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Research progress

  1. Progress plans
  2. First year milestone integrity check
  3. Progress review

First year milestone integrity check

To help ensure the integrity of your work undertaken as a Higher Degree Research candidate, you are required to complete a ‘milestone integrity check’ during your first year.

The key principle of this new initiative is to provide another tool to help you achieve the highest possible standards of academic writing. By facilitating discussion between you and your supervisor(s), the initiative will help identify opportunities for development in your writing and potential breaches of the University’s policies on academic and research integrity can be highlighted before you submit your thesis for examination.

Integrity is of the utmost important to the University so the milestone integrity check helps provide confidence to students, staff and the broader community that we are ensuring this across our HDR programs.

Milestone integrity checks - December 2018 to March 2019

We are currently transitioning the milestone check to the University’s new online learning environment, Canvas. The new process should be in place by March 2019.

We will have an interim procedure for milestone checks from December 2018.

If you are completing the check and your first-year annual progress review during this period, contact us at for instructions on what you'll need to do.

If you are not required to complete the check during this period, you do not need to contact us. We'll provide further information closer to the introduction of the new process.

Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre

  • Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
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Opening hours:
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Last updated: 11 December 2018

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