3. Your first month
Organise the nitty gritty
- Familiarise yourself with your enrolling unit’s milestone processes. You should be planning ahead for your confirmation milestone very early on.
- Ensure you are aware of financial arrangements, for example, conditions of scholarships or internal/external funding, which may affect your project. Speak with the PGAO in your enrolling unit to learn how to order resources for your project etc.
- Seek advice from the UQ Union Legal Service on intellectual property (if required).
- Liaise with the PGAO in your enrolling unit regarding key and/or swipe access to relevant UQ buildings.
Meet with your advisors
When you commence your candidature we recommend you talk to your advisory team about:
- milestones and the requirements.
- who arranges meetings
- how often you meet.
- Discuss ethical clearance for your project, if applicable.
Take ownership of your project and, in the first instance, proactively raise any concerns you have with your advisor or the postgraduate coordinator in your school or institute.
Build your networks
- Visit the UQ Library webpage and get to know your UQ librarian.
- Each UQ School, Centre and Research Institute has a dedicated librarian who is your link with the UQ Library. Librarians work with staff and students to deliver information services in support of teaching, learning, research and practice at UQ.
- Find your UQ Librarian.
- Learn more about UQ Library services and support.
- Check out Mates@UQ and the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (APS) – social networks in the broader UQ community.