HDR research workshops

Academic Skills offers skills-based workshops for research students. The workshops are relevant to a wide cross section of students, and disciplinary differences are discussed in the workshops. Please register to attend. Registrations are opened a few weeks before the workshop is held.  

Below are the 2020 semester one workshops. Note that HASS is for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, whereas STEM is for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

  • Kickstart your PhD
    • Learn essential skills to thrive, not just survive the PhD journey
      • 8 July 1-3pm
  • Literature review writing
    • Identify approaches to structure and write a persuasive literature review
      •  HASS: 16 July 1-3pm
      • STEM: 10 July 1-3pm
  • Thesis proposal review
    • Learn key components and strategies for structuring and writing your first major milestone
      • HASS:  3 September 1-3pm
      • STEM: 7 September 10am-12pm
  • Thesis structures
    • Develop a structure for your whole thesis and plan ahead for a coherent narrative
      •  18 September 10am-12pm
  • Editing for style and voice
    • Develop a range of linguistic strategies to become a stylish academic writer
      • HASS: 22 October 1-3pm
      • STEM: 27 October 1-3pm
  • Journal article writing
    • Discover how to plan, structure and write an effective journal article
      • HASS: 18 August 1-3pm
      • STEM: 27 August 10am-12pm
  • Publishing in journals
    • Find out how to target a relevant journal and respond to feedback professionally
      • HASS:  20 May 10am-12pm and 28 August 10am-12pm
      • STEM:  22 May 10am-12pm and 31 August 10am-12pm
  • Presenting your research
    • Learn key techniques for structuring and delivering a memorable presentation
      • 16 September 10am-12pm