ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

National Student Mentoring Day

Careers and Communication

Building human capacity and expertise in coral reef science by supporting and training outstanding students is one of the main goals of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The Centre provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to receive research training (at the Honours, Masters and PhD level) in coral reef science, with opportunities for multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional supervision. 

Over a quarter of our ARC Centre budget is earmarked to support the research costs of these student projects. The Centre actively involves students through a Student Committee which manages an annual allocation of $40,000 for student mentoring activities, student awards and internodal visits.

As part of its goal to attract and train outstanding coral reef scientists, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is offering a range of mentoring activities to all graduate students attending the Australian Coral Reef Society Conference on 16-18 July 2017. There are 40 places available.

The program will focus on developing the students’ research and publication skills as well as preparing them for careers in either research or management agencies. Students will also be offered opportunities to discuss and learn from each other as well as from experts in coral reef research and management.


Cost: There will be no fees for students attending the National Student Mentoring day. The Centre of Excellence will provide meals and contribute $60 towards accommodation associated with attendance on the day to students who are not Townsville residents.

Date: Wednesday 19 July 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Venue: Rydges Southbank Townsville (23 Palmer St, South Townsville QLD 4810)

Program: View program

Registration: Indicate your interest when completing your conference registration. A $60 discount will be given during the registration process to students who attend the day and who are not Townsville residents.