University of Technology Sydney

51913 Academic Research Practice

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject facilitates students’ trajectories of learning and development as researchers at the outset of their higher degree by research journey. Students reflect on what they bring to their current project, and develop a bespoke plan that meets the demands of their UTS thesis and lifelong learning as researchers. The subject enables students to define the values, aims, impact and curiosity that enable their project and provide a compass for their development, and use this to identify what the project will demand of them. Taking an expansive approach, students are invited to consider what might be possible in their research, how they might extend what matters to them and others through their research and its impact. This exploration of the possible and the demands associated with it unfolds through reference to students’ own projects, ongoing projects in the Faculty, and input from other researchers, including Indigenous scholars. Students are introduced to journaling as a means to reflect on how their lives, careers and research intersect and inform each other. As the subject unfolds, students begin implementing their learning plan, and critically reflect on this in their journal. This subject connects with research training opportunities within the faculty and the wider university.

Typical availability

Autumn session - Block, City campus,
Spring session - Block, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.