Student Symposium 2023

November 14-15 

Face to Face event

The Student Symposium (previously known as Research Week) showcases the diverse range of clinical and translational research undertaken by research students at the Women’s.  

A virtual Research Poster Gallery will be on display in the lead up to the Symposium.

This year we return to a face to face format. The symposium will comprise of short presentations (3 minutes) followed by 2 minutes of questions, similar to a 3-minute thesis (3MT) format.

The top 25 submissions will be selected and presented in online events during November.

Submissions contact:

Dr Ann Drummond


The Women’s Student Symposium awards

⭐    Best undergraduate student poster and oral presentation ($500) 

⭐    Best postgraduate student poster and oral presentation ($500)

⭐    Best designed poster ($300)

⭐    People’s choice (includes posters not selected for oral presentations ($300)


Virtual Research Poster Gallery

  • 1-15 November 2023

Student Symposium

Held in Seminar rooms 7D&E (Level 7, the Women's)

  • Tuesday 14 November 2023, 3.30-5pm
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023, 3.30-5pm

The symposium will comprise of short presentations (3 minutes) followed by 2 minutes of questions. Presentation style is similar to a 3-minute thesis (3MT)

Call for student research posters

Submissions are open to all students whose project is based at the Women’s.

Poster Presentations

1. Submit your poster titles by Thursday 19 October 2023.

2. Submit your poster by COB on Friday 27 October 2023.

The poster will be displayed in an online gallery prior to the symposium.

Oral presentations

The top 25 research posters will be selected for oral presentation. Students will be informed of selection by Wednesday 1 November 2023.

The oral presentation format is similar to the 3 minute thesis presentation.

Presentation guidelines:

  • 3 minutes presentation
    Please rehearse your presentation, and ensure it is not longer than 3 minutes. 

  • 1 slide (only)
    Each participant will present their topic using a single, static PowerPoint slide (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description) from the beginning of the oration to the end. Please email your slide by Friday 10 November 2023.

  • 2 minutes of questions

To find out how others have presented in this 3 minute format, see the University of Melbourne's Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®).