Message from the TICHR Student Circle
Thinking about getting into research? Do you want to change the world? Make a difference? Make new discoveries? Do you have a burning desire to answer questions?
Then you need to join the rest of us, at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
Current Student Circle Committee members: (L-R) Ben Wylie,
Matt Cooper, Janice Lim, David Hendrickx, Cindy
Seeing an Honours, Masters or PhD degree through to a successful
completion can be a huge, sometimes daunting, challenge. The
good news is that at the Telethon Institute for Child Health
Research (TICHR) you will not have to walk this arduous road
The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research is home to over 100 postgraduate students who are undertaking research in a diverse range of areas and academic disciplines. Our students are involved in research on anything from respiratory and infectious diseases, to leukaemia and brain tumour research, to people living with disabilities or rare diseases. Our students work within larger research teams, which consist of other students, early career researchers and established experts. Whatever their research topic, the focus of our student's work is always on trying to make a difference to children's lives and their families by improving their quality of life.
At the Telethon Institute we have the TICHR Student Circle, a group run by students, for students. We meet once a month on an informal basis and discusses the latest student news, issues, challenges, opportunities and triumphs over a tasty lunch. These meetings also provide a forum for students to share experiences and generally touch base and catch up with each other.
Students celebrate at the finish line of their 'amazing race' around Rottnest Island.
In addition to the monthly meetings, the Student Circle also
organises various events throughout the year, including an annual
Student Circle Research Symposium and the Student Circle
Development Program. The Development program is a 2-day
off-campus event that is organised at the start of each academic
year and boasts high-profile speakers from academia, industry and
the not-for-profit sector, in addition to career development
workshops and many fun-filled team-building activities. We also
organise various fundraising activities throughout the year to
finance travel grants for students.
The Telethon Institute offers many additional activities and opportunities for students, more than you may get from your university alone. International speakers, professional development aimed at students (workshops on writing, presenting and general 'coping with a PhD' skills), career development path support, IT support and access to helpful statisticians and lab technicians.