HDR Supervisors

Supervising research candidates is one of the most rewarding experiences of academic life. Research candidates are enthusiastic members of the Western Sydney University community and are an important part of ensuring our continuing research success.

Research candidates require specialist advice, training and assistance from experienced researchers to guide them towards achieving success in their studies and on to their future careers.

The Graduate Research School has developed a HDR Supervisor Training vUWS site(opens in a new window) that includes information about HDR administration, candidature management and the examination process, as well as guidance around supervision best practice. All academic staff can access this site with their staff login.

There is also an extensive frequently asked questions page for HDR Supervisors. Please refer to this information and if you have any further questions you can contact us.

If you are a potential research candidate and you are currently searching for a supervisor, please visit our find a supervisor page.

HDR Supervisor Forums





Thu, 27 Feb 11.00am - 1.30pmMental Health and WellbeingG6.1.15
Wed, 22 Apr10.00am - 12.30pmHaving Difficult ConversationsZoom
5 May
1.00pm - 2.30pmFinding the Right HDR Recruitment StrategiesZoom
2 Jun
11.00am - 1.30pmSupervisory Support to Promote Student WellbeingZoom
10 Jun
9.30am - 12.00pmResponding to Examiner ReportsZoom
Mon, 10 Aug1.00pm - 3.00pmManaging Your First Supervision (HASS Academics)Zoom
Mon, 24 Aug12.00pm - 2.00pmManaging the Final Steps (for HASS Academics)Zoom
Wed, 9 Sep2.00pm - 4.00pmIndustry Engagement, Internships and ScholarshipsZoom
14 Sep
2.00pm - 4.00pmSupervising a Doctor of Creative Arts (DCA)Zoom
TBATBASupervising HDR Candidates RemotelyZoom
TBATBAThesis by Publication - Discussion about Best PracticeZoom
TBATBAManaging the Final Stages - HASS & STEM PerspectivesZoom
TBATBACross-cultural Supervision & Bilingual SupervisionZoom
TBATBAManaging Your First Supervision - STEM PerspectiveZoom

*TBA: Registrations will open when sessions have been finalised.