Higher Degree by Research (HDR) skills and resources
Studying as a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student requires a range of skills beyond those mastered during an undergraduate degree.
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More workshops for HDR students
HDR skills have a strong focus on research and research-specific writing. They include working with your supervisor, presenting to academic audiences, thesis writing and writing candidacy proposals.
Research requires a specific set of skills that can be new to HDR students. It's important to take the time to understand how to prepare your candidacy proposal, a major step in your research degree. Also, what's it like to actually be a researcher? How do you work with a supervisor? You also want to make sure that you are effective in presenting your research to academic audiences in both written and presentation forms.
Curtin and our partners offer a range of services to HDR students. Check out the downloadable resources and workshops available on this page.
Download our HDR study guides below.
- Presenting to an academic audience
- Becoming a researcher
- Writing a research proposal
- Student-supervisor relationship
- Reader-friendly writing for research
- Scholarly writing
- Literature reviews for research students
The Learning Centre offers a range of workshops to improve your academic skills.Check for upcoming workshops