SAGE Higher Degree Research Student Publication Prize now open to Q1 + Q2 journals

The SAGE Higher Degree Research Student Publication Prize has been extended to include Q1 and Q2 Scimago ranked journals. Higher Degree Research (HDR) students who are the lead author on a paper that has been published in a peer reviewed journal with a Q1 or Q2 ranking in Scimago, can enter the SAGE Higher Degree Research Student Publication Prize.

Three prizes are up for grabs: first prize $1500; second $900 and; third prize $500. A panel of five will evaluate the papers entered based on originality and readability (writing style and clarity).Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognised for your research and writing skills.

To enter you must:

  1. Be a current QUT Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student (QUT MOPP).
  2. Be the lead author and have played a significant role in data collection, data analysis, and preparation of a manuscript accepted for publication in a refereed (peer-reviewed) journal, allocated a Quartile 1 (Q1) or Quartile 2 (Q2) ranking in Scimago in any subject area, between 1st January 2017 and 31st August 2017; and
  3. Email library.research@qut.edu.au to advise of manuscript acceptance and publication details by 14th September 2017.

You’ve already done the hard work of writing and publishing the paper, enter now with the chance to further highlight your research!

For the full terms and conditions and to apply, click here. If you’d like more information, contact library.research@qut.edu.au.

SAGE Higher Degree Research Student Publication Prize 2017

SAGE is offering cash prizes ($1500 First Prize, $900 Second Prize and $500 Third Prize) for the top three papers, accepted for publication, by a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student. You have until 14th September 2017 to enter, so sharpen those pencils! The awards will go to HDR students who are the lead author on a manuscript judged to be among the top three papers, and accepted by a peer reviewed journal, with a Q1 ranking in Scimago.  The paper must have been accepted between the 1st January 2017 and the 31st of August 2017.

To be eligible to enter, you must:

  1. Be a current QUT Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student (QUT MOPP).
  2. Be the lead author and have played a significant role in data collection, data analysis, and preparation of a manuscript accepted for publication in a refereed (peer-reviewed) journal, allocated a Quartile 1 (Q1) ranking in Scimago in any subject area, between 1st January 2017 and 31st August 2017; and
  3. Email library.research@qut.edu.au to advise of manuscript acceptance and publication details by 14th September 2017.

For the full terms and conditions and to apply, click here. If you’d like more information contact library.research@qut.edu.au.

Some of this information has changed. Please see here for more current information.

Play, Learn, Win, Take the Engineering Academic Challenge!

ad_eac_235Engage in real world contemporary engineering problem solving!

Do you have the urge to test your mettle against other students from around the globe? Then join the Engineering Academic Challenge, compete against thousands of engineering students from hundreds of institutions around the globe!

The prestigious worldwide Engineering Academic Challenge starts October 10th. Over five weeks contestants use QUT Library’s Knovel and the Engineering Village database Compendex to answer five real world questions about trending engineering topics to win great prizes.

The Engineering Academic Challenge has been created by Drexel University College of Engineering students; for students. Challenge problem sets are based around five themes –

  1. Sustainable Energy
  2. Connectivity for 21st Century
  3. Making (Future Manufacturing)
  4. Future of Medicine
  5. Future of Transport

Solving the themed problems will challenge and extend you. Develop, test and measure innovative solutions. Teams and / or individuals can take part. Students from any discipline are welcome to participate. To accept the challenge register now online.

Begins Monday 10th October and end Sunday 13th November. For more information visit Engineering Academic Challenge.

Your Library Needs you!

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Change by M.A.R.C. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Here’s your chance to make your mark, go down in history and  perhaps even win a JB Hi-Fi voucher for your troubles.

We need your feedback to help us improve library services! Participate in a library focus group -we’ll ask for about an hour of your time- for the chance to win a $250 JB Hi-Fi voucher.

To register for a session:
1. Sign up at the Library Helpdesk or
2. Send an email to library.feedback@qut.edu.au with your full name, student number and home campus by 1 August 2014.

Bookfacing competition

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The library is running a Bookfacing competition and you are invited to enter!

Bookfacing you say?   Ok.  All you need to do is…

  1. Find a book with a cool image
  2. Merge yourself or your friend(s) with that image
  3. Take a photo or make a short video
  4. Cite it! Provide info about the book you used http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/
  5. Send it to us by 7 March – lib.kgci@qut.edu.au or Twitter tag #qutbookfacing

The best photo and best video win a $50 voucher.  Easy!

Be creative.  There is no shortage of great books with amazing images in the Library.

Competition Terms & Conditions

The library’s Children’s Book Week Competition is now open!

Win a $100 book voucher for Children’s Book Week!

To celebrate Children’s Book Week (17-24 August), QUT Kelvin Grove and Caboolture Libraries are holding a competition.  Current QUT students can win a book voucher valued at $100.  All the shortlisted books will be on display from 2 August, with the competition closing 15th and winners announced Wednesday 21 August.

How to enter:

  1. Competition entry forms will be available between 2 – 15 August.
  2. To enter the competition, guess the winners of the 2013 Children’s Book Council of Australia awards in the following categories: Picture Book; Early Childhood; Younger Readers; Older Readers; Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.
  3. Place your completed competition entry form in the Children’s Book Week competition boxes near the displays.
  4. Entries close Thursday 15th August.  The winner will be the first entry drawn that correctly guesses the winners of the highest number of categories.
  5. All entrants entrants who correctly guess at least one category winner will win a coffee voucher for the respective campus venue.

Click here for competition terms and conditions.

Image courtesy of artist Bob Graham and the Children's Book Council of Australia.

Children’s Book Week Competition

Win a $100 Dymocks book voucher!

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, Kelvin Grove and Caboolture Libraries are running a competition.  Current QUT students can win a Dymocks book voucher, valued at $100. All the shortlisted books will be on display from 3 to 16 AugustAt Caboolture library, the display is located near the Learning and Research desk.

How to enter:

  1. Competition entry forms will be available between 3  — 16 August near the displays.
  2. To enter the competition, guess the winners of the 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards in all the following categories: Older Readers; Younger Readers; Picture Book; Early Childhood and Information Book.
  3. Place your completed competition entry form in the Children’s Book Week competition boxes near the displays.
  4.  Entries close on 16 August.  The winner will be the first entry drawn that correctly guesses the winners of all five categories, on 22 August.

For more information about the terms and conditions go to http://www.library.qut.edu.au/about/promos/CBW2012terms.jsp

Good luck!

What’s Your Favourite Book?

To celebrate the National Year of Reading, QUT Library at Caboolture is giving you the opportunity to win a $20 QUT Bookshop voucher! 

To go in the draw, all you have to do is comment on this post, telling us what your favourite book is, and why it’s your favourite.  The competition closes Midnight on Friday the 3rd of August.  Winners will be announced on this blog on Monday 6th of August.  We have four vouchers to give away, so get writing!

Don’t forget the book swap currently running in the library; there are some great titles to choose from.  Feel free to swap any book you no longer want (except old textbooks) for any of the books on the display.  It’s that simple and it’s free!

It’s Competition Time

Over the next weeks, there is an extra reason for QUT students to subscribe to the QUT Library blog: you could win a $100 Coles Myer voucher…

Here’s three reasons to subscribe to the QUT Library blog via email this week:

#1 It’s helpful:
The blog keeps you updated with practical how-to-guides, useful study tips & tricks and the best places to access help – as you need it throughout the semester.

#2 It’s easy:
Simply enter your email address in the box on the left of the blog homepage. You’ll be sent an email to confirm the subscription and then you’re done!

#3 Current QUT students will automatically enter the draw to win a $100 voucher
If you are a current QUT student and you subscribe to the QUT Library blog before midnight  on the  25th March 2012, using your QUT email address, you’ll be in the draw to win a $100.00 Coles Myer Voucher.