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.

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.

Build your personal brand [St Lucia]

16 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Refining your writing [webinar]

19 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to appraise and refine your own writing. (formerly called Writing to meet your readers' expectations as well as Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing).

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

22 April 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
Your IQ is high. But what about your EQ? The ability to understand ourselves and others is central to career and personal success.

Resilient researcher: Resilience when remote [Webinar]

23 April 2024 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.

NEW! Enhancing academic writing with AI: Strategies, opportunities and considerations [webinar]

24 April 2024 10:00am11:30am
This workshop aims to improve the academic writing skills of Higher Degree by Research students by integrating Generative AI tools like ChatGPT into the writing process, while maintaining academic integrity.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

30 April 2024 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]

Turbocharge your writing [online]

7 May 2024 9:00am29 July 2024 5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 7 May to 29 July. REGISTRATION CLOSES 30 April 12PM

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

7 May 2024 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

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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.

Build your personal brand [St Lucia]

16 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

NEW! Enhancing academic writing with AI: Strategies, opportunities and considerations [webinar]

24 April 2024 10:00am11:30am
This workshop aims to improve the academic writing skills of Higher Degree by Research students by integrating Generative AI tools like ChatGPT into the writing process, while maintaining academic integrity.

Turbocharge your writing [online]

7 May 2024 9:00am29 July 2024 5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 7 May to 29 July. REGISTRATION CLOSES 30 April 12PM

Growing your digital capacity [webinar]

8 May 2024 10:00am12:30pm
Ever wondered how your research ideas can be converted into business ideas by using the latest technologies, but don’t know how and where to start? This interactive workshop will give you the digital skills to start you down that path!

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

13 May 2024 9:00am22 July 2024 5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 13 May to 22 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. REGISTRATION CLOSES 6 MAY 12PM

Communicating qualitative research [Webinar]

20 May 2024 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to communicate your methods and results for qualitative studies as well as communicate to address questions of rigour.

NEW! PadletUQ [webinar]

27 May 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn to use PadletUQ to promote active learning face-to-face and online.

NEW! Editing educational media in Adobe Premiere Workshop [webinar]

29 May 2024 11:00am12:00pm
This hands-on course will help you bring your teaching videos to life through efficient post-production.

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

3 June 2024 9:00am5 June 2024 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: 12 MAY 11:45pm

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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.]

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [St Lucia]

8 April 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.

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).

Pitching and storytelling [St Lucia]

3 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

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.

Presenting your research [TRI/PACE]

14 March 2024 2:00pm3:30pm
This session provides an introduction to the secrets of great research presentations. Learn how to craft a message that targets your audience.

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)

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.

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.

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.

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [St Lucia]

8 November 2023 10:00am12:30pm
Our mindset is the foundation for success in life and careers. Learn to develop a winning mindset and practice coaching which is an essential workplace skill.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

6 November 2023 9:00am9 November 2023 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.

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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.