Graduate research students

Research student advice and resources are coordinated through the graduate research team within the Melbourne Education Research Institute (MERI), which is located on Level 9, 100 Leicester Street. MERI can assist with a range of enquiries, including progress reports, ethics applications, financial support and examination processes.


MERI Research LMS community

Resources, events and announcements for research students are available through the MERI Research Community site on the University's Learning Management System (LMS).

Navigating yourself

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the handbooks and guidelines that relate to your particular program. See also the information on the Infonetica Ethics Review Manager (ERM) System and the Examination Process that relates specifically to Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) students.

Key dates

Stay up-to-date with submission deadlines, upcoming seminars, available scholarships and admission dates.

2020 MERI calendar

Workstation access

MGSE offers a limited number of designated workstations with a desktop computer for graduate research students. Contact to request access to a workstation.

MERI funding for research students

Research students presenting a paper at a conference or conducting fieldwork directly related to their thesis may apply for financial assistance through MERI (subject to conditions). Contact for more information.

Academic skills

Academic Skills offers excellent resources for local and international graduate students on researching and writing academic texts and giving oral presentations. Visit the Academic Skills website to find out more about their workshops, courses, individual tutorial services and guidelines.

Useful blogs

  • Although specifically PhD-focused, The Thesis Whisperer offers tips and suggestions for all thesis writers
  • Researchers keen to find out how to navigate academic life and achieve work/life balance, go to Get a Life

Study space

If you are writing a thesis and would like access to a study space we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please register your interest in accessing a space by writing to and we will be back in touch with you about times and days that are available. We endeavour, where possible, to locate students in working spaces close to the offices of their supervisors.

Social media advice

You may find this short 5 minute video on social media useful.