Students and Early Career Researchers

All Student and ECR delegates from AuPS and ASB are welcome to attend these events

Conference Handbook Proceedings (v52)

Student and ECR Welcome Event

2-4pm, Sunday 20st November 2022

A new addition to the Student and ECR programme for Hobart 2022 is the Welcome Event and workshop. The afternoon will incorporate a mixture of a social gathering, mentoring, and an open discussion of the issues which matter most to students and ECRs. Discuss the next steps and the support you need to build a bridge from ECR to a successful career in research!

The workshop is at the Medical Sceince Precint, preceeding the Conference Invited Lecture and Welcome event. Please complete your conference registration from 1:30pm in the main foyer.

'Savant Thakur' Student and ECR Workshop

Monday, 21st November

The 'Savant Thakur ECR Workshop' is intended for junior researchers (honours, PhD and up to 10 years post-PhD).

The topic of this year's workshop is Science Communication, which will be run by Dr Shane Huntington OAM.

Dr Shane Huntington OAM is a successful broadcaster, CEO, business owner, academic, and strategist with a passion for science and communication. He has trained thousands of researchers in a wide range of communication skills and is a strong advocate for the value of research to the community. Dr Huntington had his first taste of science communication in 1993 whilst undertaking his Honours degree in Astrophysics/Optics. He now hosts one of Australia's longest running science radio shows, Einstein A Go-Go, on 3RRR in Melbourne.

For his service to science as a communicator, Dr Shane Huntington received the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia in 2020. Over a ten-year period, Dr Huntington also worked as a Physicist at the University of Melbourne, successfully acquiring up to $10 million in grants and publishing over 70 journal papers. This workshop will focus on the core elements of communication and provide tools for communicating effectively. A primary outcome of this workshop will be to apply these tools to any communication challenge, such as presenting, writing, and funding applications. Audience psychology will be a key part of the program, along with an introduction to structured feedback and presentation skills.

The AuPS council have named the event the Savant Thakur ECR Workshop to honour the memory of Savant Thakur, an active student member of the AuPS Society. Savant was a brilliant, dedicated and high-achieving student who overcame considerable adversity to become an inspirational scientist, undertaking research to find a cure for DMD and be a help to so many others. While he had faced challenges over the years to treat his condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Savant had an amazing impact on all he met.

Student and ECR mixer

6:30. Monday 21st November

T42 Restaurant and Bar will play host to the student and ECR mixer on Monday evening following the Student workshop. A local favourite, T42 has both and indoor an outdoor area (with outdoor heaters), and sits on the Hobart waterfront.

T42 is ~10 min walk from the conference venue (Ground Level Elizabeth Street Pier, Franklin Wharf). Please meet your Student and ECR representatives near the registration desk on the ground floor of the conference venue after the ECR workshop if you wish to walk as a group.

The mixer is fully catered and your first drink is included on presentation of your ticket to the event.

AuPS    Student & ECR Prizes & Travel Grants

AuPS offers a number of prizes and awards for PhD students and Early Career Reserachers (current AuPS members only), including prizes for outstanding publications and best oral and poster presentations at the conference (please nominate during the conference registration process).

AuPS student members presenting at the Hobart Conference are also eligible to apply for travel support. Visit the Travel Claim page for more information.

ASB  Student & ECR Prizes & Travel Grants

ASB student members presenting at the Hobart Conference may be eligible to apply for travel support. Visit the Travel Claim page for more information.

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