As announced recently, Professor Jenny Corbett finished in her role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) at the end of September. I would like to warmly thank Jenny for her dedicated service over the last almost 4 years in working with research students to improve the HDR student experience and improving policies, systems and processes for HDR students. I know that Jenny had a chance to thank members of the HDR Student Consultative Committee, Associate Deans (HDR), members of the Higher Degree Committee and many students over the last month. She is returning to the role of Distinguished Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy to resume her research career and so will still be a familiar face across campus.
As previously announced, recruitment of a new Dean, Higher Degree Research is underway. In the transition period, please continue to use firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues. I will be looking after HDR students along with the Research Skills and Training team until the new Dean arrives.
Finally congratulations to the outstanding achievements of all HDR students who participated in the 3MT competition. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner, but all College heats, semi-final and finals showcased your efforts and the great research that is conducted here at ANU. Congratulations to Joshua Chu-Tan, the winner of the 2016 ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his presentation on developing gene therapies for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
PhD to Present: Explore your Academic and Professional career opportunities. A full day dedicated to empowering HDR students for life after submission. Meals provided. Wednesday 26 October, University House. Free, tix here.
We need you to test the new research integrity training test.
Associate Professor Mewburn invites ANU HDR students to user test the new research integrity training test on 12 October, there are two sessions 10 - 11am and 11 - 12pm. Please bring your own device to test the RIT, every participant will receive a $50.00 CoOp voucher. Thanks for your feedback!
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)
Be this happy about your thesis! ANU Thesis Boot Camp applications are now open for our last #ANUTBC Thesis Boot Camp of the year! Click here to find out more and complete your application by 9 October.
ANU INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM
ANUSA and Fifty50 bring you the inaugural ANU Innovation Symposium (ANU-IN), an event aimed at engaging and empowering students to succeed in the innovation industry, held on 5 October. Register here.