GRS Events for Students and Staff

The Graduate Research School offer a range of events for staff and students.



FameLab 2018 Poster Promotional Material

UWA is a proud supporter of FameLab - the world’s leading science communication competition, created by Cheltenham Festivals and co-produced by the British Council. FameLab asks researchers to explain their work to a non-scientific audience in just three minutes, with no PowerPoint and no jargon.

Since coming to Australia in 2014, over 160 early-career researchers have gone through FameLab’s expert training and presented their research on stage, entertaining thousands with their fascinating stories of science.

In 2017,  UWA PhD student Bronwyn Ayre won the WA 2017 FameLab Final. Bronwyn is in plant biology looking at bird pollination of red and green kangaroo paws. In the FameLab National Final, Bronwyn received an honourable mention from a judging panel that included Robyn Williams (acclaimed ABC broadcaster) and Lyn Beasley (Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006-2013).  

The competition offers comprehensive sci-comm training and access to a global network of like-minded peers.

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Falling Walls

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Falling Walls Lab Australia allows talented young researchers to showcase their most innovative ideas. Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines from Australia present their ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, innovative ideas or business models to peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business.

Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present their work, answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”

The Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 11 September 2018, at the Shine Dome in Canberra, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science. The Falling Walls Lab Finale will be held in Berlin on 8 November 2018.

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Research for Public Engagement - Call for Applications

Expressions of interest are invited by students in their second and third year (full-time equivalent) PhD students who wish to undertake a short project that extends their PhD research beyond the academic community.

The Graduate Research School will organise networking and mentoring to help develop projects. Some funding may also be available.

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