You are off campus and are not sure what resources you can access, how to maintain contact with others? This Research Development has tried to concentrate as much information and links as possible. Here is a summary of what may be particularly useful to students who are not in Canberra.
For finding information
Library off campus services, e-books and databases
For developing skills
We try to group some sessions to make visiting UC worth the travel. If you are particularly interested in a session, we can try to organise access via Blackboard. Some sessions can be recorded – however not all facilitators are willing to have their session recorded, nor do all sessions lend themselves to being recorded.
A range of on-line workshops can be accessed freely:
This international platform offers a large variety of free online courses (on writing, statistics, data management and analysis, logic, leadership…)
UC’s subscription to Lynda.com allows access to the wide range of online workshops offered. They tend to cover more technical or business related topic. Some of these are however very relevant for researchers see e.g. Word 2013: Creating Long Documents, PowerPoint 2013 (essentials and shortcuts), Excel charts and graphs, Access 2013, Wordpress or Blogger, Designing a presentation and Presentation fundamentals.
Introductory online NVivo workshops are available from QSR at no cost for UC staff and students. To access these modules request a code from GraduateResearch@canberra.edu.au
UC is member of ASCRPI which enables staff and student to access its courses and services at member ship rates
The ACSPRI courses are offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra:
ACSPRI also provides a web survey service which allows for the setting up and running of web based surveys, hosted and supported by ACSPRI, as well as access to major series of survey data made available through the Australian Data Archive.
Networking is a bit trickier from a distance. But intense writing weekends, workshop weeks may be an opportunity to visit University of Canberra and meet other students.