Student resources and support

Below is information, resources and support for students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR)

Research degrees information

The Current Students portal has useful information about:

  • Induction and candidature
  • Scholarships and support
  • Policies and procedures
  • Thesis and examination
  • News, events and activities

Help and problems

if you experience problems during your candidature, you should seek support promptly and your first contact should be your supervisor.

For more information, review the grievances and problems website.

If you wish to speak to somebody within the faculty, please review our faculty contacts.

Research skills and support

Advice on completing a research degree

Deakin Research has put together resources and support information for students completing a research degree.

A number of books have been written to provide practical advice to research degree students on how to complete their degree and make the most of the experience

Help with writing! See advice on writing your thesis for your research degree.

Deakin Library has a research support page and research skills modules on a range of topics.

Division of Student Life has a study skills section in its web site with a range of guides and links to relevant information including:

  • editing;
  • critical analysis;
  • referencing; and
  • presentations.

Induction workshops, presentations and sessions

All research students are encouraged to attend and participate these general induction sessions, presentations and workshops.

You will need to register as there are limited places and to ensure you are informed about upcoming events and changes to scheduled events. Refer to the training and workshops website.

Advice on completing a research degree

Managing research data

Research data is broadly defined as all data created by researchers in the course of their work. Research materials include (but are not limited to):

  • physical samples
  • photographs
  • written or audio-visual recordings
  • artwork
  • questionnaires or other instruments
  • fieldwork notes, and
  • other items which are either the sources of data or themselves constitute data in a research project.

Research data management includes all the activities associated with data other than using the data including:

  • data storage
  • backup
  • organisation
  • archival
  • sharing or publishing
  • security, and
  • collaboration.

Deakin Research has excellent resources on data management tools and help located on their Manage your research data website.

More information about Management of research data at Deakin (login required)


TEMS must be used to reimburse travel expenses and any purchases related to your candidature.

Completed Candidates

Deakin offers many resources for completed students to help assist them after they complete their candidature.

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