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.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

6 February 2023 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Resilient researcher: Resilience when remote [Webinar]

7 February 2023 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.

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

8 February 2023 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism [webinar]

10 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
This workshop will dispel the common myth that perfectionism is a good thing that is a characteristic of high achievers, and use a cognitive behavioural approach to overcoming perfectionist behaviours and thought processes.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

13 February 2023 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

HDR eOrientation Meet'n'Greet [online]

13 February 2023 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

Strategic scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

14 February 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

16 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
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.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [webinar]

17 February 2023 1:00pm2:30pm
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Research ethics: Human [Webinar]

20 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

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How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

6 February 2023 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

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

8 February 2023 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

22 February 2023 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

28 March 2023 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]

28 March 2023 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.

NEW! Communicating quantitative research and visual information effectively [webinar]

31 March 2023 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.

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

11 April 2023 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.]

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

12 April 2023 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Communicating qualitative research [Webinar]

24 May 2023 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to communicate your methods and results for qualitative studies as well as communicate to address questions of rigour.

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

13 June 2023 9:00am15 June 2023 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 21 May at 11.59pm.

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Build your personal brand [St Lucia]

30 January 2023 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

24 January 2023 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.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [St Lucia]

23 January 2023 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).

Graduate Digital Research Fellowship Program 2023

9 December 2022 5:00pm
The Graduate Digital Research Fellowship Program is designed to prepare research students for academic or non-academic careers in digital scholarship.

Fine Tuning your 3MT & Q&A (TBC)

27 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
3MT Presentation and suite of workshops presented by Hugh Kearns.

HDR Celebration 2022 - 25 years of the Graduate School

25 November 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
Step out but settle in with friends and enjoy a free food truck lunch, featuring a burger, beverage and dessert!

SoMME HDR Student/Staff Liaison Committee Forum

25 November 2022 10:30am12:00pm
The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering (SoMME) Student/Staff Liaison Committee is hosting a forum for the School’s HDR community.

HDR Expo at CCR

24 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
The Centre for Clinical Research (CCR) will be holding an Expo to highlight the outstanding research conducted by our HDR students. 

APS Pawsgrad Puppy Party

24 November 2022 11:00am2:00pm
Come celebrate HDR Week with some of the furriest dogtoral candidates around in the APS Postgrad Student Lounge.

Visa/PR pathways for international HDR students

24 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This event will help international PhD/research students understand the different visa/PR pathways.

Global Student Celebration

23 November 2022 3:00pm5:00pm
Come and celebrate the multicultural community of students working at the PA Hospital campus!

Gatton HDR Student BBQ Burger Lunch

23 November 2022 1:30pm2:15pm
This is the Gatton Day celebration lunch, please join us for this social get together!

Herston Penny University

23 November 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
In 17th Century Oxford the first coffee houses opened up around campus where you'd pay a penny and come in to enjoy your coffee, chat with other scholars and learn about what going on outside your field, and we invite you to do exactly that!

HDR Placements information session

23 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
The HDR Placement program focuses on demonstrating the broader development skills of HDR students – skills which are transferrable, cross-disciplinary, and professional; which will enhance employment opportunities after the degree.

Writing a confirmation document [Gatton]

23 November 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This workshop is also available as a webinar. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Mater Research HDR BBQ

23 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Lunch time social event for all Mater Research Institute HDR students and advisors.

Gatton HDR Student Morning Tea

23 November 2022 11:30am12:00pm
Grab a tea or coffee while you have a chat to other HDR students and staff at the Gatton campus. Grow your HDR network!

Annual General Meeting 2022

22 November 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the Association of Postgraduate Students Annual General Meeting.

Industry Panel: Humanities, Social Sciences and Business focus

22 November 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us as we hear from a panel of PhD qualified professionals sharing stories of their own career progression and their reflections on the skills and experiences that employers are looking for. This session will be of particular interest to HDR candidates from the broad Humanities and Social Sciences fields.

School of Dentistry HDR Pathfinder Workshop

22 November 2022 2:00pm3:00pm
This workshop intends to bring together the HDR alumni and the current HDR students of UQ Dentistry.

HDR Student Reps Thank-you Lunch

22 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
As part of HDR Week, this year, we are inviting our HDR Student Reps along to a lunch as a thank-you for their contribution this year. This will be an invitation-only event.

School of Public Health Lunch Celebration

22 November 2022 11:00am1:00pm
The School of Public Health is pleased to invite you to a relaxed celebratory lunch at UQ Herston Campus to acknowledge and recognise your contribution to the culture and work of the School.

Visual elevator pitch about your research

22 November 2022 11:00am12:00pm
Are you proud of your research project and want to share it with the world? UQ Library can offer a competition for you (with prizes involved) and an international exposure for the winner.

POLSIS HDR Showcase

22 November 2022 10:30am12:00pm
The School of Political Science and International Studies will be hosting a morning tea and showcasing the work their HDR cohort are involved in with posters / displays.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future [Webinar]

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

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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.