HDR Week

Celebrating the contribution our HDRs make to UQ and beyond.

Our HDR Candidates are an important part the University of Queensland and their experience and success relies on many parts of the university supporting their training and development as researchers. HDR Week is a chance to celebrate our HDR candidates by providing them with a number of networking, as well as social activities to recognise the hardwork they put into their HDR journey and the important contribution they make to our university community. 

The decision has been made to move all HDR Week events to an online format. This means that all events that were previously promoted as in-person will now be virtual.

Wear Your Thesis

29 August 2021 11:45pm
Enter our Wear Your Thesis Competition for your chance to win an IPad!! This quirky competition is a celebration of the amazing research work our candidates are doing. Enter your photo of you wearing your thesis via the online link. All entries will receive a ticket for a free burger and ice cream which can be redeemed at a later date.
Entries will be judged on visual impact and conveyance of meaning and will be displayed on the Graduate School Website.

"Songs to write your thesis to" Spotify playlist

27 August 2021 5:00pm
Do you need some extra motivation to finish your thesis? How about a fun distraction? Submit a song or two to the Graduate School's Songs to write your thesis to playlist! The final playlist will be released at the start of HDR Week.

Faculty of Science HDR Welcome Event

27 August 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
This will be a great opportunity for you to virtually meet other HDR students across the Faculty who have also commenced in RQ2 and RQ3, as well as hear from current HDR students, Post Graduate Coordinators and Higher Degree Liaison Officers on what support is available for new HDR students within the Faculty of Science.

HDR Program In Conversation (staff event)

26 August 2021 2:30pm3:30pm
A staff event showcasing areas of best practice in the HDR Program.

ISSR HDR Lunch

26 August 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
This will be a lunch for ISSR HDR students to celebrate the contribution they make to ISSR and to UQ!

HaBS Introduction to Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

26 August 2021 11:00am12:15pm
This session will help answer the ‘what,’ ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions you might have about postdocs.

UQ Library - Celebrating your research! Using the right tools for success

26 August 2021 10:00am11:00am
UQ Library provides access and support to a wide range of tools for your whole research journey.

3MT Wildcard - All Faculties and Institutes, followed by The Power of Story by Peter Greste

25 August 2021 2:00pm3:30pm
The 2021 UQ 3MT Wildcard Competition will be held in August and will bring together the People's Choice winners, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties and Combined-Institute 3MT Final competitions. The winner of this event will advance to the UQ 3MT Final as the Wildcard entrant. A keynote by Professor Peter Greste will follow the competition.

HDR Placements information session and panel

25 August 2021 11:00am12:30pm
Join us on 25 August to find out more about the UQ HDR Industry Placement as part of the Graduate school's Career Development Framework (CDF) and hear from students who have undertaken a placement during their HDR Program

'Paws'grad Puppy (Patting) Party

25 August 2021 10:30am1:30pm
To celebrate HDR Week, APS is hosting a meet and greet with the puppies from Animal Welfare League Qld.
Bring your eager self and your patting hands, and get ready to meet some gorgeous furriends.

UQ APS Postgrad Pizzeria

24 August 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
To celebrate HDR Week, The Association of Postgrad Students are hosting a Postgrad Pizzeria workshop at Pizza Caffe for all the fellow pizza lovers out there!

HASS/BEL Industry Panel and Networking - How your HDR skillset translates to Industry [webinar]

24 August 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Many of the skills you will need for future employment are intrinsic in your research degree. These include critical thinking, project management, the ability to conduct analysis, and the technical skills you gain. Hear from employers who value a higher degree by research, and understand what they are looking for well as a number of PhD qualified industry leaders regarding their own career progression.

SAFS Publication Celebration

24 August 2021 10:00am11:00am
This online event is hosted by Deputy HoS Prof Vic Galea and PGC, Dr Ammar Abdul Aziz, and will include a small panel of current HDR students who have recently published from the four primary disciplines of SAFS.

STEM Industry Panel and Networking - How your HDR skillset translates to Industry [webinar]

23 August 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Many of the skills you will need for future employment are intrinsic in your research degree. These include critical thinking, project management, the ability to conduct analysis, and the technical skills you gain. Hear from employers who value a higher degree by research, and understand what they are looking for well as a number of PhD qualified industry leaders regarding their own career progression.