What can you do in June to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
1/6 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
2/6 1:00pm Track, measure and demonstrate impact G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Exam Week 1 (5 June – 9 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
7/6 10:00am Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

 Student Vacation (19 June – 23 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
21/6 10:00am Endnote N53 1.49 Nathan

What can you do in May to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 9 (1 May – 5 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 3/5 10:00am Build and leverage your research profile G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Thu 4/5 9:30am Online research survey tool N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 5/5 10:00am Academic writing expectations at the HDR level G10 2.25 Gold Coast

 

Week 10 (8 May – 12 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/5 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 10/5 10:00am Managing information resources and writing your literature review N53 1.51 Nathan
Fri 12/5 1:00pm Managing your research data G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 11 (15 May – 19 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/5 10:00am EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Tue 16/5 9:30am Online research survey tool G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Wed 17/5 10:00am Developing your academic argument G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Thu 18/5 1:00pm Managing your research data N53 1.49 Nathan

 

Week 12 (22 May – 26 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 22/5 10:00am Editing your writing N53 1.51 Nathan
Tue 23/5 1:00pm Strategic publishing G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Wed 24/5 10:00am EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 26/5 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission S07 2.18 South Bank

 

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 29/5 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 31/5 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan

What can you do in April to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 6 (3 April – 7 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 4/4 1:00pm Editing your writing G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 5/4 9:30am EndNote N53 1.49 Nathan
Wed 5/4 10:00am EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 7 (17 April – 21 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Thu 20/4 10:00am EndNote S02 3.13 South Bank
Fri 21/4 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan

 

Week 8 (24 April – 28 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 26/4 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity S07 2.18 South Bank
Thu 27/4 1:00pm EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 28/4 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission N53 1.51 Nathan

What can you do in March to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 1 (27 February – 3 March)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Fri 3/3 10.00am Managing your research data G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 2 (6 March – 10 March)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 6/3 2.00pm EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 3 (13 March – 17 March)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 13/3 10:00am Managing your research data N53 1.50 Nathan
Tue 14/3 1:00pm Academic writing expectations at the HDR level N53 1.51 Nathan
Fri 17/3 9:30am Online research survey tool G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

Week 4 (20 March – 24 March)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 20/3 10:00am EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Tue 21/3 1:00pm Managing information resources and writing your literature review G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 22/3 1:00pm Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity N53 1.51 Nathan
Thu 23/3 10:00am Build and leverage your research profile N53 1.49 Nathan
Fri 24/3 1:00pm Academic writing expectations at the HDR level S07 2.18 South Bank

 

Week 5 (27 March – 31 March)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tue 28/3 10:00am Developing your academic argument N53 1.51 Nathan
Wed 29/3 1:00pm Strategic publishing G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Thu 30/3 10:00am Track, measure and demonstrate impact N53 1.49 Nathan

What can you do in November to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our academic, library and computing skills training for HDR Candidates and Researchers. They are a series of workshops targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.  Check out the November timetable and book now! Or take a look at the 2016 Semester 2 Workshop Timetable for upcoming training.

Week 14 (31 October – 4 November)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 2/11 1.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Thurs 3/11 10.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Fri 4/11 10.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Week 15 (7 November – 11 November)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 8/11 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 9/11 10.00 Academic Integrity (1 hour) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Thurs 10/11 1.00 The writing and editing process (2 hours) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Fri 11/11 1.00 Get published (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan

Week 16 (14 November – 18 November)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 14/11 1.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 17/11 10.00 The writing and editing process (2 hours) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Fri 18/11 1.00 Build and leverage your research profile (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast

What can you do in October to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our academic, library and computing skills training for HDR Candidates and Researchers. They are a series of workshops targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.  Check out the October timetable and book now! Or take a look at the 2016 Semester 2 Workshop Timetable for upcoming training.

Week 10 (3 October – 7 October)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 4/10 10.00 Research the literature like an expert (1 hour) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Wed 5/10 10.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Wed 5/10 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool ( 3 hours) Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Thurs 6/10 10.00 The writing and editing process (2 hours) Griffith SB Graduate Centre (S07_2.18) South Bank
Fri 7/10 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast

Week 11 (10 October – 14 October)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 10/10 10.00 Research the literature like an expert (1 hour) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Tues 11/10 10.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 12/10 10.00 Copyright for research and publishing (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 12/10 1.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 13/10 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Fri 14/10 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan

Week 12 (17 October – 21 October)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 17/10 1.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Wed 19/10 1.00 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 20/10 10.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours) Griffith SB Graduate Centre (S07_2.18) South Bank
Fri 21/10 10.00 Academic Integrity (1 hour) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Week 13 (24 October – 28 October)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 24/10 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Tues 25/10 10.00 Developing your academic argument (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 26/10 10.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 26/10 1.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Thurs 27/10 10.00 Build and leverage your research profile (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Fri 28/10 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan

Are your students scared of the library?

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There’s nothing to be scared of at Griffith University Library. We promise!

Library anxiety is an actual thing. In 1986, Constance A. Mellon wrote a paper titled ‘Library anxiety: a grounded theory and its development’ (College & Research Libraries).

Basically, she found that university students are prone to ‘library anxiety because they believe their research skills are inadequate, which makes them feel ashamed and unwilling to talk to the very librarians who might be able to ease their worries’ (Morton, E. (2016) Atlas Obscura).

Mellon says there a couple of factors that contribute to their fear of the library – the size of the library; a lack of knowledge of where things were located; how to begin, and; what to do (p.162).

While we can’t do much about the size of Griffith University Library (sorry!), we do offer plenty of support to help them find the resources they need and get started with research, referencing and writing.

Here’s what you can do to reduce your students’ library anxiety:

Encourage them to attend a library or academic skills workshop

They’ll be a bona fide library expert after attending our range of FREE workshops.

In our library research skills sessions, they’ll learn how to find items on their reading list and research effectively for assignments.

In our academic skills workshops, we help them develop strategies for effective reading and study, time management, academic writing, critical thinking and more.

Tell them to book a specialist consultation

Students (and staff!) can book an appointment with a range of specialists to assist with academic skills, library skills or computing related questions.

Librarians can help them find, evaluate and effectively use information for their assignments.  They also provide guidance with understanding referencing principles and bibliographic tools such as EndNote, and how they can be applied in academic writing.

Learning Advisers can work with them to achieve their academic goals.  Located on each campus, they can help students improve the structure of written assignments, organise ideas, develop arguments and understand the expectations of university study.

Get them to take the Study Smart tutorial

Study Smart is an online tutorial covering topics relating to researching, writing and studying at Griffith University. This tutorial provides students with strategies, resources and interactive learning activities designed to help them succeed in their studies.