Early candidature is the time to lay the groundwork for successful completion of your degree. It is important that you take the time to think about where you are headed after graduation, and what steps you may need to take to get there. It is also your chance to develop skills that will help you manage your time and avoid procrastination.

[NEW] Video abstracts: An introduction [webinar]

27 February 2020 10:00am12:00pm
What are video abstracts and how can they help you? This session is available in two delivery modes, please ensure that you register for the correct mode. Registration for the webinar closes on 21 February at noon.

Writing a confirmation document

2 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
What is a confirmation document and what's included in it?

Writing a literature review

9 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship - TRI

10 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence

11 March 2020 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, pitching for funding, participating in competitions and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Three Ss of Resilience

13 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn strategies to improve resilience in order to better manage the stresses and strains of life, both during the candidature and in your future professional life.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

19 March 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond. Closing date for registrations is 11 March 2020, noon.

[NEW] Introduction to systematic reviews (webinar)

20 March 2020 10:00am11:00am
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies. Closing date for registration is 13 March 2020, noon.

[NEW] Plotting and programming in Python (QCIF)

23 March 2020 9:00am24 March 2020 5:00pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for this 2-day workshop unless you are able to attend both days. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 FEB 2020 AT NOON.

Making and measuring research impact: an introduction

2 April 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn about research matrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. For instance, what's a video abstract?


Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land

17 February 2020 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores common challenges for international students, such as the experience of homesickness and culture shock, as well as the differences in the Australian workplace and academic cultures.

NGS - How data generation impacts bioinformatics (QCIF)

17 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists, other life scientists and computer scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 JANUARY AT 12 NOON.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

13 February 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

How to navigate an academic career

11 February 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Research ethics: Animal

5 February 2020 10:00am11:30am
All UQ researchers, teaching staff and students using live non-human vertebrates, cephalopods or crustaceans (if working interstate) require approval from an Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) prior to commencing any animal work.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session

4 February 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

28 January 2020 11:30am1:00pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Research ethics: Human

20 January 2020 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others

16 January 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Your IQ is high. But what about your EQ? The ability to understand ourselves and others is central to career and personal success.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

9 December 2019 10:30am12:30pm
This workshop outlines the key purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This is a webinar so registration closes on 2 December 2019 at noon and you will be sent the webinar link thereafter.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) - Long Pocket

5 December 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study.

Publishing 101 with Wiley

2 December 2019 9:30am11:30am
What are the basics of publishing? Learn from the straight from the publishers themselves!

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) - Long Pocket

29 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Learn about quantitative data in order to inform your research design decisions.

Resilient researcher: Resilience while remote [Webinar] - DATE CHANGE

28 November 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar is designed to assist HDR candidates researching in remote locations. For instance, this may occur when you are away collecting data or are based interstate or even overseas.

Research, Policy and Practice: Connecting for Change

26 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Where does your research sit in the Australian and global policy context? How should you position it to create impact? This is essential information for all students regardless of which area you might work in after graduating.

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session)

25 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Learn about research integrity policies, advisors' and candidates' main obligations through a discussive, interactive session using real life scenarios. [This workshop differs from the mandatory online Research Integrity module which must still be completed as part of the Confirmation milestone.]

Departing Radically in Academic writing (DRAW): 2 week HDR Writing Summer School (for HASS students)

11 November 2019 9:00am5:00pm
A two week summer writing school hosted by the School of Education called DRAW (Departing Radically in Academic Writing) for HASS students. Program fruns from 11 to 22 November. Submit your EOI now, closes 25 October 2019.

Writing a literature review and Intro to systematic reviews

5 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how a process to critically read and note-take when writing your lit review. Examine the unique features of a literature review as a frame for your research.

Qualitative Research - Analysing qualitative data: instances or sequences (Lecture 2)

31 October 2019 2:00pm3:15pm
The highly popular lecture series by Professor David Silverman is back! This is the second of two lectures by Professor Silverman regarding how to 'do' research.

Qualitative Research - Establishing credibility (Lecture 1)

31 October 2019 10:00am11:45am
The highly popular lecture series by Professor David Silverman is back! This is the first of two lectures by Professor Silverman regarding how to 'do' research.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) - Long Pocket

29 October 2019 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about the common qualitative methods.

Collecting quantitative data (ISSR) - Long Pocket

28 October 2019 1:00pm5:00pm
Learn about the common quantitative methods.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research

16 October 2019 10:00am11:30am
"The act of undertaking a doctorate is a good training ground for the development of enterprise." Learn about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Library's Open Access Week

15 October 2019 9:15am21 October 2019 4:15pm
Join us during global Open Access Week, 21-27 October, to consider some of the issues around open access and open data and implications for the university research community.

Communicating in a global environment

27 September 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.