Statement of Minimum Resources for Research Higher Degree Students

 Preamble

Flinders University acknowledges that a Research Higher Degree (RHD) student must have access to certain basic resources in order to undertake their research and complete their research training. Furthermore, the University undertakes to make such resources available to RHD students as part of its commitment to providing an environment conducive to high-quality and productive research and research training.

The University also recognises that some RHD research projects will require additional resources. In such instances, a guaranteed source of funding for the additional resources must be identified before the student is admitted. The University provides a variety of internal funding sources, and will endeavour to help identify possible external funding sources. However, such sources are, in general, competitive, and it is ultimately the responsibility of the supervisor in conjunction with the student to secure sufficient funding to ensure the successful completion of the project.

Resources

As a base minimum, the University can provide the resources outlined below to RHD students. Noting that Schools and Faculties are responsible for the allocation of space to RHD students. 

 

 

Internal External
  Resource FT PT FT PT
1 Regular and planned access to quality supervision for the duration of candidature as defined in the University’s Research Higher Degrees Policy and Procedures. 

2 Access to the University’s Library resources and services. 

3 Sole use of a computer account and login with secure data storage facilities. 

4 Access to shared computing software with document preparation, e-mail, and internet software. 

5 Access to a shared work space, research laboratory, or similar area.

X

X

6 Access to secure and non-secure storage space. 

X

X

7 Access to a telephone for research related purposes (local calls only). 

X

X

8 Access to printer and photocopier facilities for research related purposes. 

X

X

9 Basic maintenance support for consumables such as stationery, photocopying, printing, library costs, and other research-related items, either through direct funding or in kind. 

10 Access to the RHD Professional Development Program that meets candidates’ academic and professional needs in order to encourage timely completion and positive career outcomes.