Postgraduates

(PhD and Masters research students)

Help List for postgraduate students

Below you will find a checklist of items to think about. The table has been drawn up by two postgraduate students who have combined their experiences to produce a list of issues that may arise for you or that you may wish to be aware of.

Before you commence your studies:

Check List Help you may need Local Help CSU
Course Information Access to accurate information regarding courses and fees.  Course Director/Course Advisor Online
Application Advice on application process Course Director/Course Advisor  
Enrolment Online enrolment is not always fool proof   Service Desk: 1300-653-088
Scholarship Getting payments started, accessing funds Corporate Services Manager Research Office
Information Technology Advice on purchase or lease of equipment that will be compatible with CSU systems See advice above  

Getting Started:

Check List Help you may need Local Help CSU
CSU Orientation Introduction to the Research Office   Research Office Website and induction
Workspace:
orientation to George Browning House
(GBH)
Access to GBH building and postgraduate room (keys and swipe card)
Introduction to facilities and personnel in GBH
Information re telephone.
Provision of internal/relevant telephone list
You will need to see ACC&C manager*  
Information Technology Getting set up: connection to internet and printer   Service Desk:
1300 653 088
02 6338 4357
Photocopying How to access Reception  
Library Orientation Information regarding services and support
Interlibrary loans – using FRILLS, difference between inter-campus & inter-library borrowing
Database introduction
Endnote introductory help
St Mark's Library Staff Online
Citation Style Information on preferred citation style for your thesis and access to guidelines Thesis Supervisor or Subject Coordinator   
Life at St Mark's Who’s Who
Worship life
Morning Tea
Getting on Postgraduate email list
Student Associatoin
Reception Staff
 
Post Graduate Seminar Program Schedule and Expectations Head of School  
Postgraduate Support Informal postgraduate gatherings    

Along the way:

Check List Help you may need Local Help CSU
Library - Research Tools Help with data bases   Faculty Liaison Librarians: Greg Fry
Printer Troubleshooting including ink supplies Reception  
Scholarship Research Allowance Procedures for accessing funds and processing expense claims St Mark's Corporate Services Manager  
Research Proposal Preparation Accessing up to date information about requirements Course Director, Supervisor or Course Advisor  
Ongoing Enrolment How to check that your online enrolment actually worked. Coaching when you hit problems Thesis Supervisor or Course Advisor Research Office liaison person
Access to Counselling How to access support Make an appointment at Reception to see the relevant staff member  

If all else fails:

 Contact Associate Head of School, Dr David Neville (St Mark's).