November Edition
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. 

Margaret Harding
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)


10-Dec   Thesis Boot Camp Veterans Day

12-Dec   Pre-Christmas write-a-thon
13-Dec   Pre-Christmas write-a-thon
14-Dec   Pre-Christmas write-a-thon

Places are limited, these sessions will be held in our new writing space at University House.
Join people from around the world in colouring images from the Mortlake Collection in our latest colouring book. Download you copy today or grab one from any of our branches.
2016 Archives annual lecture, Did the Grim Reaper win?
Annual Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies lecture, Be mindful of each bowl of rice: democracy, development and Taiwan’s reconciliation with its history
New ANU Press title: Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an agenda, edited by Tahu Kukutai
and John Taylor

ANU Online has two resource and self-paced training sites are now available: Turnitin practice site for students and Wattle Basics Online training. Please note:  Wattle site will be unavailable from the evening of Sunday 4th December to the evening of Tuesday 6th December.  This upgrade will introduce some new Moodle functionality and improvements to existing features.

Chifley Library opening hours have extended! The branch now opens at 10am on Saturdays, a change that will be in place for the rest of this year, including the exam period. Level two remains 24 hours.
New digital home for student research in ANU Open Research Repository.
New ANU Press title: A Difficult Neighbourhood, Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II, authored by John Besemeres


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)


ANU Wellbeing on Facebook aims to promote well-being within the Australian National University community, through positive health and mental health messages.

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.

Discover how SAGE Research Methods can help you at every step of your research project. Explore research design, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, literature review writing, data collection and analysis through hundreds of videos, case studies and the Methods Map. Bring your project together with advice and tips on sharing your research findings, completing a thesis and submitting work for publication.
Library training has concluded for the year, however resources are available on the Library website, and urgent assistance can be arranged via email or by calling 6125 8886. Registrations for 2017 workshops will open before the end of December.
Subject contacts are available for personalised, one-to-one research consultations. Book in now and get the subject specific advice you're after.
Brush up on your IT Skills—including Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Word—with ANU Pulse online learning modules.
Need formatting or referencing help? We can help you!
For other skills, like reference management with EndNote, check out the Library's how-to guides.
Organise a Subject specific research consultation to help navigate the Library's resources and develop effective search strategies.
Reminder: you can contribute your research outputs, including conference papers, to the Open Research Repository at any time!

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.

First Wednesday Connect, CBRIN hosts an entrepreneurs networking event on the first Wednesday of every month.  Connect to the vibrant community of innovators, entrepreneurs and business people.
Lean Startup Workshops, these half-day workshops help you to apply lean startup methodology to your research projects: Customer Validation, 9 November; Business Model Generation, 23 November; and Product Development 7 December.

Appointments for statistical consulting

QRN Forum: Qualitative research at the margins: case studies of innovative methods

Assists students to develop their academic, critical thinking and communication strategies.

1 November – Learn to mark with Turnitin
7 November – Set up your Wattle Gradebook
ANU Online training for a wide variety of sessions on tools and techniques
Weekly Wattle drop-in sessions
Self-Paced Wattle Training Online

ARIES Human Ethics Training sessions

Are you a PhD student who has tutored at ANU? Learn about new ideas and practices here