Two USK lecturers shared some tips to dozens of lecturers and students in a webinar under the theme of “Road to Study in Australia.” This seminar was held on Thursday, 29 July through Zoom.
Dr. Iskandar Abdul Samad, M.A., Coordinator of Master of English Education Program in USK, hosted the event and told his experiences of undergoing the PhD program in the University of New England, Australia.
“Talking about completing my PhD program in Australia, I faced two biggest problems; the writing standard for thesis and the academic culture there.”, he said.
He then explained that Australian universities all have similar reputation and that they have high writing standards to follow.
In addition, the supervisors would expect us to be an expert in the field for our thesis while we wanted them to give us directions from the beginning.
“This is the mismatch that happens in the interaction for thesis supervision. So we need to find a solution to make sure to finish our research on time.”, as the coordinator of the Master program said.
Another lecturer from the Master of English Education program, Dr. Muhammad Aulia, M.TESOL, shared four tips to be successful in completing a dissertation.
“There are four important things that we need to remember to be successful in doing PhD: practicing good time management, expanding our network, maintaining good communication with the supervisors, and having self-respect.”, as Aulia said.
Dr. Aulia then informed the participants that studying in Australia would also allow us to contribute to society.
“The knowledge that we got there can contribute to a wider society, for example, to fellow muslims, to the Aceh people, and other Indonesians living abroad.
In this Postgraduate Student Seminar Series, the committee invited the Director of MBA Pratama Education Consultant from Jakarta, Yoseph Yandra, B.Bus., M.A., to explain the admission procedures for the PhD program in Australia.
This webinar was attended by representatives from Universitas Syiah Kuala, UIN Ar-Raniry, Universitas Bengkulu, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Universitas Malikussaleh, Universitas Bina Bangsa Getsempena, STIT Darussalam Lhokseumawe, Polytechnic of South Aceh, Polytechnic of Aceh Marine and Fishery, SMAN 6 Lubuklinggau, SMAN 1 Samatiga and Madrasah Insan Qurani.