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:

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Networking Breakfast

23 July 2019 8:00am10:00am
Take the opportunity to network with inspirational entrepreneurs, innovators and those who work with them. Clicking on the Register button will send you to an Expression of Interest form.

UniQuest commercialisation workshop (2 days)

23 July 2019 8:00am24 July 2019 5:00pm
The free, two-day UniQuest Research Commercialisation Workshop focuses on intellectual property management and industry engagement and is specifically tailored for UQ management and researchers. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA UNIQUEST'S WEBSITE (link in the description)

Graduate Teaching Associate Program (GTA) (5 months)

5 August 2019 2:00pm
The program provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills to build a successful teaching career in higher education. Read more on the GTA website or use the Register button to complete the Application form to express your interest Applications close 5pm, 26 July.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

6 August 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Craft a career strategy to make the transition from study to employment.

Practical Publishing Part 1: Getting started & Part 2: Next steps

13 August 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Part 1 of 2 part workshop: Discover tools and practical knowledge to help you start the publishing process. Please ensure that you are also able to attend the continuation of this session on 20 August, 10am to 12noon.

Part 2 of 2: Implement publishing strategies and learn to communicate about your research

Strategic scholarly publishing program

19 August 2019 1:00pm23 August 2019 2:30pm
Come along to a series of five discipline-specific workshops, one a day for five days.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities

21 August 2019 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.

Smart, savvy and scholarly: Knowing where NOT to publish

4 September 2019 11:00am1:00pm
Learn how to publish your research in the right place for the most impact.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

26 September 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

How to navigate an academic career

2 October 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career. REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.


Candidate Development Award (CDA) Information Session

17 July 2019 10:00am12:00pm
This sessions provides an overview of the CDA and the process of applying.

Communicating for impact outside academia

4 July 2019 10:30am12:30pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community.

CV Essentials for HDRs

3 July 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV)

How to get published: An introduction

2 July 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Gain an insight into the world of scholarly publishing.

Research, Policy and Practice: Connecting for Change

27 June 2019 10:00am12:00pm
This seminar is designed for research candidates who are interested in the way research can inform policy and how researchers can connect their research with policy and program development.

The teaching academic: An introduction

25 June 2019 10:30am12:30pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

19 June 2019 1:00pm3:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

HaBS Introduction to Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

13 June 2019 1:30pm4:00pm
Not sure what a postdoc is? Wondering how people get them? Attend this great session and find out! Registrations close Monday 10 June.

Working in the 3rd Space: non-academic university careers

5 June 2019 10:30am12:30pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

Academic publishing: Play by the rules

3 June 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Explore guiding principles of good publishing practice.

Applying for academic positions

29 May 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Thinking about a career in academia but don't know where to start? This workshop is for HDR candidates who would like to find out more about applying for academic positions within the Australian system.

Career strategy (General)

28 May 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Networking in the digital space

22 May 2019 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

Idea Hub Autumn Unlimited (6 week program)

17 April 2019 5:00pm29 May 2019 7:30pm
This six week course shows you how to pursue your ideas and tap into your inner entrepreneur. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED VIA iDEAHUB'S WEBSITE (link in the description)

Making and measuring research impact: an introduction

2 April 2019 9:00am11:00am
An introduction to how and where you can start making an impact with your research.

Library's Research Data Management best practice sessions

1 January 2019 12:30am
The Library runs several data management sessions including on UQRDM across the year.

Getting Research Into Policy and Practice

3 December 2018 9:00am4 December 2018 2:00pm
A two day workshop on the research-policy nexus presented by researchers and policy makers. Workshops conclude with a networking lunch.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

10 October 2018 9:30am11:30am
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Springer Nature: The importance of publishing for your research career

27 September 2018 1:00pm2:15pm
Hear Dr Jeffrey Robens from Springer Nature discuss the importance of publishing.

Wiley UniDay

12 September 2018 10:30am1:00pm
This 2-hour event will bring together editors of prominent journals, publishing experts and research publishing professionals.

5 Rules of Grant Club

4 September 2018 1:00pm4:00pm
There are no places remaining for this event.

Career Shaping: Identifying Opportunities for Skills Development [online]

5 July 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with strategies to identify skills development opportunities.

Career Shaping: Understanding your Skills [online]

27 June 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to identify and explore their existing skills.

Intellectual property

20 June 2018 10:00am11:30am
Understand how to protect intellectual property, what are your rights and your responsibilities.

Candidate Development Award information session

26 March 2018 10:30am11:30am
This sessions provides an overview of the CDA and the process of applying.