The UQ Graduate School has information available for managing your candidature and a wide range of resources and workshops to develop your skills.

Student Services offer plenty of tips and resources to help you successfully make the transition from doing coursework to doing original research.

CAI also has an active and supportive student association, STAC, which organises regular social events.





If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact our HDR coordinator with any queries.


Get Involved with CAI!

  • Attend the weekly CAI Seminar series (compulsory for HDR students).

  • Attend Milestone seminars and support your colleagues

  • 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Challenge yourself to explain your thesis into 3 minutes and develop essential communication skills by participating in the CAI 3-minute thesis competition. Read more about the UQ 3 Minute Thesis.


Graduate School International Travel Awards are awarded to support overseas travel for UQ Research Students. There are two rounds per year with up to $5000 for travel.


Milestone requirements

Please see the Centre for Advanced Imaging milestone policy. Contact if you have any questions.

Confirmation Fund

CAI HDR students whose  prinicple supervisor is CAI staff and successfully complete Milestone 1 are eligible for funds totaling $3500 through the CAI confirmation fund. These funds can be used for various purposes including travel, conference registration, research costs and equipment at the supervisor's discretion. To access these funds complete the Request for Confirmation funds form and send to our Management Accountant at




HDR students are entitled to Sick Leave, Paid Parental Leave and Recreation Leave.

Scholarship holders are entitled to 10 days paid sick leave per year and may be entitled to a further 60 days over the duration of their scholarship in some circumstances.

All full-time HDR students are entitled to 4 weeks of recreation leave. Please apply for your leave using the CAI HDR leave form.

Please see the UQ Higher Degree Research Leave and Interruption to Candidature Policy for more information.

Need someone to talk to?

Biswa Mishra, as president  of the STAC Committee is CAI’s student representative. Biswa is a PhD student in A/Prof Mehdi Mobli's research group. If you have any concerns regarding your project or CAI issues in general please get in touch with him.  Biswa is the student voice for CAI's HDR Committee and is able to raise issues at any of the HDR Committee meetings.

Student Services at UQ

All currently enrolled UQ students are eligible for six free counselling sessions each year. If you are likely to need access to more sessions, your counsellor will discuss the options available and make a referral or introduction to any partner agency as early in the relationship as possible. Our counsellors will listen without judgement, offer new perspectives and work with you on strategies that are right for you. Whatever you say is strictly confidential. Partners, friends and family can be included in the counselling sessions if you and the counsellor agree that it would be helpful. To more information see the student services website.