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Overview

ECU’s Graduate Research School works to enhance the quality of the research experience and culture for research master and doctoral candidates, their supervisors and schools.

We provide a variety of support and development services, including face-to-face and online training, seminars, academic events and social activities.

Research journey

The research journey web pages will guide you through the many steps from your initial enrolment until you have completed your research degree. These pages provide information for research students, supervisors and research support staff.

The stages of the research journey include:

  • Provisional candidature;
  • Confirmation of candidature;
  • Undertaking  your research;
  • Writing and presenting your research;
  • Thesis examination; and
  • Graduation

SOAR Centre

Part of the Graduate Research School, our SOAR Centre (Support – Opportunities – Advice – Resources) is a free, peer-to-peer service open to all higher degree by research and honours students.

We provide support and information with a focus on research skills training and career development.

Our services include:

  • peer-to-peer appointments for research skills development and support;
  • access and assistance with career guidance software;
  • help for building your career development plan; and
  • interactive workshops

Research training and resources

In addition to the training, resources and consultation services provided by your faculty and school, the Graduate Research School offers cross-discipline training and resources to all higher degree by research candidates and honours students.

This includes:

  • interactive workshops;
  • online research training courses;
  • research software; and
  • database access to eBooks, journals and theses

News & events

Magdalena Prize for Feminist Research 2017 - Call for applications

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Magdalena Prize for Feminist Research has been established to recognise excellence in students who have undertaken feminist PhD research at Edith Cowan University. The prize of $1500 will be awarded to the student determined by the Selection Committee to have submitted the best feminist PhD thesis in a given time period.

GET TO WALK!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tina Askam explores how walking instead of sitting increases productivity, creative thinking and ideation amongst many other health benefits.

3MT winner top of the class

Monday, 23 October 2017

Improving how we teach very young children, the design of wheelchairs and ‘eccentric’ exercise were all topics covered in the Three Minute Thesis competition held as part of Research Week 2017.

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