HDR staff news

HDR Update

The Higher Degrees by Research Information Update is a publication providing staff with relevant and timely information about issues relating to higher degree administrative processes.

Now Open – Annual Progress Reports 2016

Posted 1 February & updated 15 February 2016

The 2016 APR round has opened today 15 February and closes at midnight on 31 March 2016.  HDR Students will have been sent an email notification providing login information.  Students and HDR Supervisors will find up-to-date information on the Annual Progress Reports page.  Students should pay particular attention to the FAQs section on this page.


Launch of new HDR Student Consumables Allowance Process

Posted 4 June 2015

The new process surrounding changes to the administration of the HDR Student Consumables Allowance is now being rolled out. Students who achieve candidacy on or after 1 July 2015 will be the first batch of students to utilise Concur – the new tool for student consumable reimbursement.  Guidelines for supervisors surrounding this new process, along with the list of reimbursable items are available on the staff policies, procedure and guidelines page under the section “Essential facilities”.  Students who achieve candidacy before 1st July 2015 will continue to claim reimbursement using the same process until otherwise advised.

An updated candidacy form accompanies this new process, and is available on the student forms page.  Supervisors should familiarise themselves with the new form, particularly with Appendix A. Please discard any old copies of candidacy forms you may have saved.


HDR Student Consumables Allowance – The new process

Posted 22 April, 2015

As most staff are aware, there have been proposed changes to the way HDR consumable funding will be administered.  This process has been developed with Financial Operations and has incorporated feedback from the Faculty Business Managers and a number of staff across the University.

Q & A Session – HDR Student Consumables Allowance

The Graduate Research School and Financial Operations held an information session on the 17 April 2015 to provide a summary of the proposed changes and offered supervisors an opportunity to pose relevant questions.  A summary of the session can be downloaded below:

Any further updates surrounding the HDR Student Consumables Allowance will be published here.