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.

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 9AM

Genome annotation with Apollo [webinar]

25 July 2024 9:00am25 July 2025 12:30pm
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.

Refining your writing [Dutton Park]

25 July 2024 2:00pm3:30pm
Learn to appraise and refine your own writing.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [webinar]

1 August 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the face-to-face delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [St Lucia]

1 August 2024 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. 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.

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

2 August 2024 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to the widely-used SPSS statistical analysis package. Participants will learn how to import, manage and transform datasets, and how to summarise and present data. The workshop will also include a basic introduction to statistical testing using SPSS.

Presenting your research [webinar]

2 August 2024 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 as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

5 August 2024 9:00am8 August 2024 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.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

5 August 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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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 9AM

Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

8 August 2024 1:30pm26 September 2024 4:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks and is online. Sessions run from 8 August to 26 September. Application close 14 July , 11:59pm

Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

27 August 2024 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data.

Communicating quantitative research and visual information effectively [webinar]

6 September 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.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [webinar]

9 September 2024 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams. REGISTRATION CLOSES 1 September

R U OK - Building your skills [webinar]

12 September 2024 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.

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

30 September 2024 10:30am12:00pm
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.

NEW! Ethical and Productive Use of Generative AI Tools as a HDR Candidate [Webinar]

1 October 2024 10:30am12:30pm
Learn how generative AI tools can support your thinking and development as a researcher and academic writer.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

1 October 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]

1 October 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.

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Containers for Reproducible Computational Environments (QCIF) [webinar]

24 July 2024 9:00am12:30pm
Anyone interested in finding out more about containers and learning how to run research software from containers. Basic experience with Unix or Linux is required.

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

23 July 2024 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will develop participants’ understanding of the principles, methods, and interpretation of statistical models for longitudinal data. Participants must know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis.

Working with Sensitive Data (QCIF) [webinar]

23 July 2024 9:00am11:30am
This workshop uses practical and discussion-based training to guide researchers about identifying what constitutes sensitive data, the risks of working with sensitive data, and how to appropriately manage those risks. The workshop is particularly relevant for clinical, environmental, and ecological researchers, but is applicable to all fields of research.

Policy 101: Understanding public policy and its making [St Lucia]

22 July 2024 10:30am12:30pm
Develop a scholarly appreciation of public policy and identify how it impacts your research.

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

18 July 2024 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on SPSS workshop introduces principles and methods of regression models using SPSS, and how to interpret relationships between data. It covers basic principles of regression methods through to interpreting the output of statistical analyses. Prior expertise with SPSS is required. Participants are also expected to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing.

Authorship: Your rights and responsibilities [webinar]

16 July 2024 10:00am11:30am
Explore guiding principles of good publishing practice/ethics and your rights. Previously known as Academic publishing: Play by the rules.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Herston]

15 July 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);

Statistical comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

12 July 2024 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.

Working in the 3rd Space: non-academic university careers [webinar]

10 July 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

9 July 2024 9:00am12 July 2024 12:30pm
This Software Carpentry workshop will introduce novice programmers to the R software environment, a powerful, popular and free statistical and graphical programming language. This event is split up over four mornings. Please do not sign up unless you are able to attend all four sessions.

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

4 July 2024 9:00am5:00pm
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.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities [St Lucia]

1 July 2024 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria [St Lucia]

26 June 2024 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Assertiveness: Finding Your Voice (strengthening how you communicate) [St Lucia]

24 June 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Mental Health First Aid [St Lucia]

17 June 2024 9:00am18 June 2024 4:30pm
Want 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. Registration closes 12 June 9am.

NEW! Bring it together: what good tutors do [webinar]

13 June 2024 11:00am12:00pm
This workshop focuses on improving tutoring skills through case studies, understanding hybrid tutoring, and strategizing for success.

Ventures' LeadHers

13 June 2024 9:00am1:00pm
Want to grow your leadership capabilities as a woman PhD candidate? Join us for a half day LeadHers program for PhD candidates.

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

6 June 2024 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

Promoting your publications: Maximising your research visibility [webinar]

6 June 2024 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.

NEW! What’s new in eLearning [webinar]

5 June 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Discover new functions and capabilities in eLearning systems.

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

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

30 May 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

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.

NEW! PadletUQ [webinar]

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

CV Essentials for HDRs [TRI/PACE]

21 May 2024 2:00pm4:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

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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.