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, progress reviews, 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 Orientation contains an online module and a webinar session. Content 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 representation from the various support sections of the University.

Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international. Please also complete the eOrientation (found here) within your first 6 weeks to get the most benefit out of your transition experience.

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New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

9 August 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

9 August 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

8 November 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

8 November 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

10 May 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [online]

10 May 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

1 February 2022 1:30pm2:30pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session [webinar]

1 February 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa.