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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 faculties.

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

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Scholarship supports teacher’s next step

While working as a teacher Sarah Booth was disappointed with how many schools taught Aboriginal History, so she decided to go back to university to do something about it.

Marziya Mohammedali’s project Re-fugue at Spectrum Project Space looks at how local creative practitioners use their art to engage in social justice campaigns. Thumbnail

Refugees: Social justice through art

An artist-in-residency project is calling for members of the public to contribute their own ideas about asylum seeker detention.

Eileen Whitehead will graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy one week shy of her 74th birthday. Thumbnail

Age no barrier to learning

It’s never too late to follow your dreams. Just ask Eileen Whitehead, who will soon graduate from ECU with a Doctor of Philosophy just a week shy of her 74th birthday.

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