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Published: 22 September 2017

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Celebration of Thesis Submission

In response to student feedback, and in acknowledgement of the significant achievement of completing and submitting a thesis for examination, the Adelaide Graduate Centre will be celebrating thesis submission differently.  All students submitting their thesis at reception will be presented with a special congratulations balloon to mark their special day. 

All members of The University of Adelaide community are encouraged to congratulate students they see around campus with one of the balloons.

Students will be encouraged to take a photo of themselves with their balloon and send it to the Graduate Centre for inclusion in a gallery on our website.  Next time you are visiting you might see someone you know!

So far 2017 has been an exceptional year of thesis submissions and we look forward to celebrating many more.

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2017 Annual Review of Progress

By now students who are required to complete the 2017 Annual Review of Progress will have received an automated e-mail containing instructions on the process and how to access the online form.

If you did not receive an email but you have a 2017 Annual Review of Progress milestone (check your research candidature record in Access Adelaide for confirmation), please:

  • Check your spam folder
  • Check to ensure mail forwarding is set up from your University of Adelaide email address to your preferred email address (where applicable); and

If you are still unable to locate the email:

Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure that the Annual Review is completed and submission to the Graduate Centre (not just your supervisor) achieved by 31st October or alternative approved due date.

For further information, please see the Graduate Centre’s web site at:

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2017 Pre-Submission Review

Some students in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Sciences are required to complete a Pre-Submission Review in place of the Annual Review in 2017. If you are one of these students, you will have received an automated email reminder and a link to access the form and further information on the Graduate Centre’s website:

You can check whether you are required to complete a 2017 Pre-Submission Review by viewing your research candidature record in Access Adelaide

Please ensure that your completed form is submitted to the Graduate Centre by the 31st October or alternative approved due date.

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eResearch SA - Seminars on High performance computing resources to University Campuses

Introduction to eRSA's new TANGO HPC and Cloud services!

This one hour TANGO HPC and Cloud Demonstration Session will cater for any researcher interested in using High Performance Computing (HPC) or virtual machines to more efficiently analyse and process data.

An introduction to the service and capability will be provided to researchers looking to access and use TANGO for the first time, including:

  • What TANGO is and how it fits in the landscape for research compute services
  • A demonstration of how to access and use the services
  • For previous Tizard users – information on converting your jobs to work on TANGO HPC
To register for a session, please navigate to the Eventbrite link via the below button, click "register" and select the session you wish to attend.

Session times

The sessions will be held on the following dates, with more to be announced in the near future:

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 10:30am - 11:30am Room TON_T1_1.07, Tonsley, Flinders University
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 10:00am - 11:00am Tutorial Room BJ2-42, Bonython Jubilee Building, University of South Australia, City East Campus
  • Friday 22 September 2017 3pm to 4pm Adelaide Health and Medical Building, North Terrace, room 1068, Uni of Adelaide
  • Monday 25 September 2017 3pm to 4pm Charles Hawker bdg, room 205, Waite Campus, Uni of Adelaide
  • Wednesday 27 September 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm Tutorial Room GP2-31, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Friday 29 September 2017 10am to 11am Lower Napier building, Room LG15, Uni of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
  • Friday 29 September 2017 2:00pm to 3:00pm Room U_BIOL_028_Seminar Rm, South B, Flinders University, Bedford Park

Feel free to attend any one of the above sessions regardless of your affiliated institution.

Register via Eventbrite


This premium platform is the latest generation of HPC and Cloud that delivers a powerful computational solution. It is built with leading edge infrastructure from Dell EMC and VMWare and is the only of its kind in Australia.

TANGO HPC is a specialised hardware cluster specifically designed for parallel processing with a high core to memory ratio, above that of traditional HPC environments.

TANGO Cloud is a highly available cloud platform offering easy provisioning of Microsoft and Linux virtual machines to meet the computational requirements of South Australia's researchers. 

For more information on the new TANGO infrastructure.

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Ethics and Integrity in Research with Humans

Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia invite all higher degree by research (HDR) / research by higher degree (RHD) students at any of the three institutions to a 1 day workshop.

The workshop aims to give participants:

  • an understanding of the ethical issues that may arise in research involving human participants (across the full spectrum from biological samples to whole populations);
  • tools to analyse and address these issues;
  • an understanding of what constitutes good practice in research; and
  • information on how to prepare an ethics approval application to the Universities' Human Research Ethics Committees.

Monday 25 September 2017 – 9 AM to 5:30 PM (Registration from 8:30 AM)

Flinders in the City, Victoria Square, Adelaide

More information available on flyer

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Welfare To Wellbeing: Australian Education's Significant Opportunity

2017 Kevin Marjoribanks Meorial Lecture By Associate Professor Mathew A.White Phd

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: Braggs Lecture Theatre
Kevin Marjoribanks: The late Emeritus Professor Marjoribanks served as the Vice-Chancellor from 1987 to
1993 and retired as Dean of the School of Education in 2005. Professor Marjoribanks passed away in 2006 leaving a legacy to promote discourse, dialogue and debates within the educational community and to enhance further an
inclusive education

Register now via:
Further details can be found at

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Research Integrity Advisers

The University has expanded the pool of Research Integrity Advisers (RIAs) available to staff, students and affiliates, to give greater accessibility across all campuses and faculties. RIAs can be approached for confidential advice in relation to the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007) and the relevant University policies and procedures. See a list of current advisers.

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Figshare has Landed – Store, Share, Discover Research

Figshare is an online digital repository where you can preserve and share your outputs of research, including figures, datasets, software/code, images, videos, posters and presentations. figshare has been chosen as the University’s official data and digital object repository with unlimited local storage. All current staff and HDR students can access figshare or if you would like some training, book now.

Further information.

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Student Life – Disability Support and International Student Support – new location

Disability Support and International Student Support are now co-located in the Hughes building on level 6. Contact phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. Disability Support: phone 8313 5962,; International Student Support: phone 8313 4828, Counselling Support will remain in the existing office on the ground floor of the Horace Lamb building.

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Free, Independent and Confidential Counselling Service

Did you know that as a Postgraduate Student you are entitled to access counselling services provided to students at The University of Adelaide. To find out more information visit the Counselling Centre website

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Free and Confidential Disability Service

“As a Postgraduate student you are also eligible for assistance from the Disability Service if you have a disability or ongoing medical condition. Information about the nature of your disability is not disclosed – information obtained from you about the functional impact of the disability is shared with academic staff solely for the purpose of assisting you with your studies. Details relating to the Disability Service and the on line registration process can be found on the Disability website.

Useful resources for staff can be found at the staff section of the Disability website.


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