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.

R U OK day - Building skills [webinar]

9 September 2022 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.

Promoting your research impact: Collecting evidence of research engagement [webinar]

9 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Learn about research metrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. (Previously known as Making and measuring research impact: an introduction)

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

12 September 2022 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. REGISTRATIONS IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 JULY AT NOON.

Intro to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

12 September 2022 9:00am13 September 2022 12:30pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to automate processes or use ‘command line’ research software, including using high performance and parallel computing facilities. No previous Unix or command line experience is required. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to attend both morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 JULY AT NOON.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

12 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

What DO examiners want? [St Lucia]

12 September 2022 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]

12 September 2022 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.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

13 September 2022 9:00am12:00pm
A brief introduction into qualitative data collection.

Statistics for comparisons using R (CDF) [webinar]

13 September 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 IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 13 July AT 12PM.

Preparing for 3MT

13 September 2022 9:30am12:00pm
The first of a series ‘Preparing for 3MT’ to culminate at 3MT presentations at Student Retreat.

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Turbocharge your writing [online]

26 April 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This program establishes good writing routines and habits by delivering content over a 12 week period from 26 April to 17 July. Registration closes on 19 April at noon.

Plotting and programming with Python (QCIF) [webinar]

26 April 2022 9:00am29 April 2022 12:30pm
This software carpentry workshop introduces the building blocks of Python. Please do not sign up for the four half-days (morning) interactive workshop unless you are able to attend all four morning sessions in full from 26 to 29 April. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 26 FEBRUARY AT NOON.

NEW Genome annotation with Apollo

21 April 2022 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 OPENS 25 FEB at NOON.

Principles of Research Design (ISSR) [webinar]

20 April 2022 9:00am1:00pm
Learn the basics of research design which is a key component of any research study. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 FEB AT 12PM

Statistics for comparisons using R (QCIF) [webinar]

12 April 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 IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

Introduction to Unix (QCIF) [webinar]

11 April 2022 9:00am12 April 2022 12:30pm
This practical hands-on workshop will help participants to automate processes or use ‘command line’ research software, including using high performance and parallel computing facilities. No previous Unix or command line experience is required. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to attend both morning sessions in full. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 FEB AT NOON.

Authorship: Your rights and responsibilities [webinar]

6 April 2022 10:00am11:30am
Explore guiding principles of good publishing practice/ethics and your rights. Previously known as Academic publishing: Play by the rules.

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

6 April 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This interactive online workshop deals with longitudinal data and its analysis. Participants MUST know R and be familiar with the concepts of statistical hypothesis testing and regression analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WILL OPEN ON 6 MARCH at NOON.

NEW! Growing your digital capacity [webinar]

28 March 2022 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!

R for reproducible scientific analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

28 March 2022 9:00am31 March 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 28 FEB AT NOON.

RNA Seq analysis using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

23 March 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 14 FEB AT NOON.

Graduate Teaching Associate Program (GTA) (5 months)

16 March 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
The program is now open for Semester 1, 2022. Read more on the GTA website or use the Register button to complete the Application form to express your interest now. Applications close 5pm, 25 February.

Resilient researcher: Resilience while remote [Webinar]

16 March 2022 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.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

14 March 2022 10:00am11:00am
How do you present effectively for the 3MT

Statistics for comparisons using SPSS (QCIF) [webinar]

9 March 2022 9:00am5:00pm
Participants will learn how to compute, report, and interpret hypothesis tests for popular statistical models such as correlation, contingency tables, chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA. Knowledge of SPSS is required.

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

23 February 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

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

7 February 2022 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

1 February 2022 1:30pm2:30pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New international HDR students: Compulsory information session [webinar]

1 February 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for new international research students starting this research quarter and is a requirement of your visa.

Build your personal brand [webinar]

31 January 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Resilient researcher: Understanding yourself and others [webinar]

18 January 2022 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]

17 January 2022 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).

NEW! Mastering the WRite Stuff™ [online]

1 December 2021 8:30am2 December 2021 4:00pm
Are you coming up to or just past Mid-Candidature Review and getting jitters about having to produce a mammoth 80,000 word thesis all in the not too distant future? Fret not, we’ve got you covered! Join us for a 2-day intensive course and learn how to set yourself on the right path to writing. Applications close on 8 November at 5pm.

ResBaz Queensland with QCIF

24 November 2021 9:00am26 November 2021 5:00pm
Registration is now open for ResBaz Queensland, a three day festival of digital literacy and professional development. https://resbaz.github.io/resbaz2021qld/speakers/ Registration is $25 and includes catering as well as access to the full program of activities.

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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.