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.