Many discipline-specific training and development opportunities are offered by UWA research groups and schools. More generic opportunities are offered by the Graduate Research School, STUDYSmarter, Library, Institute of Advanced Studies and Careers Centre. Explore for these generic training and professional development opportunities using the lists provided below. Register for specific events using the GRS Events Calendar. Each month you will also be sent a GRS newsletter reminding you of upcoming events. Any questions? Contact a Graduate Education Officer.

Academic writing skills

Research Proposal

Literature review

Academic writing and thesis writing

Writing papers

Communication skills

Research skills

Getting started

Researcher Development

Software training and support

Statistical support

Data management, research metrics and copyright

Research conduct and compliance

Professional development


Innovation and enterprise

Internships and mentoring


Online Resources for HDR Students

The GEOs also provide a range of online HDR support.

The Graduate Education Officers in the Graduate Research School provide a range of online support for HDR students and supervisors. While the GEOs have a strong track record of providing face-to-face support, we are also active in the online space and continue to build our online resources and transform current resources for this space.

    Getting started

    First days after Enrolment - Read the GRS 10 Steps Guide for the first day of enrolment and complete the GRS Online Induction - this will prepare you well for your years ahead.

    10 Step Guide

    Any questions remaining? Contact a GEO.

    Other UWA resources: Complete the online ACRI9000 course and the Health & Safety courses available in LMS. These courses will ensure you understand UWA's fundamental expectations of academic conduct, research and safety.

    Complete DELNA. The results of this writing assessment will allow the GRS to link you to the appropriate academic writing and language development programs at UWA.

    Link in with STUDYSmarter whose services are all fully online for all UWA students. Download their guides to self-directed learning and join the UWA Study Success Community in LMS.

    Early stages of candidature

    Write your Research Proposal - Read through our booklets, the step-by-step guide to preparing and submitting research proposals provided on our webpages, and Zoom in to our Research Proposal webinar. Any questions remaining? Contact a GEO.

    HASS Research Skills STEM Research Skills

    Explore the wide range of Professional Development opportunities at UWA - Use of online GRS Researcher Training Framework to help you identify and develop skills for your research project and your future career.

    Other UWA Resources: Browse the UWA Library Researcher Support and Zoom into the Library Research Support Workshops and Seminars.

    Mid stages of candidature

    Develop your Academic Writing - Work through our wide range of GRS Academic Writing booklets and advice sheets. Contact a GEO for feedback on a short section of your writing.

    Prepare a Literature Review - Read through our Reading Strategies & Literature Review booklets.

    HASS Academic Writing STEM Academic Writing Resource Sheets

    Improve your Presentation Skills - Read through our Conference Skills booklets.

    Increase your Research Productivity - Work through our Research Productivity Booklet.

    Presentation Skills Research Productivity

    Other UWA Resources: Complete a online course with LinkedIn Learning - the courses are free and certified.

    Late stages of candidature

    Develop your Thesis Writing - Work through our Thesis Writing booklet. Contact a GEO if you have any questions about your thesis.

    Prepare for you Viva Voce - Work through our Preparing for Your Viva booklet and explore the advice provided on the GRS Viva Voce webpages. Contact a GEO if you have any questions about your thesis.

    Thesis Writing Viva Voce Booklet Viva Voce Advice

    Understand Thesis Examination - Explore the advice provided on the GRS Thesis webpages and Zoom in to our Thesis Q&A webinar.

    Thesis Advice

    Software support

    Learn NVivo - The GRS NVivo Workshop will shortly be develop for online delivery.

    Improve your MS Word Skills - Learn about the functions provided in MS Word that can help you produce a thesis document in our GRS MS Word for Thesis Writers booklet

    MS Word for Theses

    Other UWA Resources: Zoom into HackyHour to collaborate on solving data and software problems


    UWA has a wide range of Support Services, including Zoom Counselling Sessions provided by psychologists who are familiar with the pressures of postgraduate research. Explore the full range of care and support offered at UWA.