Postgraduate Student Events
Each year we have two events solely for our Postgrad students. The Postgrad breakfast is held early each year, involves a sumptuous breakfast and also a speaker from within the University. This year the postgrad breakfast was held March 19th and the guest speaker was Dr Charles Tustin (the Director of Graduate Research Services).
The second event, the Postgrad invited speaker event, is held later in the year. As the name suggests postgrad students get to invite a prestigious speaker to the Department. We have had a range of prestigious speakers including:
Professor Peter Gluckman
The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
Professor Peter Doherty
Immunology. 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and 1997 Australian of the Year
Professor Sir Paul Callaghan
Nanotechnology. Founder of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
Professor Margaret Brimble
Synthetic organic chemistry. 2008 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Asia-Pacific Laureate in Materials Science
Dr Steve O’Shea
Expert on the giant squid. Marine Biologist and Director of AUT’s Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute
Dr Debbie Blake
in vitro fertilisation research