Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professional Development

All members of the research community have access to a range of research professional development (PD) programs.  These are designed to provide support, knowledge, skills, tools and pathways to help on the research journey. Most are offered on-line, allowing the flexibility to attend from anywhere in the world, and once a workshop is attended, recordings and materials are provided as a reference.  We also offer programs which have been designed for specific groups, for example higher degree by research candidates, mid career researchers and research supervisors.

Whatever your requirements, discuss them with your supervisory team and map out a research professional development program that will meet your needs and progressively build your knowledge and skills in areas of importance to you and your research career.

Typically, the first workshop for most HDR candidates is the on-line induction workshop, attendance at which is usually a requirement of probation. This workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how to get started in your candidature, the various CSU entities that can support you during your HDR candidature, networking with other HDR candidates and other CSU staff, and to ask any questions you may have.  To make a suggestion for a future workshop topic, please contact us at researchpd@csu.edu.au.

Faculty Workshops/Forums

Individual Faculties also conduct workshops/forums.  These provide an opportunity to discuss and present your work in a supportive environment with other HDR candidates and academics as well as give you important feedback to facilitiate the production of a high quality thesis.

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Date Mode Session Details & Registration Target Group
7th Feb 2017 Online Structuring Your Literature Review: Part 1 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
8th Feb 2017 Online Structuring your Literature Review: Part 2 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
9th Feb 2017 Online Structuring your Literature Review: Part 3 HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
13th Feb 2017 Online Writing A Research Proposal HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
14th Feb 2017 Online HDR Candidate Welcome & Induction HDR Candidates & their Supervisors
15th Feb 2017 Online Exploring Research Methods using Sage Research Methods Online All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th Feb 2017 Online My Research Career, Module 1 – Introduction, research landscape, priority and time management All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th Feb 2017 Online Overcoming Procrastination HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
20th Feb 2017 Online Reading the Literature Critically HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
21st Feb 2017 Online Supervisor Series - Module 1 – Induction CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU
22nd Feb 2017 Online Using Library Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
23rd Feb 2017 Online Introduction to Research Application and Administration All CSU researchers
23rd Feb 2017 Online The Basics of Thesis Structure HDR Candidates; HDR Candidate Supervisors
28th Feb 2017 Online Finding Research Funding Opportunities including Research Professional All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
7th Mar 2017 Online EndNote for Windows All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
9th Mar 2017 Online EndNote for Mac All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
14th Mar 2017 Online EndNote Master Class All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th Mar 2017 Online Finding Australian Content All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
22nd Mar 2017 Online Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
22nd Mar 2017 Online Intro to qualitative research, Session 1 All CSU researchers
28th Mar 2017 Online Establishing a Research Profile All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
28th Mar 2017 Online Intro to qualitative research, Session 2 All CSU researchers
3rd Apr 2017 Online HDR Candidate Welcome & Induction HDR Candidates & their Supervisors
4th Apr 2017 Online Nvivo, Session One All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
5th Apr 2017 Online My Research Career, Module 2 – Developing research strategies All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
6th Apr 2017 Online Nvivo, SessionTwo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
10th Apr 2017 Online My Research Career, Module 3 – Building a track record, web presence All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
11th Apr 2017 Online Integration of Endnote & Nvivo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
12th Apr 2017 Online Supervisor Series - Module 2 – PT and DE students CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU
13th Apr 2017 Online Using Citation Databases (including Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar) All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
17th Apr 2017 Online Introduction to Research Application and Administration All CSU researchers
18th Apr 2017 Online Measuring and Evaluating Research Impact All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
24th Apr 2017 Online Managing Research Funds and Budgets at CSU All CSU researchers
27th Apr 2017 Online Exploring Library Resources: Using ProQuest Effectively All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members