Please join us for an informal and interactive information session to learn more about Rhodes Scholarships, the world’s oldest and arguably most prestigious international scholarship program.
The Rhodes Trust funds over 100 scholars annually, providing opportunities for outstanding all-round students to study at the University of Oxford. Scholars are selected on the basis of their exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service. Each year nine Australian Rhodes Scholars are chosen: one for each state, and another three from 'Australia-at-Large’. These Scholars join a worldwide community of Rhodes Scholars and a tradition in Australia that started in 1903.
Applications for the 2022 Queensland Rhodes Scholarship open on 1 July 2021 and close on 10 September 2021.
The Queensland Rhodes State Secretary and former Rhodes Scholar Professor Stan Hurn will host the information session with guess speaker Rhodes Network member Associate Professor Jan Strugnell, JCU Marine & Aquaculture Sciences on 1 June 2021 and interested students are encouraged to register here.
When: Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST (10:00am - 11:00am SGT)
Where: Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus – 25-001 and Zoom
Meet three researchers presenting on their Higher Education Research. Each will present for 10 minutes on their current research work and focus.
Professor Liz Spencer
Head of Law,College of Business, Law & Governance
Topic - Progressing women’s participation in higher education
Liz holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Biology from Trinity College, Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin, Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona and Ph.D. from Bond University.
Dr Ailie McDowall
Coordinator, Indigenous Education and Research Centre
Master of Philosophy (Indigenous) Program
Topic- Indigenous Higher Degree Research Support
Ailie is an education and Indigenous Studies academic. She is currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, and coordinates the Indigenous Education and Research Centre’s Master of Philosophy (Indigenous) program.
Associate Professor Meryl Churchill
Cohort Doctoral Studies program, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine
Topic -The effect of a Cohort program on PhD student publishing and progress
Meryl has over twenty years of experience working as a teaching and research academic across different disciplines. She is currently based in the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine where she works for the Cohort Doctoral Studies Program. Her current research focuses on improving the postgraduate research student experience and outcomes.
After the three 10 minute presentations join a breakout group to meet one of the three researchers and share information and ideas.
Participants from other universities are encouraged and consider nominating to run a similar event at their university, so that the network can be sustained, with events held every two months over the year.
When: Thursday 10 June 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST (10:00am - 11:00am SGT) via Zoom