At the University of Melbourne, all research students are encouraged to make an oral presentation of their research in an open forum during each year of their candidature. You may present at the Graduate Seminar Series administered by the Culture and Communication Graduate Committee (CCGS) or at the School's twice yearly Work in Progress Days.
Two presentations are mandatory for Research Higher Degrees (RHD) candidates:
- Students approaching confirmation of their Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) candidature or their MA Formal Review are required by the University to present their work in an open school forum
- The University also requires RHD candidates nearing completion to present at a completion seminar in the three months prior to submission for MA candidates, or six months prior for Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) candidates
RHD candidates are also encouraged to present at external conferences or seminars, though these cannot meet the requirements of the mandatory presentations listed above.