Resources

Learning resources for research students

These resources provided by areas across Curtin cover a wide range of topics from research and writing techniques to making most of the library resources, IT, professional development, and personal wellbeing.

Research and Writing TechniquesOffering Area
Nvivo Qualitative Analysis Workshops provide a practical ‘hands on’ introduction to NVivo10. Contact Mrs Anne Whitehouse via A.Whitehouse@curtin.edu.au for further information.Centre for eLearning
UniEnglish acts as a one-stop-shop for English support programs at Curtin. Users can undertake a personal assessment online participate in discussion forums and view links to other services.Curtin English Language Centre
The Learning Centre provides academic guidance and development for Curtin students. The Centre offers a range of free online programs and workshops to help you towards success with your study. As well as general academic language and learning skills there are specific online resources and workshops for HDR students.The Learning Centre (through the Office of Teaching and Learning)
The Library provides both a physical space for study (including a postgraduate room) as well as a large collection of electronic journals and databases books and audio-visual materials. Services for postgraduates include research training workshops document delivery and consultation with Faculty Librarians who are based within each Faculty.Library
Humanities Research Skills Workshop Series will help you acquire the skills you need to research write and produce a good thesis in good time.Humanities Office of Research and Graduate Studies
CBS Communication Skills CentreCurtin Business School
Professional Development
e-Grad School (Australia) is a virtual graduate school providing fully online high quality training and professional development relevant to the needs of post-graduate researchers. eGSA is a joint collaboration of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (Curtin/RMIT/QUT/UniSA and UTSA) and its modules are FREE for Curtin students.Australian Technology Network (ATN)
CBS Communication Skills Centre offer workshops and resources to identify ways to improve academic writing think critically and communicate ideas more clearly.Curtin Business School
Career Hub is an online jobs and events board for Curtin students. Includes job vacancies schedule of careers workshops specifically designed for Higher Degree by Research students and downloadable careers resources to help you with topics such as resumes job interviews and finding a job. The Careers and Employment Centre has a specialist Career Development Consultant who works exclusively with postgraduate students at Curtin University. One to one careers appointments are available.Careers and Employment Centre
Foundations of Learning and Teaching (FOLT) Program HDR students who undertake teaching or tutoring at Curtin are required to complete FOLY 1 which is the first module of the Foundation of Learning and Teaching Program. FOLT 1 is a full day professional learning session that is available in both semesters. HDR students who wish to further develop their teaching practice are encouraged to participate in FOLT 2 and FOLT 3 as well.Curtin Learning Institute Teaching and Learning
Personal Wellbeing
Counselling programs for students are FREE group workshops for Curtin University students on various topics including Overcoming Procrastination/Presentation Anxiety/Relaxation/Assertive Communication.University Counselling and Health Services
Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) Toolkit provides practical resources and information for anyone working or studying in a culturally diverse community.Organisational Development Unit

Research skills and writing techniques

Hugh Kearns – consultant, researcher, author.  Hugh has a distinguished reputation as an expert in the field of higher degrees by research. He has authored numerous publications, one of which, “Planning Your PhD”, has been licenced by Curtin for you to access, via the Library.  To view, follow these steps:

  1. Library link
  2. Click on the Online Resource tab
  3. Enter your student ID and OASIS password

Thinkwell website – where you will find more resources and tips for doing your research by Hugh Kearns.

NVivo (Centre for eLearning)

NVivo Qualitative Analysis Workshops provide a practical, ‘hands on’ introduction to NVivo10. Contact Mrs Anne Whitehouse via a.whitehouse@curtin.edu.au for further information.

UniEnglish (Curtin English Language Centre)

UniEnglish acts as a one-stop-shop for English support programs at Curtin. Users can undertake a personal assessment online, participate in discussion forums and view links to other services.

The Learning Centre (through the Office of Teaching and Learning)

The Learning Centre provides academic guidance and development for Curtin students. The Centre offers a range of free online programs and workshops to help you towards success with your study. As well as general academic language and learning skills, there are specific online resources and workshops for HDR students.

Library

Library provides both a physical space for study (including a postgraduate room) as well as a large collection of electronic journals and databases, books and audio-visual materials. Services for postgraduates include research training workshops, document delivery and consultations with Faculty Librarians who are based within each Faculty.

Humanities Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Humanities Research Skills Workshop Series will help you acquire the skills you need to research, write and produce a good thesis in good time.

CBS HDR Capacity Building Seminar & Workshop Series (CBS Research Student Hub, Curtin Business School)

The Curtin Business School HDR Capacity Building Seminar & Workshop Series are held in the Boardroom, Building 608, 10 Brodie Hall Drive Technology Park unless specified.

Professional development

e-Grad School (Australian Technology Network (ATN)

e-Grad School (Australia) is a virtual graduate school providing fully online high quality training and professional development relevant to the needs of post-graduate researchers. eGSA is joint collaboration of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (Curtin, RMIT, QUT, UniSA and UTS) and its modules are FREE for Curtin students.

CBS Communication Skills Centre (Curtin Business School)

CBS Communication Skills Centre offer workshops and resources to identify ways to improve academic writing think critically and communicate ideas more clearly. Curtin Business School

Career Hub (Careers and Employment Centre)

Career Hub is an online jobs and events board for Curtin students. Includes job vacancies, schedule of careers workshops specifically designed for Higher Degree by Research students and downloadable careers resources to help you with topics such as resumes, job interviews and finding a job. The Careers and Employment Centre has a specialist Career Development Consultant who works exclusively with postgraduate students at Curtin University. One to one careers appointments are available. Visit the Job Application Support for help on resumes, selection criteria, interviews and making the most of digital media to enhance your professional brand.

Foundations of Learning and Teaching (FOLT) Program (Curtin Learning Institute, Teaching and Learning)

HDR students who undertake teaching or tutoring at Curtin are required to complete FOLT 1, which is the first module of the Foundations of Learning and Teaching program. FOLT 1 is a full day professional learning session that is available in both semesters. HDR students who wish to further develop their teaching practice are encouraged to participate in FOLT 2 and FOLT 3 as well.

Surviving IT

PC Champs (UniLife)

PC Champs is program that assists people who wish to increase their computer literacy

Personal wellbeing

Counselling (University Counselling and Health Services)

Counselling programs for students are FREE group workshops for Curtin University students on various topics including Overcoming Procrastination, Presentation Anxiety, Relaxation, Assertive Communication.

Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practice (CDIP) (Organisational Development Unit)

The CDIP Toolkit provides practical resources and information for anyone working or studying in a culturally diverse community.