HDR Workshops

The Graduate Research School offers a range of workshops open to all higher degree research candidates. Working in collaboration with Schools, Institutes and other units, we also advertise targeted training opportunities and seminars as part of our workshops program.

The workshops are targeted to meet your needs for support at different stages of your candidature. It is a good idea to talk to your supervisor about which workshops are best suited to your current aims and needs. You may also consider attending some workshops more than once at different stages of your candidature.

The workshops calendar is updated regularly, so we recommend that you revisit this page to find out about upcoming training and development opportunities. For more information, contact the Graduate Research School at grs.hdr@westernsydney.edu.au.

Date

Time

Workshop

Venue

January 2021
Wed 20 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Fri 29 12.00pm - 1.30pm So, you're graduating your PhD in a pandemic, what's next? Zoom
February 2021
Wed 03 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Introduction to Statistics Zoom
Thu 04 9.00am - 11.00am WhisperFest: Let’s talk boundaries, habits and self-care: Staying focused and motivated with your writing Zoom
Fri 05 9.30am - 12.30pm Surveying with Qualtrics Zoom
Thu 11 9.30am - 12.30pm Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap Zoom
Tue 16 12.00pm - 1.30pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Fri 19 9.30am - 12.00pm Research Data Management Techniques Zoom
Wed 24 12.00pm - 1.30pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
March 2021
Wed 03 10.00am - 11.00am REDCap Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Wed 03 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Experimental Design, Power Analysis, Sample Size Estimation Zoom
Wed 03 12.00pm - 1.30pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Fri 05 9.30am - 12.30pm Unix Shell and Command Line Basics Zoom
Tue 09 9.30am - 12.30pm Surveying with Qualtrics Zoom
Thu 11 9.30am - 4.00pm Excel for Researchers Zoom
Mon 15 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: What I wish I knew when I was starting my PhD! Zoom
Thu 18 11.00am GCREDI Guest Lecture: Library Resources for HDR Candidates Zoom
Thu 18 12.00pm - 1.30pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Fri 19 9.30am - 12.00pm Research Data Management Techniques Zoom
April 2021
Mon 12 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: Managing life balance through a post-grad Zoom
Tue 13 9.30am - 12.30pm Surveying with Qualtrics Zoom
Tue 13 12.00pm - 2.00pm Thinking Like a Computer: The Fundamentals of Programming Zoom
Wed 14 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Introduction to SPSS Zoom
Tue 20 9.30am - 12.30pm Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap Zoom
Fri 23 9.00am - 5.00pm Statistical Comparisons Using R Zoom
Fri 23 9.30am - 12.00pm Research Data Management Techniques Zoom
Fri 309.30am - 4.30pmLearn to Program: RZoom
May 2021
Wed 05 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression in SPSS Zoom
Wed 05 1.30pm - 3.30pmStart Coding Without Hesitation Zoom
Fri 079.30am - 12.30pmSurveying with QualtricsZoom
Mon 10 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: How to make the most of the library and literature resources Zoom
Thu 13 9.00am - 5.00pm Statistical Comparisons Using R Zoom
Thu 13 9.30am - 1.30pmHow to Structure Your Thesis (Early Stages) Zoom
Thu 1312.00pmAI and ML in Materials Design and DiscoveryZoom
Fri 149.30am - 4.30pmData Manipulation and Visualisation in RZoom
Fri 1412.30pmGCREDI Guest Lecture: Erin Gough on Research and Criminal Justice PolicyZoom
Wed 191.00pm - 2.00pmResearch Hour at Western SydneyZoom
Thu 209.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivoZoom
Thu 209.30am - 1.30pmHow to Structure Your Thesis (Late Stages)Zoom
Fri 212.00pm - 4.00pmResearch Data Management TechniquesZoom
Mon 24 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Tue 25 9.00am - 5.00pm Exploring and Predicting Using Linear Regression Zoom
Tue 25 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Wed 2611.00am - 12.30pm3MT Preparation Workshop and Q&AZoom
Wed 2612.00pm - 1.00pmPostAc: Decode the job adZoom
Thu 27 9.30am - 1.30pmHow to Structure Your Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) Document Zoom
June 2021
Wed 02 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Factor Analysis Using SPSS Zoom
Wed 02 12.00pm - 1.00pm So, you’re graduating your PhD in a pandemic, what’s next? Zoom
Thu 039.30am - 4.00pmExcel for ResearchersZoom
Tue 0811.00am - 12.30pmVisualise Your Thesis - Competitor WebinarZoom
Wed 099.30am - 12.30pmSurveying with QualtricsZoom
Thu 10 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Mon 15 12.00pm - 1.00pmNetwork your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Tue 159.30am - 12.30pmData Capture and Surveys with REDCapZoom
Wed 161.00pm - 2.00pmResearch Hour at Western SydneyZoom
Fri 189.30am - 12.00pmResearch Data Management TechniquesZoom
Mon 21 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: CoC, what? why? and how? Zoom
Mon 212.00pm - 4.00pmHDR Resilience WorkshopZoom
Tue 229.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivoZoom
Tue 2911.00am - 12.00pmWriting for Publication and Journal MetricsZoom
Wed 3010.00am - 11.00amREDCap Hour at Western SydneyZoom
July 2021
Thu 011.30pm - 2.30pmSurvey Tools in Research: REDCap and QualtricsZoom
Fri 029.30am - 4.30pmLearn to Program: PythonZoom
Wed 07 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Mediation / Moderations / SEMs Zoom
Thu 0810.00am - 11.00amUnderstanding University BureaucraciesZoom
Fri 099.30am - 4.30pmData Manipulation and Visualisation in PythonZoom
Fri 09 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Mon 12 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: When to teach and when not to! Zoom
Thu 15 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Fri 169.30am - 12.00pmIntroduction to Research Data ManagementZoom
Mon 1912.00pm - 1.00pmPostAc: Decode the job adZoom
Tue 209.30am - 12.45pmUnix Shell and Command Line BasicsZoom
Wed 289.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivoZoom
Wed 2810.00am - 11.00amEndNote TrainingZoom
August 2021
Wed 04 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Multivariate Analysis and Repeated Measures ANOVA Zoom
Wed 041.30pm - 2.45pmGetting Started with ExcelZoom
Mon 09 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: Top 10 skills needed throughout Phd Candidature and how to develop and grow them Zoom
Tue 102.00pm - 3.00pmEndNote TrainingZoom
Wed 1111.00amGCREDI Guest Lecture: Writing for publication and other stuff: how to navigate the blind peer reviewZoom
Fri 139.30am - 12.30pmSurveying with QualtricsZoom
Fri 209.30am - 12.00pmIntroduction to Research Data ManagementZoom
Tue 249.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivoZoom
Thu 2610.00am - 11.00amEndNote TrainingZoom
September 2021
Wed 01 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Introduction to R Zoom
Wed 011.00pm - 2.00pmHPC and Data in Materials Design and Discovery (12-week course)Online
Wed 08 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Thu 099.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Thesis (Early Stages) Zoom
Fri 1012.00pm - 1.00pmPostAc: Decode the job adZoom
Mon 13 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: Leading my first paper Zoom
Thu 16 9.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Thesis (Late Stages) Zoom
Fri 17 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Thu 23 9.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) Document Zoom
October 2021
Wed 06 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: GLMs and Mixed Effects Models in R Zoom
Wed 06 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Mon 11 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: How to network through my post-grad Zoom
Tue 19 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
November 2021
Wed 0410.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Meta-analysis Using R Zoom
Wed 04 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Mon 08 12.00pm - 1.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: Finishing PHD? wondering where to go next? Zoom
Fri 26 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Mon 29 12.00pm - 1.00pm So, you’re graduating your PhD in a pandemic, what’s next? Zoom

*TBA = To be advised

Research Training vUWS site

The Research Training vUWS site(opens in a new window) provides supporting resources to the workshops program.

For more information, visit the frequently asked questions page.

Intersect Training

Intersect offers a wide range of training opportunities for HDR candidates. Western Sydney University is a member organisation which means that you can access all of the training sessions, including those offered through other institutions.*

For more information, check out the Intersect Training Schedule.

*Conditions apply

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos and training materials.

All students and staff have free access using this link:
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