AGC e-News #10, 20 November 2018

Published: 20 November 2018

In this edition:

A New Face at the Graduate Centre

Professor John Williams has been seconded from the Graduate Centre to the Faculty of The Professions and is now their Executive Dean.

Our new Dean of Graduate Studies and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations) is Professor Michael Liebelt.  Mike can be contacted at the Graduate Centre by email.

Launch of the Online Major Review of Progress

The Graduate Centre is pleased to announce that the Major Review will be available as an online form from Tuesday 20 November 2018. Students will have the option of completing either the paper-based or online form until the end of 2018, and from 1 January 2019 on it will be compulsory for Students, Supervisors and School Approvers to use the online form.

Access to the online form and further information about its functionality is now available on our website, and reminder emails sent from the system to advise that the Major Review is due to be completed will also contain a link to the new system from this date.

Deadlines for Conferral in December 2018 are Approaching

To be eligible for conferral at the next available conferral date you must satisfy the conditions by the relevant deadlines as outlined on the ‘Graduating from Adelaide Important Deadlines' page. This includes:

    Applying for conferral;
    Lodging your final thesis by the specified date to qualify for the award of your degree;
    Completing the Online Exit Survey;
    Submitting an approved abstract for inclusion on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) on the required template;
    Resolving any outstanding debts to the University by the listed deadline;
    Checking your application in Access Adelaide and ensuring that the details of the award to be conferred on you are correct, by the Anomalies Deadline;
    Nominating the Graduation Ceremony you wish to attend in Access Adelaide (or record that you wish to receive your testamur in absentia), by the relevant deadline specified in Access Adelaide.

Adelaide Graduate Centre Christmas Close Down

The Graduate Centre will be closed from 12pm on Monday 24 December 2018 until 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2018.

Thesis Submissions in December 2018

The Graduate Centre encourages all students intending on submitting their thesis before the end of the year to submit as early as possible and preferably prior to Friday 14 December. This should enable our team to send theses out for examination prior to the Christmas close down (assuming that examiners have been nominated and all documentation is in order).  Note that thesis submissions will not be accepted on the afternoons of Monday 17 December and Wednesday 19 December due to staff events, or on the morning of 24 December.

HDR ORCiD Grant Competition

Six $500 travel/professional development grants are being funded by Adelaide Graduate Centre and the Library. HDRs can enter by ensuring that they and their principal supervisor or University of Adelaide supervisor sign up and register their ORCiD with the University. Competition closes Friday 5 December 2018. You can find further information on the University website.

Joanna Briggs Institute Foundation Fellows Presentations

All staff and students are invited to attend the presentations of our 2018 Joanna Briggs Institute Foundation Fellows on Thursday 13 December. The Fellows are health professionals of outstanding merit from low to lower-middle income countries (LMIC) who were selected from hundreds of applications for fully sponsored places in the JBI Evidence-based Clinical Fellowship Program. Registration is free, but places are limited. Visit Eventbrite to register and for program details, for this unique opportunity to hear presentation of JBI’s Foundation Fellows from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi and Papua New Guinea. Please email the Joanna Briggs Institute for further information.

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.