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Orientation for research students

HDR Orientation: Semester 2, 2021

Welcome to your research journey!

We have organised a full virtual program for you - accessible from wherever you choose, be it your home office or on campus, all you need is internet connection.

Join us for this 3-day introduction to your research journey on Monday 2 August to Wednesday 4 August where we will be providing you with key information regarding your research degree, research ethics, wellbeing during research, plus general advice regarding the campus and the wonderful support organisations that are available to you.

This event is by invitation and eligible new higher degree by research (HDR) candidates will be sent an email invitation. Please keep an eye on your inbox and spam folder to make sure you don’t miss out!

HDR Orientation program

Orientation Day 1 – Monday 2 August

Join us in person or online

9:30am- 10:00am

Meet with your new HDR colleagues, Faculty staff and Graduate Research staff for an informal welcome over refreshments.

In person only

10:00am -12:00pm

Official Welcome

  • Official Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
  • Graduate Research Overview
  • Introductions/meet and greet for HDR Candidates and  Supervisors and Faculty Staff

Support for HDR Candidates

  • Milestones and Candidature management
  • UC Researcher Development Program overview
  • Careers UC
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break - Catering  provided for in person attendees

1:00pm – 3:00pm

UC Library

  • Library services for HDR candidates
  • Copyright
3:00pm – 4:00pm

PhD Plus coursework overview

  • Plus elements and opportunities - Ms Stella Vasiliadis
  • Principles of Research - Professor Jen Webb
  • Practice of Research - Dr Fern Hyde
Orientation Day 2 – Tuesday 3 August

Join us in person or online

10:00am – 12:00pm

Research and Innovation Services

  • eResearch and Data Management
  • Ethics and Research Integrity overview
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break - Catering  provided for in person attendees

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Dr Elke Stracke

Building effective supervisory relationships through communication

3:00pm – 4:00pmSocial gathering for new HDR candidates, their supervisors and invited guests - In person only
Orientation Day 3 – Wednesday 4 August

Online only

10:00am – 12:00pm

Dr Hugh Kearns/ThinkWell

Planning your PhD

12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch Break
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Dr Katherine Firth

Tech and equipment to help you write

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