As a research student, depending on your faculty or school you will be required to complete some training modules or units of study as part of your degree. There are also a range of workshops and training opportunities available to help you develop your research and writing skills.
While it is important to progress with your research project, there are also other important parts of your HDR journey that need to be considered, and the University is here to support you along the way. We encourage you to complete this online module, designed to help you:
This module is comprised of four sections. It will outline what you should do during your first months of candidature to set you up for a smooth journey throughout your research. We also look at what you can do to ensure you have the right tools to be successful in the employment sector when you complete your degree. A comprehensive catalogue of the information you will need to access at various stages throughout your candidature will also help you navigate your way at the University.
If you have any issues acessing the modeule, first enrol in the HDR Orientation module in Canvas.
Completion of this module is not mandatory, however, we recommend all research students refer to the module as it contains information specific to you as a postgraduate research student.
The Open Learning Environment (OLE) is a collection of short units of study that are available to all students. 5000-level units are designed specifically to support HDR students to develop research skills and project manage their research. These units are listed in Table R in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook, and you'll enrol through Sydney Student.
The Learning Hub (Academic Language and Learning) workshops runs practical workshops designed to help you in your initial stages of research.
You can also find information about reading more efficiently, thinking analytically, improving the style and structure of your academic writing and using evidence.
The Library offers a broad range of research support including information, learning tools and one-on-one consultations with an Academic Liaison Librarian.
You can access support programs in research career planning, networking and the development of research skills through the Talent and Organisational Development team.