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Orientation for research students

HDR Orientation: Semester 1, 2022

Welcome to your research journey!

Join us for this 3-day introduction to your research journey on Monday 7 February to Wednesday 9 February 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 only. 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 7 February

Online only

9:30am - 10:00am

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

Online only

10:00am -12:00pm

Official Welcome

  • Official Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
  • Introductions and overview of UC supports for HDR Candidates: Faculty Staff, Careers UC, Medical and Counselling, Ngunnawal Centre, Research and Innovation Services, UC Library and Study Skills, and HDR Representatives

Graduate Research

  • Graduate Research
  • Milestones and Candidature management
  • UC Researcher Development Program overview
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break - Catering  provided for in person attendees

1:30pm – 3:30pm

UC Library

  • Library services for HDR candidates
  • Copyright
  • Study Skills and Studiosity
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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 8 February

Online only

10:00am - 12:00pm

Research and Innovation Services

  • eResearch and Data Management
  • Ethics and Research Integrity overview
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break - Catering  provided for in person attendees

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Dr Elke Stracke

  • Building effective supervisory relationships through communication
3:30pm - 4:00pmSocial gathering for new HDR candidates, their supervisors and invited guests - In person only
Orientation Day 3 – Wednesday 9 February

Online only

10:00am - 12:00pm

Dr Hugh Kearns/ThinkWell

  • Planning your PhD
12:00pm - 1:30pmLunch Break
1:30pm - 4:00pm

Dr Katherine Firth

  • Tech and equipment to help you write

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