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.

#ANUHDR MATE Bystander Program

ANU has a specialised HDR MATE Bystander network The HDR MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be...
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...

ANQ: ANU Queer staff

ANQ is a confidential list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning ANU staff. This mailing list is coordinated by...

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...
ANUHDR Researcher Development

Beyond Plan B

Beyond Plan B: finding a non-academic research job when you finish your PhD Over 60% of research degree graduates exit academia on completion of...

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

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

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...

Getting the most out of academic conferences

Getting the most out of academic conferences Attending academic conferences can be daunting at first. This workshop offers strategies for preparing...

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...

Maintaining research energy

Maintaining research energy: muddling through the middle Are you feeling stuck at the desk for hours but not making progress? Are you bored, even a...

Managing your milestones

Managing your milestones: how to make sure your research doesn’t go off the rails  When you start your PhD there seems to be a lot of time to get...

Official Research HDR Candidate Induction

Join Associate Professor Ann Evans, interim Dean, Higher Degree Research and colleagues for this essential welcome to the Australian National...
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Online Statistics Courses

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

Pomodoro Break online course

What does it mean to be a ‘researcher’? A PhD produces both a thesis and a researcher. For many HDRs, doctoral education is a transformative journey...

Raising your research profile

Raising your research profile Disseminating research and developing your profile as a serious researcher involves much more than writing about good...

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 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...
Research Skills and Training (the team who bring you Thesis Bootcamp) are running a ‘successful researcher’ workshop series to help you finish quicker and develop a strong CV for the post PhD job market. Don't just sit in your office and write! Employers

Secrets of Successful Researchers

Research Skills and Training (the team who bring you Thesis Bootcamp) are running a ‘successful researcher’ workshop series to help you finish...
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...

Spice up your academic CV

Spice up your academic CV and get that postdoc job Research on academic job ads show that universities are looking for an extremely broad set of...

Storyboard your research

Storyboard your research: pitch with impact  Research pitching skills have become increasingly important for PhD students. You will be called on to...
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Targeted Short-Courses

SCU short courses are focused on design, choice of statistical technique, analysis and interpretation, and include statistical computing for ANU...

TTO drop-in sessions

Do you have a question about the commercialisation of your research? Not sure where or how to get started? Come and chat to a specialist from the...

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...

What do thesis examiners (really) want?

What do thesis examiners (really) want? How to pass with flying colours Does a thesis have an audience of 2 or 2000? While you write for other...

Wildlife training

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

Working with your supervisor

Working with your supervisor: negotiating skills for HDR candidates  It's likely that you have never had a teacher/student relationship quite like...

Write that journal article in 7 days

Write that journal article in 7 days! All research students should think seriously about publishing during their degree. The job market is...