Research Literacy

Graduate Research candidates need high-level, discipline-specific academic and research literacies, and related professional skills. Most don't begin their candidature with all the research literacies they need.

Researchers and Graduate Research Candidates need high-level and discipline-specific research literacies and related professional skills. The Research Literacy Officer supports researchers and Graduate Research Candidates to obtain these literacies and skills by offering workshops, programs, individual consultations, and online resources.

Our aim is to build confidence, capability, and independence by enabling researchers to:

  • Progress their academic and research literacy.
  • Develop the transferable skills that are needed for research.
  • Mature their skills, knowledge, and experience for personal development.
  • Develop career-focused skills and competencies needed for academia, industry, and a range of employment sectors.

Events and Resources



Researcher development workshops and programs

Visit the Researcher Training calendar for opportunities to develop your research skills, such as writing more clearly for a variety of purposes, overcoming procrastination and meeting your milestones, and analysing your data. Workshops are online and recorded, so you can join from anywhere with a computer and internet connection.

Writing Groups

Regular writing group meetings and programs, such as Writing Bootcamps, ‘Shut up & Write!’ (SUW!), Thesis Writing Group (TWG) and peer writing circles. Email the Research Literacy Officer for more information about joining or starting a writing group.

Individual consultations

Email Research Literacy Officer to discuss your writing drafts, skills or strategies for your candidature. Meetings may either include supervisors, or just the research candidate. Consultations can be conducted via email, phone, Skype or Zoom.

Research Literacy Resources SiteJoin the Research Literacy Resources site in Interact2 for examples of research writing, links to online tools, guides and handouts, and event announcements. (See instructions to join below.)

Accessing the Research Literacy Resources I2 site

Research Literacy Resources is one of the many organisational sites in Interact2. Anyone who is a student or staff member can join and access resources and receive email announcements about upcoming events.

Here are the steps to join:

  1. Login to Interact2
  2. Click on Organisations in the top menu
  3. Look under My Organisations to see if you're already a member of “Research Literacy Resources”
  4. If not, search Research Literacy Resources
  5. Then hover over the title code (O-RWR) and a drop-down arrow button will appear
  6. Click on this arrow and select enrol
  7. After this, it will show up in 'My Organisations' whenever you click 'Organisations'

More Information

For any questions, please contact Research Literacy Officer.