We are currently reviewing all events up to the 30th of June to see whether they can move to an online format, or be postponed. Due to the number of events, and enquiries coming in, this may take some time. Please also note that Zoom has been experiencing technical overload issues and if there is a need to cancel a webinar, we will immediately email affected candidates. Please check your student email addresses regularly. We appreciate your patience during this time.  

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

30 March 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications.

Making and measuring research impact: an introduction [webinar]

2 April 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn about research matrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. For instance, what's a video abstract?

Clinical data capture and management with REDcap (QCIF) [webinar]

3 April 2020 9:00am4:30pm
For clinical, translational and health service researchers, health service managers, research managers and others wanting to learn about the capabilities of REDCap - a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. No prior statistical or computing knowledge is necessary. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 6 MARCH at NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

6 April 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 9 MARCH AT NOON.

Effective time management [webinar]

6 April 2020 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Getting Research Into Policy and Practice

7 April 2020 9:00am2:30pm
A one day workshop on the research-policy nexus presented by researchers and policy makers by Centre for Policy Futures.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

7 April 2020 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT?

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

8 April 2020 12:30pm2:30pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Planning to write [Webinar]

14 April 2020 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Editing and Proofreading your thesis) Consider attending Writing to Meet Your Readers' Expectations after attending this workshop.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [webinar]

15 April 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]


Smart, savvy and scholarly: Knowing where NOT to publish [webinar]

23 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to publish your research in the right place for the most impact. This session has been converted into a webinar due to the COVID situation.

[NEW] Plotting and programming in Python (QCIF) [webinar]

23 March 2020 9:00am24 March 2020 5:00pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for this 2-day workshop unless you are able to attend both days. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 FEB 2020 AT NOON.

[NEW] Introduction to systematic reviews (webinar)

20 March 2020 10:00am11:00am
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies. Closing date for registration is 13 March 2020, noon.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

19 March 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond. Closing date for registrations is 11 March 2020, noon.

Hypothesis testing using R (QCIF)

12 March 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop is relevant to any student who wishes to understand how to conduct the analysis by themselves using R. Prior knowledge of R is required. Note that the examples used will be from bioinformatics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 10 FEB AT NOON.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence

11 March 2020 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, pitching for funding, participating in competitions and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship - TRI

10 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Writing a literature review

9 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to critically read and note-take when writing your lit review. Examine the unique features of a literature review as a frame for your research.

Ventures' Social Enterprise Program

5 March 2020 12:00pm
A 6-week program from 5 March to 9 April. Designed to create a space for UQ students from all faculties to come together and create projects that will have a positive social and environmental impact. Applications open!

Ventures' Startup Academy

5 March 2020 9:00am
An 8-week program from 5 March to 7 May designed to help you develop a sustainable business idea in an interactive learning space.

Ventures' LeadHers

4 March 2020 4:00pm
The first confidence-building incubator for women leaders at UQ. 6 weeks from 4 March to 8 April. Applications open!

Ventures' Idea Hub Unlimited

3 March 2020 5:00pm
A 6-week program from 3 March to 7 April. Level up. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to think and act like an entrepreneur. Applications open!

Writing a confirmation document

2 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
What is a confirmation document and what's included in it?

[NEW] Video abstracts: An introduction [webinar]

27 February 2020 10:00am12:00pm
What are video abstracts and how can they help you? This session is available in two delivery modes, please ensure that you register for the correct mode. Registration for the webinar closes on 21 February at noon.

Academic writing course (8 weeks)

25 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
Register by submitting the application form. Sessions run 25/26 Feburary to 14/15 April. Get more details via the link above. Applications close on 19 Jan 2020, 11.59pm. ********EOIs closed***********

NGS - How data generation impacts bioinformatics (QCIF)

17 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
Recommended for biologists, other life scientists and computer scientists planning to work with next-generation sequencing data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 JANUARY AT 12 NOON.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

13 February 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

What do examiners want? [Webinar]

12 February 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? Closing date for registration is 6 February 2020, noon.

Build your personal brand

12 February 2020 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Compulsory HDR orientation

4 February 2020 1:30pm4:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session

4 February 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams

30 January 2020 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

28 January 2020 11:30am1:00pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Applying for academic positions

21 January 2020 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.

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others

16 January 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Your IQ is high. But what about your EQ? The ability to understand ourselves and others is central to career and personal success.



UQ's Library is an excellent source of support and training for HDR candidates.

UQ's Library can help you find resources, manage your data, and make your research discoverable. They can also give you advice on publishing, research impact, and metrics.
UQ's Library provides software training (EndNote, NVivo, Galaxy, Excel, Adobe Acrobat), UQ Research Data Manager drop in sessions, and the excellent Creating a Structured Thesis (CaST) workshop.

Information sessions

In addition to the Career Development Framework sessions, the Graduate School holds information sessions on a range of topics relevant to UQ HDR candidates.