Higher degree by research can be a challenging time for a lot of students. There are lots of places you can go for help if things go wrong. Your supervisor should be your first point of call, or you can contact your HDR Convenor or HDR Administrator for general advice. ANU also offers a range of support services to help you stay on track:
- The Dean of Students can provide confidential advice if you have a concern related to supervision;
- The University Counselling Centre are highly experienced at working with HDR candidates. They offer private sessions and workshops to help you deal with a range of issues mental health issues including stress, confidence issues, balancing family and work commitments, adjusting to living in a new location, motivation issues, and relationship advice;
- As an ANU student you also have access to a range of programs and services that aim to help you maintain your health and wellbeing.
Quick guide to administering your degree
Understanding the administrative aspects of your candidature will help you effectively manage your program. Take some time to familiarise yourself with key elements of your candidature:
- All candidates must comply with the rules and guidelines stipulated by the Research Awards Rules;
- All ANU staff and students are obliged to comply with the ANU Code of Conduct, which provides guidelines on identifying and resolving issues of ethical and professional conduct;
- All candidates must comply with expected academic performance;
- All candidates may apply for research program leave including personal leave, medical leave, parental leave, and other absences.
- Find information on relevant scholarships and awards;
- Information on changing conditions of candidature (full time/part time loads or internal/external);
- Find information on withdrawing from candidature;
- Find information on termination of candidature.
You can find more information on ANU administrative processes under the Program Management page.