2022 Mid-Year HDR Conference

We are excited to announce that registrations for the 2022 Mid-Year HDR Conference are now open. The conference will be run in partnership by SMAANZ, ANZALS and CAUTHE, so there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with academics and students from a variety of disciplines. We would love you to join us, Friday 1 July 2022 at Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Event Overview

  • Griffith sport tour (9:00 – 10:30): Meet at the Griffith University Aquatic and Fitness Centre for an interactive on-campus tour. We will be joined by Griffith Sport staff showcasing facility management, Commonwealth Games upgrades and an overview of Griffith Sport programs.
  • Panel session (10:30-11:30): “Managing competing priorities throughout the PhD” This panel is an opportunity to hear from former-PhD students from across SMAANZ, CAUTHE and ANZALS who have recently completed their PhD.  Questions are encouraged!
  • Networking event (11:30 – 12:00): Meet students and academics from a variety of disciplines in our fun, interactive networking event.
  • Lunch break (12:00 – 13:00): Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
  • Presentations (13:00 – 14:30 and 15:00 – 15:30): Students will have the opportunity to present a 10-minute live presentation, and then receive constructive feedback from academics and their fellow students.
    • This presentation could be a practice for the CAUTHE 2023 Conference in February, a journal article/thesis chapter, or if you’re in the early stages of a PhD you could present your proposed project. This is an opportunity to develop your presentation skills in a friendly and welcoming environment, and to get feedback from external sources.
    • Students need to complete a presentation proposal form by 1 June 2022 (see below).
  • Social activities (17:00 onwards): A social event will be arranged for all attendees. Further details to follow.

Presentation proposal


There is no charge for current CAUTHE Student members. If you would like to take part and are not a current CAUTHE Student member, you can join or renew at CAUTHE membership.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Li Xie-Carson, CAUTHE PhD Student representative.

Remember to use #HDRMidYear2022 to spread the word about our event and keep us updated with your virtual journey to the event.

We look forward to seeing you on the Gold Coast at the mid-year HDR Conference.