(1) These guidelines provide advice to Schools to assist in the implementation of minimum facilities for UNE Higher Degree Research Students. The Graduate Research Subcommittee recommends the following:
(2) These guidelines applies to UNE Representatives and Higher Degree Research Students.
(3) Schools should make available in the workspace one computer per student adequate for accessing the internet, an email account, UNE-supported word processing software (e.g. currently licensed version of MS Office), a relevant statistics package, capacity to process languages other than English, or other commonly related research software, if required, and ITS support.
(4) Laboratory access, individual bench space and access to relevant equipment in laboratory-based disciplines are to be provided as appropriate for the research project.
(5) Higher degree research (HDR) students should be provided with appropriate 24-hour access to the relevant building(s)/room(s), following completion of WHS training for access to laboratories (where appropriate).
(6) Workspace areas/offices occupied by full-time internal and external HDR students (when on campus) should normally be provided with:
(7) access to a tea room and washroom.
(8) The minimum student research grant will be set by individual Schools and published annually to HDR candidates.
(9) The student research grant is to be held and administered by the School consistent with the relevant School's procedures.
(10) Schools are to provide HDR students, upon commencement of their candidature, with the name and contact details of the HDR Coordinator who is the nominated staff member of that School with the overall responsibility for postgraduate research.
(11) HDR Coordinators should encourage all HDR students to participate in a School-based orientation/induction programme within the first six months of their candidature in the interests of quality and safety.
(12) The orientation/induction program may be self-guided and online and should provide advice on, and indication of how to access the relevant University and School policies, procedures and practices concerning the conduct of research and a research degree, including policies concerning grievances, complaints and appeals.
(13) Research supervisors and HDR candidates should discuss resourcing available to HDR candidates and document those discussions in the supervisor agreement.
(14) The annual report provided by the Head of School to the Graduate Research Subcommittee provides a report on minimum facilities provision in the School.
(15) University Representatives and Higher Degree Research Students must observe these Guidelines in relation to University matters.
(16) These Guidelines operate as and from the Effective Date.
(17) Previous Guidelines relating to Minimum Facilities for Higher Degree Research Students are replaced and have no further operation from the Effective Date of these new Guidelines.
(18) Effective Date means the day on which these Guidelines are published or on such later day as may be specified in these Guidelines.
(19) Higher Degree Research Student means any UNE student enrolled in a higher degree research program.
(20) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent), contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories.