Transferable skills are probably the least understood of the three skills addressed in the Career Development Framework. Transferable skills are most simply described as a set of general skills that are important across a range of environments and workplaces.  Transferable skills are highly valued by employers because they can be applied in so many different ways across so many different situations: they are not discipline specific nor are they specific to any one profession. They include such things as communication, problem solving and teamwork. Being able to identify and develop your transferable skills is one of the most important steps in preparing for a successful career.

Categories that focus on the development of transferable skills include:

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism - TRI

24 July 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
This workshop will dispel the common myth that perfectionism is a good thing that is a characteristic of high achievers, and use a cognitive behavioural approach to overcoming perfectionist behaviours and thought processes.
Please note that this workshop has been tailored for students based at TRI, however, all HDR students are welcome to attend.

Effective time management

1 August 2019 10:00am11:00am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

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

5 August 2019 10:00am1:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship - Herston

6 August 2019 11:00am12:30pm
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Understanding yourself and others

7 August 2019 10:00am12:30pm
Learn five key principles to improve self-awareness and your interactions with others.

The Three S's of Resilience: Staying well through your HDR studies and beyond

7 August 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
This workshop will help student with strategies to improve their resilience, so they are better able to manage the stresses and strains that they encounter, both during their candidature and in their future professional life.
Please note that this workshop has been tailored for students based at TRI, however, all HDR students are welcome to attend.

[NEW] Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land

9 August 2019 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores common challenges for international students, such as the experience of homesickness and culture shock, as well as the differences in the Australian workplace and academic cultures.

Writing a literature review

15 August 2019 1:00pm3:00pm
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Lived Experience: a conversation

19 August 2019 2:00pm3:30pm
Resilience is a key requirement of completing a higher degree by research. Listen to the experiences of students who have successfully completed the journey before you.

Academic writing course (5 weeks) - Gatton

20 August 2019 9:30am17 September 2019 2:00pm
Sessions run for 5 hours once a week, over 5 weeks. As this course has been tailored for Gatton-based students, only the STEM stream will run. However, all HDR students from other UQ campuses are welcome to express their interest via the EOI. Register by submitting the Expression of Interest form.

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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.

Writing a literature review - Herston

16 July 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

Mastering the art of paying attention

12 July 2019 10:30am12:30pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Advanced presentation skills - PACE/TRI

12 July 2019 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will further develop your presentation skills for impact. You do not need to have attended Intro to Presentation Skills to attend this session.

Mine, Yours, ours : Meeting everyone's needs through assertive communication - TRI

10 July 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts. Please note that this workshop has been tailored for students based at TRI, however, all HDR students are welcome to attend.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

9 July 2019 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship - TRI

24 June 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors. Please note that this session has been tailored for students at TRI but all UQ HDR students are welcome to attend.

Advanced presentation skills - Herston

18 June 2019 9:00am1:00pm
This interactive session will further develop your presentation skills for impact. You do not need to have attended Intro to Presentation Skills to attend this session.

The 'imposter' syndrome

17 June 2019 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Turbocharge your writing

12 June 2019 1:30pm4:00pm
Learn clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students

12 June 2019 9:30am12:00pm
Unlock seven key habits to help you through your research degree.

Academic writing course (8 weeks)

4 June 2019 9:00am5:00pm
Register by submitting the application form. Sessions run 4/5 June to 23/24 July. Get more details via the link above.

Introduction to presentation skills - Gatton

24 May 2019 10:00am11:30am
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great presentations.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams

23 May 2019 1:00pm4:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

Cohesion, linking and flow in your writing - Herston

21 May 2019 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies and techniques which will help you improve cohesion in your writing and assist your reader to understand the structure of your argument.

Becoming a resilient researcher webinar [online]

16 May 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar will teach you key principles to improve self-awareness and your interactions with others.

Presenting for the 3MT

10 May 2019 10:30am11:30am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT?

Introduction to presentation skills - Herston

7 May 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great presentations.

Writing a literature review - Gatton

30 April 2019 10:00am11:30am
Learn practical strategies that will help you tackle your literature review.

3MT information session

10 April 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
Learn about the 3MT competition and all the benefits of competing.

Communicating in a global environment

27 February 2019 9:30am12:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Communicating your research in the media

19 February 2019 9:30am12:30pm
Learn to present your research effectively through the media.

Managing the gap [online webinar]

1 November 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Manage your time between thesis submission and conferral proactively.

Mastering the art of paying attention

28 August 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Improving writing with data-driven learning

1 July 2018 10:45am30 September 2018 11:45am
This online course looks at the use of 'big data' to help graduate students with their academic writing. Registration instructions available in session description.

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