COVID-19 support

COVID-19 has impacted the way we live, work, and conduct research.

At RMIT the following resources, services, and candidature management options are available to help you with your Higher Degree by Research (HDR). 

Visit RMIT’s COVID-19 page for the latest information, guidance and frequently asked questions about the University’s response to COVID-19.

Managing your research during COVID-19 

Managing your research during COVID-19 can be very challenging. Visit the PhD Up Canvas page for advice on managing your research during this time. The page includes information about:

  • Meeting with your supervisor
  • Managing your progress
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Online research resources
  • “Making Higher Degree by Research COVID-compatible" seminars

Milestone presentations

Most milestone presentations are being run online, using Microsoft Teams. Research Training Services (RTS) will contact you when your milestone due date is approaching. They’ll provide guidance on submitting your documentation and using Teams to deliver your presentation. 

Managing your candidature

If you’re having trouble conducting your research and feel your progress is being adversely impacted by COVID-19, there are a number of options available to help get you back on track:

Candidates who are ready to submit

The School of Graduate Research (SGR) have developed a COVID-19 Impact Statement for submitting candidates. The Impact Statement provides HDR examiners with some general guidance around the impacts of COVID-19 on research. It also gives you the opportunity to provide a more detailed statement regarding COVID-19’s impact on your research. 

Resources and Support

RMIT provide a range of resources and support services for HDR students that might help during this time.

Need help? 

Submit an enquiry to the School of Graduate Research

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.