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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.

2023 Orientation: Higher Degree by Research students

Next: Thursday, 20 July 2023
Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm (Australian Western Standard Time, AWST)
Where: Location TBC
How to register: Registrations will be available on Unihub from early June. To register 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.