The purpose of the mid-candidature review is to achieve the following objectives:
- Assess whether the higher degree by research student’s progress since confirmation of candidature remains satisfactory and that those milestone requirements have been met;
- Provide peer feedback to the student on the written submission and oral presentation;
- Assess whether the student is on track to submit their thesis by the due date;
- Assess whether the student’s professional skills are developing appropriately;
- Assess whether the resources available to the student, including supervision and facilities, are satisfactory;
- Identify any problems or challenges to address and their resolutions; and
- Determine whether the candidature should continue.
To complete the mid-candidature review, the following is required:
- A seminar/oral presentation - this may need attendance from an independent assessor (check college requirements with HDR coordinator)
- A written submission including a thesis outline/table of contents, completed and draft chapters, experiments/archival work/fieldwork completed, the word length for the completed components of the thesis, and an academic integrity check (Turnitin), completion plan and any other evidence of progress during the past 12 months (FTE).
- A completion plan of what needs to be achieved in the next 12 months
Once the presentation has been completed and feedback received; HDR students can log into Inspire to complete their milestone.