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.
At the core of the service are our SOAR Ambassadors. These higher degree by research students offer one-to-one appointments and group workshops on a variety of topics to support you through your research journey.
You can meet with Ambassadors in our SOAR Centre for one-to-one support, or in group workshops. Ambassadors are also available for a chat about anything to do with your research or student experience.
Planning for your careerIt’s important to consider life beyond your research degree early in your candidature. As graduate research leads to a range of career outcomes, it's essential to develop useful workplace skills.
Ambassadors can provide you with support:
- using career guidance software;
- building your career development plan; and
- attending career workshops.
SOAR sessionsSOAR sessions are group workshops on a variety of topics relating to your research journey. During these sessions Ambassadors share their own experiences and you are encouraged to join in by asking questions and sharing your own knowledge.
More about our SOAR sessions