AGC e-News #05, 21 May 2019

Published: 21 May 2019

In this edition:

Semester 1 2019 Conferral of Award

Have you submitted your thesis or are likely to submit shortly? You may be eligible for the next conferral on 31 July and therefore should take note of the dates below.  More information and important deadlines for Semester 1 2019 conferral are on the Graduations website.

In addition to the important dates below you can download the Checklist, please follow the Graduating Student's Checklist to ensure that you meet the important deadlines for Semester 1 2019 conferral and to receive your testamur.

12pm, Wednesday
22 May 2019
Applications for Semester 1 2019 conferral of award open – Check you have an automatic application to graduate in  Access Adelaide.
11:59pm, Sunday
7 July 2019
 Application deadline - This is the last day for applications for an award to be conferred on 31 July 2019.  No late applications are accepted.
5:00pm, Thursday
18 July 2019
Thesis & AHEGS abstract deadline (Masters by Research and PhD students only) - deadline to submit the final digital copy of thesis to the Graduate Centre.

 Beware the Predatory Publisher

With the increasing focus on making research available to all, unscrupulous groups are cashing in on the ‘open access’ approach … literally! If an offer to publish looks too good to be true, it probably is. To learn more read the full article on the Legal and Risk website.

APR Internship Opportunities

APR Internships provide an invaluable opportunity for research students to utilise their technical skills and knowledge to help industry address challenges they face. APR.Intern has announced the following new internship opportunities:

CS Energy is offering a 4 month internship (location flexible: at the candidate’s current location, or in Fortitude Valley, QLD)

Project Title: Developing Models to Capture Tail Events in Energy Markets

This project will see the student located within the Trading Room, developing models that capture tail risks and incorporating extreme market conditions, unplanned outages and the dependence structure between relevant factors. The project will have a strong financial markets focus. For the full project details, and information on how to apply, please vist the APR.Intern website. Applications Close 22 May 2019.

Premium Fresh Tasmania is offering a 6 month internship in Forth, Davenport, TAS (opportunity to complete the internship remotely with some visits).

Project Title: Conduct Market Research on Existing Fresh Allium Products and Recommend Products to Facilitate the Growth of the Category for Coles Supermarkets

The focus of this project is reverse or at least slow down the decline in Premium Fresh allium sales volume to Coles Supermarkets. For the full project details, and information on how to apply, please visit the APR.Intern website. Applications Close 22 May 2019

Silentium Defence is offering a 3 month internship in Parafield, SA

Project Title: High Performance Computing System Design

Silentium Defence is a new start-up in Adelaide that is commercialising and developing passive radar technology for a number of Defence and civilian applications. They are developing sensors that will have many channels and process large volumes of data. For the full project details, and information on how to apply, please visit the APR.Intern website. Applications Close 29 May 2019

Australian Bureau of Statistics is offering a 4 month internship (ABS Office, Canberra or Adelaide preferred)

Project Title: A Pruned Hotdeck Imputation Approach to Estimation from Linked Survey and Administrative Data

This project would build on methods developed in the ABS as published in 1352.0.55.092 – Research Paper: Imputation and Estimation for a Thematic Form Census (Methodology Advisory Committee), November 2007. For the full project details, and information on how to apply, please visit the APR.Intern website. Applications Close 29 May 2019

If you are currently undertaking your PhD, meet the eligibility requirements, and want to learn more, please contact David Beecham, Business Development for South Australia at: 0490 124 374.

Scholarship Opportunities

2020 NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships – closing soon!

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Research Masters Degree). It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia. Basic eligibility criteria and application timelines are available on the scholarships websiteInternal closing date: 28 May 2019

SAGIT Peter Waite PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. The scholarship is supported by SAGIT (South Australian Grains Industry Trust) and was established in 1991 to administer the voluntary research levy that has been collected from South Australian grain growers for many years. Applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisors listed on the scholarships website for the individual projects before submitting their applications. One scholarship will be awarded for research on each of the projects listed the website. For further information please visit the scholarships website or contact Karen Chance, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Applications close 14 June 2019.

Fulbright Scholarships - Take your research to the United States.

The Fulbright have doubled the number of scholarships on offer this year with approximately 100 available nationwide. There is particular interest in projects that have the potential to have a tangible impact on the lives of Australians, whether that be through medical research, business, or the arts. Connect with active, engaged and passionate collaborators at any US institution. Open to Australian postgraduate students, all awards include either full or partial researcher fee allowances, generous living stipend, return flights to the U.S. and more. For more information, please visit the Fullbright website, webinar or email. Applications close 15 July 2019.

Three Minute Thesis – Registrations Now Open

Can you sell your thesis in just 3 minutes? Registrations are now open for the Three Minute Thesis competition! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a great way to profile your research and develop your communication skills. It's a competition that challenges Higher Degree by Research students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. For more information and to register, visit the University of Adelaide 3MT webpage.

Visualise Your Thesis Competition

Advance notice! Visualise your thesis and you could win $1000!
Present your thesis in a 60-second video or audio-visual display and you could win $1000! The Visualise Your Thesis competition is open to all currently-enrolled higher degree by research students and lets you showcase your research along with your skills in communication and visual storytelling. And if you need to brush up on your visual storytelling, the University’s learning designers will be offering training to get you started. Submissions officially open on 1 July, but you can register your interest and find out more on the University Library's Visualise Your Thesis webpage. Need inspiration? See how others have responded to the challenge in the international showcase gallery.

GRADE Workshop

Interested in learning more about the grade approach for developing systematic reviews or clinical guidelines? The JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre offers the 1 Day GRADE Workshop designed for systematic reviewers, guideline developers and others wanting to learn more about GRADE methodology, particularly the creation of Summary of Findings tables and Evidence Profiles. Commencing 5 June. Registrations close 22 May. For further information please visit the GRADE Workshop webpage.

ORCiD Survey for Researchers

The University is joining with the University of St Andrews, Scotland, to run a short 5-10 minute survey on ORCiD experiences of researchers. ORCiDs are permanent identifiers that are owned and controlled by researchers. The survey covers researchers and research students with and without an ORCiD. Please consider completing the survey, visit ORCiD Survey to find out more.

Respect. Now. Always.

The University seeks to promote an inclusive, respectful and fair environment for all people whilst engaged in University-related activities. A range of services are available to assist students who have safety concerns or have experienced bullying, sexual harassment or assault. For further information, help, or to report an incident, please visit the Safer Campus Community website.

As a student of the University, you can help to keep your campus safe by looking out for your own safety, and the safety of others and by conducting yourself in a manner consistent with the Student Charter. Remember that unacceptable behaviours such as Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Victimisation are not tolerated at the University.

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.

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.