Success in a higher degree by research program can be made easier if you get off to a good start and are aware of your rights and responsibiliites as a HDR student as well as the support and opportunities provided by the University to assist you to successful completion of your degree.  

Orientation includes important information about:

  • candidature, milestones, scholarship conditions, forms and guidance;
  • training and development opportunities which complement your HDR; 
  • support networks including the UQ Library, Association of Postgraduate Students and where to go if things go wrong.

The session also includes a presentation by UQ Alumni who share their tips for successful completion of a HDR and the opportunities for future employment, as well as an afternoon tea where you can meet your peers and/or talk to staff from the various support sections of the University.

Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international. 

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [online]

5 May 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.

Compulsory HDR Orientation [online]

5 May 2020 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session

14 August 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.

Compulsory HDR Orientation

14 August 2020 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session

10 November 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.

Compulsory HDR Orientation

10 November 2020 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

Compulsory HDR orientation

4 February 2020 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session

4 February 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.