The University offers a comprehensive suite of researcher development programs and opportunities to put you on the right path to completing your degree, and prepare you for a job in any field.
There are plenty of courses and opportunities available to support you and give you the skills required to research effectively. Developing these skills early is strongly recommended and highly beneficial, as they will set you up for a successful candidature.
Academic writing and communication skills
Your academic writing and communication skills are a crucial part of your studies and essential skills to have in the workplace, regardless of your chosen career. Find courses, opportunities and techniques available that help you to develop and enhance these skills.
Researcher Development Portal
The University of Melbourne offers a comprehensive suite of researcher professional development offerings for researchers at all stages. Use the Researcher Development Portal to explore upcoming events and resources to put you on the right path to completing your degree and prepare you for a job in any field.
Building professional and academic networks
Developing strong professional networks opens up a world of opportunities for you. Learn how to build your networks by attending conferences, utilising your supervisor's network, using social media and creating your ORCID account.
Thematic PhD Programs provide graduate researchers with opportunities to augment their studies, either within a discipline or as part of a multi-disciplinary cohort. They are designed to enhance the student experience and outcomes.
Programs may provide additional research, academic or professional skills development, networking opportunities, internships, professional or industry engagement and more.
Study Away allows you to undertake research-related activities such as fieldwork, attending conferences, attending classes or working with collaborators away from the University.