No matter what professional experience you have, or what career trajectory you intend to follow after completing your degree, it is important to reflect on your plans for your future career and how you intend to transition from your research degree to that professional context. Depending on what path you wish to take, there are some professional skills which are specific to particular career paths; skills such as those required by professional researchers, teaching skills needed in academia, or skills that will assist you to innovate as an entrepreneur. Building professional skills during your research degree will ensure you are well-equipped for whichever pathway you choose. 

Categories that focus on the development of professional skills include:

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.

[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.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

22 November 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

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.

Mental Health First Aid

2 December 2021 8:30am3 December 2021 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. Registrations close 22 November at noon. NB: This course has been rescheduled from August due to the lockdown so places are highly limited.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

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

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?

What DO examiners want? [Webinar]

7 September 2021 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? 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.

Academic publishing: Play by the rules [webinar]

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

Ventures' Quantum hackathon

24 August 2021 9:00am5:00pm
Ventures is hosting a four-day challenge from 24-27 August. Hosting with EQUS (Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems) in partnership with The University of Western Australia, Macquarie University and the Department of Defence. Seeking staff and students from engineering, medicine and business to science, health and agriculture to bring your industry problems and cross-collaborate to discover applications and solutions using quantum technologies.

Video abstracts: An introduction [webinar]

20 August 2021 10:00am11:30am
What are video abstracts and how can they help you?

HASS Research: Integrating theory

17 August 2021 1:00pm4:00pm
This session helps you find ways to integrate theory in your writing, find theoretical ideas in adjacent disciplines, and help you bring theory and practice together.

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

6 August 2021 10:00am12:00pm
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.

Ventures' Industry challenge - info session

5 August 2021 10:00am11:30am
Info Session. 10-11.30am, 5 August 2021. Registration deadline. 4pm, 13 August 2021. Submission deadline for pitch. 4pm, 6 October 2021. Pitch event. 21 October 2021. Join us and watch the top teams pitch for the prize pool of $20,000.

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.

NEW! Business of you [Webinar]

22 July 2021 9:00am10:30am
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance their career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

Ventures' Founders Talks [parallel]

21 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Every Wednesday in July. On 21 July, meet Rudy Crous. Listen to his entrepreneurial journey and how he works with businesses to improve their organisational culture. Click on the title for details.

NEW! Pitching and storytelling [Parallel]

21 July 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

UniQuest research commercialisation workshop

21 July 2021 8:00am22 July 2021 5:00pm
2-day workshop that focuses on creating an awareness of intellectual property management and commercialisation. Express your interest in joining the workshop now! Applications close 30 June.

Practical Publishing Part 1: Getting started & Part 2: Next steps [webinar]

20 July 2021 10:00am27 July 2021 12:00pm
Want to find your publishing 'story' is? Join us for two sessions on the nuts and bolts of publishing! This is a two-part workshop. Please only register if you are able to attend both sessions.

NEW! Business models [Parallel]

14 July 2021 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.

The teaching academic

7 July 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career. THIS SESSION IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH THE ZOOM AND F2F MODES. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT MODE.

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