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 a HWA from your school.
We encourage new postgraduate research candidates to attend our induction day, which is held in Term 1, Term 2 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.
The Higher Degree Research (HDR) Peer Support Program is designed to support the transition of first year HDR candidates into UNSW. This program enables HDR candidates to share resources, tips and advice, and network with others in the program.