At UNSW Medicine, we provide Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates with training in academic and professional skills to prepare them for their future careers. As a HDR candidate, your training will balance key theoretical aspects with practical hands-on skills crucial for your success in the workplace. 

UNSW Medicine provides a peer mentoring program to support first-year higher degree research candidates from the first steps in the candidature to the confirmation review. Whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, learn how our mentoring program can benefit you. 

3 Minute Thesis Competition

All researchers require a number of critical skills. Most importantly, you must be able to communicate your work and present its importance to different audiences. The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition allows you to demonstrate both skills simultaneously.  

In the lead up to the UNSW 3MT competition, your school and the Faculty run 3MT heats from June to August every year. We recommend that you take part in the 3 Minute Thesis Development Series: Webinar & Workshops to prepare your 3MT presentation. 

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Industry Programs Designed for Your Future

As a UNSW Medicine HDR candidate, you'll have access to a range of industry programs to strengthen your industry interactions, support your research and prepare you for your future career. The Industry Programs include iPhD, APR Intern and IMNIS Mentoring Program. Contact us to find out how to apply. 

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Other Helpful Resources

HDR Extend, developed by the Researcher Development Unit, is a resource for you to navigate your higher degree by research candidature at UNSW and your career options upon completion.

UNSW Library Research consultations connect researchers with the information and skills required to support their research, answer specific research queries, locate information tools and develop research strategies tailored to individual or group needs.

Stats Central provides free consulting services to HDR candidates. They can offer advice on the design of your study and provide information on short courses and monthly seminars.

The Learning Centre offers academic skills support to all UNSW HDR candidates.