USQ research supervisors are renowned and active within their fields of expertise, and are dedicated to providing a high-quality experience for research students.
Research Supervisors Community of Practice is an informal opportunity for research supervisors to share experiences and acquire knowledge and resources to develop their supervision capability and enhance the learning journey of post-graduate research students.
For supervisor accreditation USQ reqiuires all supervisors to complete the above workshops. Registration for these workshops can be made on the Professional Development Online Registration System. You will need your UConnect username and password.
Statistical consulting for research is now being offered at USQ to provide assistance to research activity from the experimental design stage through to data collection, analysis and interpretation. The service is aimed primarily at research higher degree students and their supervisors and early career researchers. Limited support will be available to other researchers.
fIRST offers online education and training for graduate research supervisors. There are online activities, materials for face-to-face staff development workshops, and tools, case studies and links to other relevant websites.
To access fIRST, contact your Faculty Research Administrator for your username and password. Please keep your username and password confidential.
A Faculty representative (normally the Principal Supervisor) will contact prospective examiners (upon receipt of notification that a candidate will soon submit a dissertation for examination and after recommendations from the Principal Supervisor). A completed Nomination of Examiner's Form (DOC 140 KB) (with sufficient information, normally a CV, to support each nominated examiner’s qualifications and suitability to examine the dissertation) will be forwarded to the Office of Research and Higher Degrees (ORHD) at least two weeks before the anticipated submission of the dissertation for examination. More detailed information regarding the (DOC 30 KB)nomination of examiners is available. A detailed street address must be provided for each nominated examiner as USQ currently couriers the documentation to examiners and the courier is unable to deliver to post office boxes.
Note: USQ places major responsibility with the principal supervisor to ensure that a dissertation is ready for formal examination before it is submitted.
Recent revision and updates have been made to 'The editing of research theses by professional editors'. The updated guidelines prepared by the Institute of Professional Editors were reviewed and endorsed on 12 November 2010 by Directors of Graduate Studies (DDOGS). Changes made include: