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Research Digest June edition


What's on

3 June: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition launch and lunch. Register here.

3 June: How to win the 3MT competition. Register here.

10 June: How to maximise the impact of your publications. Register here.

17 June: How to win the 3MT competition. Register here.

22 June: How to win the 3MT competition (online). Register here.

29 June: Official welcome to the ANU research community. Register here.

9 July: Making a beautiful thesis: a guide to laying out images and text. Register here.

10 July: Designing effective presentations. Register here.

23 July: Three Minute Theatre (pitching and performance training). Register here.

29 July: 3MT clinic (practice your pitch in front of a live audience). Register here.

From the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training

You should have received the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) in your inbox last month. The survey seeks feedback from current students to help the continuous improvement process. Answer by 10 June 2015 to have your say and make ANU better. More information is available here.

Stat chat

All about the Stats
(with acknowledgements to Meghan Trainor)

Because you know we're all about good stats, good stats, not just numbers!

We're all about good stats, good stats, not just data.

We're all about good stats, good stats, not citations.

We're all about good stats, good stats, good stats.


One-on-one consultations with professional statisticians at the SCU are free of charge. We are committed to giving you the best advice for your experimental or survey design, data collection instruments, your data analysis, and statistical software. You can request a consultation from the website. The best time to come is at the beginning of your research project.

Profile your research

The central admissions and recruitment team are calling on all PhD students to register their interest in being profiled for an up and coming ANU higher degree research publication. Profiles may also be showcased on the ANU website. This is a great opportunity to highlight your current research to external audiences and share your successes with others. If you are interested in being profiled, please contact Jessica Croker for further information.


Apply by 5 June! Defence Science and Technology Organisation and UNSW Innovations Student Innovation Prize. Details here.

From the Library

24/7 is here! Chifley Library's entry level (Level 2) is now open 24/7. Please email the Library with any comments or feedback.

New social science & humanities resources!

> Cambridge Histories Online 2013 and 2014 updates

> Mass Observation Online updates III and IV

> Encyclopedia of Quantitative Finance

> Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Access these resources online via the Library website.

Book a research consultation: Subject contacts are available for personalised, one-to-one research consultations. Book in now and get the subject specific advice you're after.

Digital badges: Sharpen your research skills and earn a digital badge in the process! Find out more via the Library website.

Final chance to design the ANU Library of your dreams! Share your ideas and links to inspirational buildings, and teaching and learning facilities to the Library's Facebook page or via email.

New ANU Press title: Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia, edited by Miranda Forsyth and Richard Eves.

From the Thesis Whisperer's blog

The last 5%

A taste for academic danger

How to become a literature searching ninja

What's it like to be 'finished'?


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