The UQ Poche Centre facilitates a range of research opportunities for undergraduate, honours and masters by coursework students through the upcoming Winter Research Program in June-July 2017.

The Centre brings together Indigenous and health expertise across the University, and works collaboratively with Indigenous community organisations and health providers. A core objective of the Centre is the development of a skilled, culturally responsive health workforce.

In conjunction with the UQ Student Employability Centre, the Poche Centre has a number of projects available for students interested in research. 

The UQ Winter Research Program provides you with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers and is coordinated by the UQ Student Employability Centre. All Winter Research scholars are eligible to apply for a scholarship for the duration of their research (between 4-6 weeks). A list of available projects can be found below. The Poche Centre is also offering students the option to suggest their own research project.

Broad requirements for the Poche Centre Winter Research Scholarships

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Students must be currently enrolled at UQ at the time of application.
  • Students must have completed at least one year of study at the time of application. 
  • Students should have a high level of academic achievement.

Further information for applicants is available on the UQ Student Employability Centre website.

Applications for 2017 have now closed.

It is expected that scholars will work a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least four weeks. Please note that some positions require scholars to work on a full-time basis (up to 36 hours per week), and the expected workload is set by each supervisor. The scholar and the supervisor are able to negotiate the duration of the project and the workload requirements. 

Jordan Cory
As part of her Summer Research Project, Jordan evaluated and redeveloped a tool for occupational and speech therapists working with Indigenous school children on a range of difficulties that make learning or school participation challenging.