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Research Week at Kuring-gai : sum it up

By Jane Van Balen
Research Week at Kuring-gai wound up on Thursday last week (nearly a week ago now) and since then I have been swept up with the start of semester!  Now that I've collected myself again, I can tell you more about the final day of Research week at Kuring-gai
While our numbers were a little down on what we had hoped (everyone must be very busy) we were pleased with the quality of the sessions and I think those who did attend, found them very worthwhile.
Gabrielle Gardiner, Manager of eScholarship within the Library spoke about UTS' contribution to Open Access Publishing and the general discussion after the formal part of her talk moved towards Research Data management at UTS.  This whole area will increase in importance in the future and it's great that UTS is getting prepared.
Dr Terry Royce from ELSSA presented an excellent and engaging presentation on Writing and Study Skills. He made it relevant for everyone who was in attendance - even those of us who aren't necessarily writing about our research!
The afternoon included a couple of library workshops about "Make me Famous" and "Save me time" and the final session of the day was a 'panel' discussion about what would have been good to know at the start of doing a PhD.  Dr Michael Roche and PhD candidate Michelle Kelly - both from FNMH were in attendance (and this discussion will be more fully reported on by Patrick Tooth - so watch this space), and there were some very interesting and useful tips discussed, in relation to time management, study environment, information management and life balance.