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1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Professor Jenny McMahon Director of Graduate Studies Mark Dean Postgraduate Representative, Faculty Higher Degrees Committee Compiled by Heather Kerr and Jenny McMahon University of Adelaide1

2 Today’s Speakers continued Dr Peter Pugsley (Media): role of the Post-graduate Coordinator Dr. Heather Kerr (English and Creative Writing): role of the supervisor Post-graduate students Carolyn Lake (MPhil, Humanities): first year of a research degree Rhiannon Niven (PhD, Social Sciences): mid-term challenges of the PhD Diane Stringer (PhD, Humanities): final stages of PhD University of Adelaide2

3 Topics today: Managing your Higher Degree research candidature: staying on track and maintaining momentum The “Core Component of the Structured Program” (CCSP): including the “Research Proposal” The “Major Review” and “Annual Review” University of Adelaide3

4 Research Skills Development Framework Research training Researcher autonomy Researcher influence University of Adelaide4

5 Managing your candidature IT access: check ‘Faculty Information 2014’ Check your details on Access Adelaide Check your University email account Meet your Research Librarian University of Adelaide5

6 Candidature and Milestones: Core Component of the Structured Program Resources and Professional Development Major Review of Progress Annual Review of Progress Refer to: Research Student Handbook University of Adelaide6

7 Core Component of the Structured Program Includes CCSP form + Faculty Specific Research Proposal Template + certificates related to online inductions To be completed within 6 months (full-time) 12 months (half-time) University of Adelaide7

8 Graduate Centre home page link to ‘Forms and Information’ stones/core-component-structured-program/ stones/core-component-structured-program/ Research Proposal Template outlines what to include, how much to write, other considerations such as fieldwork budget etc. See also Program Rules for PhD and MPhil. University of Adelaide8

9 Faculty Home Page: Link for HDR Students University of Adelaide9

10 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Identify activities and/or training to assist with your project e.g. Researcher Education and Development (RED) Workshops Teaching Workshops Software Training/ Statistics Online Modules from RED University of Adelaide10

11 Professional Development Seek Funding Opportunities (limited) Conferences, research trips, travel grants and bursaries, top-up scholarships and fellowships. Join relevant professional organisations in your field. Seek Publication Opportunities (unlimited – seek advise from supervisors and other staff in your discipline regarding appropriate journals) University of Adelaide11

12 Teaching Opportunities (limited) “Sessional Teaching Module” See Quick Links -> Teaching Support “Teaching at Uni” which does offer a certificate and is also the first module of the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education - It’s too late for first semester, but plenty of places in Semester 2. University of Adelaide12

13 FACULTY FACILITIES and RESOURCES Faculty/ School/ Discipline levels The CCSP documents include a check-list of minimum resources Availability of resources and additional research support funding for HDRs is variable across Disciplines and Schools, Faculties University of Adelaide13

14 Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Ethical Considerations in Research Responsible Practice in Research Human Research Ethics Committee: includes a “Low Risk” sub-committee Data management, secure storage and retention of materials Authorship policy University of Adelaide14

15 Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Online training in aspects of the Code is a requirement of probationary enrolment Three Worksheets – Management of Research Data and Primary materials – Publication and Dissemination of Research Findings – Authorship Include your certificates in the CCSP submission University of Adelaide15

16 MAJOR REVIEW OF PROGRESS See forms and information at TO BE COMPLETED AT 12 months full time 24 Months part time Confirmation of Candidature OR Extended Major Review of Progress University of Adelaide16


18 Other forms for changing your candidature University of Adelaide18 Leave of Absence/Return from Changing Supervisor Changing Enrolment Status e.g. Full-time to Part-time e.g. Upgrade from MPhil to PhD e.g. Local to Remote candidature

19 The Final Phase Thesis Submission Forms : Intention to submit a thesis: (three months in advance) Do you need to embargo the thesis? Apply for this in advance of submission ‘Exit Survey’ requirements ‘Final Clearance’: ‘Certification of Thesis for Examination’ University of Adelaide19

20 After Examination and Before Graduation Final digital (pdf) copy must be submitted Be prepared: -- IP and copyright matters -- Creation of pdf format for complex multi-media submissions Lodgment of primary research materials University of Adelaide20

21 Successful management of candidature:  Take responsibility & be accountable  Keep a paper trail  Chase that signature  Plan your professional development  Keep your thesis submission date in sight University of Adelaide21

22 8 WAYS TO SUCCEED: Enjoy the thrill of the chase Keep track of your intellectual development Celebrate your own achievements Be involved Share ideas with others Imagine further projects and other audiences Network and prosper Write (a lot) University of Adelaide22

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