Higher degree by research Orientation

The Orientation Session for higher degree by research (HDR) students (doctoral and masters by research) sets the scene for research study at Curtin and includes hints for surviving your first year and beyond. We recommend you also attend other activities being offered around the university so you get familiar with the campus, your specific school/department and key areas such as the library.

HDR Students – Orientation Semester 2, 2021

Date:  Thursday, 22 July 2021, 9:00am – 12:30pm (TBC)

Presenters: Various, led by the Dean, Graduate Studies.

Where:  Online (link will be emailed to registered participants)

Register: Please register on UniHub from May (or go to UniHub homepage – Events – workshops, and search ‘HDR Orientation’)

The session includes presentations from the Dean, Graduate Studies, experienced supervisors, the Library, Curtin Careers, Employment, and Leadership; the Curtin Institute for Computation; and the Student Guild (the Postgraduate Students’ Committee).

See what’s happening across the University during Orientation Week.


HDR orientation resources

There are many areas across Curtin that provide services and support to you and your supervisor, including the Graduate Research School (GRS). The GRS administers HDR related policies, procedures and guidelines. Knowledge and awareness of these are essential for your progress. The Orientation handouts and links below will also give you easy access to important information.


Keeping Curtin COVID-19 Safe

Health and safety are our highest priority, and there are some simple things we need you to do to keep yourself and others safe.

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are delighted to welcome you to Curtin for Orientation Week.

Health and safety are our highest priority, and there are some simple things we need you to do to keep yourself and others safe.

Stay home if you are unwell or waiting for COVID-19 test results.

  • Practice good personal hygiene and keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others whenever possible.
  • Avoid any unnecessary physical contact with others – don’t hug or shake hands.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have a fever, cough or sore throat.
  • Report suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the Safer Community Team on 9266 4444.
  • Download and use the SafeWA app to check-in at Curtin venues.

If we all follow these guidelines we can keep our campus COVID safe.