What is the Confirmation Year ?
The University of Newcastle requires Research Higher Degree candidates to undertake confirmation within twelve months of commencement of candidature on a full-time basis (or part-time equivalent).
The purpose of confirmation is to support candidates in the early stages of their candidature. The process will allow candidates to receive objective confirmation that their research direction is sound. Any difficulties that might impede successful completion can be identified and remedied. The process also encourages candidates to start writing, which many find difficult early in their candidature.