Farewell to Jenny Corbett
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 pvc.rrt@anu.edu.au 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. 
Margaret Harding
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.
12-Oct    The Thesis Whisperer's top tips for starting your research project (*repeat presentation)
21-Oct    Thesis Boot Camp  21-23 October (applications close 9 October)
26-Oct    PhD to Present: Explore your Academic and Professional career opportunities. 

2-Nov     WEBINAR - The Thesis Whisperer's top tips for starting your research project
18-Nov   CHL Thesis Boot Camp sponsored by PARSA

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)

ANU Online has two new resource and self-paced training sites are now available Turnitin practice site for students and Wattle Basics Online training.

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 Cafe, a relaxed gathering of researchers interested in discussing ideas and questions on climate change and related topics.

ANU Library has a new digital home for student research in ANU Open Research Repository.Check out Publish and prosper, the Library’s first in a series of scholarly communications modules to help you get publish-ready, now live! New ANU Press title: The China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution, edited by Gloria Davies, Jeremy Goldkorn and Luigi Tomba

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.
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.

Have you got a startup idea but not sure if it will fly? Then CBR Innovation Network's Customer Validation half-day workshop 4 October, the beginning workshop in our Lean Startup Workshop series, is for you!

Commercialisation Bootcamp. Full day workshop to learn about research commercialisation and the technology transfer process, 31 October.
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.

Check the Library’s last workshops for the year on the Library’s events calendar.
Develop a Word template to use for chapters of a thesis at the Word maintaining consistency workshop
Learn how to format the front sections of a thesis (e.g. cover page, declaration, abstract, lists of figures) at the Word putting it all together workshop
Manage and analyse qualitative data with NVivo
Research project management workshop delivers a holistic approach to time, information and project management
Reminder: you can contribute your research outputs, including conference papers, to the Open Research Repository at any time!

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

Twice monthly Human Ethics Training sessions

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