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.

Career control for researchers [online]

4 October 2022 9:00am
The 2022 Round 2 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 4 Oct to 25 November 2022. Closing date for application is 20 September 2022 at 11.59pm. You will be advised by 30 September if you are successful. 

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

4 October 2022 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 OPENS 4 AUG AT NOON.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis using R [webinar]

6 October 2022 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 6 Augustat NOON.

Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Interview society [webinar]

10 October 2022 6:30pm8:00pm
How was it for you? Professor David Silverman discusses the Interview Society and the irresistible rise of the (poorly analyzed) interview in this special evening presentation.

Induction (No 2)

11 October 2022 12:30pm2:00pm
This session will be held for second quarter enrolments.

Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

12 October 2022 10:00am12 December 2022 11:30am
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.

Structuring your writing [Webinar]

13 October 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Planning to Write) Consider attending Refining Your Writing after attending this workshop.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

14 October 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Presenting your research (webinar)

18 October 2022 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. This workshop is also concurrently offered F2F at Herston. Please ensure that you are signed up for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

Presenting your research [Herston]

18 October 2022 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. This workshop is also concurrently offered as a webinar. Please ensure that you are signed up for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

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Career control for researchers [online]

4 October 2022 9:00am
The 2022 Round 2 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 4 Oct to 25 November 2022. Closing date for application is 20 September 2022 at 11.59pm. You will be advised by 30 September if you are successful. 

Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Interview society [webinar]

10 October 2022 6:30pm8:00pm
How was it for you? Professor David Silverman discusses the Interview Society and the irresistible rise of the (poorly analyzed) interview in this special evening presentation.

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

19 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

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

20 October 2022 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 Confirmation milestone.]

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [St Lucia]

24 October 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

28 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research (F2F St Lucia)

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

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

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Communicating for impact outside academia [F2F St Lucia]

14 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community. This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Communicating for impact outside academia [webinar]

14 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community. This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

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

30 September 2022 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.

NEW! Communicating qualitative research [Webinar]

29 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to communicate your methods and results for qualitative studies as well as communicate to address questions of rigour.

Drop-in session

27 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session will be a time for HDR candidates to drop in to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

27 September 2022 9:00am30 September 2022 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 27 JULY AT NOON.

Communicating in a global environment

26 September 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Learning support session

22 September 2022 9:00am4:00pm
This session will provide one on one guidance with Dr Eva King – either Zoom or Face to face.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

21 September 2022 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]

20 September 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [St Lucia]

19 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

15 September 2022 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 July AT NOON.

Planning to publish [webinar]

13 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
Which journals/publishers are best for your research? (previously known as How to Get Published)

Preparing for 3MT

13 September 2022 9:30am12:00pm
The first of a series ‘Preparing for 3MT’ to culminate at 3MT presentations at Student Retreat.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

13 September 2022 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection.

What DO examiners want? [Webinar]

12 September 2022 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.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

12 September 2022 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.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

12 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Intro to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

12 September 2022 9:00am13 September 2022 12:30pm
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. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to attend both morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 JULY AT NOON.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

12 September 2022 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. REGISTRATIONS IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 JULY AT NOON.

Promoting your research impact: Collecting evidence of research engagement [webinar]

9 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Learn about research metrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. (Previously known as Making and measuring research impact: an introduction)

R U OK [Special] - Building skills [webinar]

9 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
R U Ok Day is a national day of action to encourage conversations with those who may be struggling. This workshop will build skills on mental health awareness, ways we can have difficult conversations with each other and ways to access support.

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

8 September 2022 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 17 July AT NOON.

R U OK [Special] - Building skills [St Lucia]

7 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
R U Ok Day is a national day of action to encourage conversations with those who may be struggling. This workshop will build skills on mental health awareness, ways we can have difficult conversations with each other and ways to access support.

Strategic scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

6 September 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Research impact: Planning for optimal impact and engagement (CDF) [webinar]

5 September 2022 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.

Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land [St Lucia]

5 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores common challenges for international students, such as the experience of homesickness and culture shock, as well as the differences in the Australian workplace and academic cultures.

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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.