As you approach you mid-candidature don't forget to take care if yourself. It is important to take some time away from the lab or library and get some perspective on your studies.  CDF workshops can also help you to see things differently, network with your peers, and learn to understand yourself and others. 

Networking Breakfast: HDR Placements Showcase

26 October 2021 8:00am10:00am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Placements. Listen to our industry and student panels discuss their expectations and experiences of placements. Places are highly limited. Apply now! Applications close 1 October 5pm.

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.

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).

[Revamped] Communicating for impact outside academia [webinar]

17 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community. 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.

[Revamped] Communicating for impact outside academia [F2F]

17 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community. 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.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

23 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

NEW! Mastering the WRite Stuff™ [online]

1 December 2021 8:30am2 December 2021 4:00pm
Are you coming up to or just past Mid-Candidature Review and getting jitters about having to produce a mammoth 80,000 word thesis all in the not too distant future? Fret not, we’ve got you covered! Join us for a 2-day intensive course and learn how to set yourself on the right path to writing. Applications close on 8 November at 5pm.

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Law and Intellectual property [webinar]

25 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
Intellectual Property can be a valuable asset and understanding how to protect it will help you in your research career. This session will touch upon UQ’s IP policies, and the broader Australian and global context.

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.

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.

CV Essentials for HDRs [webinar]

18 October 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

Smart, savvy and scholarly: Knowing where NOT to publish [webinar]

13 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to publish your research in the right place for the most impact.

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.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [webinar]

7 October 2021 10:00am12:30pm
Our mindset is the foundation for success in life and careers. Learn to develop a winning mindset and practice coaching which is an essential workplace skill.

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

7 October 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in R. Prior knowledge of R is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 15 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

HASS Research: Open data and new statistics

5 October 2021 1:00pm4:00pm
This workshop will help to situate researchers into the emerging expectations associated with the Open Science movement.

Career control for researchers [online]

5 October 2021 10:00am
The 2021 Round 2 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 5 October to 26 November 2021. Closing date for application is 12 September 2021 at 5pm. You will be advised by 22 September if you are successful. 

HASS Research: Archival research

5 October 2021 9:00am12:00pm
This workshop shows you how to approach archives and their various categories, organising principles, finding aids, and procedures.

[Revamped] Communicating in a global environment

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

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

28 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 14 SEPTEMBER AT NOON.

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership [webinar]

27 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will give you insights into what leadership means in the 21st century and the challenges of being a leader.  It will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own potential to lead and make a difference in the workplace.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

22 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will provide you with strategies for finding out what jobs are out there, and how to decide the main characteristics being sought in those jobs.

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.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis in R (QCIF) [webinar]

13 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This interactive online workshop deals with longitudinal data and its analysis. Participants MUST know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WILL OPEN ON 13 AUGUST at NOON.

Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

8 September 2021 1:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks. Sessions run on Zoom from 8 September to 27 October (HASS) OR 9 September to 28 October (STEM). Application closes on 16 August, 12pm.

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.

Academic publishing: Play by the rules [webinar]

31 August 2021 10:00am11:30am
Explore guiding principles of ethical publishing and your rights.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in R (QCIF) [webinar]

25 August 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This highly interactive online workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind linear regressions in R. Prior experience with R and the RStudio interface is required, as well as familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 25 JULY AT NOON.

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