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.

Communicating in a global environment

26 September 2022 10:00am1:00pm
Build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts.

Learning support session

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

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

21 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will provide you with strategies for finding out what jobs are out there, and how to decide the main characteristics being sought in those jobs.

Introduction to systematic reviews [webinar]

20 September 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
This workshop covers systematic reviews that can be used in both qualitative and quantitative studies.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [St Lucia]

19 September 2022 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Analysing qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

15 September 2022 9:00am1:00pm
Learn about analysing qualitative data. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 17 July AT NOON.

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.

Collecting qualitative data (ISSR) [webinar]

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

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.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

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

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.

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.

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)

R U OK [Special] - 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.

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.

R U OK [Special] - 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.

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.

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.

Building your potential

23 August 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
When looking to move from study to employment, it is important to evaluate who you really are, what you stand for, where your research fits in and how you might align your professional career with your core identity.

Drop-in session

23 August 2022 10:00am4:00pm
This session will be a time for HDR candidates to drop in to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit.

Business of you [Webinar]

19 August 2022 9:00am11:00am
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance your career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

Effective time management [webinar]

18 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
Discover strategies for effective time management which can be applied in your research degree.

Academic writing course (8 weeks) [online]

16 August 2022 1:30pm
Register by submitting the application form. Course spans 8 weeks. Sessions run from 16 August to 4 October (HASS) OR 17 August to 5 October (STEM). Application closes on 24 July, 11.59 pm.

Variant detection using Galaxy (QCIF)

16 August 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of detection small variants, including SNPs and small indels, from next-generation sequencing data. The workshop will all be based in Galaxy, a platform that provides a simple and user-friendly interface to bioinformatics tools. REGISTRATION OPENS ON 1 JUNE at NOON.

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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.