Graduate research students

MGSE seeks to provide the best possible support for its research students. Research student advice and resources are coordinated through the graduate research team within the Melbourne Education Research Institute (MERI).

Located on Level 9, 100 Leicester Street, MERI can assist current research students with a range of enquiries, including progress reports, ethics applications, financial support and examination processes.

MERI Research LMS Community

Resources, events and announcements for research students are available through the MERI Research Community site on the University's Learning Management System (LMS).

Navigating yourself

The Map for the PhD Student provides a visual overview of the key stages of candidature for research degrees.

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the handbooks and guidelines that relate to your particular program. See also the information on Human Ethics Clearance and the Examination Process that relates specifically to Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) students.

University resources for research students

Key dates

Download the 2018 MERI calendar to stay up-to-date with submission deadlines, upcoming seminars, available scholarships and admission dates.

Workstation access

MGSE offers a limited number of designated workstations with a desktop computer for graduate research students. Contact mgse-research@unimelb.edu.au to request access to a workstation.

MERI Funding for research students

Research students presenting a paper at a conference or conducting fieldwork directly related to their thesis may apply for financial assistance through MERI (subject to conditions). Contact mgse-research@unimelb.edu.au for more information.

Academic skills

Academic Skills offers excellent resources for local and international graduate students on researching and writing academic texts and giving oral presentations. Visit the Academic Skills website to find out more about their workshops, courses, individual tutorial services and guidelines.

Useful blogs

Study space

If you are writing a thesis and would like access to a study space we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please register your interest in accessing a space by writing to mgse-research@unimelb.edu.au and we will be back in touch with you about times and days that are available. We endeavour, where possible, to locate students in working spaces close to the offices of their supervisors.

Social media advice

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