HDR 1:1 Consultations

HDR 1:1 Consultations

1:1 Consultations with a HDR Learning Advisor

HDR and MRes candidates can book a 1:1 appointment with their HDR Learning Advisor to discuss thesis writing, conference preparation, grant application, publishing, or any other learning skills issue. These consultations can take place in person on campus or over Skype/Zoom.

To book an appointment, please email your HDR Learning Advisor, or just email hdrlearningskills@mq.edu.au and your Learning Advisor will get back to you. Please include your name, your department, and what you'd like to discuss.

HDR Data Analysis and Statistical Advice Consultations

Statistical advice should be sought early in your candidature to minimise the occurrence of later problems. Advice on data analysis and interpretation is available from MQ's Department of Statistics. This HDR Statistical Consulting Service is available on Wednesdays 10am - 1pm.

Bookings preferred, or just turn up and wait to be seen: Room 609, level 6, 12 Wally's Walk.

To book an appointment or submit a question online, please email A/Prof Peter Petocz
You can also call Peter directly on 9850 9174 (Wednesdays only).

HDR Mentors: Peer Writing Assistant Consultations

The Peer Writing Assistance Program is designed to support MRES and HDR candidates in managing thesis writing and research-related concerns. All peer writing assistants have undergone training for their role and are current PhD candidates at Macquarie.

Peer Writing Assistants function as a ‘friendly audience’ or ‘fresh pair of eyes’ to help you gain new perspective on your writing or research ideas. They facilitate 30 minute one-on-one consultations and can assist with the following:

  • Brainstorm research ideas,
  • Work on an existing outline or chapter draft,
  • Develop effective academic/research skills,
  • Help you refine and strengthen written expression and communication of ideas,
  • Explore strategies around study-related issues such as time/project management and writer's block

These one-on-one consultations are collaborative and involve your active participation. Peer Writing Assistants are not your tutors and will not be able to proofread or edit your work, but they can assist you in developing these skills yourself.

To book an appointment head to MyRDC.

Consultation with a Research Librarian

The Macquarie University library offers a wealth of research support to help you keep up to date in your field, manage your references, and to track the impact of your research.

For additional research support, you are able to book a consultation with your faculty research librarian

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