The opening plenary session will commence at 9.00am (to be confirmed).
Student presentations will commence at 9.30am approximately (details to be confirmed once the program is finalised). The program will be emailed to all attendees in advance and copies will also be made available at the colloquium. The closing plenary session is scheduled for approximately 3.30pm followed by networking drinks.

Aim of the Research Students’ Colloquium

The aim of the Research Students’ Colloquium is to provide a special forum for our HDR and Honours students to discuss their research project and receive feedback from their peers and leading researchers in the UQ Business School.

Who is invited to attend?
Academic staff (all levels), provisional and confirmed candidates enrolled in the UQ Business School PhD and MPhil programs, Honours students and Postgraduate coursework students considering the PhD program in the future are invited to attend.

Who will be presenting?
Students enrolled in the Honours, PhD, and MPhil programs are invited to present. PhD and MPhil students are reminded that attendance at the colloquium is compulsory and that they are required to present their research at least once during their candidacy.

Important dates at a glance

  • Abstract for Colloquium Booklet – due Friday 7 June
  • Presentation PowerPoints – due Friday 19 July
  • 2019 Research Students’ Colloquium – Friday 26 July

Abstract for Colloquium Booklet

All presenters will be required to submit an abstract to the Colloquium Coordinator. Abstracts will be published in booklet format and available at the colloquium. Abstracts (maximum of 400 words) must be submitted to the Colloquium Coordinator using the Abstract Submission Form by Friday 7 June. If you have any questions, please email


In 2019, four prizes will be awarded for the Best Presentation (People’s Choice):

  • Two prizes of $500 for the best presentation by an Honours student
  • Two prizes of $500 for the best presentation by an HDR student.

The prize winners will be announced at the closing session.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Prepare PowerPoint slides of your presentation.
  • PhD presenters will be given 20 minutes (uninterrupted) to present their research. Presentations will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and feedback from the audience.
  • Honours presenters will be given 15 minutes (uninterrupted) to present their research. Each presentation will be followed by 5 minutes of Q&A and feedback from the audience.
  • Presenters may find it helpful to know that the usual rule of thumb for powerpoint presentations is two minutes per substantive slide. On this basis, the most effective presentations are likely to have about 10 powerpoint slides. (Certainly, it would be most unusual to have more than 20 slides!)  If you feel that you need more than 10 slides, please consider putting the more detailed material at the end of your presentation for reference, if necessary, during question time.
  • Your slides will be pre-loaded to the laptops at the venue prior to the Colloquium.
  • Email your completed PowerPoint slides to the Colloquium Coordinator by Friday 19 July 2019.

Further Questions Please contact the Colloquium Coordinator: Karen Morgan