It is not yet standard practice in Australian universities to conduct exit interviews with candidates who successfully complete higher degrees by research.
Exit interviews can be viewed as:
- contributing to the process of continually improving supervisory practice and the support networks for higher degrees by research students
- acknowledging the achievement of completing a higher degree by research
- providing a forum for a wide-ranging discussion about the graduate’s future relationship with university and its researchers.
The exit interview could be linked to an ‘exit seminar’ delivered by the completing candidate.