The Flinders WHIP Postgraduate Association organises a range of events for the humanities postgraduate community at Flinders University. Our main event each year is a conference that is open to all postgraduate students with a humanities focus to their presentation.

As well as the annual conference, the association aims to enrich the experience of humanities postgraduate students at Flinders through regular events that focus on developing professional skills, creating opportunities for professional networking, career development, discussion groups, writing sessions, informal social events, and more.

Please feel welcome to connect with our Facebook group or Twitter page for news, events, and discussion.

Ellen Whitton
Todd Dearing
Alex Cothren
Piri Eddy

Flinders WHIP Postgraduate Association Committee

Previous Newsletters

The newsletter, The Whipping Post! contains information on upcoming events, lock-ins, and catch ups. Please see our editions below:

WHIP October Newsletter (PDF 736KB)

WHIP July Newsletter (PDF 1MB)

WHIP May Newsletter (PDF 2MB)







Flinders WHIP Postgraduate Association aims:

  • To increase social and professional networks for humanities postgraduate students. Supportive social networks create enjoyable working environments, promote the exchange of ideas, and encourage us to achieve more timely completions. Professional networks can inform, guide, and enhance career pathways and research quality.
  • To provide opportunities for rich, challenging, and valuable postgraduate experiences at Flinders. We aim to foster connections within the vibrant community of humanities postgraduate researchers, and connect postgraduate researchers to resources and opportunities. We hold a range of events throughout the year towards this aim, and provide online spaces in which to meet and broaden networks.
  • To provide information on how students can professionalise their humanities postgraduate experience. Writing a thesis is the essential task of the HDR student, yet many other elements are important during your candidature, especially for students pursuing academic careers, such as gaining teaching experience, publishing research, and offering academic service.
  • To encourage discussion about the relevance and significance of humanities research within broader social and cultural contexts—both in abstract and practical terms. As beginning humanities scholars, it is important to be aware of and engaged in the current issues and broader conversations around humanities research.