Master Classes in Archaeology - 2014

Please Note:

1. Precise times of Master Classes are subject to change.  Make sure you check this web page again before attending any Master Class.

2. Owing to our need to book classrooms and in some cases vehicles and accommodation, we would ask that people please book in for the classes they are interested in at least 3 weeks in advance.   

 3. Graduate students will be given preference for all Master classes; undergraduate students SHOULD NOT APPLY unless the class specifically states that it is available to undergraduates.

If you are unable to attend a master class you have signed up for, you must let the PPPS office know as a matter of professional courtesy.  Students who do not give prior warning of their non-attendance of at least 24 hours (without a genuine emergency) will be excluded from the next two (2) classes they wish to attend. Students who repeatedly fail to notify PPPS of their non-attendance will be excluded from all future master classes.


Master Classes Semester Two 2014

 
Introduction to the Media - Friday 22 August
This Master Class is presented by the Marketing and Communications News and Media Team.
THIS MASTERCLASS IS RESTRICTED TO 10 STUDENTS.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Students attending this master class are required to bring with them a 1-2 paragraph description of their research focus, or a project that they have recently worked on (please bring printed copies). This will form the basis of the “how to write a media release” section of the master class.
 
Why does the media think the way it does, what makes news, and how can you approach the media and make it work for you?  The public is fascinated by archaeology, making it a prime target for media attention—so much so that the 2010 national survey of professional archaeologists identified media training as one of the key skills gaps in current training.  Presented by the Flinders Marketing and Communications team of experienced journalists, this Master Class will demystify the media, explain the way it works and provide you with the skills and confidence to engage effectively with journalists across the print, broadcast and internet media.  Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • identify news and newsworthiness in the archaeological field
  • present stories that attract the media's attention
  • draft effective media releases
  • engage with journalists (and by extension the general public) more effectively.

Training involves hands on exercises undertaken with live stories from participants and presenters.

This Master Class will be followed by a second, more intensive class in September on how to handle media interviews.
 
Location: Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Friday 22 August 2014
Time: 10.30am-12pm
Costs: Nil
Equipment: Nil
Contact person:  Mick Morrison
Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/marketing-communications/training-and-support/media-training-and-support/media-training-and-support_home.cfm
Click here to sign up

 


Senior First Aid - 29 August
THIS MASTERCLASS IS RESTRICTED TO 15 STUDENTS.
Senior First Aid is a 1-day Master Class aimed at training students in the most recent program in First Aid.  First Aid is a very useful certificate for archaeologists working in the field because you never know when you might need it. 

If you have NEVER done First Aid before it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you spend some time going through the pre-course review pack at: http://pfa.stjohn.org.au

GENERAL INFORMATION: Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing, as you will need to undertake activities such as bending, kneeling and lying on the floor.
Electronic certificates will be issued immediately after your course if you have supplied us with an email address.

Location:  Flinders Campus, Function Centre (below the Media and Communications Office)
Date:  Friday 29 August 2014
Time:  9am-5pm
Costs: Price to be determined
Contact person:  Chantal Wight
Click here to sign up 


Friday 5 September 2014


Friday 12 September 2014


Media Interviewing Techniques - Friday 19 September
This Master Class is presented by the Marketing and Communications News and Media Team.
THIS MASTERCLASS IS RESTRICTED TO 5 STUDENTS.  
 
Building on the ‘Introduction to the Media’ Master Class in August, this Master Class will focus on how you can get your message across most effectively to the media and say a lot in a ‘30 second grab’, while also remaining calm and avoiding ‘bear traps’.  This session will use mock television interviews that are recorded, replayed and analysed by the News and Media team.  Past experience indicates that participants find these interviews both terrifying and fun in equal parts. But participants almost always emerge with a greater understanding of the media and greater confidence to deal with it.
 
Location:  Meet at Anchor Court (Biological Sciences)
Date: Friday 19 September 2014
Time: 10.30am-12pm
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil
Contact person: Mick Morrison
Click here to sign up

 


ReadiGrad Part 1 - Friday 10 October
A Master Class with Mark Gregory, Flinders Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC)
UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY APPLY.

CELC’s new Entering Business Life Program is a self-paced program that equips students with the skills to successfully prepare for the transition from education into employment. The Program builds on formal academic learning and has three components that you can work through them at your own pace: Managing Self, Managing Culture and Managing Task. This week, Mark Gregory will present the first of two Masters Classes related to this program. This session will cover;

  • Cover Letter development
  • Tailored resumes / CVs
  • Extended Cover letters
  • Addressing Selection Criteria
  • Digital footprint management

Additionally, participants will undertake a pre-task that introduces our Entering Business Life Program. This self-paced program equips students with the skills to successfully prepare for the transition from education into employment.
http://www.flinders.edu.au/careers/new-in-2014/new-in-2014_home.cfm

Location:
Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date:
Friday 10 October
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil  
Contact person: Mick Morrison
Click here to sign up

 

ReadiGrad Part 2 - To be rescheduled
A Master Class with Mark Gregory, Flinders Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC)
UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY APPLY.

This is the second ReadiGrad session, following on from an earlier Masters Class on the 8th of August. The CELC’s new Entering Business Life Program is a self-paced program that equips students with the skills to successfully prepare for the transition from education into employment. The Program builds on formal academic learning and has three components that you can work through them at your own pace: Managing Self, Managing Culture and Managing Task. This session covers

  • Creative Job Search / Networking
  • Interview preparation
  • Assessment Centre methodology

Selection testing
Participants will also consider how to develop strategies that match the local / national expectations of Graduate Employers.

http://www.flinders.edu.au/careers/new-in-2014/new-in-2014_home.cfm

Location:  Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: TBA
Time:  TBA
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil
Contact person: Mick Morrison

 


Introduction to the Total Station – 17 October
Back (again) by popular demand!
A Master Class with professional surveyor, Rob Koch
THIS MASTERCLASS IS RESTRICTED TO 8 STUDENTS.  

This Master Class will be a basic ‘how to’ session on setting up and using a total station to survey a site and record spatial data in the field.  It will cover:

  1. Data Dictionary - what are we picking up and what are we calling it?
  2. The Total Station and its components.
  3. The elements required to know where you are.
  4. Setting up and recording data.
  5. Down loading and reduction of observations.
  6. Fixing the stuff ups (should not be necessary!).

Rob Koch is an adjunct member of the Flinders Archaeology Department and a professional surveyor who also taught surveying for many years at TAFE.  He has worked extensively with archaeologists around Australia.

Location:  Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Friday 17 October 2014
Time: 10.00pm-4.00pm
Costs:  Nil
Contact person:  Mick Morrison
Click here to sign up

Friday 24 October 2014


Friday 31 October 2014


Using AutoCAD for Archaeological Illustrations and Maps - 7-8 November 2014
THIS MASTERCLASS IS RESTRICTED TO 16 STUDENTS.

This two-day workshop aims to introduce the AutoCAD software program and its application for research and reconstruction to archaeologists. It will demonstrate how to setup and create drawings, and electronically “ink” hand-drawn site plans and artefact illustrations for reports and publications. The workshop consists of an introductory lecture, brief overview of the software program, and instructions and exercises to familiarize participants with the program. The program itself is available for students at no cost, so there is no excuse not to use it. This workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of how to produce an AutoCAD drawing, but not all functions are covered in this course. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to set up and create a publication-quality artefact drawing in 2D. No previous AutoCAD or CAD experience is required, but all participants MUST be computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Windows to an average standard. All users should know how to use basic Windows commands such as new/open/close/print/Undo/Redo etc. and navigate around folders.  At the workshop participants will be provided with a syllabus/handbook and archaeology-specific drafting templates for future use.

Location : Flinders University, IS&T Building, Room/Lab 307
Date:
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th November
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Costs: $20 handbook fee
Contact Person: Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
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