Postgraduate (Research)

Postgraduate (Research)

Candidature Requirements » Seminar Presentations

HDR candidates are expected to give a mid-candidature seminar presentation in one of the seminar series of the School or at their Research Institute/Centre (NeuRA, St Vincent’s, Garvan, etc.). This seminar should review the literature, discuss the methodologies being used/to be used in the project, and the progress/achievements to date. The format of the seminar consists of a 20-minute presentation with 10 minutes for questions. The scheduling of the seminars will be done in consultation with the candidate and the seminar series coordinators. The seminars are attended by academic staff, HDR candidates and students. Candidates should liaise with their supervisor/s re which seminar series would fit best with each research project.

Note: The oral presentation is compulsory; however, if the student has already given an oral presentation elsewhere at a meeting or at another seminar series, then he/she will be exempted.

All PhD candidates should also give an exit/final seminar at the end of their candidature. This will further develop communications skills and membership of the research community, as well as inform colleagues about the major research findings from the PhD. Candidates should also present their final seminar before thesis submission.

HDR candidates based at the Wallace Wurth Building & the Lowy Cancer Research Centre should present at one of the following:
  • ‘Neuroscience and Noncommunicable Diseases Seminars’ on Fridays at 4pm (Convenors: Ingvars Birznieks and Natasha Kumar)
  • ‘Mechanisms of Disease and Translational Research Seminars’ on Thursdays at 9am (Convenors: Blake Cochran and Shafagh Waters)
  • ‘Adult Cancer Program Seminars’ on the third Thursday of each month at 11am (Convenor: George Sharbeen)
  • ‘Exercise Physiology Seminars’ on the first Thursday of each month at 12pm (Convenor: Matthew Jones)
  • ‘Single Molecule Science Seminars’ on the third Friday of each month
  • ‘MedEd Seminar Series’ on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12pm (Convenor: Rachel Thompson)
HDR candidates based externally at NeuRA, St Vincent’s, etc. should liaise with their supervisor and contact their local area for seminar schedules.