All posts by Juliet Lackersteen

Library Survey 2019

We’re looking at ways we can improve our services and we need your help.

We’ve developed a short (5-8 minute) survey to provide us (the University of Canterbury Library) with information about how our users interact with the Library’s staff and resources.

The objectives of the survey is to further understand how we can offer timely, appropriate support and effective information at the point of need and to provide users with the opportunity to communicate openly and honestly with the Library.

Take the survey from 9 September – 6 October and be in to win a $300 STA travel voucher *

Library survey 2019

 

https://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2oEgjDh2Ul2hdvn?Q_R=R_2CB5a2f52JDPcnf

 

UC Library | Ngā Puna Mātauraka
Phone:  +64 3 369 4888
Email:  library@canterbury.ac.nz
AskLIVE (online chat)

 

*Terms and conditions. Enter by midnight Sunday October 6.
Winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email.
One entry per person per contest.
Open to current UC students and subscription borrowers only.

Pop-up Library Service at Rehua

Back by popular demand, UC Library is providing a pop-up library service based at Rehua, 3 times a week during term time.

If you need quick help with APA referencing, using databases, multisearch, finding school journals, whakataukī, textbooks, or any library related quick queries, we will have a librarian at Rehua 3 days a week, no appointment needed.

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (during term time)

Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm

Where: Level 1, Rehua

Looking forward to seeing you!

Nā Fiona, Kathryn, Lisa

 

From one Postgrad to another: GradFest 2019

Winter GradFest is happening from 10 June to 14 June, with a variety of sessions to help you on your thesis journey. From statistics to literature reviews to research tools, this week will provide useful guidance and tips on the research process. Plus, there are social events where you can share your ups and downs with your fellow postgrads!

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of your postgraduate studies, you will find something helpful. If you’re just getting started, you may need to apply for ethics approval, which can be an intimidating process. Having someone explain the application and some of the common mistakes people make will save you time later on. You will also get a sense of the timeframe so you can better plan your schedule.

For those in the thick of the data collection or writing phases, you may be feeling really stressed and want to know how others in the academic world manage their stress. The panel of experts who will be speaking know what it’s like and will share some strategies that work for them. We all handle stress differently, but it’s comforting to know we are not alone and there are things that can help. There’s also a mindfulness session on the last day. If you haven’t tried this technique, now’s your chance to give it a go.

If you’re nearing the end of your postgraduate study, keep going! You’re almost there. You can listen to your fellow postgrads discuss their practical tips for getting to the end during the ‘Are we there yet?’ session. There’s also a session on the oral exam so you’ll feel more prepared for what this means for you.

Kara Kennedy – PHD student

Visit the Winter Gradfest webpage to check out all of the sessions and events happening.

Brought to you by the Academic Skills Centre, Postgraduate Office and UC Library.