Scholarships success for RHD students
Research Higher Degree students who commenced in the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences in 2008 and 2009 have won more scholarships and living stipends than those of any other School or Institute in the University.
Around 40 students have been awarded 67 scholarships, living stipends and/or fee waivers administered through the UQ Graduate School, including APA, APIA, IPRS, Smart State and various UQ awards. The figures do not include overseas government and other miscellaneous scholarships.
SCMB Head of School, Prof Alastair McEwan, paid tribute to the School’s top class applicants and researchers and to the RHD support team, led by Assoc Prof Melissa Brown, for its work in preparing nominations.
New RHD students of the School receive a comprehensive induction and can participate in specially designed seminars that cover issues of interest to students, such as post-study career pathways. The School also holds an RHD Student Symposium annually, organised by students, at which prizes are awarded for best poster presentations.
A new Honours and RHD Student Consultative Committee has been formed in 2009, at which student representatives can raise issues on behalf of fellow students, for the attention of senior staff of the School. RHD students have also formed a social committee this year.