QAAFI Student Association

The QSA is a student organization that collectively aims to enrich the academic and social skills of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled through the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at The University of Queensland.

Our aims are:

- To foster a sense of community on students across all four QAAFI research centres

- To enrich the academic and social experience of undergraduate and postgraduate students

- To support QAAFI’s mission of research excellence through career development opportunities for its students



QAAFI Student Abstract Competition

Share your research with fellow students and staff at QAAFI!

QAAFI Honours, Masters and PhD students are encouraged to enter the QAAFI annual research meeting student abstract competition, run by the QAAFI Student Association.

A breakdown of the prizes and more information is available here. 

Winning presentations and people’s choice winners will be announced at the QAAFI Research Meeting Part 5 'Higher Degree Research (HDR) student led session, to be held 10am on Tuesday 1 December.

View more information on the competition Sign up to receive the invitation to the webinar

How to enter:

  • Abstracts must be a maximum of 300 words – and saved and attached as a PDF. They must be received by midnight Friday 20 November.
  • If your abstract includes a graphic or infographic image which helps explain your research or a key aspect of the research, please attach as a separate JPEG or PDF file.

  • Please also attach a photo of yourself – either a portrait photo or photo of you at work in the field/lab etc.

Upload your entries here 

QAAFI Student Association committee

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Complete your HDR Candidate Profile form to have a web profile. 

Profile form here 

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    Student Enquiries

    Higher Degree by Research Student Support
    QAAFI's Postgraduate Coordinator
    Professor Eugeni Roura
    +61 7 336 52526


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