PhD students

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By hiding in camouflaged tents for months in the dense rainforest, UNSW PhD student and film-maker Dan Hunter has captured fascinating footage of Australia’s “dino-bird” – the elusive flightless cassowary.

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Students are embracing opportunities to take part in competitions that improve their written communication skills, write Sue Starfield and Claire Aitchison.

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A finger-prick blood test for cancer, biomaterials to replace bone, koala vaccines and a mutant obesity-proof mouse are among bold new PhD ideas battling it out in this year's Three-Minute Thesis competition.

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Using bumblebee aerodynamics to enhance flying robots and research to improve aircraft engine reliability has won two PhD students from UNSW Canberra Amelia Earhart Fellowships.

From bowel cancer, volatile mushroom compounds and dirty data to negative emotions in music and celebrity architects - which PhD student will deliver the best pitch at the 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Unikensept inside

PhD students are the engine room of a university's research effort. In the latest issue of Uniken, we profile a selection of UNSW's next generation of research stars.

China mou inside

Under a new agreement between UNSW and the China Scholarship Council a selection of outstanding Chinese students will undertake PhDs at the University.

Brain Sciences inside

Brain Sciences UNSW is quickly building a first-class reputation among the country's top research students.