Higher Degree Research Candidate Induction to ANU

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Welcome to ANU!

All new HDR candidates are invited to attend the HDR new candidate induction. This is a jam-packed week of face-to-face events and workshops designed to get your HDR candidature off to a great start. 

Our 2023 dates are: 

Monday and Tuesday provide an official Welcome to the ANU with a traditional Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and addresses from both the Vice-Chancellor and the Dean of Higher Degree Research.

In the mornings, Monday through Thursdaythe Researcher Development team will get you started on the right foot with information sessions and workshops. There will also be a mix of sessions by service providers from across the whole university, so you can see the full suite of support on offer. 

Your academic school and/or college will offer information sessions and other enrichment activities in one or more of the afternoons. These will be a good chance to get to know other HDR candidates in your local area.   

There is an optional (free) scholars’ dinner at University House and, on Friday, those who wish to come along can enjoy an excursion off campus. This is a great chance to see tourist attractions some of the natural beauty of Canberra’s surrounds - perfect if you are new to Canberra! 

It is expected that all HDR candidates make an effort to attend Induction Week – at least from Monday to Thursday - even if you have been a student at ANU before. 

If you have any queries, please contact Researcher Development via email researcherdevelopment@anu.edu.au.