ACGR Update

August Update

August 2019

In our August 2019 Update we share lots of news from the Department of Education and also announce that registrations have opened for the ACGR Forum on Graduate Research Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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June 2019 Update

June 2019

ACGR is making its mark internationally and nationally this month. Read all about it in this newsletter.

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May 2019 Update

June 2019

After a great ACGR meeting in Brisbane and a very successful Graduate Research Leadership program, this newsletters shares all the news and announces the winners for our 2019 Excellence in Graduate Research Awards.

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»