Higher Degree by Research candidates

La Trobe is committed to enabling and supporting HDR candidates to have a successful candidature and acquire essential research skills and knowledge for today's research environment. Take advantage of the range of free workshops and seminars on offer to enhance your degree research experience and to meet, network, exchange and learn from peers and colleagues.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition and development activity for PhD candidates. The winners from Australian and New Zealand universities then compete in a Trans-Tasman final. Visit La Trobe's 3MT web page for further information on how to enter.

Subscribe to HDR Scholar for regular reminders about upcoming Research Education and Development workshops and seminars for HDRs as well as HDR news and updates.

HDRs are also welcome to attend any of the wide range of workshops on offer for Early Career Researchers

Managing your HDR candidature

HDR 'Know how' series

The 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Research candidates
A widely acclaimed seminar covering the elements of a successful candidature, presented by Thinkwell

What an examiner looks for in a thesis
How the examination process works and what you need to do to prepare

Animal Ethics
Essential if your project involves animals

Developing Your Research Track Record on a Shoestring;
This workshop will teach you how to create research outputs that don't cost much money.

Time for Research
This workshop shows you how to guarantee you spend high quality time on your research outputs. It covers prioritising, goal setting and managing competing demands in a university context.

Research writing and publication

HDR 'Know how' – How to write an article for publication

HDR 'Know how' – How to write a literature review

Shut Up & Write!
Weekly writing sessions with other researchers

Turbocharge your writing
Strategies and tips for making the most of your writing sessions and overcoming procrastination, presented by Thinkwell

Communicating your research

HDR 'Know how' – How to give an effective conference presentation

3  Minute Thesis final
Support your College representatives and pick up tips for next year.

Writing for a public audience
with Misha Ketchell, Editor, The Conversation, a daily on-line opinion site

What do journal editors want?
Hear from three journal editors about the review and publication process

Media training
This practical workshop focuses on why dealing with the media is important and how it can help your research career.