HDR resources and support

The Griffith Graduate Research School (GGRS) provides a number of resources, policies, guidelines and manuals to assist HDR candidates throughout their research degree.

Thesis editing

Professional editing can help you avoid that dreaded typo within your thesis. Find out everything you need to know about engaging a professional editor.

Candidate Representative Consultative Committee

The HDR Candidate Representative Consultative Committee provides the University with valuable feedback on the HDR experience here at Griffith. Your HDR Convenor can put you in touch with your local representative.

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Facilities and support

All HDR Candidates at Griffith have access to physical and financial support to undertake their research.  Desk space, printing, software… we’ve got you covered. Learn more

HDR candidate centre

Our self-help centre will walk you through myGriffith and everything you need to know about managing your candidature online.

Policies, guidelines, manuals

Griffith has a range of policies to support HDR candidature for example; program requirements, intellectual property, copyright, ethics and publication.

Consult with a library specialist

The Griffith Library team have a comprehensive range of support services to assist HDR candidates with their research specific information needs, including training workshops, strategic publishing advice, and consultations with a discipline Librarian.

Book a specialist consultation with a discipline Librarian.

Indigenous Research Unit

The Indigenous Research Unit works in collaboration with GUMURRII to identify research activities and create opportunities for the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR cohort.


International English HELP

Griffith International offers consultations with an academic language specialist, workshops and lots of self-help resources you can work through in your own time.

Student services

At Griffith we offer students and staff a range of helpful services, from access for students with disabilities, counselling and chaplaincy, to budgeting and health services. These services are confidential, professional and are no cost to students, and reflect the diversity of our shared learning community.

International student advisors

Our team of International Student Advisors offer personal support, advice and information on issues that can affect your life in Australia and your studies at Griffith. If you have any problems or concerns and you are not sure who you should speak with, contact one of our friendly advisors and they'll be able to help you or direct you to the right person.

eResearch support

eResearch Services provide specialist IT support for researchers across the University with everything from data collection and storage tools to higher performance computing.

Candidate councils

The Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association (GUPSA) represents postgraduate students enrolled at Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan, Queensland College of Art, and the Queensland Conservatorium.

The Gold Coast Association of Postgraduates (GCAP) aims to create a positive postgraduate student experience for Gold Coast students through the provision of academic services and support; opportunities for increased social engagement within the postgraduate community; and assistance in preparation for the transition from postgraduate study

Branding Resources

Our higher degree by research candidates are an important part of Griffith's research community. We believe in providing them with the resources to represent us. That is why we developed a resource kit for candidates. Including word document templates, PowerPoints, and a guide to using the Griffith logo.


The HDR Graduate Attributes statement outlines the core competencies that HDR candidates will develop throughout candidature and can help you articulate your knowledge, skills and experiences to potential employers.

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Resolving problems

A HDR program can take many years and it’s not unusual to find some bumps on the road. Whatever your circumstances, we are here to help you.

Australian Council of Graduate Research

The Australian Council of Graduate Research provide guidance across the sector for best practise graduate research and supervision.


Griffith University is committed to providing excellence in research supervisor training and accreditation.

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