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Research Project Student Expo 2016

Expo highlights

More than 3,500 students, teachers and members of the community attended the Research Project Student Expo, 9 and 10 August 2016, at the Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showground.

The event provided a unique opportunity for Year 10 and Year 11 students and their teachers to learn about an array of interesting and captivating SACE Research Projects and talk to the young researchers behind them.

More than 75 student exhibitors spoke about their research on topics ranging from students' sleeping habits to impacts on sporting performance; from renaissance art to art therapy; from renewable energy to nuclear waste.

Industry experts, South Australian businesses and other organisations were also exhibiting with hands-on displays, ideas for research topics, and advice for students.

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Support materials

These resources provide additional support for teachers and students about to undertake the Research Project.

Exhibitor handouts



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During the expo, a videographer captured a range of presentations and interviews. The following videos include former Research Project students sharing their advice on potential research topics and questions, and presentations captured at the after-hours session.

Expo highlights

The Research Project Student Expo gives students and teachers the opportunity to learn about an array of interesting SACE Research Projects and talk to the young researchers behind them.


The Research Project explained

This video explains the key components of the subject, including the four parts of the research framework and the assessment types. It is designed to assist teachers and students in their understanding of the subject.


Designing a research question

This video is a guide to starting the Research Project and includes information about choosing a topic of interest and refining the research question.


Research Project in the SACE

SACE Board Chief Executive Dr Neil McGoran explains the value and importance of the Research Project in the SACE.


Expo 2016 - Student reflections

Zoe offers advice to students and parents about making the most of the Research Project.


Expo 2016 - Student reflections

Tajwar shares his experience of the Research Project and explains how it helped him during his SACE and into tertiary study.


Expo 2016 - A parent's perspective

Lisa shares insights and advice about supporting students through the Research Project.


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The SACE Board YouTube channel has additional video resources for Research Project teachers and students.

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