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We’ve brought together a list of helpful resources for our Humanities research students from many areas within Curtin as well as some external sites.

Candidacy Proposal Examples

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
We have examples of candidacy proposals available from most schools/areas for students to look at.

Please contact Julie Lunn to make a time to view the proposals. Once you have selected the relevant proposals they will be emailed to you.

The Graduate Research School
The Graduate Research School also has examples of candidacy proposals.

Download the Guide to Preparing the Summary of Proposed Research Program which will help you write your candidacy proposal.

Curtin Library

The Curtin Library has many resources available to HDR students:

You can also find resources in the Faculty Librarian section.

The Learning Centre (within Curtin Library)

The Learning Centre offers a range of specialised services that may be of considerable help during your studies. These include HDR workshops on thesis writing and candidacy proposals, as well as other resources that will help you to improve your academic skills.

The Learning Centre also have very useful study guides on topics such as the student-supervisor relationship, scholarly writing and literature reviews for research students. Hard copies of these guides can be found in the printing area of the Graduate Research Hub.

Graduate Research School Resources

The Graduate Research School not only looks after the administration of theses, it also offers valuable resources to help you with your studies and provides you with opportunities to connect with other researchers at Curtin and beyond:

The GRS also has a list of resources for HDR students.


UniEnglish provides information and resources to help you develop your ability to use English in an academic context. These include:

Careers and Employment

The Careers and Employment Centre at Curtin has specialist Career Development Consultants who work with postgraduate students. Services they provide include:

One on one careers appointments are also available.


PhD2Published is an academic writing and publishing support community. They have hundreds of blog posts on various aspects of academic publishing including:

  • Writing book proposals
  • Dealing with reviewers comments on a journal article
  • Presenting papers at conferences
  • Publishing with open access journals
  • Professional networking
  • Tips on writing productivity

The Thesis Whisperer

The Thesis Whisperer is a  blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis and is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University. Some of the topics they cover include:

Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. Whether English is your first language or second language, Grammar Girl’s punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.