GRO: Orientation and face-to-face Orientation

Congratulations on joining the La Trobe research community! A Graduate Research Degree is your chance to grow as a researcher, and to contribute original and valuable knowledge to your discipline and the world. We are excited to meet you and to help you get started on your researcher journey.

Orientation: face-to-face and online

Research candidates can commence their studies at any time during the year, so La Trobe offers regular face-to-face sessions at Bundoora and Bendigo campuses, and individual orientation meetings are offered to candidates at Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton, and External campuses.

The online learning tool, Graduate Research Online (GRO): Orientation, can be accessed at any time, including before your candidature starts.


Together with your local induction, conversations with your supervisors, the Induction Checklist, preparation for your Progress Milestones, and workshops, you will be well supported to make a strong start to your Masters by Research, PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Book your face-to-face Orientation session

At the face-to-face Orientation session, you will get to meet other graduate research candidates, learn about more resources that you can access, and hear from the people who will be supporting you through your candidature.

Candidates are also encouraged to participate in the university’s Orientation Weeks in February and July to find out more about all the resources and opportunities open to Graduate Researchers at La Trobe, including Student IT, Careers, and Student Wellbeing. Put together your individualised schedule via the La Trobe Students Orientation Planner.

GRS Face-to-face orientation sessions in 2019:

Semester two:

Campus: Bundoora and City

Date: Wednesday 31 July, 9.30am-2.30pm - REGISTER HERE

Location: The Chamber, John Scott Meeting House, Bundoora Campus

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Campus: Bendigo

Date: Monday 2 Septemeber, 12.30pm-3.00pm - REGISTER HERE

Location: Graduate Research Lounge: Arts Level 3 (lower), Bendigo campus

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Campus: Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton, External, Other

With  the small number of commencing candidates at these campuses we can tailor orientation specifically to you.  Contact the Research Education and Development (RED) team to organise an individual orientation session by video conference.

We look forward to meeting you in person when staff from the Graduate Research School and the RED team visit your campus.

Graduate Research Online (GRO): Orientation

Graduate Research Online (GRO) is a suite of online resources created by La Trobe’s Research Education and Development  team and the Graduate Research School that are available to you when you need them (including before your enrolment formally commences and after you graduate).

The resources include information, activities, and opportunities to reflect on your individual project.

The Suite includes:

Find out more at Graduate Research Online (GRO)