Effective supervision is a key element in the success and learning experience for higher degree by research students.
The Office of Graduate Research respects the expertise of HDR supervisors at Flinders. This webpage is a resource is to assist you in the important role you undertake for Flinders University HDR students. The University is required to have a Register of HDR Supervisors and a HDR Supervisor Development Program to ensure a high-quality, authentic and engaged supervisory experience for our higher degree by research students.
Find out more about how to become a registered HDR Supervisor at Flinders University.
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HDR supervision is a rewarding, regulated and complex environment. Flinders University policy and processes regarding research supervision follow national standards of good practice in supervising students. Supervisors are required to provide intellectual support, procedural guidance and broader pastoral support. To ensure all of these aspects are met, supervisors are expected to provide the following:
To learn more about the Office of Graduate Research, why not complete STEP 27: What does the Office of Graduate Research do? (5 HDR Supervisor Development Program points).
The following documents may be useful as conversations starters or resources for supervision meetings.
The majority of your candidature management administration can be actioned via Inspire. Learn more about Inspire and access the quick reference guides. Students use Inspire to submit degree management forms for your recommendation, assess their research skills, plan their research training and book into available training courses and for the examination of their thesis.
You can use Inspire to view your Register of HDR Supervisor record and HDR Supervisor Development Program points and training compliance expiry.
The HDR Admissions Team in the Office of Graduate Research will help you and your prospective HDR student from enquiry through to admission.
Study HDR - DOMESTIC and Study HDR - INTERNATIONAL web sections support prospective students to:
**If you want to establish a scholarship for your student funded from your research grant, use the Scholarship Opportunity Service One request.
Prospective applicants should use an enquiry form at the bottom of any HDR course information page, to request support or more information.
You can contact the team with any questions at: HDR.Admissions@flinders.edu.au
Students commence a HDR with different levels of skills, experience and knowledge and may need to undertake some development activities such as online learning, workshops or discussion groups to successfully complete their HDR and pursue their aspirations. The HDR Development Team in the Office of Graduate Research will help your student with all their professional development needs via the Research and Employability Skills Training (REST) program. We have also developed the Doctoral Graduate Attributes which describe the skillsets that HDRs will need to develop throughout their candidature.
To find out more go to the HDR Development webpage. You can email the team at: HDR.Development@flinders.edu.au.
Students can gain valuable skills and connections by engaging with industry. Engagement with industry can include internships of at least 3 months FTE either paid or unpaid, industry scholarships and/or industry supervision.
To find out more go to the HDR Student Industry Engagement for Supervisors webpage.
The HDR Progression Team in the Office of Graduate Research will help you and your HDR student throughout their candidature.
To find out more go to the Progression and Milestones and Degree Management webpages. You can email the team at: HDR.Progression@flinders.edu.au.
The HDR Examinations Team in the Office of Graduate Research will help you and your HDR student throughout their examination and completion process.
To find out more go to the HDR examinations and completions webpage. You can email the team at: HDR.Exams@flinders.edu.au.
Useful forms, templates and policy and procedure references for the Examination of HDR students
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