Seeing Business Opportunities in the Changing Environment

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, the leading hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and small business research in Australia, along with QUT foundry, an innovation and startup hub at QUT, invite you to the free breakfast seminar:

“How to Understand Different Changes in the Business Environment & Their Potential to Trigger, Shape & Enhance Business Opportunities”.

Hear from experts in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, design, hardware, robotics and health. Please register now to secure your place.

Event details:
Friday 1 June, 7am Breakfast, 7:30am Talks.
QUT Gardens Point Campus, Gibson Room, Level 10 Z Block.
FREE
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Win a place at Virgin StartUp StepUp in London

Are you a QUT Business School alumnus? Do you want to work with the Virgin empire?

QUT Business School has proudly partnered with QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) and Virgin StartUp to offer one talented QUT Business School alumnus a place in Virgin Startup’s ‘StepUp’ mini accelerator in London.

Don’t miss your chance to learn all the ins and outs of sales, how to scale up your market value, meet prospective mentors and potential investors and discover insights from the best on generating a heavyweight business case.

We have one sponsored place available to attend Virgin StartUp StepUp from 26 – 28 August 2018 in London.

Apply by June 8 2018.

This opportunity is exclusive to QUT Business School students and alumni.

Research Data Training – a course for HDRs & Early Career Researchers

A new, free training course for QUT researchers (including doctoral students, recent graduates and early career researchers).

In this 2 hour session, you’ll consider your data across the whole research lifecycle – from planning and collecting, to curating and publishing. At every stage, we’ll point you to resources, tools, and opportunities to learn more.

The session will be delivered as a series of lightning talks and multimedia. You’ll hear from a range of experts and academics. We’ll provide you with an introduction – the big picture – of research data at QUT.

Places are limited so sign up now.
Session 1: Monday 14 May 1pm-3pm, Gardens Point (P419)
Session 2: Tuesday 15 May 1pm-3pm, Kelvin Grove (IHBI seminar room – Q430)

A light afternoon tea will be provided.

This training was developed by QUT Library, the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, and eResearch.

Do you know what you want to do now you’ve graduated?

Do you have a plan to get there?

Do you know how to sell your skills and experience to a potential employer?

If these questions sent a chill down your spine, don’t worry! QUT offers free career support to doctoral candidates and graduates to help you in finding and securing the right career for you. Take a look at our support services below:

Online support and resources: Resources specifically tailored to HDR candidates are available on the QUT student site.

Drop in sessions: Drop in sessions specifically for doctoral graduates run at both Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses in HiQ.

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Bundanon Artist-in-Residence Program 2019

The Bundanon Artist-in-Residence program supports new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists. Professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups, are invited to apply.

Applications are assessed by industry experts and selected residents are hosted in purpose-built studios in the lush bushland of New South Wales’ south coast.

Applications for 2019 residences are now open and will close on June 18th 2018.

Testimonials from past artists-in-residence:

The on site accommodation is varied and lovely, the atmosphere is very conducive to getting rich work done (writing, visual arts, dance, music, performance, media arts, art-science, land art etc) and the Site-works Festival each year can be a perfect place for subsequent dissemination. Their local links with the indigenous community and science community are also fabulous and long standing (Bundanon Alumnus).

Desire an academic career? Apply to attend Teaching Advantage 2018 by Friday 27 April!

Are you a post-confirmation PhD student who is hoping to develop an academic career? Apply to attend the nationally award-winning program Teaching Advantage by Friday 27 April. 

Post-confirmation PhD students are invited to apply for Teaching Advantage. This program builds skills in teaching, unit coordination, and forging an academic career through a series of interactive workshops. This program is designed to fill the teaching experience gap between part-time tutoring while undertaking a PhD and completing academic development programs once you secure your first lecturing role. The program extends other sessional academic workshops at QUT by enhancing skills in teaching, coordinating units, and career development, and is designed to complement the Sessional Career Advancement Development (SCAD) program.

“Teaching Advantage is exactly the program that doctoral students need to prepare them for their first academic positions.” Suzi Derbyshire, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

“I firmly believe that my participation in the Teaching Advantage program was one of the primary reasons why I was awarded my job.” Teaching Advantage Participant, 2011 (now a Senior Lecturer)

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The Value of Networking – Brisbane event

“I cannot emphasise enough how critical, valuable and powerful networking is. Make lots of connections (and of course maintain them!). Each connection could be a potential opportunity in your future.” (Fulbright Scholar Dr Elham Sayyd Abdi)

Building your professional networks and connections with industry, other researchers and academics can powerfully help launch your career. Join the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) in Brisbane next week to discuss The Value of Networking with industry leaders. This session deep dives into the how, when, where and why of professional networking. Free.

Event details:
Thursday 12 April, 7:30am – 9:30am
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Time to publish?

Thinking about publishing a paper or scholarly item?  QUT Library has a huge number of resources available to help QMomentum members get that article written!

Writing tips for Early Career Researchers is a collection of interviews with five QUT researchers who share their wisdom and experiences on scholarly writing.  In just three minutes (and nine seconds) Professor Jonathan Roberts, Professor Robert Schweitzer, Dr Shane Matthews, Professor Michael Collins and Associate Professor Kirsten Spann give their top tips on how to get organised for effective writing.

Assorted Writing Tips is a snappy collection of tips on how to get the most out of your writing that is sure to get you in the mood for writing plus get your feet tapping.  QUT’s Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) gathered these tips as part of the Authorship and Publication series

Now is a good time to revisit Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS: IFN001).  It is likely that you undertook AIRS at the beginning of your research degree, but the resources will still be relevant.  Module 10, Publish, provides a host of material on selecting what and where to publish, authorship, copyright and intellectual property, and a brief guide to the process of academic journal publishing and how to make use of social media.

Don’t forget to follow @qutlibrary on Twitter for tips and news on support for your research activities and check the QUT Library Researchers webpage for more information that can support your research activities.