Form HDR16 – College Assessment of Research Proposal and Oral Defence (HDR Assessment Panel Chair to complete) HDR candidates please refer to HDR 16 for assessment criteria.
The last stage of the confirmation of candidature is to complete an Oral Defence of their Research Proposal to a group of disciplinary peers and other colleagues on the detailed Research Proposal. The Research Proposal and its Oral Defence are assessed by an HDR Panel formed by the relevant College.
As a guide for Oral presentations, we recommend the following:
- Doctor of Philosophy candidates aim to talk for 30 - 45 mins plus question time
- Masters by research candidates aim to talk for 20 - 30 mins plus question time
- Topics should include an Introduction, literature review, methods, timeline, and risks as well as other sections depending on the purpose of your presentation
For more information on presenting, please refer to documents located here
Preparing for your Oral Defence Presentation
The Oral Presentation should be organised at a time suitable for the candidate and the Confirmation of Candidature Panel.
Please follow the steps below to prepare for your CoC Presentation:
Step 1: Your supervisor must nominate 3 panel members to assess your Oral Defence
Step 2: Nominate a day, time and venue. Your College /School HDR Admin staff can assist with booking venue and online meetings
Step 3: Send a brief biography, abstract, and photo to your principal supervisor
Step 3: Ensure your Research Proposal has been approved by the Dean of College/ School or delegate
Step 4: Your Principal Supervisor must submit all paperwork, including forms, Research Proposal, Candidate biography, abstract and photo to ORI email@example.com at least 2 weeks before the presentation
Step 5: ORI will invite panel members, college staff, and students. These invitations can then be forwarded to other CDU staff with research interests in related disciplines
Step 6: Read through the assessment criteria on form HDR16 to understand how the presentation will be assessed.
Step 7: Practice your presentation with you supervisors or other peers to seek feedback