Pro-Vice Chancellor's (HDR) Welcome & Central Commencement Program

Pro-Vice Chancellor's (HDR) Welcome & Central Commencement Program

Research makes a university and Higher Degree Research is the backbone of university research.

I hope that your time at Macquarie will not only be academically successful but also personally happy and positive. Join me, together with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and HDR staff for a Welcome event with introduction to key things regarding the commencement of your research candidature, and to meet other commencing HDR candidates from Australia and around the world.

Prof. Nick Mansfield
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Higher Degree Research Training and Partnerships


Pro-Vice Chancellor's (HDR) Welcome

Formerly entitled 'Dean's Welcome'

Semester Two 2019: 

Monday 15 July, 2019
Australian Hearing Hub Lecture Theatre, Level 1
16 University Avenue, Macquarie University NSW 2109

10:15am - 2pm/

Invitations for the Semester Two 2019 Dean's Welcome will be issued via student emails from mid-June to new BPhil, MRes and HDR candidates.

Registrations are essential. If you would like further information or have not received your invitation  by mid-June please email


Central Commencement Program

The Central Commencement Program (CCP) is a compulsory program for all PhD, MPhil and MRes Year 2 and is completed online. Details of the two CCP programs are below.

Master of Research Central Commencement Program

The MRes CCP iLearn page is currently under construction.Information will be available shortly. Please do not complete the HDR CCP in the interim.

Higher Degree Research Central Commencement Program

The HDR CCP Online is currently available. You need to be an enrolled HDR Candidate to access the iLearn Unit.

To complete the CCP Online:

  1. Click on the following link: Central Commencement Program Online For HDR Candidates
  2. Enter your student OneID username (MQ followed by your student number, eg. MQ12345678) and password to log in to iLearn.
  3. Enter the enrolment key hdrccp.
  4. Once enrolled, you can access the CCP Online at any time through the Online Units link on the Student Portal of the Macquarie University website.

If you have forgotten your OneID password or are having difficulties login on to iLearn, please contact:

Tel: (02) 9850 HELP (4357) or Freecall: 1800 063 191

If you have any questions relating to the CCP online program please email

Contact Us

If you have any questions related to the Online CCP or the Dean's Welcome, please email the Central Commencement Program team via

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