Orientation and Induction

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 researchers to an Orientation Welcome Session. At this session you'll meet other commencing graduate researchers, current graduate researchers, and staff; learn about PhD Coursework component, enrolment and variations to candidature, the research student experience, and more; and enjoy refreshments before visiting your academic schools.

Please note that all commencing graduate researchers are required to attend the Orientation session, in order to finalise course enrolment. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Graduate Research Office.

Location: TBC

Date/Time: TBC

Registration Link: TBC

School visits and local induction will take place after.

Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE)

Melbourne CSHE offers a University-wide Orientation and an on-line program Postgraduate Essentials.

For more information on the Orientation, please see Graduate Researchers Orientation.

The Postgraduate Essentials course provides newly enrolled Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters (MA) graduate researchers 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 MA graduate researchers can register on the Melbourne CSHE Grad Space web page to participate. Grad Space is an online community for graduate research, providing online courses, information and resources for all stages of candidature. 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

To learn more, please visit the Melbourne CSHE Grad Space web page.