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Research Ambassadors on hand until 3 December

Research Ambassador services have been extended to 3 December to support you through various research stages.

Research Ambassadors at Victoria University are appointed to provide peer-to-peer support to research students (including honours students) and research staff. They offer a range of skills and expertise to support professional development, specific training and personal development.

Services available

Personal development and transition

  • Cultural transition: adapting to living in Australia
  • Academic transition: adapting to life as a research student or staff and its associated challenges
  • Campus transition: finding services and staff for appropriate support (referral service).

Research skills

Advice for building research skills is available in the following general areas:

  • candidature preparation
  • writing support for literature review, research proposal and thesis chapters
  • data and file management
  • research design and methodology
  • mathematical modelling
  • IT troubleshooting
  • Library research databases.

You may also want to talk to an Ambassador for help with a specific application or piece of software. This includes:

  • ethics applications
  • data analysis software - NVivo, SPSS
  • Microsoft Office - Excel, Word
  • document formatting
  • referencing and citation styles, including EndNote
  • Turnitin and plagiarism.

Research Ambassadors are available for a chat (online, or just drop by) or for appointments. For more information, including how to make contact online or in person, check the Research Ambassador page.

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