Monash Social Sciences student, Magdalena Janas, was selected to be the Faculty of Arts’ representative at the Australasian Conference for Undergraduate Research (ACUR), which took place at the University of Western Australia in Perth last September.
The two-day conference, sponsored by the Australian Council for Undergraduate Research, brought together Masters and Honours students, as well as undergraduates, from across Australia to present their ideas.
Conference papers canvassed topics as diverse as mathematical proofs, the debate on sovereignty over Gibraltar, to entropy in Japanese literature.
“It was inspiring to gain insight into what drives other students, and understand your own field in the context of a much wider picture of academics working to deepen, uncover and consolidate knowledge and in doing so, make the world a better place,” said Magda, who is undertaking Honours in Politics and International Relations in 2016.
In her own paper, Magda spoke about her research in the discipline of International Relations, which centres upon understanding power and how democratic legitimacy can be undermined.
“Preparing for the conference helped me identify what I am truly passionate about,” Magda said. “Speaking with other students from different fields about their responses and thoughts really validated the relevance of my work.”
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