On 25 May 2021, the CCLJ hosted a special HDR event on ‘Demystifying Thesis Examination’.
CCLJ HDR members were joined by other HDR candidates from the Faculty of Law & Justice as they listened to four experienced examiners discuss their approach to examining PhD theses. The seminar was well attended by HDRs at all stages of their candidature – from those who had just started to those about to submit. Attendees gained a fascinating insight into the mind of a PhD examiner, including what examiners are looking for when examining a thesis and what HDR candidates should avoid doing. The wide range of expertise on the panel represented the methodological diversity of the Centre and its candidates.
The feedback on the seminar was overwhelmingly positive, with HDR candidates commenting that the session was incredibly informative and useful. A huge thank you to CCLJ HDR member Natalie Hodgson for organising the event, and to Professors Janet Chan, Jill Hunter, Luke McNamara and Sarah Williams for serving as panellists and Dr Andy Kaladelfos who moderated the event.