I’ve recently come across The Stack Exchange, a free to use question and answer site for academics and those enrolled in higher education: http://academia.stackexchange.com .
You can post a question or look for answers to a question you might have, or post answers to somebody’s question. Some of the topics, for example, include:
- Is there a correlation between being a good teacher and being a good researcher?
- How do I find research groups that do work in field X?
- How do you make corrections to a published paper?
- How to efficiently read mathematically and theoretically dense books in STEM fields?
- Supervisors and authorship
This might be a useful resource – but don’t forget to approach specialists in the University who may be able to provide more relevant or accurate information.