As many of you may be aware, the Human Rights Commission have conducted a survey of Australian university students about experiences of sexual assault and harassment – the first comprehensive survey of its kind. This work has been done in conjunction with Universities Australia and they will also be involved in the media release of national results, which will be followed by the release of University results, both on 1 August 2017. You may be interested to read what the Vice-Chancellor has to say about respectful relationships here. There is also more easily accessible information for anyone who is looking for help and advice, supporting a friend or colleague, or is just wanting to better understand what support is available here at ANU. For postgrad research students, we have added an additional link on our pages, which deals with health, safety and wellbeing and provides all the relevant information. In the next few months, we’ll provide further information about what we plan to do to ensure that we provide a respectful environment within the HDR environment, and improve our current support for our students. Meanwhile, please do contact me if you have any concerns.
The ‘Redefining the ANU PhD’ open forums are well underway now, but there’s still an opportunity to sign up for the remaining events. If you’re interested you can sign up here:
• Thursday 3 August 10-11am (The Pop-Up Club, ANU Pop-Up Village)
• Tuesday 8 August 10-11am (The Drawing Room, University House)
• Thursday 10 August 10-11am (Fred Gruen Economics Seminar Room, HW Arndt Building)
So far, the level of engagement and discussion has been fantastic.
Finally, there are some events to bring to your attention.
The National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) Research Colloquium (18-20 October) is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, who are currently undertaking HDR programs in Indigenous studies, to come together and share research insights and approaches (for more information, click here).
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is presenting Indigenous Policy Research Matters: Considering Audience, Translation and Impact on 14-15 November. This is open to current and recently submitted HDR candidates, and will bring together emerging research candidates addressing issues relevant to public policy (for more information, click here).
Professor Imelda Whelehan
Dean, Higher Degree Research