Graduate Research Symposium

Central Clinical School's (CCS) annual postgraduate symposium aims to improve the visibility of students and their research projects on a  larger scale and celebrate their achievements. PhD students throughout  the AMREP precinct (Baker IDI & Burnet Institutes and CCS) have the  opportunity to explain their research to peers and colleagues. By participating, they can foster collaborations, networking and a greater awareness of the AMREP based expertise and research. Students can make  either oral and/or poster presentations, which are judged by a panel of  senior academics and postdocs. Attractive monetary prizes are awarded for outstanding work. Download program (1.9 MB, pdf)

Participate for your chance to win

  • Most outstanding oral presentation: $400
  • Most outstanding poster presentation: $400
  • Second place oral presentation: $200
  • Second place poster presentation: $200
  • Third place oral presentation: $100
  • Third place poster presentation: $100
  • Door prize: $50
  • Student raffle: $50

Supervisors/lab heads get a chance to shine (and be critiqued)!

"No-Bell Prize" competition (introduced at the 2013 symposium)

Students nominate their supervisors or lab heads to contest for best non-technical communication and are judged by students.  The interviewee who uses the least number of jargon words wins the session and a prize.

Explain My Graph (introduced at the 2014 symposium)

In this extempore session, participants are given 3-4 data and summary slides from outside their specialty area and will have to present these slides to the audience. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to present the slides, followed by 2 minutes of questions from the audience. The best presenter wins the session and a prize.

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