SMAANZ offers numerous networking and development opportunities for HDR (higher degree by research) students throughout the year.


  • The SMAANZ HDR Hour series aims to provide an opportunity for our SMAANZ community to collaborate and feel a sense of inclusion. The online series is open to everyone and is free to attend! Whilst it is focused on HDR students (similar to our mid-year HDR program), we encourage all levels of the SMAANZ community to be involved!

Annual HDR Workshop

  • This workshop takes place at the annual SMAANZ Conference and is usually hosted the day before the conference starts in the host city. This workshop includes a variety of development sessions, delivered by senior academics in the SMAANZ community (e.g. publication advice sessions, academic career advice). This workshop is free for all SMAANZ HDR students attending the annual conference, but pre-registration with the SMAANZ Student Representative is essential.

HDR Online Community

  • Our SMAANZ HDR members have an online community for ongoing peer support. We are finalising the format for this online community and will update this page shortly.