An overview of next steps once you have been accepted into a research program in the Faculty of Arts.
Welcome and Orientation
Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Orientation Welcome
Each year, the Faculty of Arts invites commencing graduate research students to an Orientation Welcome Session. At this session you'll meet other commencing research students, current students, and staff; learn about PhD coursework, enrolment, the research student experience, and more; and enjoy refreshments before visiting your academic schools.
For more information regarding the 2018 session, please visit the Graduate Orientation: Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences web page.
All commencing PhD and Master by Research students are required to attend the mandatory Enrolment Induction, which is the last step to finalise course enrolment.
Please keep an eye out for the registration information that will be sent along with the confirmation of enrolment email.
The Enrolment Induction sessions will be held throughout the week of 19 February 2018.
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE)
For information about upcoming orientation events please visit the Melbourne CSHE Graduate Researchers Orientation web page.
Melbourne CSHE offers an on-line program Postgraduate Essentials. This award-winning course provides newly enrolled PhD and research Masters candidates with practical information and skills for their research studies, and opportunities to network with their peers and university experts.
The cohort of Strategies for a Successful Start begins in early January each year. Current PhD and research Masters Candidates can register on the Melbourne CSHE Graduate Research ePortfolio web page to participate. Check this website for updates to course enrolment times throughout the year.
Postgraduate Essentials: Strategies for a Successful Start contains 6 modules, each live for 2 weeks:
- Starting your PhD
- Getting organised
- Working with your supervisor
- Searching the literature
- Writing a literature review
- Preparing for confirmation