COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 27 September 2021, 10am (AEST)

After Acceptance - Next Steps

Review the HDR Supervision Procedure to learn more about the range of JCU stakeholders involved in supporting you and your candidates

Online and face-to-face resources are available centrally from the Graduate Research School (GRS) and from colleges, centres and institutes to support the HDR candidate beginning their enrolment at JCU:

  • The GRS runs Induction Days for HDR candidates twice per year, generally in March-April and September-October, in both Townsville and Cairns.
  • Orientation or induction sessions should also be organised by each College and held at a time convenient to their HDR candidates.
  • The GRS provides enrolling HDR candidates with a welcome pack of information. This information is increasingly supplied in electronic format on the GRS website and includes a comprehensive Handbook for HDR Candidates.
  • A similar handbook produced by each College may be available – contact your ADRE for details.

Important forms for Advisors and Candidates to complete jointly early in the candidature:

HDR Ambassador Program

HDR candidates arrive at any time of the year, and meeting and inducting them can be challenging. HDR Ambassadors are HDR candidates employed by the Graduate Research School on a casual basis to meet commencing candidates new to JCU and show them around.  Commencing HDR candidates are contacted by an Ambassador (a current HDR candidate) from their campus/College to arrange to meet them when they arrive at JCU for the first time, if they wish.

HDR Events

Invitations are sent via email from Townsville and Cairns GRS staff to events funded by the Student Services and Amenities fee.