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.

Open Access for Partnerships: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

26 October 2022 1:00pm2:00pm
This event will showcase a range of research projects that highlight Open Access practice between UQ researchers and their partners.

Perfection not required: Managing perfectionism [St Lucia]

25 October 2022 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.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [St Lucia]

24 October 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams. REGISTRATION CLOSES MIDNIGHT 16 OCTOBER

Plotting and programming with Python

24 October 2022 9:00am27 October 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 24 AUGUST AT NOON.

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

21 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This hands-on SPSS workshop introduces principles and methods of regression models using SPSS, and how to interpret relationships between variables. 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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 20 AUG AT NOON.

Learning support session

21 October 2022 9:00am4:00pm
This session will provide one on one guidance with Dr Eva King – either Zoom or Face to face.

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.]

Long-read assembly using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

20 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
Explore how long and short read data can be combined to produce a high-quality ‘finished’ bacterial genome sequence. Termed ‘hybrid assembly’, we will use read data produced from two different sequencing platforms, Illumina (short read) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (long read), to carry out de novo genome assembly. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 20 AUGUST 2022, NOON.

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

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

Introduction to HPC (QCIF) [webinar]

19 October 2022 9:00am12:30pm
This interactive workshop will introduce you to HPC. You *must* have access to an HPC cluster to attend the course; basic experience with Unix or Linux is highly recommended. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 19 AUGUST AT 12PM.

Publishing your research: Writing and submitting

18 October 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
The session will help candidates to implement the best strategies at the point of writing and submitting their article for publication.

Presenting your research (webinar)

18 October 2022 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. This workshop is also concurrently offered F2F at Herston. Please ensure that you are signed up for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

Presenting your research [Herston]

18 October 2022 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. This workshop is also concurrently offered as a webinar. Please ensure that you are signed up for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications. (Formerly known as Introduction to Presentation Skills as well as Planning and Presenting Persuasive Research).

Drop-in session

18 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session will be a time for HDR candidates to drop in to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit.

Mindmapping research: Coping with info overload [St Lucia]

14 October 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Learn how to manage your research and cope with information overload. [Formerly called Organising your research with concept maps and graphic organisers]

Structuring your writing [Webinar]

13 October 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop explores planning and structuring research writing. (formerly called Planning to Write) Consider attending Refining Your Writing after attending this workshop.

Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

12 October 2022 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.

Induction (No 2)

11 October 2022 12:30pm2:00pm
This session will be held for second quarter enrolments.

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.

Longitudinal and mixed model analysis using R [webinar]

6 October 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 Augustat NOON.

Career control for researchers [online]

4 October 2022 9:00am
The 2022 Round 2 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 4 Oct to 25 November 2022. Closing date for application is 20 September 2022 at 11.59pm. You will be advised by 30 September if you are successful. 

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

4 October 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This highly interactive online workshop will provide attendees with a friendly, gentle introduction to the theory behind linear regressions in R. Prior experience with R and the RStudio interface is required, as well as familiarity with the concepts of descriptive statistics and elementary statistical hypothesis testing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 4 AUG AT NOON.

Leaders and leadership: The challenge of 'doing' leadership [webinar]

30 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will give you insights into what leadership means in the 21st century and the challenges of being a leader.  It will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own potential to lead and make a difference in the workplace.

NEW! Communicating qualitative research [Webinar]

29 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to communicate your methods and results for qualitative studies as well as communicate to address questions of rigour.

Drop-in session

27 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session will be a time for HDR candidates to drop in to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit.

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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.