Resources and Support

Research support units

To assist research students in planning and executing a thesis project, and to expedite progress, Faculty runs three research support-units, namely, Legal Research 1, 2 and 3.

Research computer access lab

In recognition of the particular needs of students undertaking research towards a thesis, postgraduate research students are offered exclusive access to a computer lab on Level 5 of the Law School Building. The computer lab contains a number of shared work stations with PCs and a shared printer.

Application Form

Postgraduate common room

We have designated a light-filled common room in the Law Building for all postgraduate students to relax and prepare refreshments. A kitchenette with fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities plus a range of magazines and newspapers is provided for your convenience.

University of Sydney Law School events program

Sydney Law School produces an exciting program of seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences with expert presenters drawn from Australia and around the world. From informal staff lunchtime seminars to large public lectures by distinguished speakers, the program offers insights, analysis and discourse on a vast range of topics within the field of law. Research students are invited to actively participate in the program with access to discounts or free entry to select events.

As a postgraduate student you will automatically be subscribed to the events e-newsletter to stay informed of all events coming up in the Law School.

The current events program can be found at

Annual progress review & training needs analysis

Each research student is given an opportunity to discuss their progress and provide feedback to the Associate Dean (Research) and the Review Committee at an annual progress review meeting. The purpose of the annual review is to assist research students to complete their research project within the maximum course duration. The annual review process also helps the Faculty to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made.

The Training Needs Analysis is a tool for managing, reflecting on and helping to promote Higher Degree by Research skills development. To enable the Faculty to identify research student training needs, students should state the opportunities that are available to them, training they may have completed and their training needs on the form.

Please complete both forms:

Due Date: Friday 22 May 2015

Commencing and suspended students will be contacted later in the year.

Careers Centre

The Careers Centre provides information and services for current and prospective students, parents and carers, employers and university staff. Please visit the Careers Centre website for the latest information on workshops and career information sessions.

Research Support

For further information on the types of support provided to research students, please visit the Research Support website

Services and Support

We know that starting university for the first time, doing a new course to advance your career or build your skillset can be a big change and a challenge for you and your family, especially if you’re living away from home.

But even before you arrive on campus, you are not alone. We offer a wide range of services to help you get started and to help you get the most out of studying with us. Please visit Services and Support website

What statistics software is available through the University?

ICT provides a variety of software for use on University owned ICT equipment. To request download or view more information, please visit ICT website or contact ICT Helpdesk

Research training support workshops

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a series of research training support workshops specifically to research students enrolled in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Social Work and Law.

The latest events calendar is available from: