Research Students (RHD)
The Faculty staff view RHD students as being a most important link between this University and the world, ensuring quality staff, faculities and programs are in place to support the researchers of tomorrow. The Faculty also has a summer program to provide Undergraduate students with experience of working with well-established researchers in high quality research environments.
The introductory message from the Assistant Dean (Research Training) provides an overview of many aspects of being a Research student in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.
A research degree is a demanding undertaking that will take a number of years to complete. It is likely to involve extended hours to absorb and digest vast amounts of existing information, to develop new data or ideas and, with the assistance of your supervisor, to distil these into a well-structured and clearly written thesis. There are also likely to be new opportunities for interaction with other researchers and people who are established in their professions.
Why should you embark on such a program?
It is a unique opportunity to learn new skills, develop problem-solving abilities and make a demonstrable contribution to new knowledge. It is the recognised qualification for a career in academia and will also open doors to new career paths in the public and private sectors.
As a successful Master or Doctoral graduate, you will have overcome the obstacles, persevered with the research, mastered new skills and convinced a group of your peers that the contribution to knowledge submitted as your thesis is worthy of the award of a higher degree. The end result is an overwhelming feeling of great accomplishment.
Please find below a list of useful resources to download. Other resources can be found on the FSCIT RHD students Blackboard site (see link below).
- FSCIT RHD Conference Guidelines
- FSCIT RHD Conference Application Form
- FSCIT Outstanding Awards Guidelines
- FSCIT Outstanding Awards Application Form
- FSCIT RHD STUDENTS Blackboard site
- FSCIT STUDENT GUIDE Blackboard site