Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures are essential in governing effective facilities, collaboration and resources to enable high quality research. All candidates must be familiar with the policies related to their degree of study.

At a minimum, you are advised to read the Code of Practice for Higher Degree by Research Candidature carefully. The Code sets out the responsibilities of all HDR candidates. It also sets out the obligations of the university, Faculties and supervisors. You should also be aware of the Rules Governing Higher Degrees by Research.

These key policies, as well as relevant guidelines and HDR forms, are available on the Forms, Guidelines and Policies page.

You will also find the relevant policy, procedure or guideline for a particular topic by searching the HDR FAQs page.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.