Murdoch top for postgraduate support November 17, 2010 Murdoch University is one of the best universities in Australia for supporting postgraduate students, according to a new report. Murdoch was one of only seven Australian universities – and the only one in Western Australia – to be awarded the top five-star rating by the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) in its latest study of resources provided to postgraduate students. The Minimum Resources for Postgraduates 2010 study examined universities’ policies on the provision of resources to postgraduate students. The resources covered range from basics such as sole-use desks and chairs and access to laboratory spaces, to funding of research costs and training and development opportunities. Murdoch University Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Gary Martin said that the five-star rating confirmed Murdoch’s commitment to providing a rewarding and intellectually stimulating experience for its postgraduate research students. "We are acutely aware of the need to resource our postgraduate students to ensure that their research experience can be highly productive," Professor Martin said. "But physical resources alone will not provide the experience we want for research students. "It’s the availability of resources combined with student interaction with experienced academic research supervisors which really makes for a first class experience at Murdoch." CAPA believe the provision of adequate resources is vital to the effective delivery of postgraduate programs, and for the production and dissemination of quality research. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, Research Tags: capa, gary martin, postgraduate Comments (One response) David November 18, 2010 Excellent Murdoch!! Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!