The University of Melbourne offers a comprehensive suite of researcher professional development programs and research training opportunities to put you on the right path to completing your degree, and prepare you for a job in any field.
Our professional development offerings are listed under the following categories – click on something to explore what is available, to find out more, or register for an opportunity.
Communication and writing
Find out about preparing for conferences, the 3MT, thesis writing, publishing, engagement, social media, and non-academic research communication.
Managing my graduate research degree/research project
Get yourself organised and on track. Includes programs on getting started, time management, thesis writing, confirmation, examination, project management and more.
Wellbeing activities on managing your time and yourself, creating social connections, optimising your focus and mood and exploring mindfulness.
Make plans for your future through CV development, interview skills, networking, mentoring, career planning and leadership.
Tech skills and tools
Be introduced to new and useful techniques, software, and IT tools to make your research life easier, and display your data at its best with ResBaz and Researcher @ Library.
Being a researcher
Learn the essentials and more. Includes development activities on ethics, the RIOT program, research data management skills and information, applying for grants, and learning about the library.