What does a research degree look like?

What does a research degree look like? We asked our research candidates and supervisors this very question for the 2018 Research Higher Degree (RHD) Selfie Competition. The entries varied wildly, providing a special insight into the life of a researcher. We’ve compiled a few of the entries made by CQUni alumni to showcase where a CQUni degree can take you –  including what it looks like when you find a rare, 45-million-year-old fossil. Continue reading What does a research degree look like?

From Sri Lanka to CQUniversity Bundaberg, Australia

Hi there, my name is Upamali Peiris, a PhD student at CQUniversity Australia’s Bundaberg campus.

I am from Sri Lanka and completed my Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and a Master of Science in Crop Science from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

I’ve always dreamt of doing a PhD , especially in Australia. Whilst employed as a Lecturer at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, I was made aware of this wonderful university, CQUniversity Australia or ‘CQU’ located in the agricultural heart of Australia. The School of Medical and Applied Sciences and its Precision Horticulture Research group made me interested in doing a PhD here, where I was fortunate to meet my supervisors Professor Philip Brown and Dr. Chengyuan (Stephen) Xu. This encouraged me to apply at CQUniversity in the hope of completing my further studies.

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