Research Higher Degree Students
Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre is the primary focus of research and research training at The Wollotuka Institute and will provide students with the cultural, personal and research support required enabling them to complete their research higher degrees.
Umulliko can also provide a high standard of thesis supervision. If you have any queries about supervision arrangements you should contact the Research Coordinator, Maree Gruppetta
Umulliko also provides a range of material resources such as financial support, study rooms, professional development workshops, conference attendance support, and statistical support. Specific information about these resources is regularly updated on this website. Please contact the Executive Officer, Luke Halvorsen for further information.
All RHD candidates have access to $1500 per year (full-time equivalent study). The total amount available over the life of the candidature is as follows:
- $5250 - PhD (3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
$3000 - MPhil (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
Unspent monies each year are 'rolled-over' during the period of candidature.
RHD candidates must apply for access to financial support, which may be used for:
- Free laptops: As of 2008 RHD candidates will be provided with a free laptop in addition to their $1500 per annum (pro rata)
- Computer software
- Conference registration and associated costs in presenting a conference paper
- Conducting fieldwork
- Reimbursement for essential research books
- Miscellaneous research costs
- Thesis printing and binding
Yuranna Research Study Centre
The Yuranna (Awabakal word meaning "to grow") Centre is located in the Birabahn Building on the Callaghan Campus of the University. RHD students enrolled with The Wollotuka Institute have access to the various Indigenous resources located in the Yuranna Room such as books, videos, manuscripts, journals etc. The room also has computer facilities, wireless internet access for laptops and photocopying facilities. Please contact the Yuranna Coordinator regarding borrowing of resources and use of facilities.
Research Seminars and Professional Development Workshops
Umulliko runs a series of research seminars and public lectures that RHD candidates are warmly encouraged to attend. Also, each year Umulliko runs professional development workshops specifically designed to assist RHD candidates to develop their research and thesis writing skills.
Students will be updated via emails and newsletters regarding these seminars and workshops.
Indigenous Research Manual
An on-line guide for Indigenous researchers and research administrators has also been developed to assist with general research needs - http://www.newcastle.edu.au/wollotuka/research/indigenous-research-manual.html