Research training support

Doctoral workshops

The Office of Doctoral Studies runs year-long workshops to assist higher-degree-research students (HDRS) progress through each stage of their degree. These workshops are recommended for students enrolled in the following degrees: MPhil, PhD, DSW, and EdD. Once registered for a workshop series, student are expected to attend all the workshops offered during the year in that series. The series are designed to build one on the other during each year of study. The title of each series, and the higher-degree research year for which it is designed, appears below:

Research methods units of study

The faculty’s postgraduate coursework program includes several units of study that may be of great benefit to HDR students. There is no cost for HDR students enrolling in these courses and assessment is designed to integrate with thesis development. Students should discuss with their supervisor whether one or more of these units would be helpful. Contact Dr Rachel Wilson if you have any questions about the units. The units are:

Research resources

Information about a range of useful resources for research, including the Human Research Ethics process, data resources, software and equipment can is held by the Research office.

Consultancy support with eRESEARCH

Dr Lina Markauskaite provides consultancy support with eRESEARCH for faculty staff and higher degree research students.

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Research centres and networks

Within the Faculty of Education and Social Work, many research activities are conducted under the auspices of a number of research centres and networks. Research students are encouraged to participate in these opportunities, many of which have special relevance for early career researchers and RHDSs. You will find a list of centres and networks on the faculty website under Research.

External seminars

Research students should also explore opportunities to participate in seminars and workshops offered by centres, networks, services, and other organisations external to the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Many offer regular activities that you might benefit from attending. You will find a list of such offerings under the External seminars menu.


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* HDRSs are higher degree research students (students enrolled in a PhD, EdD, DSW, MPhil or MEd(Research).