Welcome to the last edition of Research Digest for the year. We have welcomed around 500 new commencing HDR students to campus this year and by the end of the year around 380 students will have submitted their theses – congratulations to all!
2017 Global Youth Science Summit (GYSS)
Congratulations to our ANU nominees (both HDR students and Early Career Researchers) to the 2017 GYSS. All five of our nominees were successful and will travel to Singapore in January 2017 to take part in the summit. GYSS is organised by the National Research Foundation Singapore and brings together distinguished scientists, post-graduates and academics for five days of learning and mentoring."
2017 promises to be an exciting year ahead with the arrival of Professor Imelda Whelehan as the new Dean, Higher Degree Research in January. She is keen to meet with you all and will be attending a range of events early in the year to hear from you all directly regarding your experience at ANU and to get your input into shaping the PhD experience at ANU. Major changes in Government policy mean that from 2017 Universities will have much greater flexibility in how we offer scholarships support and research training support for students. This includes consideration of the support and training we provide to ensure HDR students are well regarded and competitive for a diverse range of career pathways. More information and opportunities for students to be involved in these discussions will be provided early next year.
May I take this opportunity to wish all our HDR students, friends and families a safe and happy holiday break. Please take the time to relax and recharge the batteries before continuing on your PhD journey next year.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Congratulations to Westpac Future Leader scholarship holder Alex Schumann-Gillett who was named the AIM 2016 ACT Student Leader of the Year. She’ll now go to the national final in Brisbane.
Manage My Degree (HDR) - a single eForm solution for HDR students with integrated approvals workflow and reporting. The following functions are included;
- Apply for leave
- Change enrolment – Add / Drop coursework courses
- Apply for extension of program – including scholarship extensions
- Change of intensity – full or part time
- Change of program level – (PhD / MPhil / Professional Doctorate)
- Voluntary Discontinuation / Program Withdrawal
- Apply for extension of eCOE (electronic confirmation of enrolment)
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You're welcome to attend the Climate Café, a relaxed gathering of researchers interested in discussing ideas and questions on climate change and related topics.
SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (ACT)
The ACT Government will introduce free, automatic, streamlined nomination of skilled migrant visa applications for PhD graduates from Canberra institution: subject to meeting Commonwealth requirements, any international student awarded a PhD by a Canberra university will automatically be nominated to live and work in Canberra.