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.

Applying for academic positions [webinar]

17 May 2023 10:00am12:00pm
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.

Publishing your research: Writing and submitting [webinar]

18 May 2023 10:00am11:30am
Equip yourself with the tools and practical knowledge to assist you through the writing and submission phase of the publication process. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Consider attending Promoting Your Publications after this.

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

23 May 2023 10:00am11:30am
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)

Communicating qualitative research [Webinar]

24 May 2023 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to communicate your methods and results for qualitative studies as well as communicate to address questions of rigour.

Basic statistical ideas for researchers [webinar]

6 June 2023 10:00am12:00pm
Learn ideas relating to research design, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Promoting your publications: Maximising your research visibility [webinar]

9 June 2023 10:00am11:30am
What can you do to maximise your work’s visibility and impact? This is the second part of a two-part series. Consider attending Publishing Your Research: Writing and Submitting before this.

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

13 June 2023 9:00am15 June 2023 4:00pm
Thesis deadline looming but can’t seem to find the time or motivation? Join us for an intensive 3-day advance (not a retreat!) towards writing 20,000 words for your thesis or set your own ambitious writing goals! Apply now! Applications close 21 May at 11.59pm.

Working in the 3rd Space: non-academic university careers [webinar]

5 July 2023 12:00pm2:00pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.


Entrepreneurial intelligence (Ventures) [webinar]

23 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Learn the first steps to become an entrepreneur.

Impactful presentations: Delivering with confidence [Herston]

21 June 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.

Networking Breakfast: HDR Placements Showcase

20 June 2022 8:00am10:30am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Placements. Listen to our industry and student panels discuss their expectations and experiences of placements. Places are highly limited. Apply now! Applications close 3 June 12pm.

Metagenomics Using Galaxy (QCIF) [webinar]

15 June 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This workshop will cover the concepts of 16S bacterial metagenomics analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 15 APRIL AT 12PM

The 'imposter' syndrome [webinar]

9 June 2022 1:00pm4:00pm
Although you are doing well, you may still feel like an imposter. Learn how to manage these feelings.

[R&I] Conducting Indigenous research: Ethical and integrity complexities [St Lucia]

8 June 2022 10:30am12:00pm
This forum will promote and discuss ethical considerations and requirements when conducting Indigenous research

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria [St Lucia]

6 June 2022 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Introduction to Regression modelling (ISSR) [webinar]

2 June 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about simple and multiple regression models. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 2 APR AT 12PM.

Resilient researcher: Becoming a Resilient Researcher [Webinar]

26 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Build your resilience for your research degree and beyond.

NEW Single-cell RNA Seq analysis (QCIF) [webinar]

17 May 2022 9:00am10:00am
This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of single-cell RNA-Seq analysis, using the Galaxy platform. Starting from a table of gene counts we will evaluate, filter, annotate and visualise the data. We will also cover clustering, cell type identification and differential expression. No prior experience with Galaxy required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS ON 17 MAR AT NOON.

Mastering the art of paying attention [webinar]

13 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover simple tools and techniques to stay focused and overcome distractions.

Survey design (ISSR) [webinar]

12 May 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about this common method. The session focusses on the considerations of creating a survey. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 12 MARCH AT 12PM.

The seven secrets of highly successful research students [online]

9 May 2022 9:00am5:00pm
This 10 week online program from 09 May to 17 July looks at seven key strategies that help research higher degree students finish on time and enjoy the process more. Registration closes on 3 May at noon.

Introduction to longitudinal data analysis (ISSR) [webinar]

27 April 2022 9:00am12:00pm
Learn about longitudinal data analysis. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN ON 27 FEB AT 12PM.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Presenting for the 3MT [webinar]

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


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.