Medicine Higher Degree Research (HDR)

Who can join this program?

Commencing Medicine HDR students, including MPhil, Master by Research, PhD

Program Description 

Senior research students will be mentoring groups of 1st year Medicine research students to help new HDR students with their transition to UNSW in general and to research study in particular. The program focusses on the milestones and challenges new research students are faced with in their first year.

Following 3 training sessions for mentees, facilitated by the Faculty, mentors will run face to face and online group sessions, workshops and networking events. Topics will be guided by mentors under consideration of issues mentees would like to discuss or learn more about.

Mentors will also be available for questions from individual students and group chats via an online platform.

When does the program run?


Program duration?

May to December (with mentor training from February to April)

When are registrations open?

The Program will be introduced at the Medicine HDR Induction in April. Registrations are open for one week following the induction.

I’m a new student, how do I register to participate in the program?

A registration link will be provided following the Medicine HDR Induction in April.

More Information:

Contact: Kattrin Gloeckler, HDR Officer


I’m a senior student, how can I become a mentor?

All eligible HDR students will be contacted via email at the end of 2017 and be given the opportunity to register their expression of interest.