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.

Writing a confirmation document [webinar]

23 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Discover the purposes and characteristics of a confirmation document. This session is available in-person too. Ensure that you're registered for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Research ethics: Human [Webinar]

29 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
HDR candidates using humans in their research require ethics approval prior to collecting any data. Find out how to seek approval.

Research ethics : Animal [webinar]

31 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
At UQ, animals are used for various scientific purposes in both research and teaching, including; laboratory research, teaching, veterinary science, companion and production animal settings, and in the wild (be it terrestrial or marine).

Postgrad life in the Great Southern Land [St Lucia]

5 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores common challenges for international students, such as the experience of homesickness and culture shock, as well as the differences in the Australian workplace and academic cultures.

Research impact: Planning for optimal impact and engagement (CDF) [webinar]

5 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Deepen your understanding of research impact and developing an action plan for achieving impact. Formulate your action plan for maximising research impact.

Strategic scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

6 September 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Writing a literature review [Gatton]

7 September 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. This session is also available on Zoom. Please ensure that you're signed up for the correct session in order to receive the correct notifications.

Writing a literature review [webinar]

7 September 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. This session is also available as a dual mode in Gatton. Please ensure you are registered in the correct session in order to receive the correct notifications.

R U OK day - Building skills [St Lucia]

7 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
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.

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

8 September 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 17 July AT NOON.

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Qualitative Research Evening with David Silverman: Interview society [webinar]

10 October 2022 6:30pm8:00pm
How was it for you? Professor David Silverman discusses the Interview Society and the irresistible rise of the (poorly analyzed) interview in this special evening presentation.

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

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

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

20 October 2022 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.]

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

28 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research (F2F St Lucia)

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research [webinar]

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

Communicating for impact outside academia [webinar]

14 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community. This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

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

5 July 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

Sensitive data management (QCIF) [webinar]

4 July 2022 9:00am11:00am
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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 24 APRIL AT NOON.

Design thinking: Think like an entrepreneur (Ventures) [webinar]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the basics of design-thinking.

Mine, Yours, Ours – Meeting everyone’s needs through assertive communication [St Lucia]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Entrepreneurial intelligence (Ventures) [webinar]

23 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn the first steps to become an entrepreneur.

Ventures' Curiosity for PhD

23 June 2022 10:00am
Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops and the speaker sessions.

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.

Networking Breakfast: HDR Placements Showcase

20 June 2022 8:00am10:30am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Placements. Listen to our industry and student panels discuss their expectations and experiences of placements. Places are highly limited. Apply now! Applications close 3 June 12pm.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 June 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of 16S bacterial metagenomics analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 APRIL AT 12PM

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.

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.

[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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.