Postgraduates often undertake courses, workshops or seminars in areas outside their primary research School or Centre. Postgraduates might require extra skills, seek additional qualifications or participate to broaden their academic horizons.
The best place to go to view a full list of courses is at the Graduate Research School. However, it is also worth talking to your supervisor to identify additional courses required for your research or degree. These courses may be provided within your School or Centre, and are particularly relevant for students undertaking field work.
The three most-often used course providers are:
Graduate Research School
The GRS delivers seminars on research skills and the candidature process. The full calendar of events is generally established for each semester, so it’s worth stopping by the GRS website every six months to see if there’s anything of interest.
Institute of Advanced Studies
The Institute of Advanced Studies provides full-day workshops and seminars that are generally free to postgraduate students. Some workshops will also provide a scholarship to students attending. This is a great opportunity to learn more about a specific topic related to your research, or just of general interest to you.
The Centre for Applied Statistics provides statistical and mathematical advice to the University community, government, business and private clients. Advice to Higher Degree by Research students is generally provided free-of-charge through the Postgraduate Clinic, however you are required to attend the Clinic on specified days and times. Check the Statistics Clinic website to find out when the Clinic is available for your discipline area.