Launch of the PRIME Graduate Research Examinations Portal

We’re thrilled to announce that the Graduate Research Examinations Module in the Prime Researcher Portal is now live! The Portal will make it significantly easier for graduate researchers and their supervisors to access information about their exam status, to submit relevant examination forms, and will streamline the processes to keep examination times to a minimum.

Log into the PRIME Researcher Portal

If you are a graduate researcher, you will need to login using your institutional or staff account to access the PRIME Researcher Portal. Visit our institutional account page for instructions on how to activate your institutional account.

What do these changes mean?

The Graduate Research Examinations module will make the administrative processes related to examination more accessible, transparent, and time efficient. Through the Portal, both you and your supervisor can:

  • Access key information relating to your examination
  • Submit and retrieve forms
  • Review where a form is sitting in the approval process,
  • Access information about the status of your examination.

The introduction of the Portal will also allow the Graduate Research School staff to access relevant information more quickly and easily, which in turn will help us efficiently monitor your examination and follow up examiners to make sure you receive your outcome as quickly as possible.

Who will be affected and how?

If you’re a graduate researcher who is not currently approaching or under examination, you don’t need to do anything for now. When you are getting close to thesis submission, simply follow the instructions on our website’s pages on examinations as these have been updated to reflect the changes.

If you have submitted your Notice of Intention to Submit (NOI) form or Authority to Submit (ATS) form or your thesis is currently being examined your details have been migrated into the PRIME researcher portal and you will be able to submit future forms online via PRIME. We will write to you and your supervisors to let you know when the system is live and to give you instructions on how to proceed.

Please note that the thesis submission and examination processes - and the policies governing them - will remain the same. The PRIME Graduate Research Examinations Portal will make it easier to access your information, submit and approve forms and keep track of your examination status.

We hope that by making the entire process more efficient for graduate researchers, supervisors, and the GRS, we can provide you with a better graduate research experience.

What support is available?

We have developed a range of user guides and instructions for graduate researchers and supervisors which you can access in the PRIME Help and Support Unite Site.

We recommend starting out by familiarising yourself with the Graduate Research Examination (GRE) record and the information it contains. You can then access the specific instructions for each of the examination forms as needed.

If you are a graduate researcher, you will need to login using your institutional or staff account to access both the PRIME Researcher Portal and the Support Site. Visit our institutional account page for instructions on how to activate your institutional account.

We are also running online training sessions for candidates and supervisors to help familiarise you with the system. These are aimed at candidates who are currently preparing for or undergoing examination, and their supervisors, and will include an overview of the system and a demonstration of how to complete the each of the forms. For those who can’t make it along to one of the session, we will be recording them and will upload them to the PRIME Help and Support Unite Site. You don’t need to book to attend, simply use the zoom links below to join.

Candidate sessions

DateTimeZoom link
Thursday 4 March, 20214 - 4:55 pm (AEDT)https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/87474778924
Tuesday 9 March, 202110 - 10:55 am (AEDT)https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/88581303108

Supervisor sessions

DateTimeZoom link
Thursday 4 March, 202111 - 11:55 am (AEDT)https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/84923082360
Wednesday 10 March, 20211 - 1:55 pm (AEDT)https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/89645133572

Have questions?

As always, if you do have any questions or concerns about this, our staff at the Graduate Research School can help. From now until March 12, we will be running a daily zoom drop-in session where GRS staff will be available to answer your questions and help you resolve any issues, or you can get in touch with us via exams.grs@latrobe.edu.au.

Drop in sessions

Session time: 12 - 12:30 pm

Date: Monday 1 - Friday 5 March

Future Dates: Monday 8 - Friday 12 March

Zoom link: https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/83656274383