Communities & training

ANU supports research candidates in their studies through a range of development opportunities. There are many activities and events that will help you further develop your research and innovation skills, offered by different areas across the University, including Colleges and Schools, the Library, Academic Skills & Learning, the Statistical Consulting Unit, the Research Training team. The links on this page provide more details.

#ANU3MT2018 Storyboard your research with the Thesis Whisperer.

Research pitching skills have become increasingly important for PhD students. You will be called on to pitch your research at conferences, in...

#ANU3MT2018: How to win the 3 Minute Thesis competition with the Thesis Whisperer

Having a concise ‘elevator pitch’ about your research and why it is important is useful when you are talking to people at conferences – and when your...

#ANU3MT2018: Persuasive and strategic communication skills

This workshop is designed to introduce the latest research into effective persuasive and strategic communication to for the 3 Minute Thesis...

#ANU3MT2018: Three Minute Theatre, pitching and performance training

A 3-hour research pitching workshop, in preparation for the #ANU3MT Three Minute Thesis competition. Get out of dry academic mode and embrace your...

#ANU3MT2018: Three Minute Thesis Clinic with the Thesis Whisperer AM

Want a chance to perform your 3MT and get some feedback from experts and an audience? Join us for the 3MT Clinic, where you will have the...

#ANU3MT2018: Three Minute Thesis Clinic with the Thesis Whisperer PM

Want a chance to perform your 3MT and get some feedback from experts and an audience? Join us for the 3MT Clinic, where you will have the...
The Thesis Whisperer on #ANU3MT

3MT: The Three Minute Thesis Competition

  What is Three Minute Thesis (3MT) The Three Minute Thesis is an international competition for higher degree research students to showcase their...

ANU Research Skills & Training Program

The ANU Research Skills and Training team run university-wide programs for all Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Candidates at ANU. Events and...
Thesis Whisperer explains Thesis Boot Camp

ANU Thesis Boot Camp

What is Thesis Boot Camp? The Australian National University (ANU) runs a Thesis Boot Camp (#ANUTBC) program based on a concept created and...
Human Ethics ARIES Training

ARIES Human Ethics training sessions

Please note: To be able to view the training video above, you must be logged in to the ANU website using the button in the top right of this screen...

Arm in Arm Research and Finance Managers

What is the Research and Finance Managers Network? Most direct funding for research comes from external sources such as competitive research grants...

Biological safety and gene technology practices

Training in Biological Safety and Gene Technology Practices is compulsory at The Australian National University for both supervisors and personnel...

Biomedical training courses

The objective of the online training is to give the background knowledge required to commence practical training in the relevant procedures. The...

External entrepreneurship opportunities

ANU provides a range of innovation-related training for the University's staff and students, but we also work closely with a range of organisations...

HDR Communities

Connect with ANU HDR communities There are several student-led communities for HDRs at ANU. If you can't find something that works for you, the...
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InnovationACT

About InnovationACT InnovationACT is Canberra's largest entrepreneurship program, providing the necessary skills, tools and networks to those...

NECTAR

ANU NECTAR The Early Career Academic Network of ANU This forum of Early Career Academics aims to share ideas, develop and lead programs and...

Online Courses

We offer 3 online courses delivered via Wattle which allow ANU students to work at their own pace throughout the exercises. Our Introductory...

Operational Support for Research Managers

The operational group brings the Deputy and Assistant Managers together to build up consistent approaches to business in a highly developed structure...

Redefining the ANU PhD

Background The ANU Strategic Plan represents an opportunity to reimagine the ANU PhD, and better understand how we might better articulate our...

Research administration staff: Targeted training program

What is the Targeted Training program? The Targeted Training sessions provide in depth discussions and analysis of research contracts and proposals...

Research Integrity Advisor Network

Research Integrity Advisors provide advice about the responsible conduct of research and the University processes for dealing with allegations of...

Research Integrity Training

All Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates must complete the ANU Research Integrity course and pass the Research Integrity Milestone exam, within...

Research Management Forum

What is the Research Development Forum? The Research Development Forum is an opportunity for professional staff across campus to meet each other and...

Rodent users mandatory training

The AEEC requires all staff and students listed on approved protocols involving rodents to undertake mandatory training. Existing staff must complete...
Anna: Why you should Shut Up & Write!

Shut Up & Write!

The Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) Shut Up & Write! group has been run by students, for students, on The Australian...

Targeted Short-Courses

The Statistical Consulting Unit is not at present resourced to run a full programme of targeted short courses, however some one-off short courses are...

Visualise Your Thesis competition

Visualise Your Thesis is an exciting new competition created by the University of Melbourne that challenges graduate researchers to present their...

Wildlife training

All staff and students working with animals at The Australian National University are required to attend an Animal Awareness Seminar before their...