New candidates in research degrees must complete two Commencement Programs in their first year of study: a University-wide introduction called the “Central Commencement Program” (CCP), and a Faculty-specific “Faculty Commencement Program” (FCP). MRes students have a separate CCP.
For International Students, additional Orientation programs are run to help get you acquainted with studying in Australia and life at Macquarie.
Central Commencement Programs
CCPs run in Semesters 1 and 2. Candidates can also access the CCP online by logging in with iLearn and entering the enrolment key hdrccp. If you complete the CCP online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line CCP Completed and provide your name and student number. For additional info, you can view the HDR CCP program and download the CCP Presentation.
Faculty Commencement Program
Faculty programs run separately from the CCP and vary by faculty, involving a face-to-face or online program. Most are run twice a year.
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts Commencement Program for PhD and MPhil provides a welcome to new research students and those who have not had the opportunity to attended previous orientations. You will be introduced to the services available to you within the Faculty of Arts and the HDR directors, as well as having a chance to mingle with fellow candidates from across the University. Download the program here.
For BPhil/MRes Students, the Faculty of Arts hosts a ‘welcome’ to introduce you to both academic and administrative services, giving you a chance to meet your fellow candidates. The next welcome is scheduled for February 2017.
Faculty of Business and Economics
Commencement Day is a series of workshops and training sessions provided to give you and your supervisors important skills and information. It is also an opportunity to meet students and staff in a friendly environment. All new candidates must attend, while current HDR candidates and supervisors are encouraged to come along. MRes students will be notified by email as to the workshops they must attend.
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
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Faculty of Human Sciences
The Faculty of Human Science’s FCP can be completed in person or online and introduces candidates to key faculty, department and university staff. If you are unable to attend in person, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the login and key to access iLearn. MRes students will be contacted with invitations to the MRes FCP.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Commencement Program is a half-day event that introduces candidates to all faculty-specific info and resources, including OH&S requirements and how to obtain ethics clearance for your research. If you are unable to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each department has its own induction program to help introduce you to your research colleagues, as well as key staff and resources that will assist you in your research. Please contact your department directly to arrange your induction.
Orientation programs provide students with valuable information in settling in Australia. New students have an opportunity to meet with other international research students and share their research project and interests with one another over morning tea. Six sessions of Orientation are held throughout the year.
Higher Degree Research Office
Research HUB - Building C5C (East), Level 3
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: +61 2 9850 7987