If you are on the home stretch of your current degree, it is time to start thinking about what your options are after graduating. Whether you want to explore a field briefly touched on in your studies to create a deeper understanding OR become an expert in a topic you’re passionate about, higher degree research at Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) will help you to make a real impact on the world with cutting edge research.
Join us on Thursday 1st of September to learn how you can continue your passion for knowledge and research, whether that be through an undergraduate summer scholarship opportunity, 3rd year placement topic, Honours year, Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
IN-PERSON EVENT: PLACEMENT, HONOURS AND PHD INFORMATION SESSION
Come and meet FHMRI research supervisors | 11:30am – 1:00pm | Thursday 1st September | Flinders Medical Centre, Level 4 Seminar Area 4E:303
During this session, you will hear about the programs on offer at Flinders University, the entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and from current FHMRI students, all in a relaxed environment with lunch provided! You will have a great opportunity to chat with academic supervisors from a wide range of FHMRI research areas; from Molecular Biosciences, through to Clinical Translation and Healthy Communities. You will also hear from a panel of health & medical industry experts about the specific skills and career pathways that research opens. And most importantly, you will be able to ask questions relevant to your own interests, and which research degree and project best suits your goals.
Register today via Eventbrite, limited spots available for this session.
This event is generously supported by Flinders Foundation.
Some things to consider before attending the Placement, Honours and HDR information session
It is a great idea to spend some time reflecting prior to the session to identify your interests and any future goals. Additionally, we strongly recommend having a good read through the Placement/Honours or PhD/Masters (Higher Degree by Research, HDR) information booklet prior.
Honours and Placement projects. Click here to open PDF of booklet.
HDR projects. Click here to open PDF of booklet.
Here are some important considerations:
- Identifying what area(s) you are interested in
It’s important to consider what field you are most passionate about during the final semesters of your degree. What do you enjoy learning about the most? What experience or knowledge do you have in this area that you could build on? What research group or project has snagged your attention in the booklet?
- Understanding FHMRI research
You don’t need to know every researcher off the top of your head, but it’s a great idea to get an understanding of what our FHMRI researchers are investigating and which ones you want to speak with, before the information session. Using the booklets to identify your areas of interest and which researchers work in those areas will help you be strategic when allocating time to mingle with potential supervisors. Also, often researchers (and their labs) have a website you can visit to understand what they do and the current published research. These websites are noted in the booklets.
- Get the most out of meeting a potential supervisor and the program co-ordinators
In addition to research or project specific questions, it is a great idea to come prepared with some more broad questions. A few top common questions are listed below
>Is the supervisor taking students for the Placement/Honours and/or PhD/Masters students?
>Is this student position funded?
>Who makes up the research team? Are there other students?
>What research methods are used? What is the typical lifecycle of a project?
>What are some of the projects and questions that the research group is working on?
>What does the supervisor look for in a successful candidate?
We will have student ambassadors available on the day to assist in directing you to the right people for all your questions. For any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.