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.

Research integrity (online, compulsory)

1 January 2017 6:00am31 December 2019 6:00am
Explore the fundamentals of research design, data management, authorship and more.

Creating a structured thesis (CaST)

1 January 2019 9:30am31 December 2019 12:30pm
One of our most popular sessions - a practical guide to designing complex documents, in particular your thesis. Click the register link to see upcoming sessions across all UQ campuses.

Communicating in a global environment

27 February 2019 9:30am12:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Career strategy

27 February 2019 1:30pm3:30pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

How to navigate an academic career

13 March 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

19 March 2019 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students

12 June 2019 9:30am12:00pm
Unlock seven key habits to help you through your research degree. Registrations opening soon.

Turbocharge your writing

12 June 2019 1:30pm4:00pm
Learn clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity. Registrations opening soon.

The 'imposter' syndrome

17 June 2019 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings. Registrations open soon.

RQ 1 HDR orientation

12 February 2019 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.   

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session

12 February 2019 10:30am11:30am
Get valuable information to support you as a new international HDR student.

Writing a literature review - TRI/PACE

10 January 2019 10:00am12:00pm
This session is full. We will be offering it again soon, so please be sure to check the HDR newsletter each month for details. Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing

14 November 2018 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies and techniques which will help you improve cohesion in your writing and assist your reader to understand the structure of your argument.

Methods for Social Analysis & Statistics - MFSAS

1 November 2018 9:30am14 December 2018 10:30am
A range of short methods courses conducted by ISSR. Dates vary and costs apply. See links for details.

How to write up qualitative research - Professor David Silverman - Lecture 2

31 October 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Join Professor David Silverman to examine the writing up of qualitative research.

Qualitative research methods - Professor David Silverman - Lecture 1

31 October 2018 10:00am11:30am
Examine how you can used mixed methods in qualitative research with Professor David Silverman.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research

23 October 2018 2:00am3:30am
"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.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

18 October 2018 9:30am11:30am
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers

15 October 2018 2:00pm3:30pm
Interactive workshop which introduces strategies for effectively mapping and planning a research project.

Writing a confirmation document

10 October 2018 10:30am12:00pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

10 October 2018 9:30am11:30am
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers

24 September 2018 10:30am12:30pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Wiley UniDay

12 September 2018 10:30am1:00pm
This 2-hour event will bring together editors of prominent journals, publishing experts and research publishing professionals.

Mastering the art of paying attention

28 August 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Lived Experience: a conversation

16 August 2018 10:00am11:30am
Resilience is a key requirement of completing a higher degree by research. Listen to the experiences of students who have successfully completed the journey before you.

Writing a confirmation document

14 August 2018 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Effective time management for researchers

7 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Mine, Yours, Ours – Meeting Everyone’s Needs

7 August 2018 9:00am11:00am
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts. Registrations open soon.

RQ 3 HDR orientation

1 August 2018 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates. You should attend even if you have been unable to register.

Career Shaping: Identifying Opportunities for Skills Development [online]

5 July 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with strategies to identify skills development opportunities.

Improving writing with data-driven learning

1 July 2018 10:45am30 September 2018 11:45am
This online course looks at the use of 'big data' to help graduate students with their academic writing. Registration instructions available in session description.

Career Shaping: Understanding your Skills [online]

27 June 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to identify and explore their existing skills.

Intellectual property

20 June 2018 10:00am11:30am
Understand how to protect intellectual property, what are your rights and your responsibilities.

The teaching academic: An introduction

7 June 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.