HDR Training

Please read the following advice from our Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research regarding our COVID-19 response:

Deakin is continuing to enable and support our ongoing research programs, projects and facilities, but we must adapt quickly to the new operational requirements. As a result, all research activities, including research training, that can be moved and undertaken off campus can only continue if moved ;

The Deakin Research training team have moved all workshops online, using the Zoom service. You are still required to register for each session you wish to attend. Links are provided below. Links and instructions to connect virtually to each session will be sent via email to registered attendees one day prior. Please note; it is important that you use your Deakin email address when registering for your session.

We are continuing to work to support our staff and students through this challenge and to make every effort to ensure you remain safe and to position you and your teams to maintain your research activities and future success as far as possible.

Workshops are available from February/March until November each year. If you are joining by VMP please make a note of the instructions below so you have them available for the day of the workshop.


  • Melbourne Burwood Campus - B
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus - G
  • Melbourne Deakin Downtown - DD
  • Virtual Meeting Point (videoconference)* - VMP
  • Zoom: Online virtual conference - instructions and a link to the session will be emailed to you.

To register for a workshop in you must click the 'Register Now' button.Ensure you register using your Deakin email address.

Confirmation workshops 1 and 2

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

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Research Induction

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.

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Reaching the end and Reaching out workshop

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.

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