Training and development for higher degree researchers

Griffith Graduate Research School (GGRS) workshops and professional development opportunities are designed to assist you through each stage of your research program, providing you with transferable skills for your future career.

HDR Professional Development and Networking Support Fund

Feedback from your HDR candidate representatives has told us that the ongoing social distancing restrictions imposed by COVID-19 and the inability for HDR candidates to return to their hub spaces en masse have impacted the sense of connection and community within our HDR Cohort.

To support you through this challenging time, GGRS has established the HDR Professional Development and Networking Support Fund. The Support Fund is a one-off initiative which will provide a limited number of grants of up to $500 to enable HDR candidates groups to host an end of year professional development or networking event. Events should aim to build a sense of community within or across academic elements and campus locations and events that encourage diversity and inclusion are encouraged.

Applications open Monday 16th November and close at 5pm on Friday 27th November.

Eligibility guidelines, selection criteria and other relevant information can be found in the below documents.

Upcoming GGRS workshops

Publishing During your PhD

This session will provide the requirements for publishing as part of your PhD thesis.

This webinar will take place on Thursday 5th November from 1pm - 2:30pm

Register via the RED website.

Managing Milestones: Confirmation

This cross-disciplinary interactive workshop will help demystify the confirmation milestone process and University requirements, and help you make the most of the event and your panel. Learn what to expect, how to prepare and how to present your research in the best possible way.

Please note: Milestones requirements vary slightly between academic Groups and Elements. Prior to attending these this workshop, candidates are encouraged to check their Element specific guidelines.

The next offering of this workshop will take place on:

Wednesday 11th November, 12pm - 1:30pm

Managing Milestones: TCRM

Thesis submission represents the major hurdle for most HDR candidates and the Thesis and Candidature Review Milestone represents the final checkpoint in your journey to submission. Attending this managing milestones workshop will provide you with a practical guide to navigating TCRM and planning for a timely thesis submission!

Please note: Milestones requirements vary slightly between academic Groups and Elements. Prior to attending these this workshop, candidates are encouraged to check their Element specific guidelines.

The next offering of this workshop will take place on:

Thursday 12th November, 12pm - 1:30pm

Connect with industry

Find out about opportunities to engage with industry and participate in an HDR internship.

Other training providers and resources

Library

  • HackyHour sessions to improve your understanding and practical skills in the technical aspects of research;
  • Best practice guidelines for strategic publishing, academic impact and data management;
  • Consultations with Discipline Librarians to discuss your research-specific information needs.

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Researcher Education and Development (RED)

Practical workshops across a broad range of topics including:

  • Developing Researcher Training
  • Methodology
  • Statistics
  • Software
  • Indigenous Research and Knowledge

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Careers and Employment Service

Access useful web links and book recommendations to help you achieve a good career outcome whilst you’re completing your research program.

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Discipline-specific

Your academic group may also offer discipline-specific workshops and development opportunities. Ask your supervisor/ HDR Convenor for details.

HDR GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

Griffith aims to produce research graduates distinguished by their intellectual curiosity and potential to excel as leading scholars in their disciplines – through the development of a range of graduate attributes.