New research workshops make an impact


The new Higher Degree Research (HDR) workshops being offered by Information Services are a success!

Close to one hundred HDR candidates, academics and postgraduate students have attended the workshops since they started earlier this year.

One of the most popular workshops has been “How your networks and sharing can maximise impact”. It covers using Social Networking/Collaboration Tools like Blogs, Yammer, Twitter, ResearchGate and Google Scholar to increase your impact and build your profile.

There has already been a lot of positive comments and feedback on the workshops, with a full evaluation to come at the end of the year.

Participants said the workshops provide access to timesaving resources and awareness of key research issues and concerns. More than 80% said the content of the workshop was relevant to their needs.

Due to the success of the HDR workshops, Information Services is investigating the possibility of making some workshops available online in 2016. Also in the pipeline is a workshop for early career researchers.

The HDR Workshops are based on the JISC model and support Higher Degree Candidates along all stages of the research life cycle. Specialist librarians, with the support of ICT Literacy Specialist and Learning Advisers, run the workshops.

Interested in attending a HDR Workshop?

There are two sessions being held at the Gold Coast and Nathan Campus in Week 15:

  • Track, measure and demonstrate impact (1 hour)
  • The editing and writing process (2 hours)

Bookings are required for all HDR Workshops. To book a workshop, visit: ( We are currently finalising the semester 2 HRD workshop timetable, look out for that on the website soon)

Need assistance now?

Have a look at the Research Guide for Higher Degree Students. It provides key information, resources and strategies related to essential elements in the research cycle:

  • Manage your research
  • Review the literature
  • Write and present
  • Manage research data
  • Get published
  • Measure impact

Book a consultation. Research consultations provide Higher Degree Research candidates with an opportunity to explore their information needs with a professional. To book a consultation, visit:

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