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 in HDR training (student only session) [webinar]

27 October 2021 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.]

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research [webinar]

3 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This session is designed for students who have limited experience in entrepreneurship and start-ups but are interested in pursuing this career path, or those who have a great idea but are unsure of what to do with it. This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research (F2F)

3 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This session is designed for students who have limited experience in entrepreneurship and start-ups but are interested in pursuing this career path, or those who have a great idea but are unsure of what to do with it. This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Writing to meet your readers' expectations

4 November 2021 10:00am11:30am
What does it mean to identify and write for your audience? (formerly called Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing) Consider attending Planning to Write before attending this workshop.

Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

5 November 2021 10:00am11:30am
Are you plagued by procrastination? Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today? Learn tools and strategies to get you started in making change, feeling in control and creating new, more productive habits.

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

8 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence

9 November 2021 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, participating in conferences or competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills).

Writing a literature review

10 November 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how 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.

Research ethics : Animal [webinar]

12 November 2021 9:30am11:00am
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).

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

15 November 2021 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

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Three Ss of Resilience

22 October 2021 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.

Planning to write

21 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Editing and Proofreading your thesis)

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

20 October 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 AUGUST AT 12PM.

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

19 October 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Planning and presenting persuasive research [webinar]

15 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills). This session is available as both a F2F and webinar. Please ensure that you have registered with your chosen mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Planning and presenting persuasive research (F2F)

15 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills). This session is available as both a F2F and webinar. Please ensure that you have registered with your chosen mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Finding a topic in your data [webinar]

11 October 2021 6:30pm8:00pm
Aimed at early stage research students, Prof Silverman suggests good ways to develop workable and interesting research topics using qualitative data.

Making and measuring research impact: an introduction [webinar]

8 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn about research matrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [webinar]

30 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

29 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

[Revamped] Communicating in a global environment

28 September 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

23 September 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Strategic scholarly publishing: Principles [webinar]

21 September 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
Which journals are best for your research? What can you do to maximise your work’s scholarly impact? How can you ensure your research complies with funder mandates and is in line with the University’s strategic direction?

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [webinar]

16 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) [webinar]

15 September 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 16 JULY AT NOON.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

15 September 2021 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 15 AUG AT NOON.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

14 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
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.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

7 September 2021 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 7 July AT 12PM.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

23 August 2021 9:00am26 August 2021 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 from 23 to 26 August. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 19 JULY AT NOON.

Effective time management [webinar]

18 August 2021 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

18 August 2021 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 JUNE AT 12PM

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

2 August 2021 9:00am5 August 2021 12:30pm
An introduction to R for non-programmers using gapminder data (Combines the former workshops Intro to R and Advanced R). Please do not sign up unless you are able to fully attend all four mornings. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 29 JUNE AT NOON.

NEW! Agile project management [webinar]

29 July 2021 9:00am11:00am
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

NEW! The Pitching Event

28 July 2021 11:00am1:00pm
This is an opportunity for participants to practice delivering their pitches to a panel of judges/mentors and get feedback.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

23 July 2021 10:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate standard statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in SPSS. Participants will learn how to compute and interpret hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables, chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Prior knowledge of SPSS is required. REGISTRATIONS IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 23 JUNE AT NOON.

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