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1 Research Degrees at the University of South Australia Professor Philip Weinstein Dean of Graduate Studies Discover the experience. Experience the discovery.

2 UniSA – in the heart of Adelaide, where research students enjoy a great lifestyle!

3 Areas of excellence Institutional Excellence: A University going places World University Rankings, UniSA ranked 281st Showed the biggest improvement of any Australian university.

4 Areas of excellence – our students Problem-solvers and leaders of the future, contributing to the economic and social sustainability of Australia and indeed the world. Research student Angela Valamanesh was made a Member for the Order of Australia in MBA student Julian O’Shea was the 2009 Young South Australian of the Year.

5 Areas of excellence – our infrastructure The federal government has awarded UniSA $30m towards a new $95m student learning PhD suite Honours suite

6 Institution you have chosen “Our results show that around 70 per cent of UniSA research assessed is world-class.” - Prof Peter Høj, Vice Chancellor Chemical Sciences, including Physical Chemistry Engineering, including Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy and Chemical and Civil Engineering Environmental Sciences, including Environmental Science and Management Medical and Health Sciences, including Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Physiology, Public Health and Health Services Accounting and auditing Business and management Language, Communication and Culture, including Cultural Studies and Linguistics Education Systems Historical Studies Law Mathematical Sciences, including Pure and Applied Maths Social Work Tourism Built Environment and Design, including Urban and Regional Planning Studies in Creative Arts and Writing, including Visual Arts and Crafts

7 Destination of choice UniSA – the destination of choice for PhD students in our areas of research excellence Excellence in Research Australia 70% World Class Research Areas  Prestige factor

8 UniSA: exciting, problem-solving research environment that will make research training both rewarding and fun.  Fun Factor Destination of choice

9 Research students are: surrounded by leading researchers, fellow students, good equipment and infrastructure major contributors to UniSA’s research reflecting on the most exciting times of their lives Destination of choice

10 UniSA best of the ATN and > National Average Postgrad Survey

11 Research student guide How to succeed as a PhD student PORTIA Quick Guide Research Degree Graduate Qualities Learning & Teaching Unit information Library information e-grad school information Student ombud details Unilife diary, membership information, pokit pal To help you on your journey

12 At the University of South Australia (UniSA) we aim to infuse these transferable skills to research degree students through a number of activities that include: Full Spectrum Academic Program Combining a PhD with a Graduate Certificate in Education (University Teaching) and supervised teaching activities including: tutoring lecturing marking course co-coordination Honours co-supervision FullSpectrumAcademicScholarship/ FSAScholarship.asp e-Grad School Australian Technology Network e-Grad Certificate in Research Commercialisation Online Master of R&D Management Learning Employment Aptitude Program (LEAP) Research Methodology Online (MORE) program university Maximising your career Research Education Support Activities (RESA program) Face-to-face workshops Online workshops Individual consultations Writers’ circles Support for commencing students in the first six months of candidature Mid-to-late candidature support English language support Opportunities to learn transferable skills

13 34.5% of PhD students are international Austria2 Bangladesh16 Botswana1 Cambodia1 Canada29 China55 Colombia1 Denmark1 Egypt8 Ethiopia4 France3 Germany5 Ghana5 Hong Kong37 India31 Indonesia30 Iran (Islamic Republic of)19 Iraq4 Ireland1 Italy2 Japan2 Korea, Republic of3 Kuwait2 Madagascar1 Malaysia49 Maldives2 Mauritius1 Mexico1 Namibia1 Nepal2 Netherlands3 Oman2 Pakistan8 Papua New Guinea1 Philippines5 Poland2 Romania1 Saudi Arabia1 Sierra Leone1 Singapore39 South Africa1 Sri Lanka6 Sweden1 Taiwan3 Thailand19 Turkey2 United Kingdom6 United States11 Vietnam20 Zimbabwe1

14 Discover the Experience – a research degree is a whole exercise in skills acquisition and personal development; and Experience the Discovery – learning new things is fun, and the experience of discovering the new things yourself is fantastic, sometimes life changing. What to expect

15 Masters (Research) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) AU $19,000 - $24,000 depending on discipline 2 – 3 – 4 year degrees What to expect

16 Agent contact points Introduce student to UniSA Student locates supervisor in an area of interest Student negotiates research project with supervisor Student writes research proposal and applies on line Visa and contract finalisation Success

17 Maintaining urban biodiversity

18 A research degree at UniSA is a journey not a destination! Thank you! Any questions?


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