Research Student Experience

Western Sydney's current Higher Degree Research candidates are essential to our increasing international research reputation. All postgraduate research candidates are provided with numerous opportunities to gain superior skills and training through coursework options, seminars and workshops to ensure you are career-ready and highly competitive for your future in academia, community or industry.

As a research student, Western Sydney is an exciting place to be. As Australia's third largest economy and one of the fastest growing population and employment centres, it is an increasingly important, dynamic and culturally diverse hub of business, industry and innovation.

Ranked amongst the top two per cent of universities in the world, Western Sydney University values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. We are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with in Australia and around the world.


5 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE STARTING A PHD
Professor James Arvanitakis talks us through some important considerations you need to think about before taking on the challenge of completing a PhD.

5 Things To Think About Before Starting A PhD


  7 TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR A RESEARCH DEGREE
Professor James Arvanitakis talks to us about his top seven tips for applying for a PhD or Master of Research at Western Sydney University.

7 Tips for Applying for a Research Degree


WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SUPERVISOR
Academics and current PhD candidates talk to us about what you should think about when choosing a supervisor for your research project.

What to consider when choosing a supervisor


5 MISTAKES PHD CANDIDATES MAKE!
Starting a PhD is exciting, but it can also be a real challenge. We talk about some of the common mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

5 Mistakes PhD Candidates Make


MASTER OF RESEARCH: THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
We talked to some of our Master of Research students about their experience in the first year of the interdisciplinary program.

Master of Research: The Student Experience


GETTING PUBLISHED: A RESEARCHER'S GUIDE
Dr Anne Jamison from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts talks to us about the process of getting your research published.

Getting Published: A Researcher's Guide


HOW RESEARCH QUESTIONS CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PROJECT!
So you have six research questions and twelve sub-questions - that makes sense right? Watch this video to find out.

How Research Questions Can Make or Break Your Project


DEALING WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY
So you have six research questions and twelve sub-questions - that makes sense right? Watch this video to find out.

Dealing With Public Speaking Anxiety