On Tuesday 30 August 2016, the School hosted its inaugural Research Information Night – a opportunity for students interested in research to chat and network with potential supervisors in a casual environment.
Over 20 potential supervisors attended including researchers from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, The Brien Holden Vision Institute, The Centre for Eye Health and The George Institute.
For those who missed the event, here are answers to some common questions about getting started in research at the School of Optometry.
Why should I do research?
Research advances knowledge in a field providing a positive impact on society. Research can also improve your employability by helping you develop skills such as critical thinking, time management, communication skills and collaboration.
How can I get involved in research?
There are several opportunities to research at the School of Optometry including:
- Summer Vacation Research with scholarships available at the Faculty of Science website;
- Vision science honours research available as an additional year of study as part of the Bachelor of Vision Science program
- Year 5 projects which are part of the final year of the Bachelor of Optometry program
- Postgraduate research, either as a project within the Masters of Optometry degree or as stand-alone research degrees such as PhD
How do I find a research supervisor?
There is Research Handbook now available which has profiles for all researchers at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. You can use this booklet to identify supervisors who study areas of interest to you and then contact them to see if they have research opportunities available.