Resources for Current Ph.D. & M.Sc. Students
For both current and newly enrolling students, this page provides orientation information on the issue of keys and building access, sharing a laboratory, allocation of work space, the role of the laboratory manager, meeting with your supervisor, part-time teaching, gaining approval for conference travel. The Who's Who will guide you to the right people to ask for help. A searchable School Directory in the School and Staff section covers School administration, committees, funding, purchasing etc.
You can download the UNSW Guidelines for the Supervision of Postgraduate Research. This clearly states the general goals of postgraduate research and the responsibilities of the University, supervisors and students. Good practice guidlelines for various stages of higher (research) degree candidature are also given here.
Our research infrastructure comprises workshops, a store, a library and computer rooms. Specialised units within the School provide spectroscopic, crystallographic and analytical services. All newly arrived research students take a laboratory safety course. See the Research Section.
Services provided by the Universityinclude finding accommodation, counselling, English language tuition, and a dial-up service that allows you to access the internet and receive your email at home.
Completing a research degree typically takes two to four years depending on the level of your program and you own work pace. To help you complete near the minimum time we have adopted procedures to monitor your progress. Regular reviews determine whether you may proceed to the next stage of your project. If not, your program may be modified to assist you. We can also help resolve interpersonal difficulties with colleagues or supervisors.
An important stage of candidature is thesis preparation and examination. Information is provided here to assist students to write their theses and to comply with the formal UNSW requirements for thesis submission, examination and correction.
There is an occasional need to complete a form for graduate student administration. Some of these are now available as downloadable documents that can be printed and submitted.
The upcoming colloquia for postgraduate students is advertised here.