As you approach your mid-candidature, don't forget to take care of 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. 

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

6 March 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

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

8 March 2024 11:00am1:00pm
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 [webinar]

11 March 2024 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)

Three Ss of Resilience [webinar]

13 March 2024 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.

Research impact: Planning for optimal impact and engagement [webinar]

14 March 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
Deepen your understanding of research impact and developing an action plan for achieving impact. Formulate your action plan for maximising research impact.

Communicating quantitative research and visual information effectively [webinar]

20 March 2024 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to make your data, statistics, graphs and images more impactful and memorable by learning how to make them more reader/audience-friendly. Case studies from both written work and oral presentations will be used to illustrate common problems and more effective solutions.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [webinar]

26 March 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the face-to-face delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [St Lucia]

26 March 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Agile project management [St Lucia]

2 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

Pitching and storytelling [St Lucia]

3 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

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Strategic scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

28 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities POSTPONED [St Lucia]

27 February 2024 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.

Planning to publish [webinar]

22 February 2024 10:00am11:30am
Which journals/publishers are best for your research? (previously known as How to Get Published)

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

30 January 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

Genome annotation with Apollo [webinar]

30 November 2023 9:00am12:30pm
Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative, manual curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we will learn how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 30 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

29 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM

Predicting Binary Outcomes using Logistic Regression (QCIF) [webinar]

28 November 2023 9:00am12:30pm
The course will cover the principles of logistic regression and includes practical sessions getting hands-on experience of logistic regression in R. You will require prior expertise in R and a basic familiarity with statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis to attend. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 28 SEPTEMBER AT NOON.

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

20 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
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 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Statistical comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

17 November 2023 9:00am5:00pm
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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 17 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Ventures' LeadHers Rise

17 November 2023 8:30am12:00pm
Join Ventures as we bring together and support emerging and established women entrepreneurs, and leaders from the UQ community.

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

16 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
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 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

15 November 2023 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 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Introduction to HPC (QCIF) [webinar]

13 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
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. REGISTATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 13 SEPTEMBER AT 12 PM.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [St Lucia]

8 November 2023 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.

Long-read assembly using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

1 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
Explore how long and short read data can be combined to produce a high-quality ‘finished’ bacterial genome sequence. Termed ‘hybrid assembly’, we will use read data produced from two different sequencing platforms, Illumina (short read) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (long read), to carry out de novo genome assembly. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 1 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

NEW! AI in Academia: A Masterclass for Higher Degree Students [webinar]

25 October 2023 10:30am12:00pm
Artificial intelligence is reshaping the landscape of academic research. This masterclass offers students the insights and tools to integrate AI effectively into their academic endeavours.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [St Lucia]

24 October 2023 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams. REGISTRATION CLOSES 15 OCTOBER

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

23 October 2023 9:00am26 October 2023 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.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

18 October 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data.

Intro to the Unix Shell (QCIF) [webinar]

16 October 2023 9:00am17 October 2023 12:30pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to automate processes or use ‘command line’ research software, including using high performance and parallel computing facilities. No previous Unix or command line experience is required. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to attend both morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 16 AUGUST AT 12PM

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

4 October 2023 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 AND WILL OPEN ON 4 AUGUST AT 12 PM.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

25 September 2023 9:00am28 September 2023 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 WILL OPEN ON 25 JULY.

Networking Breakfast: Career Strategy: From HDR to beyond

25 September 2023 8:00am10:30am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Career Strategy: From HDR to beyond. This networking breakfast will help you to reflect on your career options – whether they be in industry, government, non-profit organisations or universities – and to identify useful strategies to get you to your desired career destination.

Containers for Reproducible Computational Environments (QCIF) [webinar]

21 September 2023 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 21 JULY AT 12PM.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

20 September 2023 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.

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