inspiration, milestones, parenting, stress management

Surviving ‘Confirmation of Candidature’ – with kids

This post is by Tricia King, who successfully articulated from a Masters to a PhD at QUT in February 2017.  Mine is a tale of what not to do. Or what to do. I'm not absolutely sure to be honest, there's a healthy smattering of both. So you decide. So it's seven weeks prior to… Continue reading Surviving ‘Confirmation of Candidature’ – with kids

career, stress management, support

Imposter syndrome.

This blog post is written by Stephanie Bonson, a postgraduate career counsellor at QUT, with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. In 2017, she started her PhD in Creative Industries researching creative career success and identity, and has been involved in the creative arts (whether advising, researching, or creating) for about 20 years now.  Imposter syndrome. During my… Continue reading Imposter syndrome.

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SAVE THE DATE: Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz ­- September 2017 @ QUT Brisbane

Wonderful news and opportunity for all qualitative researchers! Creative Industries, in conjunction with QUT Business School, is delighted to announce that we will be hosting two master classes on grounded theory and writing qualitative research facilitated by the internationally renowned expert Professor Kathy Charmaz.  Both workshops will be held on QUT campus in Brisbane - information, flyers… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Qualitative Research Master Classes with Professor Kathy Charmaz ­- September 2017 @ QUT Brisbane

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Make time for ‘self-care’: 30 suggestions to reduce thesis stress this month 

Are you feeling tired, a little low, stressed, overwhelmed or just slightly 'over it all'?  If so, give yourself permission to take a little break from your thesis and do something positive and fun.. you will be happier AND more productive, guaranteed!  Successfully completing a research degree is a marathon, not a sprint - as much… Continue reading Make time for ‘self-care’: 30 suggestions to reduce thesis stress this month 

Research Plan, support, thesis management

There are no silly questions….

This post is  by Penny Holliday, who completed her doctorate in January 2017 and teaches in the School of Communication.  During her candidature she served on the Creative Industries Faculty Academic Board as Creative Industries Postgraduate Representative and the Creative Industries Sessional Staff Representative. She was instrumental in organising and co-facilitating two workshops  on ways to improve sessional workplace conditions and… Continue reading There are no silly questions….

inspiration, stress management

Searching for the thesis light, during a solar eclipse…

A few months ago, a student emailed me this quote, that her supervisor sent her when she was having a really tough time in the last few months of her PhD^. It really resonated. Sometimes, especially towards the end of your thesis, the going gets really, really, tough. It is then, when you feel like… Continue reading Searching for the thesis light, during a solar eclipse…

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Your supervisory team: the most important choice in your PhD

This post is written by Sandy Astill, PhD Candidate (her thesis is currently under examination) Greeting to all of my fellow PhD candidates. I have to come clean right from the beginning. I am not a QUT CI student, however, Associate Professor Evonne Miller (this site's Editor) was my adjunct supervisor for my PhD, which… Continue reading Your supervisory team: the most important choice in your PhD

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Considering your Career Direction (and the value of ‘internet sleuthing’)

This blog post is written by Stephanie Bonson, a postgraduate career counsellor at QUT, with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. She is starting her PhD in Creative Industries researching creative career success and identity, and has been involved in the creative arts (whether advising, researching, or creating) for about 20 years now.  When was the last time… Continue reading Considering your Career Direction (and the value of ‘internet sleuthing’)