HDR Peer Network

March 3, 2020 – In light of Deakin Downtown’s closure due to COVID-19, the ‘First Fridays’ Seminar Series has been suspended until further notice.

In 2020, Deakin GSS invites HDR students to codesign a series of workshops. In these student-led spaces, we hope to cultivate writing groups, reading circles and presentations of emerging work, as well as grow a strong network of peers working in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

These are also social times where postgraduate students can share coffee or lunch and learn more about the work other people are engaged in.  

The HDR Peer Network meets on the First Friday of the month from 2-3:30pm at Deakin Downtown (727 Collins Street, Melbourne), followed by a GSS public seminar at 4pm. Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required.  


Future HDR Peer Network Meetings

2020 TBA

Participation in the GSS HDR Peer Network is open to Deakin University postgraduate students but registration is required. Each workshop will be held on Friday afternoons from 2-3:30pm at Deakin Downtown, located at:

Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2 
727 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3008

Deakin Downtown is wheelchair accessible. Please proceed to the concierge desk in the lobby, who will provide direct lift access. Detailed access instructions are available here.

We are committed to making our events accessible to the widest range of individuals. If you have any further requests with regards to accessibility please contact us in advance so that we can seek to make arrangements.