HDR Communities & training

ANU supports 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 Researcher Development team. The links on this page provide more details.

'Write that journal article!' Online Boot Camp

Have you promised yourself you will 'finish that paper' during social distancing? Want to make sure you actually will do it? Virtual join the first...
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 candidates to showcase their...
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500 useful words every day

500 useful words every day Why are some research writers so much more productive than others? This workshop unlocks some of the secrets to help...

Animal Ethics: Training

Training is essential in ensuring high levels of animal welfare are maintained in both the biomedical and wildlife fields. Training must be completed...

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 Researcher Development

The ANU Researcher Development team run university-wide programs for all Researchers at ANU. Our programs are designed to support all ANU HDR...
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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...

Becoming a resilient researcher

Becoming a resilient researcher This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Bestseller Book Writing Boot Camp

Research to Bestseller: turning your research into a creative non-fiction book boot camp If you are interested in writing a popular book based on...
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...
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Biological safety and gene technology practices

Training in Biological Safety and Gene Technology Practices is compulsory at ANU for both supervisors and personnel working with genetically modified...

Communicating positively

Communicating positively This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's throughout...

Creating career opportunities

Creating career opportunities This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Dean, Higher Degree Research Candidate Update

Join Professor Ann Evans, Dean, Higher Degree Research for this opportunity to hear the latest updates applicable to all ANU PhD and MPhil Candidates...

Editing your final draft

Editing your final draft The final stages of preparing your manuscript for submission are challenging after working on your thesis/exegesis for...

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...
Get #SoMe, Social Media for Researchers

Get #SoMe, Social Media for Researchers

Researchers are being told that social media is critical to career success – but there is a lot of confusion about how best to make use of these...

Getting started on the right foot

Getting started on the right foot Managing Relationships This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR...

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...

HDR Media Boot Camp online

Media Bootcamp Online is offered free (RRP $899) to ANU HDR candidates who are engaging with #ANU3MT 3 Minute Thesis and Visualise your Thesis ...

HDR Oral exam pilot 2020/21

Oral exam pilot 2020/21: Information for HDR Candidates and Supervisors Over the next 18 months, ANU will be conducting a pilot of oral exams as...

HDR Stress survival kit

HDR Stress survival kit This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's throughout...

HDR Time Management

HDR Time Management   This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's throughout...

Higher Degree Research Candidate Induction to ANU

Welcome to ANU. There are many metaphors for doing a PhD or MPhil - people often describe it as like running a marathon or climbing a mountain. The...
Human Ethics Training Video

Human Ethics & ARIES training

The video above is an online version of our regular face-to-face ARIES training session. It explains what you need to know when submitting your first...
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InnovationACT

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

Interview insights for HDRs

Interview insights for HDRs Managing Relationships This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR...

Maintaining research/writing energy

Maintaining research/writing energy Are you feeling stuck at the desk for hours but not making progress? Are you bored, even a bit lonely, and your...

Managing difficult conversations

Managing difficult conversations This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Managing your milestones

Managing your milestones: why do researchers run out of time? When you start your PhD there seems to be a lot of time to get things done, yet most...
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Online Statistics Courses

SCU offers 4 online courses delivered via Wattle which allow students to work at their own pace throughout the exercises.  SCU1: 'Introductory...

Pomodoro Break online course

Pomodoro Breaks – a professional development snack in your coffee break What is it? Pomodoro Breaks are designed to give you bite-sized morsels of...

PostAc Training 2021

PostAc University® is a new app to help PhD students into non-academic research careers developed by our research team at the Australian National...

Preparing for examination

Preparing for examination As you near the end of your project, it’s time to focus on how you bring together years of research into one coherent...

Presenting confidently

Presenting confidently This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's throughout...

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 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...

Resilient Researcher webinars with Dr Shari Walsh

The Resilient Researcher program is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's throughout their research by building and maintaining psychological...

Responding to selection criteria

Responding to selection criteria This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Riding the emotional roller coaster

Riding the emotional roller coaster This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Secrets of Successful Researchers

Researcher Development offer a ‘successful researcher’ workshop series to help you finish quicker and develop a strong CV for the post-PhD job market...
Anna: Why you should Shut Up & Write!

Shut Up & Write!

The Researcher Development team is not currently offering any Shut Up and Write sessions. Generally a Shut Up & Write! group will use the ...

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 can be focused on design, choice of statistical technique, analysis and interpretation, and include statistical computing for ANU...

The emotionally intelligent (EI) researcher

The emotionally intelligent (EI) researcher This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates...

Thinking resiliently as a researcher

Thinking resiliently as a researcher   This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR...

Top tips for working with your supervisors

Top tips for working with your supervisors It's likely that you have never had a teacher/student relationship quite like the one you will have with...

Tragic research mistakes and how to avoid them

Tragic research mistakes and how to avoid them There are many potential pitfalls for researchers, especially when you are starting out in your...

Translating your research skills for non-academic employers

Translating your research skills for non-academic employers This workshop will focus on the skills you have developed during your doctoral studies...

TTO drop-in sessions

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TRAINING ACTIVITIES FROM INNOVATION ANU HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY, IN LINE WITH THE UNIVERSITY'S PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES...

Understanding HDR skills

Understanding HDR skills   This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Visualise Your Thesis competition

Due to the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, increasing social distancing measures and public gathering restrictions being implemented, ANU...

What comes next? Post-PhD life and work

What comes next? Post-PhD life and work It can feel rather strange to submit your thesis after years of hard work, and then enter a limbo period...

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 the literature

Working with the literature Too much to read and not enough time? Managing the literature is one of the key challenges for HDRs. There’s an endless...

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...
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Writing with clarity and purpose

Writing with clarity and purpose So often, HDRs produce writing that fails to communicate adequately with readers. Research writing has different...

Writing your resume - Academic

Writing your resume - Academic This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

Writing your resume - Professional

Writing your resume - Professional This workshop is part of the Resilient Researcher program which is designed to support HDR candidates and ECR's...

‘How to write:...’ series

One of the most prized skills in research intensive jobs is the ability to write, but employers want people who can write across a range of formats...

‘How to write:...’ series for reserachers

‘How to write:...’ series One of the most prized skills in research intensive jobs is the ability to write, but employers want people who can write...