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AGC e-News
Published: 23 April 2019

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Final Thesis Lodgment - Electronic Submission Requirements

Students are reminded that following the completion of any required amendments to the final copy of your thesis, you are required to lodge with the Adelaide Graduate Centre one digital copy of the thesis in a single PDF file on disk or USB flash drive before the degree can be conferred.  Additional files will only be accepted in the following circumstances:

  • You are submitting a creative work and exegesis – in this case the thesis should be submitted in two files, or in the case of music multiple files may be appropriate
  • You have third-party copyright material in your thesis – in this case a separate Word document should be included on the disk or USB to inform the Library of the material and its location in your thesis.

Extra files, such as a copy of the AHEGS form or datasets must not be included on the disk or USB.  The AGC and the Library are not responsible for archiving your raw data and other research materials.  Students and supervisors should consult page 53 of the 2019 Research Student Handbook, particularly the section on Figshare, regarding data management and storage.

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Foreign Influence or Interference in National Affairs – New Legal Obligations

New laws regulating some forms of engagement with foreign governments and entities to better protect Australia’s national security and interests recently commenced. 

These changes will not impact unduly on academic activities but all University personnel, including HDR students who should be aware of the potential reach of these new laws and the substantial penalties that apply, including long prison sentences where national security has been compromised. 

For more information please see the attached flyer.

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Infrastructure Reference Group

Infrastructure Branch is looking for students (both undergraduate and post graduate) who are interested in the design and development of campus facilities to form a reference group to provide feedback as part of a series of projects in 2019. Student input into the upgrades is essential to ensure that the finished rooms and locations fulfil their purpose and meet student needs. Please email Sonja Graetz for further information.

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Future Impact Scholarships Event

An introduction to the prestigious postgraduate research scholarship opportunities available.  Aimed at domestic, high-achieving students commencing a postgraduate degree in 2020, hear about the Rhodes, John Monash, Fulbright, Westpac Future Leaders and Cambridge Scholarships on offer. Friday 10 May, 10.00am – 12.15pm, 307 Schulz Building. Please visit the Future Impact Scholarships event page to register.

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NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships

Are you considering applying for an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship for 2020?
Application details are now available on the NHMRC website. Scroll down and review the steps on how to get started. Visit the NHMRC webpage for more details. Important: You will need to submit your completed application in RGMS by Tuesday 28 May 2019 (Institution internal closing date).

AGC then review and provide feedback on your application, before submitting it to NHMRC. Most applications require a number of revisions, so timely submission is important. Application assistance is available.

Please contact Rachel Harvey (Senior Scholarships Officer, Adelaide Graduate Centre) to register your interest for application assistance.

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Postgraduate Research Scholarship Opportunities

Archie McArthur Ant Systematics Supplementary Scholarship
(open Sunday 1 September closing Monday 30 September)

Applications are invited for the Archie McArthur Ant Systematics scholarship. The supplementary scholarship is provided by the South Australian Museum to support and encourage PhD students at the University of Adelaide in the study of Ant Systematics. Valued at $5,000 per annum + $3,166 per annum project funding, this 3 year scholarship is available for students commencing a PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2020 and who have been awarded a Research Training Scholarship in the 2020 Major Round. Full details are available on the AGC website. For more information please download the information brochure.

All enquiries should be directed to Professor Andrew Austin, Director, Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, telephone 0438 378 151. Only applications that have been discussed with Professor Andrew Austin prior to application submission will be accepted.

Matty Moss Mimetics Scholarship
(open Sunday 1 September closing Thursday 31 October) – Eligible applicants automatically considered.

The Matty Moss Mimetics supplementary scholarship will be awarded to the top ranked applicant in the 2020 Major Round. You must be a commencing full time PhD student whose project is in the area of Mimetics. Mimetics research is possible across a broad range of discipline areas, therefore candidates from all Faculties of the University are eligible for consideration.  The Matty Moss Mimetics Scholarship is intended to supplement a major scholarship held by the recipient. Valued at $20,000 per annum, the scholarship will be offered once every 3 years. Full details are available on the AGC website. All enquiries should be directed to the Adelaide Graduate Centre, Senior Scholarships Officer, telephone 8313 4739.

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Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) Program - Applications Closing Soon

Do you want to be mentored by a high-level industry leader? Applications are closing soon for IMNIS, an award-winning program that connects motivated PhD students in STEM with outstanding industry leaders in a one-year mentoring program. In addition to the individual mentoring, IMNIS hosts five state-level events/activities to facilitate industry-based education, training and networking during the year. Interested students are encouraged to visit the Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) for more information or download the application form. Applications close 9.00am Friday 26 April 2019.

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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 two internship opportunities:

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 Silentium Defence webpage. Applications Close Wednesday 1 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 Australian Bureau of Statsistics webpage. Applications Close Wednesday 1 May 2019

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

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From IBPR to iCaRST

The past few months have been very busy with our changeover from what was known as the “Integrated Bridging Program-Research” to the “International Careers and Research  Skills Training Program”.

The core substance of the program remains the same but some changes in the delivery mode and student base have occurred. The course has moved from an individual sessions basis to a modular design structure. In addition, Domestic students can now attend and gain time credit  for undertaking the lecture component of our modules. These changes have come about as a result of the Adelaide Graduate Centre’s 2017 review.

In March,  we welcomed the inaugural iCaRST group.  Everyone has settled in well and the integration of Domestic students with the International students appears to be going well. Thus far, the feedback has been positive and the lectures have been very lively.

Carmel Nicholas (Education Program Manager iCaRST)

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Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (CSRTP) enables participants to learn how to conduct robust systematic reviews of different evidence types in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare. A one, three or five-day program, depending on your research needs or areas of interest. 50% Discount for UoA Staff and Students. Commencing Monday 20 May. Registrations close Monday 29 April.

For further Information and to register please visit the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program registration page.

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Grade Workshop

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Adelaide 1-day GRADE workshop is 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. 50% Discount for UoA Staff and Students. Commencing Wednesday 5 June. Registrations close Wednesday 22 May.

For further Information and to register please visit the JBI GRADE workshop registration page.

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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.

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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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