During your research
Postgraduate research and training
We are committed to the personal and professional development of our postgraduate researchers, and enabling them to complete their research on time, achieve academic outputs and achieve their employment aspirations.
Duration of study
As a postgraduate researcher, you will be expected to submit your thesis within the standard period of study for your programme.
To help you complete your studies within the specified timeframe, your attendance and your progress with your studies will be monitored.
The transfer assessment is intended to identify whether you and your project have the potential for research at doctoral level and whether completing the thesis within the standard period of study is a reasonable expectation.
Leaving your research due to a change in circumstances
If your circumstances change and you need to leave the University or you are judged too ill to continue, there are processes in place to deal with these situations.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Procedure
If you aren’t making satisfactory progress, your School may initiate the unsatisfactory academic progress procedure (UAPP) which involves setting objectives to help you move forward.
While you are studying
A postgraduate research degree is a serious undertaking and requires a high level of commitment.
Absences, suspensions and extensions of your research
If you are unable to study or believe your progress is being significantly disrupted then you must let your school know immediately.