Training and workshops

Deakin offers you the opportunity to deepen your skill and knowledge acquisition by undertaking additional training during your candidature. Through an enhanced learning experience, you will be better equipped to identify learning objectives and pursue your chosen career pathway.

Managing your training

Training components encompass all training activities that you may undertake during your candidature. These may be offered centrally or through your academic unit. A catalogue of Deakin training components can be found through your Individual Learning Plan by adding a learning plan entry or browsing the catalogue. You may also add external training activities and record placements.

Deakin Research training and workshops

A series of workshops is provided by the Deakin Researcher Training group for the benefit of research degree students on all campuses in addition to other study skills support.

Research degree students (and supervisors) are encouraged to attend any that are of interest, and you may like to discuss with your supervisor which workshops will be most useful for you at various stages of candidature.

Confirmation Workshops

These two workshops are three hours in duration and are intended to prepare you for the important step of Confirmation of Candidature, with information about the requirements, and advice on developing the various components of your confirmation document and presentation.

Confirmation workshop 1

Topics covered include: the confirmation process, your research question and planning your research.

Confirmation workshop 2

Topics covered include: time management, presentation skills 1: preparing slides, presentation skills 2: delivery.

Research Induction (mandatory)

This workshop constitutes a university-wide induction program for HDR candidates, introducing the steps involved in candidature, Deakin’s research profile, facts, figures and important information, an introduction to conducting research, and the skills you will need for finding, managing, monitoring and organising information from the literature and other sources. It is compulsory for all HDR students commencing on or after 31 October 2016 to review the information and successfully complete the online quiz.

Research integrity workshop

Research integrity training is compulsory for all HDR candidates, and must be completed before your Confirmation. You can attend this workshop or it is optional. Please note to pass the training requirement you must complete the online module and quiz in CloudDeakin. This one is a standalone workshop, not part of a series.Research integrity training is compulsory for all HDR candidates, and must be completed before your Confirmation. You can attend this workshop or it is optional. Please note to pass the training requirement you must complete the online module and quiz in CloudDeakin. This one is a standalone workshop, not part of a series.

Reaching the end/Reaching out

This series is aimed at people in the middle and late stages of candidature, with information about developing your profile as a researcher, planning a career, and approaching thesis submission and examination. This workshop includes: networking principles, networking strategies, examination process and outcomes and completing your thesis.

Places in the workshops are limited.

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Some workshop materials including orientation videos and the compulsory quiz can be found in the PhD Xtra Deakin Research Students Cloud site within CloudDeakin.

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Study Support workshops and resources

Study Support is your partner in your HDR journey. We offer online resources and Thesis Study Groups which focus on many aspects of thesis researching and writing.

As a HDR student, you are automatically enrolled into the Study Support CloudDeakin site. You can access learning materials to support all stages of your candidature on your HDR journey.

For further information on the HDR Study Support CloudDeakin site and Thesis Study Groups/workshops, visit Study Support.

Note: Deakin staff members please contact eSolutions to access the HDR site.

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