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Rural higher degree research students gather in Lismore

UCRH was pleased today to welcome around an enthusiastic group of higher degree research students (HDR) from across the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney to our Rural HDR Student Day.

The day was a chance for those students who are all undertaking a degree in research through the Faculty’s Rural Precinct to come together to foster collaboration, provide valuable insights, and create a supportive environment. The Rural Precinct is made up of three rural clinical schools within the Faculty (UCRH in Lismore along with schools in Dubbo/Orange and Broken Hill) who work collaboratively to promote health and wellbeing for all people in regional and remote communities across Australia.

The Rural HDR Student Day was tailored specifically for students who are non-metropolitan or who have non-metropolitan supervisors, with the aim to deliver opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing, and community building.

It wasn’t only students who attended. Many UCRH-based researchers and HDR supervisors were also in attendance to share their experiences and insights, and offer some supportive advice and encouragement along the way. With discussions around time management, professional development and much more, the generosity and openness of discussion was appreciated by all who attended.

The day also featured presentations from a range of the students, with topics ranging from co-design in an Aboriginal context, to evidence-informed decision-making in speech pathology.