March 28, 2019 | Published by

by Nicky Wright & Zoe Gillett

The ECR committee has had a relaxing few months since our ECR day at the CLEX Annual Workshop in November 2018. We have reviewed the feedback we received for this event and will incorporate it into the event we are helping to organise for the AMOS/ICTMO National Conference in Darwin in June 2019.

Since the last newsletter in December, we have welcomed many new ECRs across our nodes – including 17 students and 2 post-docs. To support new PhD students in the Centre, we are beginning to establish a student buddy system that will see incoming PhD students paired up with a more senior PhD student at the same institution, to help them settle into their new university.

Since the last newsletter in December, we have welcomed many new ECRs across our nodes – including 17 students and 2 post-docs. To support new PhD students in the Centre, we are beginning to establish a student buddy system that will see incoming PhD students paired up with a more senior PhD student at the same institution, to help them settle into their new university.

Over the next few months, each node will also be holding an ECR morning or afternoon tea that will provide an opportunity for ECRs to gather and form networks as well as express any concerns to their ECR representatives. 

We’d also like to welcome a new committee member – Giovanni Liguori, who is the Monash postdoc representative.

Tweets from the recent ECR Social media session at our annual workshop.