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Graduate research students

Current news and notices for students

HDR Induction Sessions

The most recent HDR Induction session for new students was held on 26 November 2014. The bext session will be held in February 2015. For more information see the Engineering and Computer Science Induction page.


HDR contacts

You should direct all queries to your school HDR administrator in the first instance.

Forms and templates

You must complete the appropriate form or template for many administrative and academic processes within the University. In general it is your responsibility to ensure that any forms or templates submitted have been signed by yourself and by your panel chair (where required) before being submitted to your school HDR administrator.

HDR milestones

It is a University requirement for all HDR students to submit regular reporting milestones. They are integral to ensuring that you maintain satisfactory progress, and alert us to any issues that may arise and which may hinder progress towards completing your thesis. You can find relevant PhD monitoring templates here.

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Personal support and guidance

Student advisors

The student advisor program aims to help you with any problems which affect your study. If you do have concerns please feel free to contact one of the academics in the program. All discussions are confidential and informal.

Student mentors

The student mentor scheme aims to help new research students during the first six months of their program. Mentoring is available to all students but it is expected that all International students arriving direct from overseas will be assigned a mentor.

Student associations

There are many different student-driven associations on campus for socialising, networking and support.

Other support

Dean's travel grants

This grant enables currently enrolled PhD students to spend a period of up to three months undertaking research as an intern at an overseas institution. Grants are for a maximum value of $15,000.

ANU travel grants

Apply for funding support to assist with travel related to your research.

Rules and guidelines

It is important that you become familiar with University rules, policies and guidelines that are likely to affect you as a graduate research student.

Useful reading material

Material here has been gathered from students and staff. If you would like to add anything please email the HDR student team.

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

This code discusses issues like research misconduct, record keeping, how to publish and proper authorship, how to conduct effective peer review, and how to manage conflicts of interest. You must be familiar with these guidelines.

Advice on thesis writing
How to have a bad career in research/academia (PDF)
Ten simple rules for... (best research, getting published, oral presentations, getting grants, etc.) by Philip E. Bourne et al. (PDF).
Poster-Perfect. This article gives some great tips on preparing posters. It is by Edyta Zielinska and it appeared in the August 31, 2011 Careers issue of The Scientist.
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