Find help with managing your candidature, applying for projects and ethical clearance, entering UQ 3MT, and more.

Manage your candidature

Visit my.UQ's HDR information and services pages to access advice, resources and links to:

  • candidature management system and portal guides
  • milestone completion guides
  • thesis preparation, submission and examination advice and guidelines
  • scholarships and fees information
  • student support advice
  • careers advice and resources.

Alternatively, visit the Graduate School website.

    Ethical clearance

    Apply for human or animal welfare ethical clearance, and read about UQ's ethics policies.

    Milestone requirements and process reviews

    Currently enrolled students in Higher Degree Research, at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, can access their milestone information on a Blackboard website. This Blackboard site is named SAFS Higher Degree Research, and is available by logging in to Learn.UQ, and clicking on the page, available under My Organisations.


    SAFS Researchers Society

    We're a researcher-focused, non-profit associated body of the UQU, and are open to all students and postdocs.

    We aim to support HDR students through the various stages of their candidature.

    We aim to:

    • promote agricultural and food science among UQ students
    • gather to socialise and learn from each other
    • strengthen the research and social support system for St Lucia research students
    • unite all SAFS HDR students across St Lucia and Gatton campuses by sharing common activities with the UQ Agriculture Postgraduate Association.

    For more information, email our president.

    Casual tutors and demonstrators

    Lodge your expression of interest for casual tutor and demonstrator positions within our School.

    Scholarships and prizes

    Enrich your UQ experience by applying for one of our scholarships and prizes.

    Three-Minute Thesis competition

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

    The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

    2018 heats

    We'll hold heats at Gatton and St Lucia campuses:

    Gatton: 10.00am Friday 29 June 2018, Plant Industries Building 8111, room 113

    St Lucia: 10.00am Thursday 28 June 2018Seddon Building 82D, room 301


    How to apply

    To apply for our School heats, fill in our registration form (PDF, 188kB), and then email your form to our HDR team.

    Apply for 3MT

    The winner from the School will reeive $1000 and there will be additional prizes for each campus and people choice.

    One winner will progress to the Faculty 3MT competition. If you're an MPhil or pre-confirmation PhD candidate and active in program, you may participate up to the Faculty/Institute final but cannot advance to the UQ 3MT final.

    The 2018 UQ 3MT Final will be held on 12 September at Customs House.

    More information about 3MT

    Read Crystal Concepcion's testimonial (PDF, 126kB) of her experience. Crystal, a School of Agriculture and Food Sciences student, won the 2016 Science Faculty competition and progressed to the UQ final.

    Visit the 3MT website for more information and to watch past presentations. 


    Contact us

    Contact our Postgraduate Coordinators at Gatton or St Lucia if you have any queries about your HDR studies.

    Gatton: Professor Steve Adkins

    St Lucia: Professor Shu Fukai 

    Alternatively, email Kaye Hunt, our Academic Administration Officer for both campuses.