Research

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Additional information is provided in an information session conducted at Deakin University during October 2016. The session also contained some important questions and answers which are displayed at the end.


Induction and candidature

Deakin provides an induction program and effective supervision for all research degree students.

There are a number of key milestones in your candidature including your candidature agreement, confirmation, and demonstrating satisfactory progress via the annual review.

All students are encouraged to publish their work during candidature as it has many advantages.

You can apply to change the terms of your candidature via the online forms.

Want to know more? Here are your candidature questions answered.

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Take control of your studies by developing an individual learning plan (ILP) tailored to your needs. The ILP gives you direct access to a catalogue of training components here at Deakin plus the ability to incorporate external training opportunities and placements within industry.

All students admitted under the PhD Xtra program are required to complete a minimum of one unit of coursework and Research Integrity training prior to confirmation.

In addition, you may be required to undertake ethics or safety related training depending on your field of research.

Support and scholarships

Funding is available to support students during their studies. Check out research scholarships for more information.

Want to know more? Here are your scholarship questions answered.

Deakin wants you to succeed in your studies and therefore provides a wide range of support and resources including compliance information.

There are a number of resources that provide advice on completing a research degree and advice for life after the PhD.

Your thesis and examination

Your thesis structure can be formed in a number of ways (e.g. Thesis by Publication and Conventional Thesis). Help is also available to you with the writing up process.

Please check the required examination procedures, include the correct forms prior to submitting your thesis into the HDR examination system.

More information is available about what happens after you submit your thesis, what your examination outcome could be and what happens after you lodge your library copy.

Training and workshops

Deakin strongly encourages all students to attend training and workshops organised by Deakin Research.

A complete program of workshops (PDF, 141.6 KB) is available. The workshops provide an important introduction to research degree studies and a great deal of advice on how to complete your course and have a good research experience.

You need to register your attendance in the Event Registration System.

Policies and Procedures

Research degrees at Deakin are governed by a suite of policies and procedures. You should familiarise yourself with these early in your candidature.

During your research studies you may need information regarding ethics, intellectual property, commercialisation.

International research degree students queries or concerns should be directed to an International Student Adviser.


News, events and activities

PhD Xtra - Be Expert
Join the world’s best and brightest research professionals in our new PhD Xtra program launching on October 31st, 2016.

During the year we have a number of activities for research degree students including the three minute thesis competition.

Join our Facebook page to network with other Deakin research degree students or keep up-to-date with news and events.


Have your details changed?

Changes to your personal details such as your address should by updated via StudentConnect. Scholarship students should also update their address details on DeakinPeople by selecting 'My HR' from the main menu and then selecting 'Personal Information'.

Scholarship students should update banking details via DeakinPeople by selecting 'My HR' from the main menu and then selecting 'Payroll and Compensation'.

Changes to your name or citizenship require supporting documentation and should be forwarded to the HDR Candidature Manager, and for international students, also to Deakin International.


Do you need to talk to someone?

If you experience problems or need to make a complaint during your candidature, it is important this is tackled without delay.

Deakin HDR staff are available to answer all your enrolment, candidature, scholarship, and examination enquiries.

International Student Advisers provide a wide range of advice including help with personal issues and general visa queries for international students.

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