Orientation Day for Graduate Researchers provides a welcome to all graduate researchers (PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research or MPhil students) who are new to the University of Melbourne or a graduate research degree. The day introduces you to the comprehensive research training and professional development services available at the University.
Checklist for New Students
Within the first weeks of your candidature you should undertake the following items to ensure that you know where to find the information you’ll need over the course of your degree.
Orientation and Induction
You should undertake the following mandatory activities:
- University Welcome and Orientation for graduate researchers conducted by Melbourne CSHE.
- Relevant faculty, school, and department induction sessions.
- Relevant EHS (that is, safety) induction and risk assessments.
- Use the Getting started pages on the Graduate Research Hub to become familiar with the course.
- Obtain an ORCID. For more information, go to the Preparation of GR Theses Rules.
- Enrol in and complete Research integrity online training (RIOT) via the LMS.
- Managing data @ Melbourne online training
- Book a research consultation with Library Services.
Become familiar with the following resources and guidelines:
- Graduate Research Hub, including the guides to each stage of candidature.
- Learning Management System community for Graduate Researchers.
- Support Services.
- Graduate Research Training policy (MPF1321).
- Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.
- University policy and guidelines on academic integrity.
- Networking activities, including the Graduate Student Association, the University of Melbourne Student Union, and departmental and other seminars and events related to your research, including PhD Programs.
- The University’s IP policy and the relevant sections of the GR Hub.
- The University’s authorship policy and conflict-of-interest frameworks.
You should also download and complete this Supervision Agreement with your supervisors.
Induction into your department
Induction is hosted by your graduate school or department and introduces you to your local graduate research community.
On the day, your graduate school will:
- Introduce you to the local workspace, available facilities, your support team and colleagues
- Make sure you are aware of other contact points that will help you throughout your degree (eg key staff, facilities and support)
- Advise you of procedures, such as health and safety practices, and examples of research practice relevant to your discipline
- Talk to you about seminars and conferences that may be of interest to you
International Student Checklist
As a new international graduate research student, you must complete the International Student Checklist before you start studying at the University.
You will find information about:
- Public transport
- Housing and accommodation
- Your rights in Australia
- Your responsibilities as a student visa holder
- Health services and emergency care
- Staying safe
- Student support and other services.
Get access to resources
Check out resources for students to find out about access to facilities on campus, useful online tools, and much more.