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?

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.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

23 September 2021 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership [webinar]

27 September 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will give you insights into what leadership means in the 21st century and the challenges of being a leader.  It will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own potential to lead and make a difference in the workplace.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

28 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This practical 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 14 SEPTEMBER AT NOON.

[Revamped] Communicating in a global environment

28 September 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

How to navigate an academic career

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

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

30 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.


Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [webinar]

16 September 2021 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]

Understanding quantitative data and performing descriptive analyses (ISSR) [webinar]

15 September 2021 12:00pm3:00pm
This course is intended for HDR students who are new to working with quantitative data, or would like to refresh the basics. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 16 JULY AT NOON.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

15 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the widely-used SPSS statistical analysis package. Participants will learn how to import, manage and transform datasets, and how to summarise and present data. The workshop will also include a basic introduction to statistical testing using SPSS. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 15 AUG AT NOON.

Writing a confirmation document - Herston

14 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This workshop is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis in R (QCIF) [webinar]

13 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This interactive online workshop deals with longitudinal data and its analysis. Participants MUST know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WILL OPEN ON 13 AUGUST at NOON.

Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

8 September 2021 1:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks. Sessions run on Zoom from 8 September to 27 October (HASS) OR 9 September to 28 October (STEM). Application closes on 16 August, 12pm.

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.

What DO examiners want? [F2F]

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 webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

7 September 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 7 July AT 12PM.

Academic publishing: Play by the rules [webinar]

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

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.


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.

Exploring and predicting using linear regression in R (QCIF) [webinar]

25 August 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This highly interactive online workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind linear regressions in R. Prior experience with R and the RStudio interface is required, as well as familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 25 JULY AT NOON.

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!

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.



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.