A huge congratulations to Ramudu Bhanugopan, Dawn Tukuniu, Sandra Savocchia, Karen Bell, Valerie Ingham, Quazi Mamun, Anna Corbo Crehan, Anthony Saliba, and all involved (sorry if I have missed some names) for organising the Tri-Faculty HDR Conference. It had a wonderful lineup of speakers/presenters on day one and on day two there were some inspiring presentations provided by a number of the BJBS HDR students who showcased their projects.
Fiona Zammit, Executive Officer, Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) provided an introduction to ACGR and she strongly encouraged all involved in HDR to subscribe to their blog: https://www.acgr.edu.au/impact-blog/
It was also interesting to hear about the organisation Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern) which connects PhD students with industry through short-term 3–6 month internships. These opportunities empower students to thrive in a practical research environment and enable businesses to innovate and be future-ready. APR.Intern is Australia’s only not-for-profit PhD internship program that spans across all sectors, disciplines and universities. The program is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training. You can find out about currently available internships here.
Dr Hugh Kearns, from ThinkWell, offered a powerful and entertaining workshop for HDR students and supervisors. This session was recorded and slides from the various presentations will be made available. For further information please make contact with Associate Professor Ramudu Bhanugopan, Sub-Dean Graduate Studies for further information.