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Higher degree by research Orientation

The Orientation Session for higher degree by research (HDR) students (doctoral and masters by research) sets the scene for research study at Curtin and includes hints for surviving your first year and beyond.

We recommend you also attend other activities offered around the University to get familiar with the campus, your specific school/department and key areas such as the library.

Blackboard HDR Essentials

HDR Essentials is a new online induction package for HDR students on Blackboard. Co-located with Research Integrity, you will find it within the Research Integrity and HDR Essentials organisation. It contains valuable resources and video messages from key areas of Curtin and covers:

  • Research at Curtin University
  • Managing your research
  • Making connections and staying well
  • Career planning and development

You can self-enrol in this Blackboard organisation, or contact for assistance.

2024 Orientation: Higher Degree by Research students

Next: Thursday 18 July 2024
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Australian Western Standard Time, AWST)
Where: Building 402 room 220 (Jones Lecture Theatre) or join livestream
How to register: UniHub or search ‘HDR Orientation’ under ‘Events’ on UniHub

Previous recordings and presentations

View previous HDR Orientation recordings and presentations to help prepare for your research study at Curtin.