Dealing with issues during candidature
We hope that the majority of issues that arise during your candidature can be resolved informally by discussing them with your supervisory team. Details about supervisory roles and responsibilities are available here.
If it is not possible to reach a solution with the supervisory team, the following University staff may be approached for advice.
For academic issues:
- Higher Degree Research Convenor
- Head of Element
- Dean (Research)
- Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School
For administrative issues:
Candidates will also be requested to complete an annual on-line survey on training and support that allows candidates to provide confidential feedback on the quality of support they receive from their Elements.
An HDR Convenor is responsible for managing and supporting HDR and other research education and training within an element.
They are able to provide advice on element resources and facilities, research activities and networking opportunities, and key contacts related to your area. They can assist you and your supervisors with administrative procedures associated with your candidature requirements, such as milestones, and will oversee and report on candidate progress within their area. HDR Convenors are also able to provide support if issues arise between candidates and supervisors.
Under review status
REVIEW AND APPEALS
In the event that informal interventions are not feasible or are unsuccessful, the University has general review and appeal procedures to be used in most circumstances. For further information refer to the Student Review and Appeals Policy and Student Review and Appeals Procedures.
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.
Candidate Representative Consultative Committee
The HDR Candidate Representative Consultative Committee provides the University with valuable feedback on the HDR experience here at Griffith.
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