MGSE staff news

Who's travelling?

The following MGSE staff will be travelling soon. If you have colleagues, potential RHD scholars, prospective students, events, or opportunities in or near the locations that they are travelling to, you are encouraged to get in touch with these staff directly to explore the potential for collaboration.

Bernadette Murphy05/05/19MEL CNS GOVGoveTeaching
Fazal Rizvi03/05/19FI BCN GRX ES LHRLondon Conference
Jo Lo Bianco06/05/19MEL LAX JFKNew York  Other
Peter Woelert 08/05/18PER  DIA FRAFrankfurt  Research
Gosia Klatt11/05/19MEL DXB BRU WAWPolandMeeting
Victoria Leighton15/05/19BNE MEL BNEBrisbaneResearch
Gavin Slemp17/05/19MLE DXB AMSAmsterdamConference

Travel advice

A reminder to staff that all University-related travel must be booked in the UniTravel system, which enables the University to fulfil it’s duty of care to staff and students travelling on our behalf. This is particularly important where risk to travellers can escalate quickly, such as in the case of recent advice regarding the risk of travel to Iran.

Booking travel within the UniTravel system also eliminates the need for a travel diary for staff, where the dominant purpose of travel is University business.

Planned Network & Power Outage 100 Leicester Street

On Saturday 4 May from 10am - 7pm there will be an upgrade to existing network equipment at 100 Leicester Street, MGSE (BN278) on levels 4, 5 and 6. Network access will be unavailable during these times. Staff will not have access to a range of programs and applications, including Outlook, file shares, the internet, web applications, wired and wireless networks, computer labs, computers in shared spaces, network printers, Staff Hub, local intranets and telephony during this planned outage.

2019 Staff Influenza vaccination - May/June

Bookings are now available for the 2019 Staff Influenza Vaccination Program. Bookings can be made via the Health & Safety website. Enter the generic username and password to make your booking:

Username: unimelb
Password: fluvax2019

Pride in Action Network

The Pride in Action Network is the University of Melbourne’s inaugural LGBTQIA+ ally network. The Network has been established to work with network members and leadership to build and promote visibility of an inclusive and culture where diversity is affirmed and celebrated – from the inside out.

We are connecting staff and students who identify as LGBTIQA+, allies and supporters of the community, creating opportunities to share resources and foster an inclusive and supportive workplace and learning environment.

The Network is made up of members who are willing to stand up and out against homophobia, transphobia, and intersexism, and who want the University to be a place where identities are affirmed rather than simply accepted.

Visit the Network page to learn more about training and other resources.

University of Melbourne Excellence Awards

The University of Melbourne has a national and international reputation for excellence thanks to a community of highly committed staff. Each year the University celebrates the work of staff at the University through the Melbourne Excellence Awards. These awards recognise the outstanding achievements of academic and professional staff in the key areas of research, teaching, engagement, professional excellence and strategic priorities.

  • The Melbourne Research Excellence Awards, which recognise the outstanding achievements of academic staff in the areas of graduate researcher supervision, team-based research programs and industry-engaged research
  • The Melbourne Teaching Excellence Awards, which celebrate excellence in contributions to teaching and student learning
  • The Melbourne Engagement Excellence Awards, which recognise the achievements of staff in advancing public value contributions and the development and delivery of engaged teaching and research.

The integral work of professional staff is also recognised through the Melbourne Professional Excellence Awards.

Finally, the Melbourne Strategic Priorities Excellence Awards recognise excellence and innovation in priority areas for the University, including internationalising the student experience, enhancing the University's international research profile and impact through key research initiatives, facilitating diversity, social inclusion and equity and providing outstanding mentoring to University colleagues.

Each award includes a trophy and a grant of $10,000. The Bronwyn Jane Adams Memorial and Cornelius Regan Trust Awards are valued at $5,000 each. An award ceremony is held later in the year to acknowledge and celebrate recipients’ success in all University of Melbourne Excellence Awards. Visit the Melbourne Excellence Award page for further information.

Applications close: 12pm Monday 6 May

Green Impact Program

The Green Impact Program endorsed by Sustainability at Melbourne. This program encourages all staff and students to undertake meaningful, positive actions to make the University of Melbourne, and MGSE, a healthy and sustainable place to work and study for us all.

At MGSE we would like to encourage staff to join one, or more, of the initiatives below:

Feel free to contact one of the members of the Green Impact Team if you have any queries:
Pian Zhang, Rossella Lo Conte, Phil Tudor, Heather Gorham, with project assistants Syeda Mazhar and Makie Fuse Restrepo.

2019 INEI Summer School

Date: 7-14 July
Location: Normal University, Beijing, China

The Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University (BNU) has announced the 2019 INEI Summer School hosted by its School of Educational Technology. BNU is calling for student recommendations and for Summer School instructors to conduct classes in English. BNU is looking for academics who are in the field of STEM education, education technology, Big data and related disciplines.

The theme for the Summer School is Artificial Intelligence Plus (AI+) Education:
i. Creative Education
ii. Makers and STEM Education
iii. Re-envisioning Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Sunday 12 May for Student Recommendations
Wednesday 15 May announcement for Student Admission.

Download the handbook for more information or contact:

  • Ms Yuxuan Song with subject line: '2019 INEI Summer School Student Recommendation + Your school name'
  • Dr Yan Dong or Ms Chen Wang for questions regarding the Summer School.

2019 Professional Staff Conference

The 2019 Professional Staff Conference to be held on Thursday 19 September, is an enjoyable and interesting full-day, staff-led event, bringing together committed and motivated individuals to share skills and transfer knowledge. Now in its fifth year, the conference aims to encourage the exploration of best practice, reporting of project outcomes, sharing of new trends and opportunities while engaging staff through motivational and creative practice. Delivered within a project framework, the conference focuses on broadening networks and collaboration across the different campuses of the University while contributing to the sustained excellence of services supporting learning, teaching, research and engagement at the UoM. Registration and program details to follow. Contact Debra Menser for any enquiries.

2019 MGSE Results Submission dates

Results are due to by the following dates:

Mid-year: Monday 1 July
End of year: Monday 25 November 2019.

Non-standard subject results, (e.g. Summer, Term 1, Term 4): within 20 days of the end of the assessment period.  Check handbook for assessment end date.

More information about results can be found on the 2019 MGSE Result Information document or on the MGSE intranet.


Save the date - Awards Evening 2019

Please save this date in your calendars, we will be holding the 2019 Awards evening on Tuesday 4 June at the Copland Theatre, The Spot, more information to come.