Policies, Rules and Guidelines
Research Higher Degree candidates have a responsibility to read, understand and respect the University policies which relate to their candidature.
The key policies and rules are:
Code of Practice for Research Higher Degree Candidature
This code forms the basis for the provision of support and services to RHD candidates. It defines the rights and responsibilities of all parties in our research endeavours. The code should be referenced often to monitor the provision of services and the fulfilment of responsibilities of individuals. It also provides a guide to a candidate's responsibilities to the University and to those involved in their research.
Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
The purpose of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research is to guide institutions and researchers in responsible research practices. In describing good practice, this code promotes integrity in research for researchers and explains what is expected of researchers by the community. In providing advice on how to manage departures from best practice, this code assists researchers, administrators and the community in this important matter.
Rules Governing Research Higher Degrees
The Rules Governing Research Higher Degrees apply to both the Master Degrees by Research and the Doctoral Degrees by Research. They should be read in conjunction with the relevant degree schedules.
Student Academic Integrity Policy
Candidates should be aware that academic integrity, honesty and a respect for knowledge and truth are fundamental to the University and should read the Student Academic Integrity Policy and the Academic Integrity web site.
Other Key Policies and Guidelines
The Research Higher Degree Candidates' Guide provides information on all aspects of RHD candidature, including confirmation, progression, supervision and examination. There are also a number of other policies and guidelines relevant to RHD students, which are listed below.
- Enrolment Terms and Conditions
- Confirmation Year Requirements
- Intellectual Property Policy
- Intellectual Property Procedure
- Thesis Copyright
- Ethics Clearances
- Research Higher Degree Candidates Guide
- Thesis Examination Guidelines
- Guidelines for Resourcing RHD Candidates
- RHD Scholarship Guidelines 2013
When you submit an application to the University you are required to agree to comply with the rules, policies and by-laws of the University of Newcastle. The Policy@Newcastle website provides access to the legislation, rules, policies and procedures which constitute the University's Policy Library.