Develop your soft skills

Attending our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) skill development events and workshops will allow you to build soft skills which will help you with your research. Explore and register for the upcoming skill development events below.

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Upcoming events

Presenting Your Research With Confidence

Are you participating in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in 2020?

Do you want feedback on your presentation from your peers and experts from HDR learning skills?

If your answer is Yes, then please send your recorded presentation to us at hdrmentors@mq.edu.au by July 23.

We will send our feedback on our presentation by July 27.

Participants of the workshop stand together for a group photoPresent Your Research With Confidence

We are organising this event to provide an opportunity to 3MT presenters and any HDR candidate who wants to improve presentation skills. HDR Mentors will soon announce the event schedule, so keep an eye out on our emails.

Date: 16 September 2019

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre, Level1


HDR Mentors Team Building

HDR Mentors community is organising its first-ever team-building exercise. This event will provide you with an opportunity to get to know your fellow mentors in a fun and relaxed environment. We will be doing a fun ice breaker and also learning about different personality types.

Date: 16 August 2019

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Venue: 75 Talavera, Continuum, Level 3


Candid image of participants of the HDR mentor training activityHDR Mentors Training Session

We are organising the yearly one-day compulsory HDR Mentors training for the new mentors. As a mentor, you will receive training in the content and skills necessary for mentoring.

Date: 7 June 2019

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: 75 Talavera, Continuum, Level 3


Academic Event Management Workshop

Date: 25 August 2017

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: 75 Talavera Road, Level 6, meeting room

Facilitators: Kim Tan, HDR Mentors

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Write Now Session From March to June 2016

Date: Every Wednesday 2016

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Venue: W6B357

Facilitators: HDR Mentors


Communicate your research with Confidence 2016

Date: 12 October 2016

Time: 12pm – 12pm

Venue: Hearing Hub (Lecture theatre level 1)

Facilitators: HDR Mentors


MQ Minds Showcase conference 2016: HDR Mentors Luncheon

Date: 14 December 2016

Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Venue: Campus Hub, C10A, Level 3

Facilitators: HDR Mentors