Support for higher degree by research candidates

Find help to manage your HDR candidature, apply for projects and ethical clearance, develop your skills and employability, and more.

Manage your candidature

Visit my.UQ’s HDR web pages to access information and advice about:

  • getting started and accepting your offer
  • managing your candidature, including changes, progress reviews and progress reports
  • thesis preparation, submission and examination
  • scholarships and fees
  • careers and employability
  • UQ Library support.

Alternatively, visit the UQ Graduate School website.

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Career Development Framework

The UQ Graduate School Career Development Framework offers opportunities to foster and improve skills that are intrinsic to your research degree, such as critical thinking, project management, analytical skills and technical skills.

The Framework helps you to prepare for your career with a range of free workshops and other activities that focus on research, transferable and professional skills.

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Three Minute Thesis competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by UQ.

Participate in the competition to develop your academic, presentation and research communication skills.

You’ll learn how to effectively explain your research in three minutes using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience and get to know other HDR candidates and talk about your research.

Competition winners may go on to represent UQ at national and international 3MT competitions, which provide valuable networking and professional development opportunities.

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School Researchers Society

The School Researchers Society is a researcher-focused, non-profit associated body of the UQU.

We’re here to support you through the various stages your HDR candidature, and aim to:

  • promote agricultural and food science among UQ students
  • gather to socialise and learn from each other
  • strengthen the research and social support system for St Lucia research students
  • unite School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability HDR candidates across UQ St Lucia and UQ Gatton campuses by sharing common activities with the UQ Agriculture Postgraduate Association.

Students and postdoctoral researchers are also welcome to join.

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