There are a wide range of websites providing advice for postgrad students. We have included a selection of some that have been useful to TASA postgrads. This is intended to be a dynamic and expanding list, so if you have any favorites you think should be listed please let Karen Soldatic — your Postgraduate TASA Executive Member—know about them.
The resources are grouped under a number of general headings. Just below are a number of general resources related to the postgraduate experience. There are also links provided for:
- Research Organisations
- Research Methodology
- Government, Union and Postgraduate Associations
- Sociology Blogs
- Teaching and Learning Sociology through video
- Sage Edge – resources tailored to fill the needs of both instructors and students
The Thesis Whisperer is a blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University.
For inspiration – Life after the PhD: 8 inspiring post-PhD interview websites.
This is a page of student resources put together by Scott Keogh, in Botany & Zoology at ANU. While Scott’s focus is science, a lot of the material and links on his site are relevant to all students. This is well worth checking out for links for advice, motivation, giving talks and more.
University of Queensland – Advice for all stages of PhD study.
Includes documents on how to write a thesis and research proposal advice.
by Prof. Isaac Prilleltensky, Department of Psychology, Victoria University .
A site for University of Cambridge PhD students. Includes advice on CVs, referees and applications. Other links from the site include general advice, plus advice on applying for grants.
Completely searchable, JASON is a national database of postgraduate scholarships. It includes a broad range of funding opportunities – from one-off payments for particular research projects, to full scholarships covering living expenses and fees.
This website is dedicated to making it easier for Australians to embark on postgraduate study in Europe. As well as providing a host of links to relevant websites in Europe and Australia, ASiE also undertakes research and consultation with the EU Commission, European governments and a great number of universities and foundations. The aim is to produce and update as much as possible all information concerning grants and scholarships available to Australian students seeking to pursue doctoral studies in Europe.
The EU Australia Pilot Cooperation in Higher Education
For information on the Pilot Program, please visit:
Participant Observer is a regular newsletter produced by graduate students in the Disipline of Anthroplogy and Sociology, University of Western Australia.
Forums and advice for (mainly Nth. Hemisphere) graduate students. Includes off-site storage for electronic documents.
A support group for people who cannot finish their thesis. Aimed at North American PhD students, but hours of interesting time wasting available here!
Based in Canberra, offers week long courses twice a year in introductory, intermediate and advanced research methods – both qualitative and quantitative.
Social Science methodology information from the University of Amsterdam .
Links for qualitative and other researchers.
Just about anything you could want to know about the Australian population.
UCR is a city, county, and state law enforcement program which provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States .
The main aim of the ICVS is to provide solid data on crime and victimisation for the purpose of international comparison. It uses victimisation surveys as opposed to official statistics. It has some quite disturbing results for Australia !
- DEST (Dept. of Education, Science & Training) Scholarships information http://www.detya.gov.au/highered/scholarships.htm
- JASON: Joint Academic Scholarship Online Network http://www.jason.unimelb.edu.auJASON is a search engine that contains information about postgraduate scholarships for Australian students wishing to study at home or abroad, and to international students wishing to study in Australia .
- ARC: Australian Research Council http://www.arc.gov.au
- Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations http://www.capa.edu.au
- NUS: National Union of Students http://www.unistudent.com.au
- Gradlink: career advice, links students & graduates with employers http://www.gradlink.edu.au
- Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) http://www.ausaid.gov.au
- Australian Universities http://www.detya.gov.au/highered/ausunis.htm
- Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee http://www.avcc.edu.au
- NTEU http://www.nteu.org.au