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Orientation for research students

HDR Orientation: Semester 2, 2022

Welcome to your research journey!

Join us for this 4-day introduction to your research journey on Monday 1 August to Thursday 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.

These sessions will all be presented online and recorded for those who cannot attend the session live.

HDR Orientation 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!

Alternatively, click here to register your attendance.

HDR Orientation program

Orientation Day 1 – Monday 1 August

In person in Room 2B2 and online through Zoom

9:30am - 10:00am

In person only

Arrive at 9:30am for refreshments and introduce yourself to new HDR colleagues and university staff.

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 - 2:30pm

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 2 August

Online through Zoom

10:00am - 12:00pm

UC Library

  • Library services for HDR candidates
  • Copyright
  • Study Skills and Studiosity
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Research and Innovation Services

  • eResearch and Data Management
  • Ethics and Research Integrity overview
Orientation Day 3 – Wednesday 3 August

Online through Zoom

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
Orientation Day 4 – Thursday 4 August

Online through Zoom

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online through Zoom        

Dr Elke Stracke

  • Building effective supervisory relationships through communication

You are encouraged to bring your supervisor to this workshop.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
In person

Lunch on the Lawn

This networking lunch is held on the first Thursday of the month on campus. In fine weather we gather on the concourse lawns. In inclement weather we gather in the Refectory. Registrations essential for catering purposes.

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