ACGR Update

April Update

April 2019

This month’s Update is full of news from ACGR and around the sector. Take a look now.

Initiatives

Sector Embraces the ACGR Respectful Research Training Resources

March 2019

The size and diversity of the audience at the launch of the Respectful Research Training Resources in Melbourne on May 5, demonstrated the interest in and need for this  ground-breaking suite of video resources and training materials that will help combat sexual harassment, gender bias and discrimination in research training programs.  Over 50 delegates from… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019

February may be the shortest month of the year but ACGR has managed to cram in a lot of activity and achievements since our last Update. In the last 28 days we have: Completed the Respectful Research Training videos and support materials and prepared them for publication Coordinated, and attracted more than 70 attendees to,… Continue Reading»

Events

Graduate Research Leadership Program

February 2019

ACGR is delighted to present the second of its national programs specifically designed to support Associate and/or Deputy Deans of Graduate Research (DDoGS), HDR Directors or equivalent and other academics aspiring to senior graduate research portfolio roles. The one day program will be held at the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre on Wednesday May 1 commencing… Continue Reading»

Events

ACGR to Release New Suite of Respectful Research Training Resources

February 2019

On Tuesday March 5th the Australian Council of Graduate Research will launch a suite of video resources and training materials to help combat sexual harassment, gender bias and discrimination in research training programs. Working on the premise that building a culture of respect and equality is critical to the provision of safe and supportive research… Continue Reading»

News

ACGR Welcomes UniBank

February 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting university communities across Australia through collaboration and partnership, Unibank has joined ACGR as its third corporate sponsor. For over 50 years UniBank has been providing a great range of banking products and services for the staff, students and graduates of Australian universities and their families, and we… Continue Reading»

News

Fares Fair Campaign

February 2019

ACGR has added its voice to the student led Fares Fair campaign, supporting the call for public transport concessions for graduate research students in Victoria. Fares Fair Submission

News

MYEFO Impact on Research Training Funding

December 2018

The government’s 2018 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook has brought disappointing news for Research Training in Australia. Freezing the total funding distributed through the Research Training Program at 2018 levels whilst maintaining the indexation of RTP stipends in 2019,  will take $66m out of the research training coffers in coming years and challenge the important… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

New Guidelines for Tracking Graduate Research Candidates

December 2018

Guidelines to support best practice in tracking HDR students through the system and after they graduate  have now been released.Developed ACGR the guidelines explore how to best collect and utilise important information about progress during candidature, cohort experience and graduate outcomes. This document is one of a series that have been developed in response to issues… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

Good Practice Guidelines for Transferable Skills Development

December 2018

ACGR has now released a new resource to support the development, assessment and recognition of transferable skills training for graduate research candidates. These guidelines describe good practice in developing research and transferable skills which will enhance employability for academic and non-academic careers.

News

ACGR attends Global Summit on Graduate Education

December 2018

In mid November ACGR members Professors Helen Klaebe and Imelda Whelehan, along with Executive Officer, Fiona Zammit, travelled to the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa to participate in the 12th Annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit on Graduate Education. Convened by the US Council of Graduate Studies (CGS) and the University of Johannesburg, the… Continue Reading»

News

2019 ACGR Awards

November 2018

Now in its third year, the ACGR Awards recognise individuals and teams who demonstrate innovation and leadership in graduate research. Members are encouraged to identify those in their universities whose work is making a difference. Nominations close on 1 March 2019. Full details are here.

ACGR Update

November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018

This month’s Update follows up on a number of the issues raised at the November national meeting in Melbourne and particularly asks for your response in relation to query that was posed at the meeting so that we can gain and share a full picture of vivas in Australia at present.

News

SkillsForge partners with ACGR

October 2018

SkillsForge joins forces with ACGR in a new three year Gold Sponsorship deal. Through its Skills Assessment, Development Needs Analysis and Course Booking functionality SkillsForge’s software provide solution can support the critical HDR skills training agenda that all universities are currently addressing. As part of this agreement SkillsForge will be sponsoring the 2019 ACGR Award… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

New Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Education

October 2018

The Australian Council of Graduate Research Inc proudly announces the release of new Good Practice Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Education. These guidelines acknowledge the crucial contribution that Indigenous graduate research candidates make to Australia’s research agenda and recognise the importance of encouraging and supporting Indigenous people to undertake HDR training. Part… Continue Reading»

News

First Gold Sponsorship Agreement

September 2018

We are delighted to announce that ResearchMaster is the first corporate organisation to enter into a formal partnership with ACGR. RM is the leading provider of research management solutions in Australia and New Zealand. ResearchMaster’s product suite provides comprehensive solutions that enable organisations to collect, store and manage the full gamut of research activity information… Continue Reading»