Student Testimonials

Full-time tertiary students can gain great benefit from ACG further education and training events, not only through listening to the quality content of the presentations, but through the networking opportunities that are available. There are a number of ways in which the ACG supports students to attend.

  • We provide a heavily discounted rate for students who want to purchase a registration to any of our events
  • For some international events, we invite students to volunteer as helpers in return for benefitting from the presentations and networking
  • For some events, we may have a sponsor who will select a student to attend an event at no charge

Following are some testimonials from previous student attendees.

“I had the pleasure of attending the 21st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings hosted by the Australian Centre for Geomechanics from 11–13 April 2018 in Perth, Australia. The International Paste Seminar series has been recognised as one of the most influential and respected events that brings together many of the most prestigious tailings researchers and practitioners from around the world. It was a great success and included many aspects of tailings management including best practice, improved methods and technological advancements with better associated outcomes with regards to safety, efficiency and sustainability. Before the seminar, I also attended the “Rheology Fundamentals for Slurries and Pastes Workshop” and the “Is the Future Filtered? Paste and Thickened Tailings Short Course”, in which researchers, consultants, industry representatives, and suppliers discussed new developments in tailings stewardship, from slurry characterisation to the closure of tailings storage facilities, including presentations of interesting case studies. I really enjoyed the fantastic opportunity to be involved with the Paste 2018 event. It allowed me to attend a range of presentations that expanded my knowledge and understanding of the work which is being achieved worldwide. It also offered me a valuable opportunity to present my research project to an international audience, full of experienced professionals. The chance to network and discuss my project with academics, consultants, and practitioners, was an excellent opportunity that will certainly help me on the development of my project, and on the advancement of my career. I would like to sincerely thank ACG and my PhD supervisor Professor Andy Fourie for offering me the chance to participate in the event.”

Aida Carneiro, PhD Student at the University of Western Australia, and student volunteer for Paste 2018.

“I would like to thank again ACG and mXrap Consortium for sponsoring and supporting me to attend the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining in 2017. I found the conference informative and worthwhile. I could take advantage of the multitude of activities throughout this exceptional event, which made it possible to develop personal growth, networking within academia and industry, and learning. The conference provided the opportunity to exchange information and share new knowledge with people, especially about my research program. During conference networking, I had a chance to meet new people and make new friends from different countries, which will be worthwhile in my research and future breakthroughs”

Behrooz Rahimi, Curtin University – Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

“The Pells Sullivan Meynink Student Sponsorship for the First Asia Pacific Slope Stability in Mining (APSSIM) Conference offered me a great opportunity to attend a world class conference in which I could network with industry professionals and learn new knowledge in open pit slope geomechanics.

I would encourage other students to submit sponsorship applications, because APSSIM is one of the best geomechanics conferences I’ve ever been to!”

Tony Qiu, The University of Queensland

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