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'.
For additional financial support offered by the University please visit Additional financial support
Faculty Induction sessions dates for late September will be announced soon. Candidates who have commenced since April 2019 will receive an email invitation to these sessions.
These sessions focus on the candidacy period leading up to confirmation.
You can download a copy of the induction manual for 2019.
HDR Support Schemes
HDR Policy and Procedures
Codes of Good Practice in Research and Supervision of Higher Degrees by Research:
- The Code of Good Practice in Supervision of Higher Degrees by Research - Procedure
- The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Deakin University's policy on plagiarism
Please take time to read and familiarise yourself with these policies.
Thesis Structures and Guidelines
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 and the Title of the thesis should not exceed 10 words.
Faculty Thesis structure options
Further information on Thesis structure is available on the Deakin Research web site.
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.
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.
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
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.
- The confirmation document and presentation to the confirmation panel acts as the first formal seminar. Further information about the process is available online.
- 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 Faculty Research Office or the seminar facilitator. To enable remote connection you will likely need to use Skype for Business. Information on setting this up is available online. Please confirm with the facilitator.