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The University provides commencement programs for all candidates enrolled in research degrees. All higher degree research (HDR) candidates are required to participate in both:

The completion of both Programs is required for candidates to be confirmed in their degrees and to progress to their second year of study. Failure to complete both Programs will result in candidates being asked to 'Show Cause' why they should be permitted to continue their HDR program.

Arts HDR seminar training series

Our Seminars are practically focused programs offering candidates an introduction to a wide range of research training advice specific to the Faculty of Arts. The program is designed to facilitate successful and timely thesis completion and to help candidates prepare for their future careers.

Topics covered may include, for example:

  • Transition to research
  • Project planning
  • Candidature milestones
  • Budget planning
  • Thesis by publication
  • Communication skills
  • Supervision
  • Ethics