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.

Library's NVivo workshops

1 January 2019 12:30am31 December 2019 11:45pm
The library runs regular workshops across the year. Clicking the Register button will show you all upcoming sessions.

edX's R and Python workshops (Online)

1 January 2019 9:00am31 December 2019 11:00pm
Beginners to advanced level online courses are available from our MOOC platform, edX (which we partner with well-known institutions all around the world). A large variety of offerings are available throughout the year in self-paced or paced modes. Clicking on the Register link will bring you to a search of available R courses.

Library's 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.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers

26 April 2019 1:00pm3:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Writing a literature review - Gatton

30 April 2019 10:00am11:30am
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

7 May 2019 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Introduction to presentation skills - Herston

7 May 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great presentations.

Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers

8 May 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Interactive workshop which introduces strategies for effectively mapping and planning a research project.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session

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


Effective time management

23 April 2019 1:00pm2:30pm
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Writing a literature review

18 April 2019 1:30pm3:30pm
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing - Gatton

16 April 2019 10:00am11:30am
This introductory workshop examines some strategies which should help you to make clear connections between ideas in sections, paragraphs and sentences in your writing.

Intro to R: Using the R statistical environment (QFAB) - Herston

15 April 2019 9:00am5:00pm
No prior knowledge of R required, this workshop is relevant for all disciplines, although examples and exercises will focus on biological datasets. ***REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED***

Introduction to presentation skills

8 April 2019 12:30pm2:00pm
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great presentations. Please note that this session has been brought forward from 28 May 2019.

Making and measuring research impact: an introduction

2 April 2019 9:00am11:00am
An introduction to how and where you can start making an impact with your research.

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.

Communicating in a global environment

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

RQ 1 HDR orientation

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Research Bazaar Brisbane

6 June 2018 8:30am8 June 2018 5:30pm
The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the centre of modern research.

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session)

5 June 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Learn details about research integrity policies, advisors' and candidates' main obligations.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

8 March 2018 9:30am11:30am
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

How to navigate an academic career

6 March 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Effective time management for researchers

13 February 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Creating a structured document or thesis

22 March 2017 9:30am12:30pm
A practical guide to designing complex documents such as a thesis (CaST).