Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

16 February 2021 1:30pm7 April 2021 4:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Sessions run 16 February to 6 April (STEM) OR 17 February to 7 April (HASS). Application closing date extended to 18 January, 5pm.

Ventures' Curiosity

9 March 2021 10:00am12:00pm
Over six weeks beginning 9 March, attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers either in person or via Zoom. 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 24 Feb at noon.

Planning to write [Webinar]

9 March 2021 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Editing and Proofreading your thesis) Consider attending Writing to Meet Your Readers' Expectations after attending this workshop.

Ventures - Celebrating International Woman's Day

9 March 2021 4:00pm6:00pm
We have an exciting panel opened up International Women’s Day.

Ventures' Validate

11 March 2021 3:00pm
A 10-week program beginning 11 March. Whether you are working on a for-profit, a social enterprise or a not-for-profit enterprise, through talking to your potential customers you will understand the market needs and devise a sustainable business model. Pitch and stand to win up to $10,000! Applications open close on 24 Feb at noon.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

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

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

15 March 2021 9:00am18 March 2021 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 morning sessions in full from 15 to 18 March. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 FEB AT NOON.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

16 March 2021 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 FEB AT 12PM

CV Essentials for HDRs [webinar]

16 March 2021 12:00pm2:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

Planning and presenting persuasive research [webinar]

17 March 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).


Writing a literature review [webinar]

5 March 2021 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.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

3 March 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.

Ventures' LeadHers

2 March 2021 4:00pm
Join the confidence-building incubator for women across all disciplines who are or want to become managers, entrepreneurs, researchers or academics. All female-identifying students, staff and alumni are welcome to apply. 5 weeks from 2 to 30 March. Applications will close on 19 February.

Graduate Teaching Associate Program (GTA) (5 months)

26 February 2021 9:00am5:00pm
The program is now open for Semester 1, 2021. Read more on the GTA website or use the Register button to complete the Application form to express your interest now. Applications close 5pm, 26 February.

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

25 February 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 4 FEB AT NOON.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

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

Resilient researcher: Resilience while remote [Webinar]

16 February 2021 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar is designed to assist HDR candidates researching in remote locations. For instance, this may occur when you are away collecting data or are based interstate or even overseas.

Build your personal brand [webinar]

15 February 2021 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence

10 February 2021 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).

Compulsory HDR orientation [webinar]

9 February 2021 1:30pm2:30pm
Orientation is compulsory for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session [webinar]

9 February 2021 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [webinar]

22 January 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Communicating for impact outside academia [webinar]

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

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.]

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.

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).

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. 

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.



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.