• Locate the English, Creative Writing, and Australian Studies Office in the Humanities building (Room 252) and introduce yourself to the staff there. This Office is central administrative point for you, and its staff know almost everything.

  • For desk space and access to a computer, see Lynn Vanzo in the Humanities Office. Complete the forms to get internet access. 

  • You will receive an email address automatically when you enrol. Start checking it regularly; it is the prime means of communication in the university. You can get space in a pigeon-hole for your snail mail by arranging it with the English, Creative Writing, and Australian Studies Office.

  • Make sure you know who your two supervisors are and where they are to be found. Come to an agreement about meetings.

  • Make contact with the Humanities Librarian in the Library and find out how Document Delivery works. Check the library website and make a preliminary note about the resources likely to be useful to you.

  • If you want to work mainly at home, establish a routine for coming to the university to see your main supervisor and to find out what's happening.

  • Be aware who the Postgraduate Coordinator is, Dr Lisa Bennett, and where her office is (Humanities 259).

  • Become aware of the basic rules of your candidature and who can help you solve any problems:

    • For technical matters to do with candidature, contact Sally Mathews, who is secretary to the Faculty Research Higher Degrees Committee. Phone (+61 8) 8201 3590. Email ehlrhd@flinders.edu.au

    • For scholarship issues, contact the Scholarships Office, 8201 2759.

    • For academic matters go to your supervisors first.

    • For issues to do with supervision you can seek advice from the Postgraduate Coordinator or the Head of Department.

  • Postgrad-staff seminars are held regularly and usually begin in March. Check with the English, Creative Writing, and Australian Studies Office to make sure you are on the mailing list to receive details.

  • Introduce yourself to other postgrads when occasion permits, and start looking on the net for useful email discussion groups and forums.