Researcher Engagement Cluster Workshop and Meetings 2018

Start Date
22 April 2018
End Date
24 April 2018
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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The annual RE Cluster meeting for Research Leaders and Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies will take place at UQ.

A programme and information pack can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


The annual RE Cluster meeting for Research Leaders and Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies will take place at UQ from 23-24 April 2018. There will be a joint session before the two groups hold parallel meetings.The DDoGS will be holding a pre-meeting workshop on 22 April 2018.

Research Leaders Meeting

All senior colleagues directly involved in the oversight, research impact, collaborations and connections with industry are invited to attend the RL meeting. Best practice will be shared along with discussions covering matters related to global research, international research connections, development of Early Career researcher, impact and research integrity

DDoGS Meeting

All senior colleagues directly involved in oversight of Graduate Schools, graduate student experience and supervisor development are invited to DDoGS meeting. The group will share best practice, discuss contemporary developments in graduate researcher education and review collaborative activities across the U21 network.

Pre-meeting workshop hosted by the DDoGS

The DDoGS workshop is now a regular addition to the RE Cluster meeting. This year the theme will be ‘Developing Graduate Researchers’, focussing on contemporary expectations for the development of graduate researchers. The Keynote speaker will be Professor Mark Western, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at UQ. Mark has a longstanding interest in career outcomes for PhD students and was Deputy Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) working party that recently reviewed the Research Training system in Australia. 

Social Events

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Sunday 22 April 2018

18:00 - 19:00 (exact times to be confirmed)

M Deck

Brisbane Marriott Hotel

515 Queen Street

Brisbane QLD Australia 4000 


Researcher Engagement Cluster Dinner

Monday 23 April 2018

18:00 - 22:00 (exact times to be confirmed)

The Long Room

Customs House

399 Queen Street

Brisbane QLD Australia 4000


The Brisbane Marriott Hotel

515 Queen Street 
Brisbane Qld Australia 4000
Phone: +61 7 3303 8000


Reservation Link: Researcher Engagement Cluster Meeting

The Brisbane Marriott Hotel offers exceptional amenities, sophisticated accommodation and a prime location in the CBD.

The Hotel hosts beautifully designed rooms or suites, which features views of the city skyline or of the Brisbane River - as well as pillow top bedding, marble bathrooms and high-speed Wi-Fi. Additional amenities include a modern fitness centre, a luxurious on-site spa and a sparkling outdoor pool. Dine in style at Motion Bar and Grill, which features steak, seafood and high tea; enjoy a cocktail at M Bar, or wine from the innovative "wine wall". 


Deluxe City View Room

Spacious and air-conditioned, the comfortable Deluxe City View Room boasts contemporary design and a great king-size bed. It also features a large desk area, marble bathroom and wired or wireless internet access. Max 2 guests.

Charge and Payment

Accommodation rate secured for the Brisbane Marriott Hotel is $206.00inc GST per room, per night. Rates are valid for accommodation occupied on a single, twin or double basis. Rates also include complimentary WiFi.


  • Buffet Breakfast in Motion is available at $20 per person per day (this will be offered to you at check in).
  • Rates are valid 3 days pre and 3 days post the peak nights and rooms are subject to availability.
  • Check in time is from 2:00pm on day of arrival and check out time is 11:00am on day of departure.
  • All guests staying in house will be required to supply a credit card imprint or a $200.00 security deposit upon check in.
  • Cancellation: 100% cancellation fee will apply if cancelled 14 days prior to arrival date.


To make a reservation please click the “Reservation Link” and complete your reservation details or call the Marriott Hotel Reservations Team on +61 7 3303 8000 and quote Block Code: C70

Rooms must be booked by 22nd March 2018.




Visa letters

Delegates who require a visa to enter Australia will be able to obtain a formal letter of invitation; please fill out the relevant section of the registration form


How To Register

Research Leaders and DDoGS click here to register for the event.

Hotel reservations can be made here.

Connie Wan