One day in September
The program included 17 seminars and information sessions, the opportunity to meet Melbourne Research staff for informal discussions, one-on-one meetings with the ARC Linkage Projects specialist advisors and refreshments with colleagues.
Sessions ranged from advice on how to manage grants, tips on how to become an entrepreneurial writer and getting published to opportunities available through eResearch.
The highlight of the day was the 3MT showcase, where seven RHD candidates performed to a packed lecture theatre, presenting their research projects in three minutes. Mr Hossein Mokhtarzadeh (Mechanical Engineering) won the people’s award for his presentation, ‘landing: sex differences between men and women in exercise’.
In his first address to Open House as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor James McCluskey emphasised that attracting quality people to the University was one of the overarching themes of a successful research strategy.
He said it was vital to support researchers with excellent facilities and services.
The Executive Director, Research Dr David Cookson said Open House was a great way to showcase the support and expertise available through Melbourne Research.
“Open House facilitates relationships and increased communication between staff from Melbourne Research and those in faculties and other business divisions,” Dr Cookson said.
“Researchers in particular value one-to-one discussions with members of the Research Office."
“Melbourne Research’s relationship with faculties is extremely important, not only in terms of ensuring the services we provide are as efficient and effective as they can be, but also to maintain regular consultation on matters of both operational and strategic importance,” he said.
Lectopia recordings and PPT slides presented during Open House will be available on the web
The PowerPoint slides (PDFs) and Lectopia recordings from the Open House are now available on our website at: http://www.research.unimelb.edu.au/programs/mropenhouse2011