HDR Orientation

Date

Time

Session

Venue

Quarter 1
Tue 01 Feb 1.00pm - 1.45pm International HDR Candidates* Zoom
Thu 03 Feb 1.00pm - 1.50pm Responsibilities and Expectations of HDR Candidates Zoom
Tue 08 Feb 1.30pm - 2.45pm Candidature Lifecycle
Part 1: Procedures, Progression and Milestones
Part 2: GCREDI
Part 3: Scholarships**
Zoom
Thu 10 Feb 2.00pm - 3.00pm Health, Wellness and Respectful Research Cultures Zoom
Tue 15 Feb 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Ethics and Integrity Zoom
Thu 17 Feb 1.30pm - 2.30pm Academic Literacy and Library Support Services

Zoom

Quarter 2
Thu 28 Apr 1.00pm - 1.45pm International HDR Candidates* Zoom
Tue 03 May 1.00pm - 1.50pm Responsibilities and Expectations of HDR Candidates Zoom
Thu 05 May 1.30pm - 2.45pm Candidature Lifecycle
Part 1: Procedures, Progression and Milestones
Part 2: GCREDI
Part 3: Scholarships**
Zoom
Tue 10 May 2.00pm - 3.00pm Health, Wellness and Respectful Research Cultures Zoom
Tue 17 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Ethics and Integrity Zoom
Thu 19 May 1.30pm - 2.30pm Academic Literacy and Library Support Services Zoom
Quarter 3
Tue 09 Aug 1.00pm - 1.45pmInternational HDR Candidates*Zoom
Thu 11 Aug1.00pm - 1.50pmResponsibilities and Expectations of HDR CandidatesZoom
Tue 16 Aug1.30pm - 2.45pmCandidature Lifecycle
Part 1: Procedures, Progression and Milestones
Part 2: GCREDI
Part 3: Scholarships**
Zoom
Thu 18 Aug2.00pm - 3.00pmHealth, Wellness and Respectful Research CulturesZoom
Tue 23 Aug1.00pm - 2.00pmResearch Ethics and IntegrityZoom
Thu 25 Aug1.30pm - 2.30pmAcademic Literacy and Library Support ServicesZoom
Quarter 4
Tue 01 Nov1.00pm - 1.45pmInternational HDR Candidates*Zoom
Thu 03 Nov1.00pm - 1.50pmResponsibilities and Expectations of HDR CandidatesZoom
Tue 08 Nov1.30pm - 2.45pmCandidature Lifecycle
Part 1: Procedures, Progression and Milestones
Part 2: GCREDI
Part 3: Scholarships**
Zoom
Thu 10 Nov2.00pm - 3.00pmHealth, Wellness and Respectful Research CulturesZoom
Tue 15 Nov1.00pm - 2.00pmResearch Ethics and IntegrityZoom
Thu 17 Nov1.30pm - 2.30pmAcademic Literacy and Library Support ServicesZoom

*International-only

**Scholarship-recipients only

Who should attend these sessions?

All new and commencing PhD, MPhil and Professional Doctorate candidates should attend these sessions as close to the start of their candidature as possible. The sessions run on a regular basis online via Zoom, so there should be plenty of opportunities to attend each session.

HDR candidates that are new to Western Sydney University (e.g. after transferring from another University) may also want to attend these sessions.

Master of Research students do not need to attend these sessions as there is a separate Orientation event.

Which sessions do I need to attend?

You need to attend all five compulsory sessions in the HDR Orientation Series. You should attend these sessions within the first six months of your candidature or before your Confirmation of Candidature. You can attend a session from any quarter and they do not need to be completed in order.

International candidates should also attend the international-only session.

Why do I need to attend these sessions?

The HDR Orientation Series is designed to provide you with the information you need to make a successful start to your HDR candidature. It is important part of building research culture and we encourage you to participate in the sessions and engage with your HDR colleagues across our Schools and Institutes.