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Advisor Guide: Getting the best students: finding and attracting candidates

This guide is designed to assist research advisors find information about their role and the scholarship of supervision
This page provides useful resources to help attract new students and help them commence their research.

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The key to attracting good students is to advertise and market yourself and your research to the world. This should include a mix of:

  • Your JCU Research Portfolio page
  • Other research profiles, such as ORCID, ScopusID orResearcherID
  • Research communities, for example ResearchGate or
  • Social media accounts using Twitter, Facebook or YouTube etc.
  • Networking and presentation at conferences, meetings etc.

Use the following guides to learn more:


The following video is an Excerpt from Piled Higher and Deeper - The PHD Movie.


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