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
27th Apr 2017 Online Introduction to Research Application and Administration All CSU researchers
28th Apr 2017 Online BAF Information Session, 3 All CSU researchers
1st May 2017 Online EndNote for Mac All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
2nd May 2017 Online Managing Research Funds and Budgets at CSU All CSU researchers
2nd May 2017 Online BAF Information Session, 4 All CSU researchers
9th May 2017 Online Establishing a Research Profile All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
10th May 2017 Online BAF Information Session, 5 All CSU researchers
11th May 2017 Online EndNote for Windows All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th May 2017 Online How to Develop a Research Proposal HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
16th May 2017 Online Endnote Online + iPad All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
18th May 2017 Online Finding & Using Theses & Dissertations All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
22nd May 2017 Online Ethics in Research involving Humans, Planning for Ethics Approvals & Working with the Ethics Committee All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
24th May 2017 Online Staying up to date with Research Alerts All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
24th May 2017 Online Working with the Media in Research All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
25th May 2017 Pitching Research, Prof Robert Faff All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
30th May 2017 Online Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
31st May 2017 Online Finding Research Funding Opportunities including Research Professional All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
6th Jun 2017 Online Intro to Qualitative Research, Session 1 All CSU researchers
6th Jun 2017 Online Using Health & Medical Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
7th Jun 2017 Online NVivo, Advanced All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
8th Jun 2017 Online HDR Candidate Welcome & Induction HDR Candidates & their Supervisors
13th Jun 2017 Online Supervisor Training - Module 3 – Problems during candidature and providing students with feedback CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU
14th Jun 2017 Online Intro to Qualitative Research, Session 2 All CSU researchers
15th Jun 2017 Online Using Citation Databases (including Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar) All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
15th Jun 2017 Online Structuring & Crafting Your Thesis HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
19th Jun 2017 Online My Research Career, Module 4 – The publication process All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
20th Jun 2017 Online Introduction to Research Application and Administration All CSU researchers
21st Jun 2017 Online Supervisor Training - Module 4 – Monitoring student progress and guiding them through professional development HDR Supervisors
26th Jun 2017 Online NVivo, Session 1 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
26th Jun 2017 Online Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
27th Jun 2017 Online NVivo, Session 2 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
27th Jun 2017 Online Using Library Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
28th Jun 2017 Online Integration of Endnote & NVivo All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
26th Jul 2017 Online Introduction to Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 1 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
27th Jul 2017 Online Introduction to Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 2 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
28th Jul 2017 Online Introduction to Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires: Part 2 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members