The GReP is a place to find online courses, resources and to connect with other graduate researchers as well as researchers across the University during your research degree. It's free, and available 24/7. How you use the GReP is up to you, and depends on your stage of candidature. It's designed to be flexible: you can do a whole course, or just drop in for specific info.
Postgraduate Essentialsis an online, award-winning course designed to equip you with the academic skills, practical information and management tools essential throughout candidature and beyond. Being online, the course can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection and a computer.
If you're in the first year of your degree, then Postgraduate Essentials: Strategies for a Successful start to your degree, or PGE 1, is for you because it focuses on getting through the early stages of candidature, organising your time, getting through confirmation, and building a strong relationship with your supervisor. Postgraduate Essentials is closely aligned with the UpSkills program workshops and seminars.
Postgraduate Essentials: Completion and Beyond, or PGE 2, ensures you get your thesis submitted, and your career organised; it's about the last 6 to 12 months of your degree, with a focus on completion.
Last but not least, the GReP Master Classes are practical and technical guides to info skills, publishing, getting to your first conference, and understanding research data management.
How to access the GReP
To get access to the GReP please login at the LMS login page. If you experience any difficulties accessing the GReP, please read the FAQ below.
When I log in through the LMS why can’t I find the GReP in the Communities tab?
All graduate researchers (Masters by Research and PhD Candidates) are provided with access when their enrolment is completed and they have officially commenced their research higher degree. The upload of details into the LMS is done on a weekly basis – so depending on your official start date, and the date we upload your details, it might mean you need to wait a little while until the next upload. Get in touch if you don’t have access after one week has passed – you can email Sylvia at the details below.
I’ve enrolled, and started doing my research degree. Isn’t that my commencement date? How do I know what my commencement date is?
You may meet with your supervisor, or get started on your work while your enrolment is being processed in the system, so you’ve ‘started’, but your enrolment might not be completed. If you’re unsure of your commencement date, get in touch with your faculty. You can look up faculty contacts on the Graduate Research hub: http://gradresearch.unimelb.edu.au/key-contacts
I know I’m enrolled, it’s been more than a week since I commenced, and I still can’t find the GReP in my communities tab when I log in to the LMS.
There is probably a technical issue. Please email Sylvia at email@example.com and complete a support request to the LMS team: https://lms.unimelb.edu.au/support/submit-request and we’ll do our best to get you set up quickly.