Higher degree by research student information

Learning Centre: Assistance for higher degree by research students

The Learning Centre runs workshops aimed at students in the preliminary stages of independent research, and covers time management, classifying research approach and methodology, establishing and managing the student-supervisor relationship, accessing and managing electronic and print information, and creating a bibliography. You'll need to register online for these and other valuable programs at the Learning Centre. For a copy of the full timetable and to register online visit the Learning Centre website.

Careers Centre: Career Development Services & Activities

The Careers Centre offers a range of tailored services, workshops and events to support Higher Degree Research students with their career planning and decision making, job search skills and professional skills development.

Click here for information about:

  • Career Skills Sessions
  • Guest Speakers and Careers Q&A Panels
  • Career Consults
  • Other events and services
  • Useful career planning resources

C9-Go8 Postgrad Forum in Nanjing, 2015 'Big Data: Graduate Perspectives from China and Australia'

The 'Big Data: Graduate Perspectives from China and Australia' forum will bring together 34 doctoral students from C9 (China) and Go8 (Australia) universities to exchange ideas across disciplines and across national boundaries on key global issues.

The forum will be hosted at Nanjing University from 28 October to 1 November 2015. The University of Sydney will fund two HDR students to attend the forum.

HDR students from any discipline are invited to apply to attend the conference. To apply, please email the witjh your name, SID, faculty, degree, and a 500 word abstract related to the theme of 'Big Data'. Application are due by 9.00am Monday 17 August 2015.

Terms & conditions

The Big Data Postgraduate Conference Travel Scholarship provides funding
for University of Sydney students presenting papers at the Big Data
Postgraduate Conference to cover travel and other expenses.
1. In order to be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney. The student may be enrolled full-time or part-time. Students under examination as of the closing date for applications are also eligible.
2. To apply, students must submit an application form with CV and the abstract of their paper to the Graduate Studies Office by the due date.
3. The scholarships will be shortlisted on the basis of merit, as assessed by a panel of not less than three people at the University of Sydney. The selection criteria will be:
- The applicant's research topic and proposed paper should relate to the conference topic and preferably involve an interdisciplinary approach.
- Excellence and innovation in research.
- Evidence of potential for research leadership.
- Communication skills.
The final decision regarding successful applicants will be made by the selection committee. The decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
4. The value and number of scholarships awarded will depend on the funding available, provided there is an application of sufficient merit.
5. The scholarship shall be paid directly to the recipient prior to the conference. If the recipient does not attend the conference, they will be required to refund the scholarship to the University of Sydney.
6. The recipient is responsible for all travel arrangements, including but not limited to, airfares, transfers, visas, insurance, meals, medical and any incidental costs. The recipient is not required to provide receipts or other evidence of expenditure.