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.

On Campus Catch-up with HDR Support Staff

In 2020 we transitioned our orientation activities online, however we know that it’s not the same as meeting people in person. So, this year we are doing something extra!

We are bringing together a wide range of HDR support staff to host a drop-in style session where you can come along, meet our staff in person and ask any questions that have. You will also have a chance to chat about your specific project and hear how our support staff can assist you directly.

  • Planning your literature review? Get tips from your discipline librarian.
  • Looking for some training to get you started on the right foot? Chat with the GGRS and RED training teams.
  • Got a questions about enrolment or scholarships? Find time to talk to our HDR Officers and Scholarships specialists.

These drop in sessions will be held on:

Tuesday 16th March. 11am-11:30am, N78_1.19 Nathan campus

Wednesday 17th March. 11am-11:30am, G11_3.64 Gold Coast campus

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Upcoming GGRS workshops

Managing Milestones: Confirmation

This cross-disciplinary information session 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 webinar, candidates are encouraged to check their Element specific guidelines.

The next offering of this webinar will take place on:

Tuesday 23rd March, 12pm-2pm

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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 webinar 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 webinar will take place on:

Thursday 25th March, 12pm-2pm

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Professional Development Planning for HDR Candidates

From 2021, all HDR candidates are required to submit a current Professional Development Plan as part of all candidature milestones. This interactive workshop will guide you through the steps for developing a professional development plan including assessing your current skills, identifying priority areas for growth and selecting the most appropriate professional development opportunities.

The next offering of this workshop will take place on:

Wednesday 7th April, 10am-12pm. N76_1.02/1.03 Nathan campus

Thursday 8th April, 10am-12pm. G11_3.56 Gold Coast campus

Publishing during your PhD

This workshop will help you become familiar with the requirements and guidelines for publishing as part of your PhD thesis. You will also learn about different publishing models and strategies to promote your research in traditional and non-traditional platforms.

The  next offering of this webinar will take place on:

Wednesday 31st March, 12pm-2pm

Registration for the webinar will open in early March via the RED website.

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.