HDR Extend Your Career

A resource to navigate your higher degree by research (HDR) candidature at UNSW and career options beyond

This resource has been developed specifically for UNSW Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to assist with navigating candidature requirements and researcher skill development opportunities, at each stage of candidature and beyond. 

Are you enrolled in a structured degree such as Scientia PhD Scholarship or the UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Program? If so, make sure you check the pages carefully for resources and opportunities specifically designed for your program. 

HDR Extend Career Framework

Career framework

Why is this useful to me?

The HDR Extend Your Career Framework is a research and professional skills framework for HDR candidates. It helps you assess your current skillset, and both identify and access research training and professional development opportunities to help you become an effective researcher and support your future career. 


How do I use HDR Extend?

This diagram shows the 6 Focus Areas for developing HDR knowledge, skills and attributes. 

'Pick and choose' what you would like to focus on or find out more about. You can: 

  • Explore the Focus Areas at each stage of your candidature, as well as beyond your research degree 
  • Find relevant policies, activities and contacts at UNSW all in the one easy to access site
  • Find all essential information if you are new to the UNSW HDR community.