Finish that thesis! [online]

25 November 2020 9:00am27 November 2020 4:00pm
Thesis deadline looming but can’t seem to find the time or motivation? Join us for an intensive 3-day advance (not a retreat!) towards writing 20,000 words for your thesis or set your own ambitious writing goals! EOI IS REQUIRED and closes 4th November at 5pm.

What policymakers want from academia - A panel discussion [webinar special]

26 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
The third in the series of Getting Research into Policy and Practice webinar specials by the Centre for Policy Futures.

Intellectual property [webinar]

30 November 2020 10:00am11:30am
Intellectual Property can be a valuable asset and understanding how to protect it will help you in your research career. This session will touch upon UQ’s IP policies, and the broader Australian and global context.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

2 December 2020 9:00am3 December 2020 5:00pm
An introduction to R for non-programmers using gapminder data (Combines the former workshops Intro to R and Advanced R). Please do not sign up for this 2-day online workshop unless you are able to attend both days. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 10 NOVEMBER AT NOON.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

13 January 2021 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 such as 3MT and, more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [webinar]

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

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

18 January 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

Writing a literature review [webinar]

19 January 2021 9:00am10:30am
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.

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

20 January 2021 10:00am11:30am
Your IQ is high. But what about your EQ? The ability to understand ourselves and others is central to career and personal success.

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

21 January 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.


Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

24 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future [webinar]

23 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Ventures' Mind the Gap

19 November 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
Breaking down gender barriers in entrepreneurship. To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19 November), UQ is bringing together an online panel of exceptional female leaders to amplify the stories and challenges of women entrepreneurs.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship

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

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

16 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

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

16 November 2020 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. [This is a rescheduled date so the course is full, but you're welcome to add yourself to the waitlist in case someone drops out.]

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

13 November 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in R. Prior knowledge of R is required. [This is a rescheduled date so the course is full, but you're welcome to add yourself to the waitlist in case someone drops out.]

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

13 November 2020 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study.

Communicating for impact outside academia [webinar]

11 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community.

Compulsory HDR Orientation [webinar]

10 November 2020 1:30pm2:30pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

10 November 2020 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa. Domestic students who are new to Brisbane are also welcome.

Research integrity in HDR training (student only session) [webinar]

9 November 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
Learn about research integrity policies, advisors' and candidates' main obligations through a discussive, interactive session using real life scenarios. [This workshop differs from the mandatory online Research Integrity module which must still be completed as part of the Confirmation milestone.]

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

6 November 2020 1:00pm4:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research [webinar]

4 November 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This session is designed for students who have limited experience in entrepreneurship and start-ups but are interested in pursuing this career path, or those who have a great idea but are unsure of what to do with it.

Ventures Activate - Info session

3 November 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Join the info session on Zoom. Applications to our three-week internship (25 Nov to 16 Dec) in entrepreneurship are open. Ventures Activate is open to all current students, regardless of faculties or study levels and will close 11 November.

Evidence-based policy making [webinar special]

29 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
The second of the Getting Research into Policy and Practice webinar specials by the Centre for Policy Futures. Join this evidence-based policy discussion with Professor Brian Head and Dr Pedro Fidelman from the Centre for Policy Futures. Using case studies they will discuss when and how evidence is used, how is it accessed, and contemporary issues in evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM).

An evening with David Silverman: Qualitative research for social impact [special evening webinar]

28 October 2020 7:30pm9:00pm
Qualitative researchers are more likely to convince policymakers and practitioners when they employ rigorous data analysis to study behavior using naturalistic data. This special lecture continues the annual Qualitative Research series but has been adapted for COVID (hence the evening schedule for timezone differences).

Plotting and programming in Python (QCIF) [webinar]

26 October 2020 9:00am3 November 2020 12:30pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for the four half-days (morning) interactive workshop unless you are able to attend all four sessions in full: 26 & 27 Oct and 2 & 3 Nov. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 AT NOON.

Ventures Annual Showcase 2020

22 October 2020 5:30pm7:30pm
Join us (virtually) for the 2020 Ventures Annual Showcase to celebrate our programs, partners and founders, and to learn more about the startups who are accelerating ideas to impact. 

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

21 October 2020 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey.

Open Access Week 2020- UQ Library

19 October 2020 10:00am11:00am
ORCiD, Compliance, Grants, Peer Review, Overleaf, CHORUS & more! Open access week from 19 to 23 October.

Research ethics : Animal [webinar]

19 October 2020 10:00am11:30am
At UQ, animals are used for various scientific purposes in both research and teaching, including; laboratory research, teaching, veterinary science, companion and production animal settings, and in the wild (be it terrestrial or marine).

The nuts and bolts: Australia's system of government and the policy process [webinar special]

15 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
The first of the Getting Research into Policy and Practice webinar specials run by the Centre for Policy Futures.

Introduction to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

14 October 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to automate processes or use ‘command line’ research software, including using high performance and parallel computing facilities. No previous Unix or command line experience is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 14 SEP AT NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

13 October 2020 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 13 SEP AT NOON.



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.