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.

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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...

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

As of April 2021, the ANZCCART ComPass training has replaced the Animal Ethics Seminar – see below for details of how the new training program will...

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 Expression of interest for 2022 : Please register here...
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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...

Boot Camps for Higher Degree Researchers

What is Boot Camp? Since 2014, The Australian National University has facilitated the Thesis Boot Camp program based on a concept created and...
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Capturing your genius: Understanding your value proposition

Capturing your genius: Understanding your value proposition As a PhD candidate, you’re developing a world-leading understanding of your domain but...

Communicating positively

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

Editing your final draft

The final stages of preparing your manuscript for submission are challenging after working on your thesis/exegesis for several years. This workshop...

Expert Communicator Boot Camp

Expert Communicator Boot Camp The Expert communicator bootcamp is a 2-day intensive where you will learn how to connect with, inform and influence...

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...
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Freelancing for fun & profit: Leveraging your professional research skills

Freelancing for fun & profit: Leveraging your professional research skills Waiting for the perfect post-PhD job? Want to start paying off...

From chaos to calm: document editing boot camp

From chaos to calm: document editing boot camp 2021 Dates: April 19, 20, 21 2021 *online* You’ve done a whole lot of writing during candidature –...
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 the most out of academic conferences

Attending academic conferences can be daunting at first. This workshop offers strategies for preparing relevant abstracts, communicating research...

HDR Oral Examination Pilot 2020/21

Oral Examination Pilot 2020/22: Information for HDR Candidates and Supervisors ANU is conducting a pilot of oral examination as part of the research...

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...

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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How to write...

How to write...   Join Professor Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer) for a series of advanced writing tutorials, all drawn from the book 'How to...
Human Ethics and ARIES Training Video (2021)

Human Ethics & ARIES training

This video explains what you need to know when submitting your first human ethics application at ANU. Please watch the video prior to beginning your...
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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...

Journal Article Writing Boot Camp

Journal Article Writing Boot Camp 2022 dates: May 4, 5, 6  *online* November 16, 17, 18 *online*  Did you promise yourself you will 'finish...

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 2022

PostAc® is a job search engine designed specifically for PhD students who are interested in non-academic research careers. The app was developed by a...

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...
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Productivity Short Course

Productivity short course – The 5Ps of Talent Development Pursuing (and completing) a PhD is no small feat! As an HDR candidate there’s a seemingly...

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...

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 ECRs 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 research emotional roller coaster

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

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...

Statistics Boot Camp

Statistics Boot Camp  2022 dates: March 16, 17, 18 *online* Expression of interest form is here: https://anu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/...
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Targeted Short-Courses

SCU short courses are focused on Experimental design, statistical methods, data analysis and interpretation, and also statistical computing such as...
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Teamwork to make the dream work: Teamwork & stakeholder engagement

Teamwork to make the dream work: Teamwork & stakeholder engagement Effective teamwork and collaboration is important for successfully navigating...
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The Career Doctor

The Career Doctor Ever wonder exactly what you’re going to do with your PhD when you’re finished? You’re not alone! Most HDR candidates don’t...

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...
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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...

Thesis Proposal Review Boot Camp

Thesis Proposal Review Boot Camp 2021 dates: March 10, 11, 12 2021 *online* September 22, 23, 24 2021 *online* Expression of interest form is here...

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 getting what you need from busy supervisors (aka "grace under pressure")

Top tips for getting what you need from busy supervisors (aka "grace under pressure") Research shows that the relationship between supervisors and...

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

What is Visualise your Thesis? Visualise Your Thesis is a competition created by the University of Melbourne that challenges graduate researchers to...

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...

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...