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Apply for Thesis Fest, a skills and wellbeing event for HDR students!

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Are you struggling with motivation or feeling disengaged from your thesis? Do you need help reconnecting with your research? Is your wellbeing or other circumstances impacting your progress?

We invite you to apply for Thesis Fest, a two-day, in-person event hosted by the Curtin University Library focused on supporting Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students with research skills and wellbeing. The program is designed to help you re-engage with your research, and to assist and motivate you to work towards final submission with confidence and success.

By attending, you will gain strategies and ideas to support you with both the progress of your research and your wellbeing. This will also be an opportunity to connect you with other students sharing the same journey, as well as with people and support services at Curtin to help with your progression.

Event details

Day 1: Study skills Monday 21 June 2021, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Day 2: Wellbeing Tuesday 22 June 2021, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Location Curtin University, Perth Bentley campus


The program runs across two days, with a day each for study skills and wellbeing. Invited speakers and presentations include:

  • Inger Mewburn, the Thesis Whisperer
  • Tips on how to finish your PhD
  • Presentation skills for milestones
  • Managing stress, study and wellbeing at university
  • Supporting your self-care and success
  • Stories from recently completed HDR students sharing their experiences and advice
  • Plus more!

Accepted attendees will be able to attend one or both days of the program, as indicated on their application form.

Further information

Due to the nature of this event, it will be held in person at Curtin University’s Perth Bentley campus. As such, numbers of attendees will be limited. To register your interest in attending, please fill out our application form. Nominations will close on Friday 21st May 2021 and successful applicants will be notified by email.

This event has been planned in accordance with Curtin University’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.

For further questions or information, please contact