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.

Introduction to HPC (QCIF) [webinar]

15 August 2022 9:00am12:30pm
This interactive workshop will introduce you to HPC. You *must* have access to an HPC cluster to attend the course; basic experience with Unix or Linux is highly recommended. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 15 JUNE AT 12PM.

Effective time management [webinar]

18 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Business of you [Webinar]

19 August 2022 9:00am11:00am
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance your career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

Plotting and programming with Python

23 August 2022 9:00am26 August 2022 12:30pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for the four half-days (morning) interactive workshop unless you are able to attend all four morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 23 JUNE AT NOON.

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

23 August 2022 10:00am11:00am
Learn how to use and navigate the UQ Library search engine. Learn strategies to find and identify what you’re looking for, and like a skilled investigator, identify and track down promising additional material. This session is targeted at new HDR students who have little experience with Library searching.

Writing a confirmation document [Herston]

23 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This workshop is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

23 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This session is available in-person too. Ensure that you're registered for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Research ethics: Human [Webinar]

29 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Research ethics : Animal [webinar]

31 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
At UQ, animals are used for various scientific purposes in both research and teaching, including; laboratory research, teaching, veterinary science, companion and production animal settings, and in the wild (be it terrestrial or marine).

Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land [St Lucia]

5 September 2022 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.

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HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

9 August 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

9 August 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

8 August 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the widely-used SPSS statistical analysis package. Participants will learn how to import, manage and transform datasets, and how to summarise and present data. The workshop will also include a basic introduction to statistical testing using SPSS. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 13 MARCH AT NOON.

Reproducible computational environments using containers (QCIF) [webinar]

5 August 2022 9:00am12:30pm
Anyone interested in finding out more about containers and learning how to run research software from containers. Basic experience with Unix or Linux is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 5 JUNE 2022 AT 12PM.

Agile project management [St Lucia]

2 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

The Pitching Event (Ventures) [webinar]

28 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This is an opportunity for participants to practice delivering their pitches to a panel of judges/mentors and get feedback.

The teaching academic: An introduction [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

Pitching and storytelling (Ventures) [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

21 July 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on practical workshop is an introduction to next generation sequencing technologies and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control and an introduction to Galaxy Australia. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 21 MAY AT 12 NOON.

Business models (Ventures) [webinar]

14 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
We use the collaborative and interactive ‘business model canvas’ framework to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

12 July 2022 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Mental Health First Aid

7 July 2022 8:30am8 July 2022 4:30pm
What to gain the mental health first aid skills to help yourself and others in mental distress? Want to gain the MHFA accreditation that you can put on your CV? Join our 2 full-day MHFA accreditation training offered to HDR students at no cost to you! Please do NOT sign up unless you can commit to attending both days in full.

Sensitive data management (QCIF) [webinar]

4 July 2022 9:00am11:00am
This workshop uses practical and discussion-based training to guide researchers about identifying what constitutes sensitive data, the risks of working with sensitive data, and how to appropriately manage those risks. The workshop is particularly relevant for clinical, environmental, and ecological researchers, but is applicable to all fields of research. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 24 APRIL AT NOON.

Design thinking: Think like an entrepreneur (Ventures) [webinar]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the basics of design-thinking.

Mine, Yours, Ours – Meeting everyone’s needs through assertive communication [St Lucia]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Entrepreneurial intelligence (Ventures) [webinar]

23 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn the first steps to become an entrepreneur.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Herston]

21 June 2022 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2022 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

[R&I] Conducting Indigenous research: Ethical and integrity complexities [St Lucia]

8 June 2022 10:30am12:00pm
This forum will promote and discuss ethical considerations and requirements when conducting Indigenous research

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

26 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

Publishing your research: Writing and submitting [webinar]

18 May 2022 10:00am11:30am
Equip yourself with the tools and practical knowledge to assist you through the writing and submission phase of the publication process. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Consider attending Promoting Your Publications after this.

NEW Single-cell RNA Seq analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

17 May 2022 9:00am10:00am
This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of single-cell RNA-Seq analysis, using the Galaxy platform. Starting from a table of gene counts we will evaluate, filter, annotate and visualise the data. We will also cover clustering, cell type identification and differential expression. No prior experience with Galaxy required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 17 MAR AT NOON.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

12 May 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

10 May 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [online]

10 May 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

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