Preparing for Confirmation of Candidature

Preparing for Confirmation of Candidature

HDR candidates must attend this session at least once during the first 12 months of candidature (full-time equivalent).

Confirmation of Candidature is the first major milestone of a research higher degree.  A full-time PhD candidate is required to prepare a robust project proposal, present a seminar on their proposed thesis work and submit a substantive piece(s) of writing related to the project within the first six to twelve months of candidature.  A full-time Masters by Research candidate should complete the confirmation process within the first four to eight months of candidature, unless this was a requirement of their Graduate Diploma of Research Methods program.

In this workshop, participants will explore the requirements of the Confirmation of Candidature process and learn how to maximise their chances of successfully completing the process in a timely manner.

TownsvilleTuesday 20 March 20189:00am to 11:00amJCU Halls of Residence, Endeavour Room
CairnsTuesday 10 April 20189:00am to 11:00amD3-059
CairnsTuesday 4 September 20189:00am to 11:00amTBA
TownsvilleTuesday 11 September 20189:00am to 11:00amJCU Halls of Residence, Endeavour Room

Registrations open 6 weeks prior to the workshop date via CareerHub.

It is preferable that attendance at this workshop is face to face but if you are unable to attend for a particular reason you may complete the equivalent online module in LearnJCU. The module can be found in the Higher Degree by Research Organisation, for information on how to access the organisation please refer to the Using CareerHub and LearnJCU guide. This module is found in the Candidature Milestones folder in the Organisation.