School of Psychology HDR website


To complete your PhD, you need to produce a 50,000 to 100,000 word thesis that reports original research. In addition, as you make progress towards this final product, you need to complete a number of other hurdle requirements including a confirmation procedure and annual reviews. Although it is your supervisor's job to help you with this, there are a number of other sources of support available to you. This website is designed to provide you with helpful information regarding each of these tasks. To begin, it is worth reading over the following documents:

The School HDR induction manual (315KB) contains important information about timelines, requirements and procedures as well as key contacts.

The HDR Guide to Candidature contains comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of HDR students at Deakin.

Below are a couple of forms you may find useful in your supervision meetings:

Background and Intake Form (31KB)

Expectations In Research Supervision 651KB)

Accessing and using your Deakin email
All students are allocated a Deakin email address and the University will sometimes send important information to students via this email (e.g., information on the HDR annual review process). You may like to use your Deakin email as your main account to avoid issues that sometimes arise with hotmail accounts. However, many students wish to continue using their existing email. If this is the case, it is possible to set up a system where your Deakin email is forwarded to your preferred email account. Read information on how to access and automatically forward your Deakin email. Information about how to manage your Deakin username and password is also available.

You can access your Deakin email by using the following URL:

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26th February 2014