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»

ACGR Update

September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018

Cooperation with partners and stakeholders is the key to success for ACGR as an organisation and this Update reports on several important and ground breaking collaborations that we have recently established. As I write this I am in the UK about to present the ACGR perspectives at the UK Council of Graduate Education Conference, our… Continue Reading»

Events

ACGR Meeting 2 2018

September 2018

Our second meeting for 2018 will be hosted by Deakin University at their Deakin Downtown CBD centre, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne on November 1-2 2018. The program will include interactive sessions on: Candidate well-being Tracking during candidature and after graduation Making vivas a reality The challenges of skills training delivery and management Department of Education… 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»

ACGR Update

August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018

Today, August 1, is the one year anniversary of the release of Change the Course, the Australian Human Rights Commission Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. Since that time ACGR has worked hard to support our members and their research candidates and supervisors as they strive to build safe and respectful… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018

As well as providing guidance on good practice and a wide range of support for our members, one of ACGR’s key roles is to advocate on behalf of the Graduate Research sector. After a brief reprieve from the incessant round of reviews and calls for submissions in recent years, it appears that “its on again”.… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018

As we approach the middle of the year and the start of winter, life just not seem to get any quieter for our graduate research colleagues. Mid-year scholarship rounds are upon many of us, some are travelling to strengthen international partnerships for marketing or research purposes and all are just trying to keep ahead of… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018

Shining a spotlight on exemplary graduate research supervisors and leaders, our ACGR Update this month celebrates the recipients of the 2018 ACGR Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Education. These awards are quickly becoming a highlight of the ACGR Calendar and you can read more about the 2018 winners below.

ACGR Update

April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018

The highlight of the month was our Respectful Research Training Forum held in Brisbane on March 16. More than 50 members and colleagues benefited from expert insights from our guest speakers and identified practical strategies that can be implemented both nationally and within their institutions. The Council has committed to investing in the production of… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018

ACGR welcomes two new member institutions to our network. Torrens University has been granted full membership as a HDR degree granting university and CSIRO has joined as an Associate Member. We look forward to welcoming representatives of both of these organisations to our next meetings.

ACGR Update

February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to another busy and productive year for Graduate Research in Australia and beyond. I am delighted to be commencing my term as Convenor of ACGR for 2018-19. With the help of our new Executive Committee, I am keen to ensure that we continue to great the advances made by ACGR… Continue Reading»