The University of Newcastle, Australia

About UON Graduate Research

UON Graduate Research is the university team responsible for the administration of higher degree by research (HDR) candidature, from application to thesis examination.

Almost 2000 students are currently undertaking a Higher Degree by Research at UON. For each student, we are here to:

  • Offer research training workshops and seminars
  • Assist in understanding the University’s rules, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the confirmation process
  • Review progress reports with a neutral view
  • Communicate new opportunities, changes to legislation that impact your candidature and general HDR related information
  • Manage changes to candidature and associated scholarship funding
  • Manage the thesis submission and examination processes
  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives

To find out more about these services, please see our Current Students pages.

For future students, we aim to make the application process as smooth as possible and to answer any query you may have along the way.

Please be advised that the HDR FAQs have been developed to answer common queries from future and current students.


Enquiries

You can contact us by email, telephone or by post. Or visit us in person.

E: graduate-research@newcastle.edu.au
T: +61 2 4921 6537

Mailing address:

UON Graduate Research
NIER Block C Room G30
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW, 2308
AUSTRALIA


Visit us

UON Graduate Research is located on the ground floor of Block C at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER). NIER is located at 70 Vale Street, Shortland (between the Callaghan Campus and the Shortland Waters Golf Club), or Grid Reference K2 on the University Callaghan Campus Map.


HDR Matters Newsletter

The HDR Matters e-newsletter is produced periodically to provide Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, supervisors and administrators with important news and updates.

This includes details of upcoming events and opportunities for HDR students and supervisors, information on any changes to policies or procedures that affect HDR candidature, and tips and general information for students and supervisors.

Please take the time to read the e-newsletter and share the information with others.

If there is anything that you would like to be included in a subsequent edition of ‘HDR Matters’ please email Sherelle Charge.

Read previous issues


Complaints

Your Principal Supervisor is your key contact throughout your degree. They will provide guidance on all aspects of your research, including on resolving any issues that may impede your progress.

However, you are welcome to discuss any of your concerns with staff at UON Graduate Research, your Head of School, HDR Coordinator or Assistant Dean Research Training at any time. Should we not be able to resolve your concerns you may access the University complaints process.

A student complaint may flow from any aspect of a student's educational experience at the University which is considered unfair, unjust or unreasonable.