Training and careers

Training Workshops and Events

Notre Dame’s Research Offices organise regular training events in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney to assist staff and students in a range of aspects relating to research skills and knowledge to improve the quality and impact of their research studies and publications.

The University Library works closely with the Research Office to deliver skills development opportunities across all campuses – online and face to face - and provides access to a diverse range of resources for staff and students at Notre Dame to further their research goals.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

The 3MT® event is a competition of research presentation and promotion. It was originally organised by the University of Queensland and has now been adopted by many tertiary institution across Australia and overseas. The competition provides an engaging opportunity for HDR students to develop their academic communication skills and experience. Participants face the challenge of explaining their research to the wider public in just three minutes with nothing else that one Power-Point slide at their disposal.

The popularity of the competition has grown enormously over the years and Notre Dame will hold its first battle of the HDR students in 2017. Look out for the announcements of this exciting event starting with preliminary rounds on the Fremantle and Sydney campuses.

For more information, please contact the HDR Education Coordinators in the Research Office.

Industry Engagement

iPREP WA is an Industry and PhD Research Engagement Program allowing postgraduates to gain industry experience at the end of their PhD program. The initiative is a collaboration between the five universities in Western Australia, so is available to students studying through the Fremantle and Broome campuses of Notre Dame.

PhD students interested in gaining industry experience can apply to participate in a 6-week project with an industry partner while waiting for their thesis to be examined.

Career Advice

The Notre Dame Careers Service is available for general information on the Fremantle and Sydney campuses.

Online career resources & literature on a range of topics varying from job interviews and remuneration to volunteering and working around the globe are accessible for Notre Dame students.

Advice on specific career pathways can be obtained from talking to a Notre Dame Career Officer. You can book an appointment for a face-to-face meeting via CareerHub.