Points to consider

It is important that new research students think about the nature of their research as carefully as they think about the subject of their research.

Too often, students concentrate on the content of what they are doing at the expense of the process, and realise too late that they don't really understand what is expected of them. Some things to think about:

  • How will graduate research differ from your previous academic experience?
  • What skills will you require for successful completion?
  • How can you acquire the skills that you do not already have, and improve or develop those that you do have?
  • What problems commonly occur during graduate research projects and how can you avoid them?

Before starting

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