Collegiate Postgraduate Research Environment
Behaviours, Interactions and Wellbeing will represent the three key pillars underpinning the collegiate postgraduate research environment.
In addition to the existing effective processes, Doctoral College continuously develops and maintains systems and practices to instil Ethical practices and professional behaviours. This includes events to demonstrate and embed behavioural traits of highly successful students, supervisors, assessors and examiners. Under the leadership of UWS Academy and the University Ethics Committee, Doctoral College helps in the development of training programmes to address ethical challenges across discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research.
During their postgraduate research studies, students need to interact with their peers across different disciplines, academic and industrial communities. Doctoral College engages students at all campuses and partner institutions to jointly organise social events (e.g. international dinners), academic conferences, industry seminars and interdisciplinary gatherings. These wide-ranging interactions build and enhance social skills, confidence and promote UWS internationally as a Global University of choice known for creating a supporting and rewarding Research and Enterprise environment.
Postgraduate research students face numerous challenges during their studies with often negative impact on their wellbeing. Doctoral College, jointly with the University Student Services, SAUWS, Sports Centre and other stakeholders develops and runs a series of events, classes and respite sessions to maintain physical and mental wellbeing of our postgraduate research students.