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.

Mine, Yours, Ours – Meeting everyone’s needs through assertive communication [St Lucia]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides strategies to think and behave more assertively, set healthy professional boundaries and resolve conflict in professional contexts.

Design thinking: Think like an entrepreneur (Ventures) [webinar]

30 June 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the basics of design-thinking.

Entrepreneurial intelligence (Ventures) [webinar]

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

Ventures' Curiosity for PhD

23 June 2022 10:00am
Over six weeks, you will attend a combination of weekly workshops and listen to a series of inspirational speakers. Please note you will be required to attend all six workshops and the speaker sessions.

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

Finish that thesis!™ [online]

14 June 2022 9:00am16 June 2022 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 22 May at 11.59pm.

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.

Promoting your publications: Maximising your research visibility [webinar]

25 May 2022 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.

Publishing your research: Writing and submitting [webinar]

18 May 2022 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.

Applying for academic positions [webinar]

17 May 2022 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.

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.

HDR Orientation Meet'N'Greet [online]

10 May 2022 1:30pm3:00pm
Orientation is strongly recommended for all commencing HDR candidates, both domestic and international.

New International HDR students: Compulsory info session [online]

10 May 2022 10:30am12:30pm
This session is compulsory for all newly commencing HDR students and is a requirement of your visa.

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.


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.