Charles Sturt University
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All members of the research community at CSU, whether they are students, academic staff or support staff, have access to a comprehensive suite of research professional development (PD) programs. This suite of PD programs is designed to ensure that each researcher is equipped with the knowledge, skills, tools and pathways they require to be successful in their research endeavours. Many of the PD programs are open to all and many are offered on-line, allowing the flexibility to attend from anywhere in the world. Recordings and materials from previous workshops can also be accessed for reference.

We also offer a limited number of programs which have been designed for specific groups, for example higher degree by research candidates or research supervisors.

Whatever your requirements might be, you are strongly encouraged to discuss these with a mentor or supervisor and consult the PD calendar to 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 the probationary conditions. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to gain 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.

Faculty Forums & Workshops

Individual Faculties also conduct workshops/forums.  These forums allow you to discuss and present your work in a supportive environment with other HDR candidates and academics.  These opportunities provide you with important feedback and support to facilitate the production of a high quality thesis.

Contact your relevant Faculty or Centre for more information.