Our Advice

Postgraduate study can be confusing, stressful, and hard to navigate. We’re here to help. Our Quick Help Guides offer step-by-step instructions on complicated administrative tasks. On our blog, postgraduate students share their experiences and tips for success. If you’re a new student, we also recommend you check our Postgraduate Student Checklist to ensure you have access to everything you need.

Quick Help Guides

Step-by-step instructions to help you navigate through tricky processes. Download as a PDF or view the web page version.



How to apply, pay, and get to your conference.


How to use the different options to pay for research costs.


Useful Staff Contacts

Who to contact for help and support.


IT Requests

How to launch IT requests, get a second monitor, and more.


Finding a Supervisor

Steps on how to find a research supervisor.


When Supervision Goes Wrong

What to do when you are having supervisory issues.

Our Advice

Overwhelmed by university admin? Unsure who to contact or how to proceed? We’ve been there. Check out the advice from our members on various topics below.


Risk of burnout is high among doctoral students. What are the contributors and how can you prevent it?

Day in the Life: Research Masters

Guest editor, Dan Liang, gives us a glimpse into her life as a Masters student.


Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Officer Mei Lin Tay shares five tips for maintaining wellbeing during your postgraduate degree.


Writing and applying for grants can be a stressful and confusing process. Fortunately our Grants Officer, Charisse Kuo, is here to provide tips and advice.


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