HDR Information, Resources and Policy

For current research students and supervisors

This page contains information specific to the Faculty of Arts and Education. For general information for all Deakin HDR students visit Deakin's 'Students' gateway to Campus - Information for HDR candidates" www.deakin.edu.au/students/research

For additional financial support offered by the University please go to www.deakin.edu.au/students/enrolment-fees-and-money/financial-assistance

Additional financial support


HDR Induction


Burwood - 11 May 10:00-12:30 at the Burwood Corporate Centre  Please contact the Faculty Research Office

Geelong - 16 May 2017, 10:00-12:30 building ic, room 2.122.  Please contact the Faculty Research Office to register

Off campus - 17 May 2017, 7:00 - 8:30  Please contact the Faculty Research Office for connection details via Skype for Business. 

These sessions focus on the candidacy period leading up to confirmation. For further information or to advise of your attendance, please contact artsed-research@deakin.edu.au

You can download a copy of the induction manual (PDF, 569.1 KB) for 2016.

Financial Assistance

Policy and Procedures

HDR Policy and Procedures

Codes of Good Practice in Research and Supervision of Higher Degrees by Research:

Please take time to read and familiarise yourselves with these policies.

Presentation Notes - Research Seminars and Conferences

Thesis Guidelines

Thesis Guidelines and Templates

The Deakin Research examination procedures webpage.contains thesis submission details and relevant forms.

You must comply with timelines, required forms and styles of thesis presentation for examination as outlined by Research Services Division.

Both single sided and double sided copies are acceptable. The Title of the thesis should not exceed 10 words.

Further information on Thesis structure is available on the Deakin Research web site.

Proof Readers and Copy Editors

Proof Readers and Copy Editors

If you use the services of a copy editor or proof reader provided on this website please note:

  • All proofreading or copy-editing contacts provided are advisory only and should be included in the acknowledgements page of the dissertation; the responsibility for accepting or adapting such advice being solely that of the candidate's.
  • All proofreading or copy-editing services are provided by those with relevant postgraduate experience, publications, and/or professional experience and should be checked  independently by the candidate to his or her satisfaction.
  • Fees for this service may include sliding scales and vary according to whether English is a first ("native") or a second ("foreign") language. Discuss pricies beforehand with any of the proof-readers or copy-editors.

    Proof readers and copy editors (PDF, 87.7 KB) or find a freelance editor online.

The attached updated guidelines for editing Research Theses as prepared by the Institute of Professional Editors have been reviewed. We have revised these guidelines to account for the changing environment in which we now work. These revisions include:

  • references to electronic editing
  • a clearer articulation of the editor's role
  • linking of editing functions and responsibilities to the Australian Standards for Editing Practice.


Supervisor/Candidate Co-authoring


The Faculty protocols for co-authoring document (PDF, 67.5 KB)  is useful for

  • supervisors who wish to co-author with their HDR candidates
  • HDR candidates seeking advice about co-authoring with staff

Collaborative authorship between staff and students must comply with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Resources for Completed Candidates

Resources for Completed Candidates

  • Completed candidates are eligible for Alumni membership. Full details on the application process are available on the Alumni website. Membership provides free access to the library for 12 months.  If you wish to continue using the library facilities, there is an annual. All details relating to library benefits via alumni membership can be found on the library website.
  • You can also  create a lifetime 'research' email address when you have completed your Higher Degree studies. For further information on how to set this up please go to the IT Help webpage

Seminar Requirements

HDR Seminar Requirements

All HDR candidates are required to present at seminars twice during their candidacy, the first at the point of confirmation and the second during the completion phase.

  1. The colloquium document and presentation to the colloquium panel acts as the first formal seminar. Further information about the process is available.
  2. Completion (exit) seminar papers benefit by discussing your strategies for its preparation and presentation with your supervisor.

The exit seminar paper should generally be delivered approximately six to nine months before your date of anticipated submission.

The paper may be delivered at the annual summer school or to a school group within your discipline area.

The exit seminar paper is a chance to highlight your research and to present:

  • key findings
  • the methods used to do so
  • a succinct review of your central argument and its conceptual framework
  • the contribution made to the broader field of research

The Faculty strongly encourages and supports candidates who also wish to present at external conferences during candidacy.

Remote connection to seminars

It may be possible to connect to some of these seminars remotely, you should check with the Research Office administration staff or the seminar facilitator. To enable remote connection you will likely need to use Skype forBusiness. Information on setting this up is available online.  Please confirm with the facilitator.

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