Study Skills HDR resources
Study Skills is your partner in your HDR journey. We provide a range of services, resources and programs to support you at all stages of your research. Language and Learning Advisers facilitate thesis study groups and are available for individual consultations at any stage of your research.
We can also develop customised workshops on request.
If you are a HDR student, you are automatically enrolled into the Higher Degree by Research CloudDeakin site. You can access learning materials to support all stages of your candidature on your HDR journey.
Topics covered include:
- Life as a research student
- Academic writing at the different stages of your HDR
- Project managing your HDR
- Setting goals and staying motivated
- Writing a literature review
- Presenting data
- And lots more...
There are activities and opportunities for you to connect with other HDR students. The discussion forums are monitored by a Language and Learning Adviser who will be able to assist with any queries and refer you to appropriate services as needed.
Note: Deakin staff members please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to access HDR site.Access the HDR CloudDeakin site
"My advice for other research students is to get involved with everything that happens at the university for HDR students such as groups like this." Emily, PhD candidate, School of Nursing.
Thesis study groups/workshops provide support for you on your HDR journey and are a great opportunity to meet other HDR candidates. These sessions are open to students from all Faculties and Schools, and focus on many aspects of thesis researching and writing. Through reading and commenting on other candidates' theses drafts, you will develop critical readings skills, and enhance your communication and English language skills. Campus and cloud (online) sessions are available and are facilitated by Language and Learning Advisers.
For more information and to join a group, please contact the TSG facilitator:
- Online Thesis Study Group - Facilitator: Dr Vittoria Grossi (email@example.com)
- Burwood Thesis Study Group - Facilitator: Ron Peek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Geelong Thesis Study Group - Facilitator: Maja Pejovska (email@example.com)
We use Lync software for our online workshops. Before you use Lync for the first time, read Lync tips for students (PDF 121 KB).