UON Graduate Research facilitates opportunities for research engagement between organisations and PhD candidates. These engagements provide mutual benefit through sharing and exchange of knowledge, skills and experience.
Such projects enhance PhD candidates’ employability through experiencing current organisational practice, developing professional networks and applying research and professional transferable skills in a non-academic context.
There are two specific engagement programs managed by UON Graduate Research - COLLABORATE and UNITE - which are detailed below. In addition the University invites organisations to provide internships through the APR Internship program - details on this initiative are also included below.
COLLABORATE projects involve small teams of PhD candidates from different disciplines working together with a facilitator on an issue identified by the partner organisation.
Projects run over 8 weeks and candidates are based on the University campus.
UNITE internships involve one or more PhD candidates completing a specific project designed with the partner organisation.
Internships range from 4 to 12 weeks and candidates will normally be based at the partner organisation’s premises.
Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern is Australia’s only all sector—all discipline PhD internship program, transforming Australian businesses through university research collaborations.