QUT Library access for Alumni

As an alumni, you can access the QUT Library and online databases for free.

QUT Alumni Library membership is free, and valid for 5 years.

Apply for QUT Alumni borrowing membership for access to QUT Library physical collections.

 

Databases:

QUT Alumni have free access to a subset of the Library databases. (Note: you do not need a QUT Alumni borrowing membership to access Library databases.)

The Library continues to negotiate access to increase the number of databases and resources available to Alumni, dependent on publisher agreements.

You can also access many other databases for free, within the Library. Searching Google Scholar is an excellent way to discover journal articles and other scholarly papers and Open Access versions of articles are often available.

How do I log into Databases as a QUT Alumni?

Find out about other QUT Alumni benefits and special offers.

Employment after a PhD: doctoral career trajectories

What do people with PhDs do? Research shows that only 25% of PhD graduates will end up in academia. So, what do the other 75% of careers actually look like? What can you do now, in the first three years since graduating, to develop your career, in your chosen field?

Post-PhD Career Trajectories: Intentions, Decision-Making and Life Experiences by Lynn McAlpine and Cheryl Amundsen draws on 10 years of research and follows nearly 50 PhD graduates as they explore and embark on employment after graduating. Each career trajectory is unique as individuals planned and made decisions in the face of both expected and unexpected work, personal experiences and responsibilities. This book concludes with resources to help those who are currently planning or reflecting on their own career trajectories.

“Our goal in writing the book is to provide access to the richness of the stories the 48 individuals told us as they navigated their PhDs and post-PhD careers. We hope we have made evident the important role played by intention and resilience in crafting a career. We trust we have also made transparent the role of the PhD in laying the groundwork for the career outcomes that are possible after graduation. Our goal overall was to create a collection of stories that would allow you to draw personal and professional implications and lessons for yourself.”

Browse the eBook now.

Practice your pitch

Being able to pitch an idea is a valuable skill – whether in entrepreneurship or in your every day personal life. There are a number of upcoming opportunities for you to develop and pitch ideas and significant prizes, support, and/or promotion available.

These include:

At QUT foundry’s Pitch Coaching sessions:

  • practice pitching your idea for a product, startup business or social enterprise (whatever stage it’s at – from ‘just an idea’, to prototype, minimum viable product, or new venture)
  • get constructive feedback from panelists – to both improve your pitch and idea
  • get competition ready!

The next session is Thursday September 13, from 12-2PM. Register here.

Writing and publishing resources from RDTF

The Faculty of Education held another successful Research and Publications Week on 2nd – 5th July which featured engaging sessions on research design and analysis, academic writing and publishing.

Research and Publications Week is one of a number of events held as part of the Faculty of Education’s Research Development and Training Framework. Many RDTF sessions are open to researchers past and current, and attending can be a great way of connecting with the Faculty, networking with other researchers and continuing your learning after graduation.

Recordings, PowerPoints and other resources from RDTF sessions can be accessed by anyone with a QUT log-in and password on the OER Research Development and Training Framework Blackboard Community page. If you’re planning to continue researching and publishing from your thesis, consider nominating as visiting fellow to obtain access to these and other QUT resources.

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Artist Researcher at Work Professional Development and Publication Series

This Professional Development and Publication Series, presented by the QUT Creative Lab, will commence on Friday 15 June and run until Friday 20 July. This is a series of professional development seminars, followed by ‘Shut Up and Write’ sessions, for aspiring, emerging, or established researchers who would like to take concrete steps to bolster their research profile.

Read the program (PDF, 740KB).

Register for the Shut up & Write sessions.

No registration required to attend the professional development seminars. All aspiring and emerging researchers (including QUT doctoral alumni) and established researchers are welcome.

The Future Workforce

The nature of work and the workforce is changing rapidly, driven by the acceleration of connectivity and cognitive technologies. Almost every job is being reinvented as the workplace evolves to a flexible workforce augmented by software, robots, crowds, and artificial intelligence.

In 2016, Deloitte released ‘The Future of the Workforce: Critical Drivers and Challenges to help employers and employees navigate the future of work. It is important to be aware of the environmental factors that impact the availability of jobs and identifying and building capability in skills for jobs in the future. This article is important for graduates to be aware of future workforce issues, in order to plan for their own careers. Read the article (PDF, 534KB).

Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme invites applications from high-calibre early career researchers. Both non-residents and Australian citizens/residents may apply.

Up to eight Fellowships may be awarded in 2018, with one Fellowship designated for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher. Fellowships are for two years.

Access application forms and guidelines for the 2018 round from the Griffith University Internal grants page.

Applications Open: 2 May 2018

Applications due: 27 June 2018

Referee reports due: 6 July 2018

Outcomes expected: October 2018

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.

How to Think Strategically and Be Agile in a Fast Changing World

The workshop is centred around helping you, whether a startup founder, business manager, or otherwise, to think strategically and act with agility in an environment characterised by unprecedented technological and social change.

Led by a strategist in the technology space, Jordan Duffy (a young entrepreneur and partner of Buckham and Duffy), this workshop draws on: design thinking principles; agile methodology; evolution; and strategic management. 

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The new Quick Find is ready for you to start searching

There is a new and improved Quick Find search available for you to search for articles and books, as well as items located in the Library. Check out some of the new features and improvements. See what has changed:

  • Request PDF scans of hardcopy material of articles and chapters
  • New look My loans and holds: So user friendly!
  • New filters: Limit to hardcopy books
  • My Favourites: Permanently save your favourite books, articles and searches.
  • Find related articles: Enhanced to include cited and citing articles
  • New Browse items search: By subject, title or author
  • New Find a journal search: Browse to the online volume, issue and article.

More information and help is here. Your feedback and suggestions on the new Quick Find are welcome!