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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

2017 Magdalena Prize for Feminist Research

Wednesday, 06 September 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.

Connect with Culture at ECU Research Week 2017

Thursday, 31 August 2017

This September, ECU will host the 9th annual Research Week, with an exciting line-up of events showcasing the amazing research culture at the University. Visit ECU’s Mount Lawley campus for an opportunity to connect with researchers in Education, Media, and Creative and Performing Arts.

Connect with the Big Picture at ECU Research Week 2017

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Connections and collaborations are essential to the development of research that makes a real difference to the world around us.

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