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Curtin University
Humanities Office of Research and Graduate Studies


Both the University and Faculty of Humanities offer a broad range of support structures for Higher Degree by Research Students. Below is a comprehensive list of the most helpful resources for Humanities research students.

General and Financial Support

Humanities Research Skills and Career Workshops

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies will run two series of workshops for postgraduates and supervisors. The Research Skills and Careers Workshop Series will help you acquire the skills you need to research, write and produce a good thesis in good time. This year the Research Skills Workshops focus upon the following areas: Writing Your Candidacy Proposal and Methods. The Research Career Workshop series focuses on conference presentations and publishing.

Workshops are usually held on Tuesdays mornings. Watch for announcements via posters, flyers, email and our facebook page – Curtin University Humanities Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Workshop times/and or venues may change and details will be sent via e-mail.

Humanities Faculty Librarian

Personal academic support is provided by the Humanities Faculty Librarian who is located in Building 209, Room 313. Our librarian is available to assist you in locating the literature you will require to support and position your research. She can also help you with EndNote - a bibliographic management system, and with the various electronic services provided by the Library, including Gecko: the gateway to library databases, library loans and renewals, electronic thesis deposits, and more.

The Humanities Faculty Librarian is Marilyn Coen and she can be contacted on:
Ph: +61 8 9266 4279
Fax: 08 9266 3947

Online Guides
If you are unable to attend library workshops on-campus, you may benefit from the range of online library guides offered on the library web site at the link above.

University Counselling Service is available to both students and staff free of charge. It offers counselling and information on a diverse range of issues: academic, stresses related to study and/or to fieldwork, anxiety, depression, trauma, cross-cultural communication, relationship difficulties, interpersonal conflicts, physical disabilities, sexuality, substance abuse and eating disorders. This professionally accredited service employs qualified practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work and occupational therapy. There is also a University Multi-Faith Officer who is available for consultations on spiritual matters for Christian, Muslim and other faiths.

The University Counselling Service is completely confidential. Client records are not accessible to any person outside the service. The service operates from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, in Building 109 on the Bentley campus. Telephone 9266 7850 (local) or 1 800 651878 (non-metropolitan). When you experience personal difficulties which are related to, or impact upon, your postgraduate study, remind yourself that this is not uncommon and remember that Curtin University can offer assistance and support.

The Learning Centre offers a range of specialised services that may be of considerable help during your studies. These include workshops on thesis writing and candidacy proposals, as well as guides on the student-supervisor relationship, scholarly writing and literature reviews for research students.

Information about scholarships offered through Curtin University can be found at the Scholarships web site.