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Go wild for World Environment Day, June 5th

Thursday, 5th of June 2014 is World Environment Day (WED) as designated by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action. The focus this year is on Small Islands which bear much of the brunt of climate change impact. Here are 5 ways on the 5th to get engaged: Take…

Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Award Winners For some inspiration, these are some of the award winning reads that rocked (at least some corners) of the world in 2013. The Queensland Literary Awards winners including Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko – an intelligent comedy about indigenous land rights and the modern woman The winner…

National funders mandate open access

As of 1st January 2013, two of Australia’s major research funding bodies —the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC)—have both implemented open access policies which are now in effect. The NHMRC’s policy was announced in 2012 and requires that journal articles,…

Be informed, be part of The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent website of Australian news, reportage, analysis and critique written from the academic and research sector. Originally founded by a collaboration of CSIRO, Monash, University of Melbourne, UTS and UWA, with an endorsement from Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty; The Conversation provides Australians with a…

Get your Summer Reading On

No more recommend readings and dreary research, read for pleasure and leisure and exploit the QUT Library collection to  keep up to date with some essential good reads over the long summer. Available in both print and ebook format (perfect for downloading to your smart phone or tablet),…

Getting Set!

It’s Week 3. It’s time to think about starting your assessment. Lectures and tutorials are happening.  You are taking notes and doing your readings.  Things are rolling along.  Great! Now is the time to think about starting your assignments.  No, it’s not too early!  For many units, assignment…