On Doing a PhD

Some advice previous students have found useful:

On Writing

If you search on the Web for advice on thesis writing, a lot of the suggestions are for commercial sites. These are typically quite poor, and not relevant to a higher degree research thesis. Some links we think are good:

On Presentations

On Ethics

As a researcher and scientist, you’re expected to abide by certain ethics guidelines. This is also a topic in COMP496/901, where these are put in context.

On Reviewing

There are a couple of useful things on the Web on how to go about reviewing (typically a conference paper or a journal article; they’re also useful tips in analysing the papers that will go in your literature review), and also about assessing the quality of papers via metrics.


Other universities have collected useful sites as well.


If you have any suggested additions to this page, please contact Dr Mark Dras.