Annual Progress Report

Annual Progress Report

The Annual Progress Report is an important and formal tool for the University and its Faculties to monitor and evaluate each research candidate's progress. Participation in the APR process and completion of the Report is a mandatory requirement of higher degree research candidature. MRes candidates are not required to complete a report.

The process provides an opportunity for the candidate and supervisor(s) to critically reflect on the progress in the candidate's research program during the current year and on intended research directions in the year ahead so as to ensure a quality and timely completion of the research program.

The recommendation of progress made by the supervisor is reviewed and noted by the Head of Department and Faculty Associate Dean (Research). A recommendation of satisfactory progress will enable the research degree enrolment and any scholarship funding to continue, subject to expiry date.

Who needs to complete the Annual Progress Report?

You do not need to complete the Annual Progress Report if any of the following apply:

  • You enrolled after 31 July 2020
  • You have been on a continuous Leave of Absence since 1 January 2020
  • You submitted your thesis to OHDRTP on or before 18 September 2020
  • You notified the University of your complete withdrawal from your degree on or before 18 September 2020

Failure to complete the APR may result in a departmental review, including the suspension of scholarship. This is outlined in the HDR and MRes Termination of Candidature policy. If you are unable to submit by the due date or are unable to submit online, you must contact your Faculty HDR Manager and the OHDRTP immediately.

Complete my Annual Progress Report

The 2020 Annual Progress Report opens on 18 September.

Before completing your report, you should arrange a mutually convenient time with your Principal/Acting Supervisor to review your progress during the past year and to discuss the progression plan for work to be completed in the next twelve months. The APR questions are available for review in a Word and PDF format.

To complete your report, log into the 2020 Annual Progress Report using your Student ID (E.g. 40123456) to access the system. If you experience any difficulty with login issues, please contact IT Help Desk directly on 02 9850 4357.

For further information about how to complete your report, including a list of deadlines, please refer to the Annual Progress Report's Instructions and FAQs.

Confidential Feedback

In some instances, you may be experiencing issues that you do not wish to include in your APR, or discuss with either your supervisor(s) or Faculty Associate Dean (HDR). If this is the case, you can request a confidential appointment with your Faculty HDR Manager, or Academic Director HDR, Professor Jennifer Cornish or Pro-Vice Chancellor HDRTP, Professor Simon Handley.

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