Orientation to Research

This welcome event is held twice yearly and provides an essential introduction for research academics and administrators new to UNSW and an opportunity to meet key Division of Research staff.


Orientation to Research is for research academics newly appointed to UNSW staff, and proifessional staff working in research; with a focus on UNSW’s research strategy and how the Division of Research can support you in your research endeavours.

Key staff from the Division of Research including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Dean of Graduate Research and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) will provide an overview of the research environment; strategy, expectations, and the support available in developing your career, followed by a roundtable session attended by key senior staff from the Division of Research. Refreshments provided and networking encouraged. 


Event Details

Orientation to Research is held in line with the HDR Academic Calendar and run twice per year (usually in March and September).


The Orientation to Research event scheduled for Friday, 27 March 2020, 10:00am-12:30pm has been postponed in line with UNSW and Government guidelines to minimise the spread of COVID-19. 

We will be aiming to reschedule the event to a later date. All those who registered for the event on 27 March will be notified of the new date and given an opportunity to register again. 


We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this time. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Researcher Development if you have further queries. 


You can monitor all our upcoming workshops, including the next Orientation to Research, on the Events and Workshop Schedule here.


We look forward to seeing you at the next Orientation to Research!

Note: Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates are not eligible to attend Orientation to Research. Please refer here for HDR Orientation & Welcome dates. 


For More Information

If you would like to find out further details contact researcherdevelopment@unsw.edu.au