In these examples Dani and Jason thought about what was going on and what their options were on their own. It is important for Dani and Jason to realise that student-advisor conflict is quite common at universities and there are a number of support services available if they would like assistance.
As PhD students they would be supported by the Graduate Research Office at their university.
Here is a message from the Dean of the Graduate Research School at James Cook University. Professor Helene Marsh explains how policies and procedures can assist HDR students to understand the research process better.
Other options for university support for HDR students could include:
Students could also seek advice from:
Apart from seeking advice HDR students could also think about who is available to offer personal or emotional support. They might consider talking to:
For more information have a look at the resource sheet seeking assistance.