R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

21 June 2021 9:00am24 June 2021 12:30pm
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 unless you are able to fully attend all four mornings. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 17 MAY AT NOON.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria

23 June 2021 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Ventures' Curiosity for PhD (and free talks)

23 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Over six weeks beginning 23 June, attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. You will have the opportunity to form and test your early-stage ideas or simply get a taste and explore how you can expand your entrepreneurial mindset. Applications close 16 June.

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

24 June 2021 9:00am28 June 2021 4:00pm
Thesis deadline looming but can’t seem to find the time or motivation? Join us for an intensive 3-day (Thu/Fri/Mon) advance (not a retreat!) towards writing 20,000 words for your thesis or set your own ambitious writing goals! Apply now! Applications close 31st May at 5pm.

NEW! Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

25 June 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 25 MAY AT NOON.

How to get published: An introduction [webinar]

29 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Gain an insight into the world of scholarly publishing.

NEW! Design thinking - Part 1: Emphatize, Define & Ideation

30 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Design-led Thinking is the framework that is used to guide an ideation process. Solve complex problems in a creative, user-centric and curious manner. Join us for the first part of the process on understanding needs and ideation.

Data story-telling (QCIF) [webinar]

30 June 2021 1:30pm3:30pm
This workshop focuses on developing your data storytelling skills, using practical hands-on sessions that combine the three elements of data, visuals and narrative to construct a meaningful and memorable story about your research. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 30 MAY AT NOON.


Ventures' Virtual Singapore Startup Adventures

22 June 2021 9:00am
Startup Virtual Adventures are back, this time to Singapore. 4 week (22 Jun to 23 Jul) experience. Click on the link for more details. Applications close 11 May at 12pm.

Getting Research Into Policy and Practice

22 June 2021 9:00am3:00pm
A one day workshop designed to help researchers better understand and navigate Australia’s policy landscape, run by Centre for Policy Futures.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence - Herston

21 June 2021 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition.

Pondering procrastination productively

18 June 2021 10:00am11:30am
Are you plagued by procrastination? Why put off till tomorrow what you can do today? Learn tools and strategies to get you started in making change, feeling in control and creating new, more productive habits.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

17 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future [webinar]

16 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

10 June 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2021 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Writing a literature review [webinar]

8 June 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.

Writing to meet your readers' expectations - Gatton

2 June 2021 12:00pm1:30pm
What does it mean to identify and write for your audience? (formerly called Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing). Consider attending Planning to Write before attending this workshop.

Planning to write - Gatton

2 June 2021 9:30am11:00am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Editing and Proofreading your thesis)

Three Ss of Resilience - Gatton

1 June 2021 12:00pm1:30pm
Learn strategies to improve resilience in order to better manage the stresses and strains of life, both during the candidature and in your future professional life.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

26 May 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

20 May 2021 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT?

Planning and presenting persuasive research - Gatton

19 May 2021 10:00am11:30am
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills).

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

18 May 2021 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence - Gatton

11 May 2021 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, presenting at conferences, or participating in competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition.

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) [webinar]

11 May 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 11 MARCH AT 12PM.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

10 May 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 10 May to 19 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration closes on 28 April at noon.

Introduction to NGS platforms and bioinformatics analysis (QCIF)

10 May 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on practical workshop is an introduction to next generation sequencing technologies and how they work, providers, common bioinformatics workflows, standardised file types, quality control and an introduction to Galaxy Australia. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 29 APRIL AT 12 NOON.

Writing a confirmation document - Gatton

5 May 2021 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Compulsory HDR Orientation [online]

4 May 2021 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [online]

4 May 2021 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

[NEW] Tips and tricks for successful grant-writing

28 April 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Successful grant writing comes with experience and practice, so this workshop will set you on the path to success by providing useful tips and tricks for writing competitive grant, scholarship and award applications.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

27 April 2021 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 27 April to 19 July. Registration closes on 14 April 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.