HDR connections (UQ Mates)

We know first-hand that undertaking a HDR program is a quite different experience than anything you've done before and how hard it can be to meet people outside of your normal social and work circles. We also know how encouraging, constructive, and fun it can be to meet others who are sharing the HDR experience.

To assist HDR candidates in finding new friends and colleagues, joining forces in organising social activities, and assisting each other in navigating through the HDR space, we’ve partnered with Student Services to create a group (or circle) specifically for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates within the UQ Mates program. This free social network is specifically designed to help UQ students meet new friends and build networks with like-minded peers – the HDR Connections circle within this program is run by HDR candidates, for HDR candidates.

All current UQ HDR candidates are eligible to join HDR Connections.

To become a member:

  1. Join UQ Mates, using your UQ login details,
  2. Create your profile and include your student number when asked,
  3. Request to join the HDR Connections circle, and
  4. Start engaging by joining in a discussion thread, suggesting an activity, and making new connections.

For queries regarding this circle, please contact the Graduate School (graduateschool@uq.edu.au).