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.

Introduction to Regression modelling (ISSR) [webinar]

2 June 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about simple and multiple regression models. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 2 APR AT 12PM.

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

6 June 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 6 APRIL AT NOON.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria [St Lucia]

6 June 2022 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

LeadHers for PhD candidates

7 June 2022 9:00am4:00pm
Join Ventures for a one-day LeadHers program for PhD candidates and graduates.

Writing a literature review [St Lucia]

8 June 2022 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.

[R&I] Conducting Indigenous research: Ethical and integrity complexities [St Lucia]

8 June 2022 10:30am12:00pm
This forum will promote and discuss ethical considerations and requirements when conducting Indigenous research

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis using R [webinar]

9 June 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 9 APRIL at NOON.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

9 June 2022 12:00pm3:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 9 APR AT 12PM.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2022 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

10 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

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The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2022 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future [St Lucia]

13 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

[NEW] Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

14 June 2022 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 31 MAR AT NOON.

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

14 June 2022 9:00am16 June 2022 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! Apply now! Applications close 22 May at 11.59pm.

Business of you [Webinar]

16 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance your career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Herston]

21 June 2022 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.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [St Lucia]

27 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

The teaching academic: An introduction [St Lucia]

4 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career. THIS SESSION IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH THE ZOOM AND F2F MODES. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT MODE.

The teaching academic: An introduction [webinar]

4 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career. THIS SESSION IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH THE ZOOM AND F2F MODES. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT MODE.

Mental Health First Aid

7 July 2022 8:30am8 July 2022 4:30pm
What to gain the mental health first aid skills to help yourself and others in mental distress? Want to gain the MHFA accreditation that you can put on your CV? Join our 2 full-day MHFA accreditation training offered to HDR students at no cost to you! Please do NOT sign up unless you can commit to attending both days in full.

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Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

26 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

Promoting your publications: Maximising your research visibility [webinar]

25 May 2022 10:00am11:30am
What can you do to maximise your work’s visibility and impact? This is the second part of a two-part series. Consider attending Publishing Your Research: Writing and Submitting before this.

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

24 May 2022 10:00am11:30am
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.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

23 May 2022 9:00am26 May 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 23 MAR AT NOON.

Publishing your research: Writing and submitting [webinar]

18 May 2022 10:00am11:30am
Equip yourself with the tools and practical knowledge to assist you through the writing and submission phase of the publication process. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Consider attending Promoting Your Publications after this.

Applying for academic positions [webinar]

17 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Thinking about a career in academia but don't know where to start? This workshop is for HDR candidates who would like to find out more about applying for academic positions within the Australian system.

NEW Single-cell RNA Seq analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

17 May 2022 9:00am10:00am
This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of single-cell RNA-Seq analysis, using the Galaxy platform. Starting from a table of gene counts we will evaluate, filter, annotate and visualise the data. We will also cover clustering, cell type identification and differential expression. No prior experience with Galaxy required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 17 MAR AT NOON.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

13 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

12 May 2022 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 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

10 May 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [online]

10 May 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

9 May 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 09 May to 17 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration closes on 3 May at noon.

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

5 May 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 5 March AT NOON.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

27 April 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]

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) [webinar]

27 April 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 27 FEB AT 12PM.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

26 April 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 26 April to 17 July. Registration closes on 19 April at noon.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

26 April 2022 9:00am29 April 2022 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 26 to 29 April. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 26 FEBRUARY AT NOON.

NEW Genome annotation with Apollo

21 April 2022 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 OPENS 25 FEB at NOON.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

20 April 2022 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 20 FEB AT 12PM

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

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

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

12 April 2022 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

Introduction to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

11 April 2022 9:00am12 April 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 18 FEB AT NOON.

Authorship: Your rights and responsibilities [webinar]

6 April 2022 10:00am11:30am
Explore guiding principles of good publishing practice/ethics and your rights. Previously known as Academic publishing: Play by the rules.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis in R (QCIF) [webinar]

6 April 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 MARCH at NOON.

Career control for researchers [online]

5 April 2022 9:00am
The 2022 Round 1 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 5 April to 27 May 2022. Closing date for application is 13 March 2022 at 11.59pm. You will be advised by 28 March if you are successful. 

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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.