Postgraduate Students' Association


Completing your PhD may be one of your greatest accomplishments in life, but it is also likely to be difficult at times. It helps to know where you can turn in times of need. The PSA also encourages all new postgrads to get in touch with the Graduate Research Coordinator in their School, Centre or Discipline to enquire about transition and induction programs.

Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School is responsible for providing administrative support to the Board of the Graduate Research School and administering all aspects of research higher degree (by thesis) candidature.

The Graduate Research School offers ongoing support (targeted primarily at research students) beyond the initial welcome.

UWA Student Guild

The Student Guild provides services for the benefit of all students at UWA. Postgraduates can access Guild Student Assist Officers if they find themselves in need of advice or representation.


For international research students, there is the FIRSTatUWA program. International research students face pressures and challenges that are additional to those faced by the majority of domestic students when undertaking and completing PhD’s and master’s by research degrees. The FIRST program helps international students adjust to research programs at UWA.


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