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.

Planning to publish [webinar]

28 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
Which journals/publishers are best for your research? (previously known as How to Get Published)


Work in Progress Conference

22 November 2022 8:00am23 November 2022 8:00pm
A conference where HDR students present their work in progress, coinciding with HDR week and the theme is ‘Spiralling into Spring: Resistance, Reinvention and Renewal’.

How to make the best of conferences

21 November 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
This is an open HDR Forum hosted at the School of Education, looking at 'best practices at' / 'how to make the best of' conferences.

Industry Panel: STEM focus

21 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 STEM fields.

Three Ss of Resilience [St Lucia]

21 November 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Learn strategies to improve resilience in order to better manage the stresses and strains of life, both during the candidature and in your future professional life.

TRI/PACE Penny University

21 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Calling all PACE and TRI postgrad students, join us for a free coffee at Cafe Catalyst, to network and meet your incoming APS team.

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [Webinar]

21 November 2022 9:00am24 November 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.

Law and Intellectual property [webinar]

18 November 2022 10:00am11:30am
Intellectual Property can be a valuable asset and understanding how to protect it will help you in your research career. This session will touch upon UQ’s IP policies, and the broader Australian and global context.

Advanced literature searching [webinar]

17 November 2022 10:00am11:00am
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. This session is targeted at new HDR students who have little experience with Library searching.

Version control with Git (QCIF) [webinar]

17 November 2022 9:00am12:30pm
Version control is the lab notebook of the digital world. learn how you can record and trace every change made to a document, be it software code or a thesis. Prior knowledge of UNIX/Linux command line is REQUIRED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 SEP AT NOON.

Writing a literature review [Herston]

15 November 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.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 November 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This practical workshop will introduce the specific skills and applications used in the analysis of RNA-Seq gene expression data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 SEP AT NOON.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

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

A winning mindset: Coaching for performance [F2F St Lucia]

10 November 2022 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.

CV Essentials for HDRs [webinar]

9 November 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

Introduction to SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

9 November 2022 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 9 SEP AT NOON.

HDR eOrientation Meet'n'Greet [online]

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

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [webinar]

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

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Gatton]

7 November 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. (formerly known as Advanced Presentation Skills);

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.

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.

Statistics for comparisons using R (CDF) [webinar]

3 November 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 CLOSES NOON 1 NOVEMBER.

NEW! Analysing categorical outcomes and logistic regression with R [webinar]

1 November 2022 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 CLOSES NOON 28 OCTOBER

Tutors @ UQ

31 October 2022 11:15am
Discover strategies for working with small groups in a learning context. The program is structured around three face-to-face sessions for a total of five hours of contact time. This program is only run during semesters. Contact your Faculty for more info.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

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

Refining your writing [webinar]

27 October 2022 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). Consider attending Structuring Your Writing before attending this workshop.


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.


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.