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 30 9.30am - 4.30pm Learn to Program: R Zoom
May 2021
Wed 05 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression in SPSS Zoom
Wed 05 1.30pm - 3.30pm Start Coding Without Hesitation Zoom
Fri 07 9.30am - 12.30pm Surveying with Qualtrics Zoom
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 - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Thesis (Early Stages) Zoom
Thu 13 12.00pm AI and ML in Materials Design and Discovery Zoom
Fri 14 9.30am - 4.30pm Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R Zoom
Fri 14 12.30pm GCREDI Guest Lecture: Erin Gough on Research and Criminal Justice Policy Zoom
Wed 19 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Thu 20 9.30am - 12.30pm Getting Started with NVivo Zoom
Thu 20 9.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Thesis (Late Stages) Zoom
Fri 21 2.00pm - 4.00pm Research Data Management Techniques Zoom
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 26 11.00am - 12.30pm 3MT Preparation Workshop and Q&A Zoom
Wed 26 12.00pm - 1.00pm PostAc: Decode the job ad Zoom
Thu 27 9.30am - 1.30pm How 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 03 9.30am - 4.00pm Excel for Researchers Zoom
Tue 08 11.00am - 12.30pm Visualise Your Thesis - Competitor Webinar Zoom
Wed 09 9.30am - 12.30pm Surveying with Qualtrics Zoom
Thu 10 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Mon 15 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Tue 15 9.30am - 12.30pm Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap Zoom
Wed 16 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Fri 18 9.30am - 12.00pm Research Data Management Techniques Zoom
Mon 21 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: CoC, what? why? and how? Zoom
Mon 21 2.00pm - 4.00pm HDR Resilience Workshop Zoom
Tue 22 9.30am - 12.30pm Getting Started with NVivo Zoom
Tue 29 11.00am - 12.00pm Writing for Publication and Journal Metrics Zoom
Wed 30 10.00am - 11.00am REDCap Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
July 2021
Thu 01 1.30pm - 2.30pm Survey Tools in Research: REDCap and Qualtrics Zoom
Fri 02 9.30am - 4.30pm Learn to Program: Python Zoom
Wed 07 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Mediation / Moderations / SEMs Zoom
Thu 08 10.00am - 11.00am Understanding University Bureaucracies Zoom
Fri 09 9.30am - 4.30pm Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python Zoom
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 16 9.30am - 12.00pm Introduction to Research Data Management Zoom
Mon 19 12.00pm - 1.00pm PostAc: Decode the job ad Zoom
Tue 20 9.30am - 12.45pm Unix Shell and Command Line Basics Zoom
Wed 28 9.30am - 12.30pm Getting Started with NVivo Zoom
Wed 28 10.00am - 11.00am EndNote Training Zoom
August 2021
Wed 04 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Multivariate Analysis and Repeated Measures ANOVA Zoom
Wed 04 1.30pm - 2.45pm Getting Started with Excel Zoom
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 10 2.00pm - 3.00pm EndNote Training Zoom
Wed 11 11.00am GCREDI Guest Lecture: Writing for publication and other stuff: how to navigate the blind peer review Zoom
Fri 13 9.30am - 12.30pm Surveying with Qualtrics Zoom
Wed 18 12.00pm - 1.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Fri 20 9.30am - 12.00pm Introduction to Research Data Management Zoom
Tue 24 9.30am - 12.30pm Getting Started with NVivo Zoom
Tue 2410.00am - 12.00pmHDR Resilience WorkshopZoom
Thu 26 10.00am - 11.00am EndNote Training Zoom
Fri 2710.00am - 11.00amQualtrics Hour at Western SydneyZoom
September 2021
Wed 01 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Introduction to R Zoom
Wed 01 1.00pm - 2.00pm HPC and Data in Materials Design and Discovery (12-week course) Online
Wed 089.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivoZoom
Wed 08 12.00pm - 1.00pm Introducing PostAc: a tool to help you design a career post-PhD Zoom
Thu 09 9.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Thesis (Early Stages) Zoom
Fri 109.00am - 11.00amLaunch Pad SydWest Accelerator ShowcaseOnline
Mon 13 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: Leading my first paper Zoom
Wed 15 12.00pm - 1.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Thu 16 9.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Thesis (Late Stages) [Sold Out] Zoom
Fri 179.30am - 12.00pmIntroduction to Research Data ManagementZoom
Fri 17 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Thu 239.30am - 12.30pmLongitudinal Trials with REDCapZoom
Thu 23 9.30am - 1.30pm How to Structure Your Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) Document Zoom
October 2021
Tue 052.00pm - 3.00pmFrom PC to Cloud or High Performance ComputingZoom
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
Thu 079.30am - 12.30pmGetting Started with NVivoZoom
Mon 11 1.00pm - 2.00pm Research Continuity Student Council Webinar Series: How to network through my post-grad Zoom
Wed 133.00pm - 4.00pmEndNote TrainingZoom
Tue 19 12.00pm - 1.00pm Network your way into a job using PostAc Zoom
Wed 20 12.00pm - 1.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Wed 20 - Thu 219.30am - 1.00pmStatistical Comparisons Using RZoom
Fri 229.30am - 12.00pmIntroduction to Research Data ManagementZoom
Tue 2612.00pm - 1.30pmReap the Benefits of Peer ReviewZoom
Wed 279.30am - 12.30pmSurveying with QualtricsZoom
November 2021
Tue 029.30am - 12.30pmExploring Chi-square and Correlation in RZoom
Tue 02 - Wed 039.30am - 12.30pmIntro to Machine Learning using R: Introduction & Linear RegressionZoom
Wed 03 10.00am - 12.00pm Stats Sessions: Meta-analysis Using R Zoom
Thu 04 -
Fri 05
9.30am - 12.30pmExcel for ResearchersZoom
Thu 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
Thu 11 - Fri 129.30am - 12.30pmIntro to Machine Learning using R: ClassificationZoom
Tue 169.30am - 12.30pmIntroduction to Machine Learning using R: SVM & Unsupervised LearningZoom
Wed 17 12.00pm - 1.00pm Research Hour at Western Sydney Zoom
Fri 199.30am - 12.00pmIntroduction to Research Data ManagementZoom
Tue 232.00pm - 4.00pmHDR Resilience WorkshopZoom
Wed 2412.00pm - 1.30pmBoost your track record (Salis Institute)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
December 2021
Wed 0110.00am - 12.00pmIntroduction to STATA WorkshopZoom
Wed 0112.00pm - 2.00pmWrite a Winning ApplicationZoom
Thu 093.00pm - 4.30pmCaptivate Your Listeners (Salis Institute)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

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All students and staff have free access using this link:
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