Diary dates

Expanding the notion of work for working with youth for their life-career development

Presented by Visiting Professor Victor Wong, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University, Principal Investigator (Community), Career and Life Adventure Planning Project for Youth

Date: Monday 9 July 2018
Time: 2-3pm
Venue: Meeting Rooms 514/515, Level 5, 100 Leicester Street Building, University of Melbourne

Based on the conceptual framework and preliminary findings of the CLAP Project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, this seminar introduces an “expanded notion of work” (ENOW) and discusses in what way this can shed light on unpacking work into six different forms of work and work experience and informing the delivery of career guidance that can facilitate young people’s life-career development through a dynamic transition and transformation based upon their interest and capabilities and developed through a mix of paid and unpaid work experience.

Victor Wong did his undergraduate social work education in Hong Kong, MA in Social Policy & Administration in Nottingham, and PhD in Social Policy in Sheffield. He is a Professor of the Department of Social Work at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interest is in the areas of critical youth studies, empowerment practice, narrative therapy, social work education, and health policy.

Kate Alexander, Youth Research Centre, yrc-info@unimelb.edu.au

2018 Teaching Expo and Careers Day

Date: Friday 13 July 2018
Venue: Sidney Myer Asia Centre building, The University of Melbourne
Time: 9am - 3pm


There will be a number of presentations delivered by key experts. You will need to register for a ticket to each event via the links below.

Venue: Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Basement Level, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Topic 1: Resume preparation, job applications and interview techniques
Time: 9am - 11am
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2MkMdBn

Topic 2: Applying for work in the independent sector
Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2JumhWu

Principals' Panel
12.10pm - 1pm
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2HHBCNl


An expo will take place in the afternoon, where you will have the opportunity to speak to potential employers.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2sOcYpE

Should you have any questions, please contact Julia Truong at truongj@unimelb.edu.au

PhD Completion Seminar:

Understanding the factors that influence collaborative participation in interdisciplinary design teams

Date: Tuesday 17 July
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Gound Floor, Room G17

Student: Lucy Miceli
Supervisors: Sophie Arkoudis and Chi Baik

Complex problem based learning is commonly used in higher education to prepare students for the future workforce. Concurrently, collaborative design thinking processes are being increasingly adopted. Central to both is the team, where the collective knowledge and skills of the individual are expected to come together to increase the problem-solving capacity of the team. Yet the manner in which students collaborate to resolve project problems is little known. This research adopts the conceptual framework of Communities of Practice and Belbin Team Roles to investigate the structures and process of four interdisciplinary design teams to help understand the factors that facilitate collaboration. Findings suggest that, collaborative participation relies on the alignment between team leadership and emotional intelligence with the central core unit requirements expressed through task design and assessment criteria.

Graduate Research Supervisor Workshop

Date: Friday 20 July
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Venue: 207 Bouverie St B103 (Theatre 1)

This workshop augments successful supervision of graduate researchers by providing updates and information on the key responsibilities of academic supervisors at the University of Melbourne including:

All supervisors of graduate researchers are required to complete training in order to become registered as a supervisor, and to complete a refresher of that training every five years to maintain their status as a registered supervisor, as stated in the University policy. For this purpose, attendance is recorded in Themis. Find out more

MGSE Graduation - Academic Procession – Registration is open

The next MGSE Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday 26 July at 4.00pm at the Royal Exhibition Building.
This ceremony will be shared with the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Arts and Fine Music.
If you wish to be a part of the Academic Procession please register at the below link:

You will need log in with your University log in details and tick the ceremony you wish to attend, including the capacity in which you will be attending.

Bookings for the procession will close automatically seven days prior to each ceremony date (17 July).

Register for the procession via the Staff Hub, more information about registration can be found on the Graduation Information page.

Arts Education Colloquium Series

Let the work speak first!

Presenter: Tiffaney Bishop
Date: Wednesday 25 July
Time: 5 - 6.30pm
Venue: studioFive, Level 5 Kwong Lee Dow Building

Young artists are generally viewed through the lenses of limited experience and expertise, positioning their work as emergent, intermediate, subordinate. Join artist and researcher Tiffaney Bishop in conversation around how the contemporary art collective she cofounded is delivering young artists unusual agency, power and status. Tiffaney will introduce you to her collaborative work with young people and how this contemporary group practice is liberating young artists from the constraints of their biographies, encouraging us to look at the work they make through an aesthetic lens rather than a biographical one.

Workshop: Open access, data sharing and archiving qualitative research

Date:  Thursday 9 August
Time: 9am - 4.30pm
Venue: 100 Leicester Street, Frank Tate Room, Level 9

The Social Transformations and Education Research Hub invites you to attend a one-day workshop that aims to promote critical dialogue surrounding open access, data sharing, archiving and re-use of qualitative research materials in the sociology of education.

It seeks to foster and strengthen critical engagement among the educational research community and facilitate a network of scholars who wish to pursue applied, outreach and scholarly work in this area. Panels will speak to the challenges and possibilities for data sharing in the education or broader social science and humanities research communities.

The workshop is being convened by Professor Julie McLeod from MGSE, together with the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and the University’s Social & Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP), with funding support from the AARE Sociology of Education SIG and the ARC.

Third Annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference 2018

Date: 9 - 10 August
Venue: Hilton Hotel Sydney

Early childhood leaders and educators will again gather in Sydney for the 3rd annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference in August 2018.

The conference will enable those involved in the early childhood sector, as well as those in the primary and secondary sectors, to discuss, explore, share and experience relevant and contemporary issues in this field.

Early childhood professionals will have the opportunity to hear keynote speakers who are specialists in teaching young children, supporting the development of the whole child considering any unique needs they may have, and preparing them for their transition to primary, secondary school and beyond.

The conference will provide attendees the opportunity to reflect, engage and network with colleagues and mentors on issues such as:

Applications now open – Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Whether the focus is Asia, new technology or social change, Westpac is offering funding for graduate study for talented individuals at Australia's leading universities. Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future in one of three focus areas:

1. Technology and innovation
2. Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
3. Enabling positive social change

Valued at up to $120,000 over, typically, 2-3 years, scholarships will be awarded annually for research or coursework studies at graduate level. Applications close on 5 September 2018.

Please note that applicants for this scholarship must also have applied for Masters or PhD candidature in order to be considered.

Think Before you Link! - Discussion for Recruiting Partners for your ARC Linkage Project Proposal

MERI will be running a workshop to support applicants for the upcoming ARC Linkage Project intakes 2 and 3 (intake 2 due on 17 July 2018; and intake 3 due on 13 November 2018). A current successful Linkage Project Chief Investigator will share their knowledge of successful partner collaborations.

Applicants for the 2019 ARC Linkage Project scheme are recommended to attend this interactive workshop and places are limited. Please register here.