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»

ACGR Update

February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019

Announcing the launch of our Respectful Research Training resources, details of the 2019 Leadership Program and our May meeting, the February Update is full of information and insights to begin the year.

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»

ACGR Update

December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018

In our final Update for 2018 we launch another set of Good Practice Guidelines, share some benchmarking and announce key dates for meetings in 2019.

Events

Graduate Research Leadership Program

December 2018

A full day workshop for new and associate deans of graduate research will be held in Brisbane on May 1. This single day workshop will be designed specifically to support DDOGS™ new to the role in 2019, and Associate Deans of Graduate Studies responsible at institutional or faculty/college level Others with aspirations for these roles… Continue Reading»

Events

2019 Meeting Dates Announced

December 2018

Meeting 1 will be held in Brisbane on May 2 and 3 and Meeting 2 in Wollongong on November 14 and 15. Mark these in your diaries now – further details will be available closer to the meetings.

Initiatives

Benchmarking Vivas and Oral Examinations

December 2018

ACGR members have shared their current practices or plans for oral examinations and vivas. The attached table is available to members only.

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»

Events

ACGR Annual General Meeting

October 2018

The 3rd AGM of the Australian Council of Graduate Research will take place at 4.15 pm on Thursday November 1 at Deakin Downtown, Collins Street Melbourne. The meeting will receive financial report for 2017-2018. For more information contact the ACGR Executive Officer.

ACGR Update

October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018

This month’s newsletter provides a status report on some great achievements by ACGR during 2018 and provides some early advice to assist with your planning for 2019 and beyond. This year the Council has (and will) produce some incredibly important and useful resources that really will make a difference to how you (and your university)… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

Connecting Graduate Research Students with Industry

October 2018

New guides to support valuable partnerships between university research students and industry partners were released on October 9 2018. Collaboratively produced by the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) and the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the two complementary publications will assist both universities and industry partners to realise the substantial short-term and long-term benefits… Continue Reading»