Information for research students
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Postgraduate Welcome and Orientation
Run by the Graduate Studies Office each year. Your Faculty may also run an Induction program.
The IO helps overseas students with enrolment procedures and scholarships.
Postgraduate Studies Handbook
Your essential guide to procedures, policies and faculty rules and regulations. Your roles and responsibilities for supervision are laid out in the Postgraduate Studies Handbook.
Runs workshops aimed at students in the preliminary stages of independent research.
Support programs for researchers in career planning, networking and the development of research capacities.
All work involving the use of animals or human participants must have ethics approval.
This guide will help you understand the rules of IP.
Understand your rights and obligations relating to copyright law.
Faculty liaison librarians
Subject specialists who can help you benefit from the full range of Library services and assist you with your research.
Library skills training
Includes writing, citing and referencing.
The application of advanced information and communications technologies to the practice of research. The most relevant technologies include data storage, management and sharing; on-line collaborative tools; and high-performance computing.
Offers courses to assist you with your thesis, writing a literature review and writing up your research. The Learning Centre also offers online support to help develop your critical thinking and academic writing skills.
Programs, services and facilities to encourage and support the involvement of Indigenous Australians in all aspects of tertiary education.
Support for Indigenous students on the Cumberland Campus.
Graduate Studies Committee
Advises the Academic Board about resolutions, policy and procedures relating to postgraduate study.
Grants and other research funding
The Research Portfolio helps you locate and also administers grants that support research training. Subscribe to the funding opportunities email bulletin to be advised of scholarships as they open for applications
Postgraduate research scholarships
Administered by the Scholarships Office. Subscribe to their email bulletin to be advised of scholarships as they open for applications
Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS)
Funds are allocated to Schools or Departments to provide support for currently enrolled postgraduate research students.
Can assist you in finding course related work while you are studying.
Financial Assistance Office
Offers bursaries and loans to students in financial hardship.
Health and welfare services
Available to students on campus.
International Student Support Unit
Helps international students develop successful strategies for coping with the challenges of living and studying in an unfamiliar culture.
Aims to help you fulfil your academic, individual and social goals.
- USU University of Sydney Union
- SUPRA – run by postgraduates for postgraduates to help with academic and personal problems
Find a job at the University of Sydney.
Get career advice from the Careers Centre.
Attend a postgraduate career workshop
Get help with resumes, interviews and marketing your skills.