AGC e-News #06, 17 July 2018

Published: 21 August 2018

In this edition:

Pre-Submission Review (Arts and Sciences) - Reminder

All Higher Degree by Research Students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Sciences are required to complete a Pre-Submission Review. The due date for 2018 and onwards will be transitioned to a candidature consumption model, based on a students’ FTE into candidature as follows:

  • 33 months or half-time equivalent from candidature commencement for PhD students and
  • 21 months or half-time equivalent from candidature commencement for Master by Research students

Recognising that a number of Arts and Sciences students completed the Pre-Submission Review due on 31 October 2017, whilst others have exceeded the 33 (PhD) /21 (Master) FTE months into candidature since that date, the following principles have been agreed to manage the transition:

  • Where a student completes a Review and has not yet submitted their thesis for examination, they will be required to complete another Pre-Submission Review 12 months from the previous due date. Accordingly, any student who completed a Pre-Submission Review in 2017 will be assigned a 2018 Pre-Submission due date of 31 October 2018.
  • Any student who has not previously completed a Pre-Submission Review but who has exceeded 33 months of FTE candidature in the case of the PhD or 21 months FTE of candidature in the case of a Master by Research since 31 October 2017, will be assigned a due date of 31 August 2018.
  • By request to the Graduate Centre, an Annual Review of Progress which falls due within three months of a Pre-Submission Review may be waived.

If you have any questions regarding the Pre-Submission Review milestone please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Centre.

APR Internship Opportunities with Defence, Science and Technology Group

Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR Intern) have secured $28 Million from the Federal Government to help postgraduate research students engage with industry via paid internships.

APR Intern are offering a number of paid internship opportunities with the Defence, Science and Technology Group (DSTG) commencing from July 2018.

Internships of 3-5 months provide an invaluable opportunity for postgraduate research students to utilise their technical skills and knowledge to help industry address challenges they face or to realise an opportunity.

If you are currently undertaking your PhD and are an Australian citizen and would like to find out more about the DSTG opportunities, please contact David Beecham, Business Development for South Australia via phone on 0490 124 374 or by email.

For further information and to apply now, visit the APRIntern website.

Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS)

The Adelaide Graduate Centre is pleased to invite applications for the 2018/19 Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) program. IMNIS connects second year PhD students in STEM with outstanding high-level industry leaders in a one-year mentoring program. Participation is available in two IMNIS programs commencing in August 2018: MedTech-Pharma and Energy-Minerals Resources. For application details and further information, visit the CaRST website.

Interested HDR students are encouraged to attend the IMNIS Information Session: 18 July 2018, Schulz 215 (AGC Seminar Room), North Terrace Campus, 11:00am - 11:30am. Please register for the session through CaRST Online.

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.

Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Data Incubator website.

Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Saudi Scientific Symposium: Aligning Research with Job Market Expectations

Organised by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission in Australia, this Symposium aims to provide networking opportunities for Postgraduate candidates to interact with fellow researchers and scholars through research presentations, posters and discussion in the fields of Medicine and Health Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Humanities.

For further information email CS Waelalghamdi, visit the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission website, or see the attached flyer.

EMBL Australia 2018 Postgraduate Symposium

The EMBL Australia 2018 Postgraduate Symposium Committee would like to invite all research students to attend the 2018 EMBL Australia Postgraduate Symposium on Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th November 2018 at Translational Research Institute, Brisbane Australia.

EAPS brings together students from a broad range of disciplines around Australia and is a great opportunity to showcase your work in an open and friendly environment. We welcome all levels of research students; Honours, Masters and PhD.

A range of travel and accommodation bursaries are on offer. Registration and abstract submission is now open.

Early Bird Registrations & Travel Grant Applications closes Friday 24th August Abstract Submission closes Friday 31st August.

For more information see the attached flyer, or to register please visit the EAPS18 website.

Adelaide Graduate Centre Forms

We would like to remind everyone to please always use forms downloaded from the AGC website. All our forms and thesis submission requirements are regularly amended and updated to keep up with changing requirements. The most up-to-date versions are always those on our website, so please use them rather than superseded versions previously printed as hard copies or saved to your local hard drives etc.

All forms are located in the Forms and Information section of the Adelaide Graduate Centre website. Many thanks for your cooperation.


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.