HDR Candidate news – January

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HDR professional development workshops

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There are a number of online workshops scheduled in February and March that are specifically targeted to new and early-stage Higher Degree by Research candidates:

  • Basics of Thesis Structure – Part 1 – Tuesday 5th Feb, 12:30-2pm
  • Basics of Thesis Structure – Part 2 – Wednesday 6th Feb, 12:30 – 2pm
  • Survive your Research Degree 2019 – Thursday 7th Feb, 12pm – 1pm
  • Structuring a literature review – Part 1 – Tuesday 12th Feb, 12:30-2pm
  • Structuring a literature review – Part 2 – Wednesday 13th Feb, 12:30-2pm
  • Structuring a literature review – Part 3 – Thursday 14th Feb, 12:30-2pm
  • Overcoming procrastination – Monday 18th Feb, 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Reading the literature critically – Thursday 21st Feb, 12pm-1:30pm
  • Writing a research proposal – Thursday 7th March, 12pm-2pm
  • How and why researchers should join a writing group – Tuesday, 19th March, 12pm-1:30pm

For more details and registration, please visit the Professional Development Calendar

March census date – thesis submission

If you are intending to submit your thesis by census date, please ensure examiners are finalised as soon as possible in order to avoid delays in the examination process .

Friday 29th March

Although candidates should not know who their final examiners will be, they should initiate a discussion with their supervisors early on to identify researchers with expertise in the field who could provide a fair and balanced assessment of the work.

Candidates are also encouraged to state who they would not want as an examiner, for example where they are known to have strongly opposing views, methodologies and/or practices.

The Principal Supervisor is then asked to contact potential examiners and complete the Notification of Readiness to Submit Thesis & Appointment of Examiners form and forward to the Sub-Dean Graduate Studies Associate Professor Ramudu Bhanugopan for review.

For any questions regarding the process please contact the Graduate Studies Liaison Officer, Hayley Gifford.