Embarking on postgraduate research is a significant undertaking. Sometimes candidates can feel overwhelmed, which is why we provide multiple resources and services designed specifically to support UNSW Medicine & Health postgraduate research candidates.
We organise monthly Candidate Higher Degree Committee (CDHC) meetings with candidate representatives across all the schools and UNSW Medicine & Health. These meetings provide a forum for candidates to provide feedback directly to the faculty. They also serve as a way for the faculty to share key aspects of their strategy to support postgraduate research student candidature.
The CDHC runs candidate-led initiatives addressing issues across our schools, research institutes and research centres. Representatives share the information with all candidates within their school via their postgraduate research candidate society and communication channels within their schools.
The Candidate Higher Degree Committee (CHDC) developed this information brochure to support first-year HDR candidates in maximising their success leading up to the confirmation.
You can contact us via the email below and we’ll connect you to an HWA from your school. Or alternatively, please refer to the contact list to locate the HWAs at your school.
We encourage new postgraduate research candidates to attend our induction day, which is held twice a year in Term 1 and Term 3. The Induction is separate from the orientation events organised by the Graduate Research School and the school inductions. The Postgraduate Research Induction Day allows new candidates to meet various UNSW representatives who provide support services for candidates during their study at UNSW Medicine & Health. Learn more about postgraduate research resources and support below.
At UNSW Medicine & Health, new research candidates are encouraged to participate in the Peer Mentoring Program. Commencing postgraduate research candidates receive guidance from senior research candidates. This program provides participants with insights on how to navigate the first year of their candidature and how to establish a network of peers.
Each of our schools and centres have a Postgraduate Research Coordinator (PGC) and HDR Coordinators. Your PGC can provide advice, guidance and support you through the process and ensure you’re supported throughout your candidature.
The Associate Dean Postgraduate Research Training, Medicine & Health offers Town Hall sessions in each school to provide research candidates with information on new initiatives at UNSW and in Medicine & Health, candidature management and support services. Get in touch.
Undertaking a postgraduate research degree can be stressful. Sometimes issues will arise that can’t be addressed by your supervisor or Postgraduate Coordinator. UNSW Psychology and Wellness provide a free and confidential service to all students, including research candidates.
UNSW has a Student Support Team to help students with personalised advice and information about university life, student visas, wellbeing, academic performance or if you need help but don't know where to go.
HDR Extend is a resource developed by the Research Development unit to navigate your candidature at UNSW and career options upon completion of your studies.
UNSW Library Research consultations connect researchers to the information and skills required to support their research, answer specific research queries, locate relevant information tools and develop research strategies tailored to individual or group needs.
Stats Central offers free consulting services to postgraduate research candidates. They can provide you with advice on the design of your study as well as short courses and monthly seminars.
The Learning Centre offers academic skills support to all UNSW postgraduate research candidates.