.

Monday 16 October 12-1pm (ACST)
Webinar with Professor Petra Marschner
Focus: Degrees in Agriculture, Food & Wine

Ever wondered how organic materials like plant litter, compost, and manure transform into the life-sustaining nutrients that fuel our plants? In this Masterclass, we unravel the mysteries of decomposition orchestrated by soil microbes, explore the release and uptake of essential nutrients, and understand the vital role of elements like carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

Led by expert Professor Petra Marschner, this Masterclass will delve into the fascinating factors influencing the complex nutrient cycle. Reserve your spot now for a masterclass that promises to cultivate your understanding of nutrient cycling in the soil-plant system and learn more about how you could advance your career with a postgraduate degree in Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Tuesday 17 October 12-1pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Associate Professor Benjamin McCann | Nexus 10, Level 7, MBA Lounge
Focus: Postgraduate studies (Humanities); Bachelor of Languages (Honours)

Learning to speak a foreign language and learning to speak ‘film’ require precision, imagination and creativity. And that makes you a better person.

In this Masterclass, Associate Professor Ben McCann will demonstrate how learning to speak languages and learning to analyse film can provide students with high level skills in visual, oral, written, and digital communication, research, critical analysis, and creative problem-solving. By synthesising and communicating complex ideas, and by applying cutting-edge knowledge and understanding to new and evolving challenges, Humanities scholars can enrich their own lives, and the lives of others.

Tuesday 17 October 6-7pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Peter Koulizos | Nexus 10, Level 7, MBA Lounge
Focus: Master of Property

Having the ability to identify an up-and-coming suburb can be a game changer for both property investors and owner occupiers.

During this Masterclass, Peter Koulizos, lecturer in the Master of Property program, will share insights into the key indicators that transform a suburb from blue collar to blue ribbon, drawing on his research from his first book published 15 years ago, 'The Property Professor’s Top Australian Suburbs'. Peter will also present an updated list of some of Adelaide’s up-and-coming suburbs but very importantly, provide an insight as to how you can identify these top suburbs.

This is your opportunity to learn more about the Master of Property prior to enrolling.

Wednesday 18 October 12-1pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Dr Sophie Dahlenburg | Nexus 10, Level 7, MBA Lounge
Focus: HDR; PhD

Thinking about a career in research? Embarking on the journey through the uncharted waters of commencing a PhD can be extremely daunting. However, a career in research can offer unparalleled intellectual growth and discovery.

If you’re thinking about starting your PhD, come along to this Masterclass, where award-winning Dr Sophie Dahlenburg will share practical insights and her own first-hand experiences, tips, and general advice for someone about to embark their own PhD program.

Wednesday 18 October 6-7pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Associate Professor Chris Ford, Dr Rebecca Dolan, and Associate Professor Armando Corsi | Nexus 10, Level 7, MBA Lounge
Focus: Master of Wine Business; Master of Viticulture and Oenology

The lure of wine, whether this be its cultural associations, the matching of wines and foods or simply the joy of visiting an historic cellar door set amidst the vines, continues to enthral and entice. After almost a quarter century of growth and consolidation on the global wine market, and with an enviable reputation for quality, innovation and the delivery of exceptional value-for-money wines, the grape and wine industry in Australia has recently experienced a torrid few years. This immersive Masterclass, led by some of our leading wine researchers, will delve into the intricate web of challenges and opportunities that both domestic and international wine businesses confront in today's dynamic landscape.

This is your opportunity to learn more about the world of wine, and discover whether a Master of Wine Business or Master of Viticulture and Oenology is for you.

Thursday 19 October 12-1pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Dr Joshua Holmes | Nexus 10, Level 7, MBA Lounge
Focus: HDR; PhD

Thinking about commencing your PhD journey? This Masterclass, led by Dr Joshua Holmes, will delve into the crucial process of selecting a research supervisor, offering an honest tips and tricks to prospective PhD students seeking guidance in making this pivotal decision.

The masterclass will discuss how to define your individual aim and clarifying what you genuinely seek from your PhD journey to ensure you're equipped to make a choice that aligns with your aspirations. If you're thinking about starting your PhD, this is a session not to be missed!

Thursday 19 October 6-7pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Dr Matthew Wilson | Food Innovation Lab, Waite Campus
Focus: Master of Global Food and Nutrition

They say we eat with our eyes… but what about the rest of our senses?

Join us for a hands-on exploration of sensory science activities, delving into the intricate relationship between our senses and the quality, as well as the nutritional aspects, of the foods we eat.

Hosted by Dr Matthew Wilson within the state-of-the-art Food Innovations Lab at our Waite Campus, a ground-breaking facility established at a cost of $5 million in 2022, this masterclass promises an environment conducive to cutting-edge research and learning.

Get a taste of what you’ll learn as part of our Master of Global Food and Nutrition program: From unravelling the intricacies of nutrition metabolism and exploring emerging food processing techniques to harnessing the power of sensory and flavour science to develop innovative food products, you could shape the future of the food science and nutrition industry.

Friday 20 October 12-1pm (ACST)
Masterclass with Dr Yongliang Qiao | Nexus 10, Level 7, MBA Lounge
Focus: Master of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

When you hear the term artificial intelligence (AI), you might think of ChatGPT, robots, or self-driving cars. But it’s important to look beyond just the outputs – an understanding of how the technology really works is a major part of preparing us for its transformative impact on society.

Led by Dr Yongliang Qiao, this Masterclass will introduce how machines learn from data and explore various use cases and applications of AI, uncovering supervised/unsupervised learning, Natural Language Processing, object detection and segmentation. Attendees will walk away with knowledge of state-of-the-art research and practical techniques in AI, providing them with an overview of developing AI applications and conducting AI research.

If you’re interested in a career in artificial intelligence, this is your opportunity to learn more about the program and where it can take you.

Tuesday 31 October 6-7pm (ACST)
Webinar with Dr Victoria Fielding
Focus: Master of Media (Strategic Communication)

The Voice referendum has garnered significant attention within media discussions, both around what the referendum means for the country, but also how it exposes a breakdown in equality in mainstream media coverage.

Dr Victoria Fielding is the lead researcher on the Murdoch Referendum Accountability Project, funded by Australians for the Murdoch Media Royal Commission. This Masterclass will uncover the findings of this project, which aimed to closely monitor the Murdoch Press’ Voice referendum coverage, shining a light on the extent of their biases. The session will also discuss why it is important to hold news media accountable for their influence on democracy.

This is your chance to learn more about our Master of Media (Strategic Communication) and uncover how the program could help advance your career.

*Please note this webinar has been scheduled outside of Postgrad Week

Monday 6 November 6-8:30pm (ACST)
Associate Professor Dr Gary Bowman and Lorraine Caruso  | National Wine Centre
Focus: Executive Master of Business Administration

If you're an experienced management professional, a solution-driven thinker, and an innovative leader, the Executive MBA is for you. Join us at our upcoming information session, hosted by our MBA Director, Associate Professor Dr Gary Bowman, and Fundamentals of Leadership Program Coordinator, Lorraine Caruso, to discover how completing an Adelaide MBA can advance your career and improve your future employment options.

*Please note this webinar has been scheduled outside of Postgrad Week

Monday 6 November 6-8:30pm (ACST)
with Dr Rebecca Dolan and Associate Professor Armando Corsi | National Wine Centre
Focus: Master of Wine Business

Our Wine Business programs offer a unique blend of education in both wine production, operations, marketing, and sales.

Join us at our upcoming information session to explore how our programs set you up for an exciting career in this dynamic industry. Learn more about immersing yourself in the wine world, thanks to our experienced teaching staff, professional partnerships, access to renowned wine experts, valuable industry connections, and hands-on learning experiences right in the heart of Australia's wine country.

*Please note this webinar has been scheduled outside of Postgrad Week