Who should complete this course?
This course has been designed to benefit all research-enabled students, novice researchers or anyone who is interested in discovering the basics of effectively communicating research ideas to an expert.
How long will the course take?
This course will take approximately 10 hours to complete. It can be started at any time, and does not need to be completed all at once.
What are the course outcomes?
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify how the pitching research framework can help to plan research that conforms to responsible science
- Appraise the logic underlying the template
- Identify the interactions between the four broad types of pitching
Do I receive anything upon completion of the course?
Yes! You will receive a Digital Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your new competencies.
I am a Bond staff member or student. Can I complete this course?
Yes! Please visit Pitching Research Matters - for internal staff and students for details on how to enrol in this course.
I am a research supervisor, academic or program instructor. What do I need to know?
As someone who supports research students, we appreciate that you value continuous learning opportunities for your students. We also recognise the importance of convenient, relevant and timely learning opportunities. At the completion of this microcredential, course participants should be able to:
- Identify the value and process of how to effectively pitch research using a pitching research template
- Understand the importance of clearly communicating core research ideas in a succinct and relevant manner
- Describe and apply the core building blocks of the pitching research template
Pitching Research Matters
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 currently provided free of charge and is available to complete online at any time via our high-quality learner platform.
Meet your course instructor
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'.