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 week. This is a jam packed week of face-to-face events and workshops designed to get your HDR candidature off to a great start.

Your HDR candidature seems long at the beginning, but everyone will tell you how quickly time passes. HDR induction week will help you make best use of your time at ANU. Each morning of the week we will run workshops on a range of topics from managing your milestones to working with your supervisor. One afternoon in the week you will have a chance to attend your college induction and meet peers in your research area. The other afternoons of the week you can choose from a range of campus tours and activities, which are an opportunity to meet other candidates from all around the university and get to know ANU as a community. Thursday night we will have a Scholars’ Dinner at University House and on Friday you have an option to go on excursion off campus, to experience some of the cultural delights in and around Canberra.

The ANU HDR Induction program is 5 days, offered twice a year. New candidates will be invited to attend via email.

Our 2022 dates are: 


We still have spaces available for any candidates to join the following:

Tuesday 6th

Campus tour 2pm-3pm https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_74ifliO86rrTYWy

City Tour 3pm-4pm https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b14l0TiQX6TtY7c


Wednesday 7th

Thrive Garden Tour (3.30-4.00) https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5byMKBKDysuQBIW


Thursday 8th

Campus Tour 2pm-3pm https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4t0ov0Ti55thhc

City Tour https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e5IaKgAI5ZgCLBk

Scholars' Dinner at University House https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80yz43JzI6eaieW  (only open to new candidates)


Friday 9th

Canberra Tour 9am - 4pm https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qwDKmC851IQp2m


Other important places to see our updates and important information are on our HDR Candidate Community in Teams, which will be our main way of communicating with you while you are with us, so please join. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with it, we will run some training sessions on it!

Please follow our Facebook Page and Twitter if you use those platforms.


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. Over the week, the Researcher Development team will get you started on the right foot with four research skills workshops and a variety of tours and social events. ANU and Canberra services will be at the mini-market and the academic schools and colleges will provide detailed information about the HDR support and opportunities available to you in your area. Each part of Higher Degree Research Candidate Induction to ANU is essential. 

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