The School Seminar Series is designed as a forum for formal presentations to the School of Psychology at large (incl., academics, PhD and Honours students). This series features presentations of high quality and broad appeal. Other presentations, including talks of a more preliminary (e.g., confirmation talks, work in progress etc) or specialist nature, are hosted by the dedicated seminar streams (e.g., Social or Psychonomic seminars).
Speakers are usually invited out to an informal dinner after the talk. Interested members of the audience, be they staff or students, are encouraged to come along. This is a great opportunity for informal discussion. Typically a restaurant close to UQ (e.g., at St.Lucia village) is selected for easy access for everyone.
If you would like us to consider a speaker for the School of Psychology Seminar Series, please fill in the proposal form (below). Although there may be exceptions, we would expect the person who sponsors a speaker, to take on the role of host or to arrange a host (see below). There are no honoraria for speakers, but we do pay for drinks after the talk and for dinner.
There are two kinds of arrangements.
If you propose a speaker, you would probably want to host the speaker. By this we mean that (a) you would attend the seminar and possibly introduce the speaker; (b) you organise the dinner after the talk and encourage your colleagues and students to join; (c) that you are available to the speaker as the contact in the School during the visit.