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4 tips for becoming a successful research student

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Studying a research degree at university is a journey which can be incredibly rewarding. When taking on this exciting opportunity, make sure you know the top 4 support services that can help you become a successful research student.

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4 tips for becoming a successful research student

  1. 1. 4 TIPS FOR BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH STUDENT
  2. 2. Taking on a research degree can lead to a challenging yet incredibly rewarding journey. As a research student, it is important to be aware of the wide range of support services available to you from the outset of your degree. These tools are useful not only because they will prepare you for assessment, but because they will help prepare you for further research and your career.
  3. 3. The key to becoming a successful research student is seeking the right support
  4. 4. Here are 4 tips for becoming a successful research student at USQ
  5. 5. 1 TALK TO A SPECIALIST LIBRARIAN
  6. 6. 1 No matter what your subject area, there is a librarian who can help you seek information successfully during every stage of your research degree. Talking with a specialist librarian as early as possible will help you learn the fastest and easiest ways to find information relevant to you and your thesis. Specialist librarians can also provide valuable advice on publication planning, tracking and reporting research activity, understanding copyright, showcasing research via USQ ePrints and more. To contact or book a consultation with your specialist librarian, check out the Library website.
  7. 7. 2 MAKE THE MOST OF FREE RESOURCES
  8. 8. 2 Accessing high quality resources and literature is essential for every research student. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in USQ’s online collection or at your nearest campus. The Library can send you print resources held at another USQ Library or at an external library for free!
  9. 9. 3 ATTEND TRAINING AND EVENTS
  10. 10. 3 ReDTrain offers opportunities to build your skills as well as collaborate and share knowledge with other researchers. There are many training workshops, mentoring programs and even scholarships and awards available. For example, ReDLInE lunchtime sessions are a great way to boost your knowledge of Library services available to you. Head to the USQ ReDTrain website to find out more.
  11. 11. 4 MANAGE YOUR REFERENCES WITH ENDNOTE
  12. 12. 4 EndNote is a referencing software that will be your best friend throughout your degree. It will save you so much time by organising your references for you, and it’s free for USQ students! The Library offers support for beginners to advanced learners so you can get the most out of this valuable resource. To lean more about EndNote, check out the online tutorials and other resources available on the Library Website.
  13. 13. The key to becoming a successful research student is seeking the right support
  14. 14. CRICOS: QLD00244B  NSW02225M  TEQSA: PRV12081  19.1.O  09.2016  Graphics © Shutterstock social.usq.edu.au Get off to a successful start in your research career by making the most of the support available to you. To find out more, head to the USQ Library website.

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