CDF workshops and activities are supported by the Student Services Amenities Fee. Dates and times are indicative and subject to change without notice. While we endeavour to remain current, sessions can change suddenly due to circumstances beyond our control. ALWAYS register in Student Hub to stay updated.

   

Multiple UQRDM sessions for researchers and research students

14 February 2024 10:00am31 December 2024 10:15am
These sessions are run by the Library and will aid candidates in navigating the UQRDM.

Writing a literature review [webinar]

4 March 2024 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.

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

6 March 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

6 March 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn how to use and navigate the UQ Library search engine. Learn strategies to find and identify what you’re looking for, and like a skilled investigator, identify and track down promising additional material. This session is targeted at new HDR students who have little experience with Library searching.

Research ethics: Human [webinar]

7 March 2024 10:00am11:30am
At UQ, you MUST have Ethics approval BEFORE conducting Human research! Human Research is research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue.

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

8 March 2024 11:00am1:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [webinar]

11 March 2024 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. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills)

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

12 March 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Three Ss of Resilience [webinar]

13 March 2024 10:00am11:30am
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.

Research impact: Planning for optimal impact and engagement [webinar]

14 March 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
Deepen your understanding of research impact and developing an action plan for achieving impact. Formulate your action plan for maximising research impact.

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Career strategy (General) [webinar]

6 March 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

18 March 2024 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.

What DO examiners want? [Webinar]

18 March 2024 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? This session is also offered in the F2F mode. Please ensure that you are registered in the correct mode to receive the correct instructions.

Communicating quantitative research and visual information effectively [webinar]

20 March 2024 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to make your data, statistics, graphs and images more impactful and memorable by learning how to make them more reader/audience-friendly. Case studies from both written work and oral presentations will be used to illustrate common problems and more effective solutions.

Agile project management [St Lucia]

2 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

Academic writing course face to face (8 weeks) [St Lucia]

3 April 2024 1:30pm22 May 2024 4:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks and is face to face. Sessions run from 3 April to 22 May. Application closes on 12 March, 11.59 pm.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [St Lucia]

4 April 2024 9:30am1:30pm
This interactive session will enable you to develop your edge when communicating your research, participating in conferences or competitions such as 3MT and more broadly, when presenting your personal value proposition. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills).

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

10 April 2024 10:00am11:30am
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 Early Candidature Checkpoint.]

How to navigate an academic career [webinar] TENTATIVE

15 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Career control for researchers [online] TENTATIVE

16 April 2024 9:00am7 June 2024 5:00pm
This 8-week online program is a comprehensive career planning course designed for HDR candidates, providing a structured opportunity to explore personal career drivers, strengths, and options. It offers practical training and tools to help you map your career path, whether within or outside academia, and is delivered by PostdocTraining, specialists in researcher training since 2012.

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Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

29 February 2024 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 scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

28 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities POSTPONED [St Lucia]

27 February 2024 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.

Writing a confirmation document [Webinar]

26 February 2024 10:00am11:30am
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document.

Planning to publish [webinar]

22 February 2024 10:00am11:30am
Which journals/publishers are best for your research? (previously known as How to Get Published)

HDR Orientation Welcome Event (St Lucia)

21 February 2024 12:00pm2:00pm
Join the Graduate School for the chance to meet your fellow commencing candidates, Graduate School staff who will be assisting you in the HDR journey and also enjoying lunch within the beautiful St Lucia Campus.

Research ethics: Animal [webinar]

15 February 2024 10:00am11:00am
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).

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

12 February 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism [webinar]

7 February 2024 10:00am11:30am
This workshop will dispel the common myth that perfectionism is a good thing that is a characteristic of high achievers, and use a cognitive behavioural approach to overcoming perfectionist behaviours and thought processes.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [webinar]

5 February 2024 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session [webinar]

5 February 2024 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa.

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

30 January 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

Word: Creating a Structured Thesis (CaST) - Multiple sessions

1 January 2024 1:00pm17 January 2024 4:00pm
This session is designed for researchers at UQ who need to use Word to structure complex documents such as a thesis.

Genome annotation with Apollo [webinar]

30 November 2023 9:00am12:30pm
Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative, manual curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we will learn how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 30 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

30 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT NOON.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

29 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM

Predicting Binary Outcomes using Logistic Regression (QCIF) [webinar]

28 November 2023 9:00am12:30pm
The course will cover the principles of logistic regression and includes practical sessions getting hands-on experience of logistic regression in R. You will require prior expertise in R and a basic familiarity with statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis to attend. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 28 SEPTEMBER AT NOON.

Writing a literature review [Herston]

21 November 2023 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. This session is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you're signed up for the correct session in order to receive the correct notifications.

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

20 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
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 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Statistical comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

17 November 2023 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will help participants to choose and use the appropriate standard statistical test for their data by introducing key concepts of inferential statistics in SPSS. Participants will learn how to compute and interpret hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables, chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Prior knowledge of SPSS is required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 17 SEPTEMBER AT 12PM.

Ventures' LeadHers Rise

17 November 2023 8:30am12:00pm
Join Ventures as we bring together and support emerging and established women entrepreneurs, and leaders from the UQ community.

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

16 November 2023 9:00am12:00pm
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 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

15 November 2023 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 3 NOVEMBER AT 12PM.

Writing a confirmation document [Gatton]

13 November 2023 1:00pm2:30pm
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.

Introduction to HPC (QCIF) [webinar]

13 November 2023 9:00am1:00pm
This interactive workshop will introduce you to HPC. You *must* have access to an HPC cluster to attend the course; basic experience with Unix or Linux is highly recommended. REGISTATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN 13 SEPTEMBER AT 12 PM.

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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.

Library

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.