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Research training and resources

Update regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns around COVID-19 and in the interest of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, our workshops will no longer be running face-to-face for the remainder of Semester 1, 2020.  Where possible all workshops will be available as self-paced modules online, under the GRS Programs Blackboard site, or via an alternative mode of delivery. We will advise all students as soon as we confirm the alternative arrangements for our workshops and a revised Research Skills Training Program will be sent out to all students soon. Please contact for further information.

Research Training and Resources

GRS offers free online training and resources to research students, tailored to every stage of candidature. The GRS Programs BlackBoard site consists of self-paced programs that are accessible to all candidates, wherever they are based.

The workshops provide students with strategies for a successful research journey, appropriate research design and methodology, timely completion, and effective writing and communication.

Our program includes regular and annual workshops as well as special events with guest presenters. Regular workshops include topics designed to support you while you undertake your research, in areas such as:

  • Getting Started as a Research Student;
  • Managing Your Research Project
  • Designing and Undertaking Research
  • Writing and Communicating Research
  • Completion Masterclass
  • Preparing for Thesis Examination (including Oral Examination).

Our SOAR Ambassadors also provide peer-to-peer workshops where they share their own knowledge and experiences of a particular topic in a small group setting.

A range of other training opportunities are available from schools and key support services such as the ECU Library, HDR Communication Advisers and Ethics team.

The Graduate Research Induction Program (GRIP)

The Graduate Research Induction Program (GRIP) is an online training program for all new ECU research students. It provides essential information to get you started on your research journey. You’ll be required to complete GRIP prior to your confirmation of candidature.

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