HDR Student Orientation

  • Date: 21 February 2018
  • Location: Building 20, Lecture Theatre 4

The HDR Orientation is compulsory

Register to attend the HDR Orientation 

The Program



  •  Registration 

Foyer, Building 20


  • Welcome to the University of Wollongong

Congratulations! Why we need HDR students

Prof. Tim Marchant, Dean of Research




  • What Every Research Student Needs to Know

Responsible Research - Ethics, IP, Authorship, Research Misconduct, Code of Practice - Research, Referencing & Plagiarism 

Ms Michelina Weatherall, Research Integrity Officer, Research Services Office


  • Getting Started: You, Your Supervisor and Your First Year

Your first year requirements, meetings with your supervisor, course progression, policies and guidelines, Annual Progress Report, student and supervisor responsibilities and expectations.

Mrs Susan Flint, Manager, Graduate Research School

Ms Nikki Rumpca, Student Administration Officer, Graduate Research School



  • Research Proposal Review (RPR)

When and how to complete your RPR. Compulsory in your first year.

Associate Prof. Stephen Ralph, Head of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health


  • Library

What does the library offer me?

Ms Jeanetta Kettle, Outreach Librarian, Library


  • Learning Development

Free services available for HDR students who wish to improve their academic skills.

Dr Meeta Chatterjee Padmanabhan, Lecturer, Learning Development 


  • Careers Counsellor

Career support for Graduate Research School Students.

Ms Sarah Ryan, HDR Careers Counsellor, Careers Central


  • Student Mentors

Information on Peer to Peer Student Mentors service.

Mr Axton Aguiar, Peer to Peer Mentor, Graduate Research School


  • Student Information & Support; Student Life Information; Mature Age Network

 Information about your student experience, the support and activities that will ensure you succeed in achieving a balanced lifestyle and academic success.

Ms Fran Walder, Senior Manager, Student Life Programs


Morning Tea

Faculty Orientation Programs

Faculty of Business
Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 40A.G81
Students will have the opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea, meet key staff and receive information regarding Faculty support.
Contact: Ms Jodi Barrie | jodi@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 5760.

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences
Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: SMART Building 6, Room 105
Information: Students will have the opportunity to meet Faculty staff at the afternoon tea. As well as be provided with information on your office and computer facilities.
Contact: Mrs Julia Johnson | juliaj@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 4890

Faculty of Law, Humanities & the Arts
Date: Wednesday, 21 February, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: To be confirmed
Information: This will be your opportunity to meet your supervisors, key Faculty staff and your fellow peers.
Contact: LHA Faculty Research Office | lha-research@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 5780

Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: Wednesday, 21 February, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Building 67, Room 104
Information: Students will have the opportunity to meet the Associate Dean - Research, Associate Professor Lisa Kervin, the Research Training Director, Associate Professor Honglin Chen, the Heads of Postgraduate Studies from each School and your supervisors. A light lunch will be served.
Contact: Faculty of Social Sciences Research Office | social-sciences-research@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 5450

Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health
The Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health will not be hosting an orientation event. However, Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health HDR students will receive a Faculty orientation pack, this will be provided by Graduate Research School staff when your named is signed off at the HDR orientation.
Contact: Mrs Catherine Brown | catbrown@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 5922

School of Nursing HDR Orientation Event
Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: HDR Space, Building 41, Room 116
Information: Students will have the opportunity to meet School staff at lunch. As well as be provided with information on your office and HDR facilities.
Contact: Professor Victoria Traynor | victoria_traynor@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 3471
                Ms. Jo Penn | jpenn@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 3329  

Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials will not be hosting an orientation event.
Contact: Mrs Narelle Badger | narelle_badger@uow.edu.au | (02) 4221 3530.

For further information about HDR Student Orientation please contact the Graduate Research School:
E: graduate-research-school@uow.edu.au
T: (02) 4221 5452

Last reviewed: 11 January, 2018
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