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You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application in late December (for Semester 1 intake) and mid-July (for Semester 2 intake) whether you have been successful in obtaining a place in the Honours program. Instructions on how to secure your place in the Honours program will come with your outcome notification.
Once you receive your outcome notification, there are three steps needed to secure your place in the Honours program:
Once you have decided on which semester and which year you want to commence, be aware, you actually start DURING ORIENTATION WEEK of the semester you’ve enrolled in.
For those of you really keen to get started, you can - with the approval of your supervisor - start non-lab work earlier than the orientation week, but this will typically only involve reading publications, preparing your project plan, and perhaps starting your literature review. You will NOT be able to start on actual lab work until you have completed the compulsory orientation week.
NO exceptions: you will not be able to start your Honours research project unless you have attended this first week of research orientation activities. So, plan your holidays accordingly.
Essentially an orientation week, this first COMPULSORY week of your Honours program will cover lab safety procedures, the use of genetically-modified organisms, intellectual property, commercialisation, biosafety, ethical considerations, the use of animals in research, and a myriad of other essential research information.
NO exceptions: you will not be able to start your Honours research project unless you have attended this first week of research orientation activities. So, plan your holidays accordingly
The official start dates of compulsory research orientation activities