FBL PhD Colloquium

Only for FBL PhD Students, Taylor’s University

12 July at 2.30pm

Session 1, Moderator: Dr Navaz

Session 2, Moderator: Vickey

Session 3, Moderator: Ma Lan

FBL PhD Colloquium is held twice a year by Faculty of Business and Law (FBL), Taylor’s University, usually in June/July and November/December, to provide feedback on PhD candidates’ work-in-progress from a broader group of academics, fellow students and experienced scholars. In this vain, FBL PhD Colloquium not only provides candidates opportunity to present their work to the peers, mentors and internal and external academicians, but also to network with one another in a meaningful setting for constructive scholarly exchanges. Moreover, it would contribute towards a transformative journey for PhD candidates by exposing them to fundamentals of a PhD journey including learning from others’ research, potentials of publishing out of a PhD work and collaboration for scholarly projects with experts of their filed.


The aim of this colloquium is to provide the opportunity for FBL PhD candidates to present their PhD work-in-progress in a supportive and non-confrontational environment to a group of senior academics and peers in the field. The presentations will be attended by academics with experience in supervising and examining PhD works. It is the intention of these academics to encourage and support the candidates by providing constructive feedback. In addition, senior academics will be invited to contribute to plenary sessions discussing related to publishing PhD thesis and PhD journey sharing sessions.

A Component for Graduation

FBL PhD colloquium is a COMPULSARY element for FBL PhD candidates to proceed to the pre-viva stage. PhD candidates are expected to pass the PhD colloquium in two years to graduate on time. Candidates who fail are required to present their revised work-in-progress in the next FBL PhD colloquium.


FBL PhD Colloquium consists of different parallel sessions conducted in two days. Apart from three primary examiners who would receive the submitted reports before the session, the Q&A session will be open to all participants. One experienced academician who chairs each session, will finalise the comments to release the results.

Best Research

In order to support and encourage sound PhD research, a best research Certificate of Recognition will be awarded in the closing section of the PhD colloquium. The chairs are in charge for decision and announcement of the winner.


All FBL PhD candidates who passed their proposal defence before 1st March 2020 are required to present in FBL PhD Colloquium and successfully defend their PhD work. PhD candidates who have submitted their notice of thesis completion latest by 1st May 2020 are exempted from presenting their works in the colloquium. Candidates presenting their PhD works will receive feedback which will be useful to them in writing up their thesis and in turning their research into possible publications. All PhD candidates are required to pass this stage to proceed.


All other PhD candidates (non-presenters) are required to attend FBL PhD Colloquium as participants. The active participation is highly encouraged as the Q&A session will be open for PhD candidates to discuss with their peers. There is also networking opportunity to informally speak with our senior academics about their ideas to receive valuable feedback.


PhD candidates, required to present their work, should submit a research summary of their PhD work through https://form.jotform.com/200921512294044 no later than 15 June 2020. Research summaries submitted will be circulated to participating senior academic panel members prior to the PhD colloquium.

Important dates

15 June 2020 Closing date for submission of the summary of the PhD work
11 & 12 July 2020 FBL PhD Colloquium

Research Summary

• Your summary of research should be submitted in single-spaced typing, 11 points Times New Roman font. (refer to the template for more information).
• Your summary of research can contain figures, tables, formulations or images.
• Page margins are formed regarding the A4 page size and are 2.5 cm wide from the right, left, top and bottom.
• End of the lines should be aligned to the right and there should be no syllable segmentation.
• Insert a page number in the footer area of each page the same as the page number in this guideline.
• Word counts of text, excluding figures, tables, references, and appendices should not exceed 2,000 words.
• When creating tables, use the table function in Microsoft Word. Do not use spacing or tabbing to format your tables. Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article, NOT on separate page(s) at the end.
• Ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
• Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step, but it may help to ensure that the academic content of your report is fully understood.
• Use Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition for all aspects of your report. APA is Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication.


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