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 Bootcamp

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

Key 2020 dates 3MT training opportunities available for registration: 25 March: From Researcher to Writer 25 March: 3MT: Your Time Starts Now! 30...

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. Events and workshops program Our workshops are...
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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...
Human Ethics ARIES Training

ARIES Human Ethics training sessions

  PLEASE NOTE: In-person ARIES training is cancelled until further notice. Please watch the ARIES training video above before creating an ethics...

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...
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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...

Biomedical training courses

All staff and students working with animals at The Australian National University are required to attend an animal ethics seminar and complete online...

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...

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 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 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...
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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 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 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: 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...
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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...

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...
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 Researcher Development team currently offers Shut Up and Write sessions four times a week virtually using Zoom. These sessions are open to all...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...