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Postgraduate Advocacy Service

Postgraduate Advocacy and Policy Officers are experts on Uni policy, and advocate on behalf of Usyd postgrads to improve your rights and research conditions. 

SUPRA Legal Service

SUPRA Legal Service employs solicitors who can assist with a wide range of legal issues, from intellectual property to contracts, as well as visas and migration law.

HDR news

Concessional days are for HDRs too

Concessional days are for HDRs too

HDR students are encouraged to take Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October as concessional leave days. There is no need to apply for or record the leave. This additional two days of leave for 2021 is in response to the stresses created by COVID, and is offered to...

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Difficult conversations with your supervisor

Difficult conversations with your supervisor

Academic relationships can at times be complex. At some point in your candidature your relationship with a supervisor may deteriorate, or your working styles may suddenly not seem compatible. When is the right time to raise your concerns? And how should you raise...

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Thinking about a future outside of academia?

Thinking about a future outside of academia?

Many HDR students – at one point or another in their degree – think about, and plan for, careers outside of the academy. Below are some things to think about when planning a career outside of academia. Shift your project to include areas of interest to other...

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Philament journal

We support Philament, a journal of innovative scholarship by postgrad researchers and early-career academics.

Supervisor of the Year

Our annual Supervisor of the Year Awards recognise outstanding postgraduate research supervisors.

HDR Grad Post

We publish quarterly HDR editions of our newsletter, Grad Post. Read the latest edition here, and browse past editions.

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