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, please submit your enquiry here.





March 2024
Fri 89.30am - 12.45pm Surveying with Qualtricseventbrite
Fri 159.30am - 12.30pmData Capture and Surveys with REDCapeventbrite
Fri 2210.00am - 12.00pmIntroduction to Research Data Managementeventbrite
Wed 279.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivo for Windowseventbrite
April 2024
Thur 49.30am - 12.30pm Learn to Program: Reventbrite
Fri 512.00pm - 1.00pmResearcher Development: Systematic & Complex Reviews Overview: Using theoretical frameworks (part 1)LibraryCal
Tue 910.30am - 12.00pmDove Medical Press: How to publishLibraryCal
Thur 119.30am - 12.30pm Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R eventbrite
Tue 162.00pm - 3.30pm

F1000Research: How to publish

Fri 1910.00am - 12.00pm

Research data management techniques at Western Sydney: Online

Fri 1912.00pm - 1.00pm

Researcher Development: The nuts & bolts of systematic searching for complex reviews (Part 2)


Fri 2612.00pm - 1.00pmResearcher Development: Systematic & Complex Reviews Overview: Using theoretical frameworks (part 1)LibraryCal
May 2024
Fri 39.30am - 12.30pm

Longitudinal Trials with REDCap


Fri 179.30am - 12.30pm

Introduction to Research Data Management


Thur 23 & Fri 249.30am - 12.30pm

Learn to Program: Python

Thur 30 & Fri 319.30am - 12.30pmData Manipulation and Visualisation in PythonEventbrite

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.

Researcher Development Portal

As a graduate researcher at Western, you have access to the Researcher Development Portal and all its resources. Many of the training opportunities in the Portal for academics are also open to you, so go ahead and get involved.

If you have not already you can request access to the SharePoint here.

Epigeum Online Training

Epigeum courses provide training in the key areas of research, studying, and support and wellbeing. Western has a subscription with the online training provider Epigeum. There are modules aimed specifically at HDR candidates, however you have full access to all the content.

Follow the instructions here to login to Epigeum.

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:
LinkedIn Learning for students(opens in a new window)