This session (10.30 - 11.30) gives new international HDR students information that will assist in settling in to studying at UQ. It will also provide an outline of the support that is available for international students.

If you have not completed a compulsory Getting Started session, you will have the opportunity to do this as part of the information session.

You will also need to attend the afternoon session for all HDR students. The registration link will be sent to you in due course.

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About Orientation

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 within your first 6 weeks to get the most benefit out of your transition experience.

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