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.

NEW! Communicating qualitative research

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Induction (No 2)

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

Pondering procrastination productively [webinar]

12 October 2022 10:00am12 December 2022 11:30am
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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROX 6-8 WEEKS PRIOR.

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.

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]


Data story-telling (QCIF) [webinar]

30 June 2021 1:30pm3:30pm
This workshop focuses on developing your data storytelling skills, using practical hands-on sessions that combine the three elements of data, visuals and narrative to construct a meaningful and memorable story about your research. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 30 MAY AT NOON.

Writing to meet your readers' expectations - Gatton

2 June 2021 12:00pm1:30pm
What does it mean to identify and write for your audience? (formerly called Cohesion, Linking, and Flow in your Writing). Consider attending Planning to Write before attending this workshop.

Three Ss of Resilience - Gatton

1 June 2021 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.

[NEW] Tips and tricks for successful grant-writing

28 April 2021 9:00am12:00pm
Successful grant writing comes with experience and practice, so this workshop will set you on the path to success by providing useful tips and tricks for writing competitive grant, scholarship and award applications.

3MT Information Session for HDR Candidates [webinar]

22 April 2021 9:30am10:30am
This one hour session will provide all the information you need to participate in 3MT.

Making the most of the advisor/student relationship [webinar]

16 April 2021 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to develop a close working relationship with your advisors.

Using strengths to effectively work in teams [webinar]

22 January 2021 10:00am1:00pm
Learn about your unique strengths and how you can leverage these to work effectively in teams.

Open Access Week 2020- UQ Library

19 October 2020 10:00am11:00am
ORCiD, Compliance, Grants, Peer Review, Overleaf, CHORUS & more! Open access week from 19 to 23 October.

Keep calm and carry on: Dealing with uncertainty in the COVID era [special webinar]

7 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Continuing the special series of webinars in response to COVID, this highly interactive session will explore the uncertainty and the impact that COVID is having on our mental fortitude, and understand the longer term consequences of being in a constant state of anxiety and stress, such as depression.

Clinical data capture and management with REDcap (QCIF) [webinar]

18 September 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop provides an introduction to REDCap for the development and management of registries and surveys through hands on exercises. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 18 AUGUST at NOON.

Maintaining well-being while working from home [webinar special]

8 June 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
Feeling anxious and unsettled as you rush about trying to balance your study, work and homelife while stuck working from home? Join this interactive forum to understand your anxiety and learn how coping tips.

Applying for academic positions - Herston

16 July 2019 12:30pm2:30pm
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.


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.