HDR News and Events

HDR Orientation and Induction Monday 19 March 2018

HDR Orientation and Induction
Monday 19 March 2018


You are invited to the Faculty's HDR Orientation and Welcome

This session will overview many of the services and facilities available for higher degree research students and invited speakers will offer advice on managing your postgraduate research. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow students and introduce yourself to academic staff, as well as get to know your Faculty or School before you start.

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm, Monday 19 March 2018 (morning tea and lunch provided)
Where: New Law Common Room, Level 4. New Law School (map)

Please RSVP online by Friday 9 March 2018 to receive the program for the day.


Shut Up and Write

Shut Up and Write

All FASS postgraduate research students are invited to participate in the weekly Shut Up and Write [SUAW] writing session meet-up, run by Sophia Davidson Gluyas from the Business School Research Unit on Friday mornings from 10am in Room 5040, Abercrombie Building H70.

SUAW is a concept inspired by similar groups among HDR students worldwide to make the act of writing fun and relaxing and the meet-up is recommended by the Thesis Whisperer herself.

Please register your intention to attend by mailing prior to the event on Friday - to come along for coffee, chat and a thousand words!



New process for submitting your Research Data Management Plan 2018

New process for submitting your Research Data Management Plan 2018

From February 2018, all FASS HDR students will have a new way of submitting Research Data Management (RDM) plans. Support for RDM plans, research data storage and data collection tools (e.g. Research Data Store and REDCap) will be managed by the Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH)

Students will no longer have to submit a lengthy Research Data Management Plan (RDMP) via the Library’s RDMP tool. Instead, Researchers and HDR students will need to accept a Research Data Declaration using an online system called DashR. This Declaration will highlight research data management practices that researchers need to comply with to meet the University’s Research Data Management Policy 2014.

All requests for assistance with data management planning and research data tools can be sent to by the Digital Research Support Officers who are based in SIH:

You can access SIH’s self service portal by filling out an assistance form, attending training workshops or contacting .

Note, you can still find initial RDM information via the Library's listings of tailored research data management sessions.