ACGR Update

ACGR Update June 2024

June 2024

It has been a busy month across the sector with much discussion regarding the Federal Budget and its implications for the higher education sector. Leading up to the Budget, there was much anticipation regarding potential implications for our universities. At ACGR we were particularly interested in whether there would be an increase in the RTP… Continue Reading»

Events

ACGR Webinar 4/2024 – Conversations with experts – how to best support your HDR candidates career development and direction

June 2024

With the best will in the world, an accomplished research academic may bring an element of unconscious bias to conversations with their HDR candidates around their future career direction. Statistics show that less than half of all HDR candidates in Australia will end up in higher education (GDS, 2022) thus, enabling conversations between supervisors and… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for May 2024

May 2024

It’s been a mere two weeks since we gathered in Adelaide for our National Member Meeting bringing together over 100 colleagues from across the country to engage in meaningful conversation and share ideas regarding graduate research. We would particularly like to thank our hosts, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. We were particularly… Continue Reading»

Events

University of Adelaide HDR Community of Practice webinar

May 2024

On 7 May 2024, Professor Tania Crotti of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide presented this webinar and discussed the successes and insights gleaned from the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision Community of Practice (CoP), outlining how this model works at the University of Adelaide and how the… Continue Reading»

News

Press release: 2024 Australian Council of Graduate Research Excellence Award Winners Announced

April 2024

Exceptional academic and professional staff at the forefront of Australian graduate research training have been recognised in this year’s Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Excellence Awards. Encompassing four categories, the ACGR Awards span key aspects of graduate research training, recognising excellence and innovation in supervision, leadership, programs and support, and industry engagement. This year’s… Continue Reading»

Events

Research Training for Impact: an impact-focused HDR curriculum at RMIT

April 2024

‘Research Training for Impact: an impact-focused HDR curriculum at RMIT’ was held on 26 March. In late 2020, RMIT committed a portion of the additional RSP funding granted by the Commonwealth to the redevelopment of the coursework components of the HDR curriculum. The new curriculum went live in 2023. The curriculum redevelopment was lead by… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for April 2024

April 2024

It’s two short weeks until we gather in Adelaide for the ACGR National Meeting. We are excited to welcome you to Adelaide to reflect on the future trajectory of graduate research in the wake of the release of the Australian Universities Accord Final Report. Our keynote panellists Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Professor Andrew Norton will set… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for March 2024

March 2024

As we bring you this March update we continue to reflect on the recommendations of the Australian Universities Accord Final Report. It is heartening to see the Accord Panel has heard the voice of the graduate research community and adopted several of the recommendations put forward in the ACGR submissions, including: Increasing the RTP stipend. Acknowledging the… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for February 2024

February 2024

Welcome back for 2024! As you all hit the ground running in the new year we are primed and ready to support members through what will be another exciting and eventful year for graduate research. We look forward to the imminent release of the Australian Universities Accord recommendations and the Government response with a keen eye… Continue Reading»

Events

ACGR April 2024 National Meeting Announced

February 2024

ACGR is looking forward to welcoming all members and their nominated colleagues to our first national meeting of 2024 on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April 2024. Co-hosted by the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, this immersive two day meeting will be held in the Adelaide Medical and Health Sciences (AHMS)… Continue Reading»

Situations Vacant

Director Research Training Services, RMIT

February 2024

Reporting to the Associate Director Vice- Chancellor Research Training and Development, the Director Research Training Services leads a distributed team to provide Research Training services across RMIT for Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates, their supervisors and other stakeholders including schools and colleges research training leadership staff, particularly those staff performing HDR Delegated Authority roles in… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for December 2023

December 2023

As the end of the year fast approaches it also sees Professor Imelda Whelehan conclude her term as ACGR President. Imelda has enjoyed steering the ACGR ship through the headwaters of the Australian Universities Accord process, a change-over of Executive Directors, and an extensive 2 year program of events and initiatives to support members. She… Continue Reading»

Events

ACGR Webinar 1/24 – Research Training for Impact

December 2023

In late 2020, RMIT committed a portion of the additional RSP funding granted by the Commonwealth to the redevelopment of the coursework components of the HDR curriculum. The new curriculum went live in 2023. The curriculum redevelopment was lead by the School of Graduate Research and aimed to address some delivery issues in the existing… Continue Reading»

Situations Vacant

Dean Graduate Research & Researcher Development, James Cook University

November 2023

James Cook University (JCU) is recruiting for Dean, Graduate Research and Researcher Development to provide strategic leadership and delivery of high-quality post-graduate research education and researcher development that is commensurate with the higher education sector and aligned with the priorities of the Division of Research, and the University. Key Accountabilities and Deliverables 1. The vision,… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for November 2023

November 2023

It has been a month of lively activity at ACGR, which is set to continue as we inch closer to our second National Meeting for 2023 and the end of the year. In October we delivered another successful iteration of the Graduate Research Leadership Program to an engaged cohort of attendees. We would like to thank all… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for October 2023

October 2023

As we move into the final stretch of 2023, we hope our October Members Update finds you all well. We have several events coming up in October and November and places are filling quickly. The Graduate Research Leadership Program is fast approaching on October 17th and 18th followed by the Internationalisation of Graduate Research Symposium on October 25th.… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR members update for September 2023

September 2023

It’s been a busy month for ACGR with an abundance of exciting news to share with you in this update. Of course distilling member insights into our response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report has been top of our agenda and we’ve ensured your voice has been added to the ongoing conversation in the ACGR… Continue Reading»