All students from second year onwards contribute either through an oral or poster presentation sharing the aims of their project, progress to date and future plans. First year PhD students get an overview of the research activities conducted by their colleagues and can join the welcoming research community.
The mixed audience of faculty plus early stage and more advanced PhD students provides a good forum for internal discussion and feedback. PhD students have the opportunity to hone their presentation style and special attention is given to providing critical discussion, constructive feedback and encouragement.
All faculty and PhD students are invited to attend and offer feedback and ask questions. This way the presenting student receives feedback and insights into their project from different biological perspectives