Diary dates

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

Enhancing Student Wellbeing

Date: Thursday, 21 June 2018
Time: 9am - 11.30am
Venue: Malaysian Theatre, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

Enhancing student wellbeing: Evidence-based strategies and support for students and educators

HERDSA Victoria Branch, in conjunction with the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, invites you to a forum in which you will engage with recent research and practical frameworks, resources and strategies that enable educators to support student wellbeing.

Registration 8:30am, for a 9am commencement

Source: Melissa Hendicott, Teaching and Learning, melissa.hendicott@unimelb.edu.au

Payment Summaries (Group Certificates 2017-2018 and Casual Pay run Deadline

Payment Summaries (Group Certificates) for 2017 - 2018 will be available to staff to access through Themis Employee Self Service. Online access is the quick and easy way to download Payment Summaries from Themis Self Service.

These will be available no later than Saturday 14 July. Hard copies of the payment summary can be provided subject to a formal request by individual staff members (including casuals) to: payroll-help@unimelb.edu.au no later than Friday 8 June. Staff members must have their correct home address in Themis. For more info how to update your personal contact details please visit: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/itv6

More information

The final Casual pay run for this financial year is on 21/06/2018, and the deadline to get the timecards approved is 4pm on 18/06/2018. Any casual timecards which are not approved by 4pm on 18/06/2018 will be paid in next financial year.

Selecting the right journal to publish in strategically (Workshop)

Date: Wednesday 27 June
Time: 12:30 pm – 2pm
Venue: Q214, 234 Queensberry Street
RSVP: fnaude@unimelb.edu.au to register your interest

During this hands-on workshop you can download a spreadsheet-template to help with recording and comparing journals, using data such as journal esteem indicators, journal acceptance rates and time from review to acceptance. This data can be integrated into your publication plan.

A worksheet and workshop activities steps you through the process, while we introduce tools to help you identify suitable journals for your research topic. We also focus on tools and aspects to focus on that can help reduce the potential risk of publishing with predatory journals.

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: 2pm-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

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

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.