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Pitching Research Matters - For internal staff and students

The Pitching Research Matters course has been designed for research-enabled students or novice researchers who may be feeling frustrated, lost, or even overwhelmed at the beginning of a research journey. If you are looking for a robust strategy to kickstart your research planning, then this course is definitely for you!

As a novice researcher, it is time-critical that you are able to effectively communicate your research ideas in a clear and succinct manner. Among other things, this skill of research communication is a necessary condition for you to receive timely expert guidance and critical feedback.

This course helps to facilitate foundational understanding of that communication process by providing a simple yet comprehensive framework, operationalised via a 'pitching' template. The simple 'magic' of this style of pitching your research comes from building your confidence and empowering you to start a meaningful conversation with an experienced research mentor. In this course, you will explore the core building blocks of the effective research pitch that is part of responsible science.

This course is provided free of charge to all Bond students and staff and is available to complete online at any time via our high-quality learner platform. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your new competencies.

Meet your course instructor

Prof Robert Faff

Professor Robert Faff has a particular passion for nurturing the career trajectories of early career researchers. Given Robert has supervised almost 50 PhD students to successful completion and examined more than 50 PhD dissertations, he is an expert in guiding novice researchers. Building on a 40-year academic career, his signature focus is 'pitching research'.



Hear from your course instructor, Robert Faff

Course FAQs

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1. Visit the course page on the Bond University Learner Portal.

2. When signing in, select Bond Students & Staff and enter your Bond credentials.

3. Once enrolled, the course will appear under the 'My Dashboard' tab.

Download our step-by-step guide for further instructions. 

If you encounter any problems accessing the module, please email [email protected].

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