Being a candidate
Manage your enrolment and keep on track while you're studying
Find out what you need to do to maintain your enrolment as a graduate researcher, such as passing confirmation and attending progress reviews. There's also information to help you make changes to your enrolment and resolve problems if they arise.
When you're starting out as a graduate researcher, you're considered a probationary candidate until you are confirmed. Find out more about the confirmation process, including how and when to prepare.
- Reviewing my progress
As a graduate researcher, you must attend progress reviews with your supervisors to ensure you're on track. Learn more about progress reviews, including what to do if you're not making good progress.
- Making changes
During your degree you might want to make changes to your course or enrolment, such as changing your supervisors, changing your project or changing to part time candidature. Find out what you need to do first, and how to apply.
- Resolving issues
If issues arise during your degree, you can expect support and guidance from your faculty. Read more about how to deal with issues, including getting in touch with key contacts and making appeals.
Finishing on time
Information about thesis submission deadlines, how to apply for an extension, and what options are available if you’ve had difficulty during your enrolment and need more time to submit.
Study Away allows you to undertake research-related activities such as fieldwork, attending conferences, attending classes or working with collaborators away from the University.
If your research is temporarily hindered by circumstances, including personal sickness, attending to family responsibilities, or having a role as a carer, you can apply for a leave of absence.