support, thesis management

Your research topic: the key to keeping motivated

In this post, Dr Sandy Astill (as of April 2017!) shares her shock at the self-directed nature of PhD study , the critical importance of being interested in your research topic, and some tips about the value of being stubborn, brave and bold - describing how she emailed all her favorite high-profile academic authors and received wonderful encouragement.   The decision… Continue reading Your research topic: the key to keeping motivated

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.

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….