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1 Graduate Research School (GRS) Nicky Solomon Dean Graduate Research School THINK.CHANGE.DO

2 Graduate Research School Services and Support Candidature administration Thesis examination Scholarships and funding Researcher development activities Social and networking events Policies and Procedures

3 UTS Framework for Doctoral Education to structure and support your Research Study Dual focus: Your research study and the advancement of knowledge in that field Your development as a researcher, ie., - be a responsible and ethical researcher -research independently and in teams -plan and organise project/s -develop research skills and knowledge -communicate research (in writing and orally) to various audiences

4 Candidature Support Supervisor/s Other research students Research and discipline communities, both inside and outside the university Literature Conferences, workshops and seminars University researcher development programs

5 Features of the doctoral framework  3 formal stages: each stage marked by explicit development of knowledge and research practice  Subjects and modules integrated throughout the candidature whenever appropriate  Doctoral study plan (DSP) – tool for planning, monitoring and reviewing each candidate’s progress  Use of supervisory panels

6 Stages: purpose and end point Stage 1 – confirmation of candidature Stage 2 – confirmation of advanced progress Stage 3 – confirmation of readiness to submit thesis

7 Subjects and modules Subjects and modules which include: -Disciplinary subjects - Research methods - Research practice including: safety, ethics, policy, context, commercialisation, intellectual property, conferences, publications, grant writing, networking, and industry liaison.

8 Doctoral Study Plan (DSP) Designed in consultation with supervisor/s, drawing on your academic and professional experience and goals, and on study focus DSP is a tool for integrating the subjects and modules into a coherent program over the 3-4 year candidature. DSP is also used to monitor, review and report on the student’s progress throughout their candidature.

9 Researcher development Faculty—supervisors, seminars, student conferences, workshops, academics, other students Researcher Capability Development Initiative - Research and Innovation Office (eg. developing research grants, working with others) - Library (eg. using databases, using Endnote, RSS feeds) - Institute for Interactive Media and Learning - Human Resources Unit - Maths Study centre (eg. statistics) - University Graduate School—Workshops and Forums, including for example eg. tailored workshops on thesis and report writing, literature reviews etc.)

10 GRS programs Research Students Induction Program 2013 Induction to doing your research degree at UTS Managing the relationship with your supervisor Preparing for the assessment of your candidature Funding opportunities to support your study Ethical research practice Speaking your thesis to a wider audience Data planning and management

11 Other GRS programs Research Literacies Workshops Reading and Research for your research: getting started Abstracts and Introductions Literature Review Thesis organisation Making formal spoken presentation Statistics training Survey design and analysis Design and analysis of experiments Regression

12 Some online resources E-Grad School  MORE Modules On Research Education  LEAP fIRST for Improving Research Supervision Training user name: utsedu password: uts2000nsw

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