Marketing Officer

Congratulations to Eva Chen who has a new position as Associate Marketing Manager with IG Markets. Eva has been with MGSE for 14 months and has been a great asset to the Marketing team. During her time with MGSE she has implemented effective marketing campaigns, liaised with media and creative agencies, set up collaborative campaigns with MSPACE, supported our many events and much more. Eva has always put the student and their experience first in her work and has gone above and beyond on what she has delivered. Eva's last day with MGSE will be on Friday 13 December.

As we say farewell Eva we welcome Georgie Carter-Smith in the role of Marketing Officer on a temporary assignment until April 2020.

Georgie comes to us from the UK and has previously worked in a variety of marketing roles, most recently as head of marketing for an education/travel company. She also has extensive experience in content creation and copywriting and is passionate about education.

External Communications Coordinator

Joe Sullivan will be joining us at MGSE next Monday 16 December as the newly appointed External Communications Coordinator. Joe joins us from the ABC where he has spent the last 10 years working as a producer, reporter and presenter across a wide range of news, radio and television programming.

Resources & Administration Manager appointment

Olivia Stocks, who has been appointed to the newly created role of Resources & Administration Manager (with key responsibilities covering Facilities/IT and Academic admin support) will be joining MGSE on Thursday 2 January.

Olivia is an internal UoM appointment and is currently working as a Project Manager with Finance & Employee Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and is studying a Master of Environment at UoM.

New Education Librarian appointment

Scholarly Services has recently appointed a new Education Librarian Ms Kylie Tran.

Kylie has worked in a range of roles at the University since 2012. These include Senior Client Service Librarian and Liaison Librarian to Business & Economics. Kylie has extensive experience managing provision of frontline library services to MGSE at the Giblin Eunson Library. The faculty was represented by Dr Kate Coleman on the selection panel. Kylie’s breadth of leadership experience, track record as an innovator and experience in human-centred design and Cx methodologies particularly impressed the panel and will set her in good stead to build a strong relationship with MGSE, lead the Education library liaison team and ensure that library services are fully supporting MGSE programs and priorities.

Kylie can be contacted on 9035 9725 or at

Hire a Student@Work intern 2020

Now in its fourth year, the Students@Work Internship program continues to grow. The Students@Work team is now inviting expressions of interest from University hiring managers looking to hire an S@W Intern for a period of three, six or nine months commencing April 2020. This is open to all faculties and teams within the University. Through hosting an intern, University staff can contribute to increasing a student's sense of belonging and participation within the University community. By leveraging and building upon our students' skills and capabilities, this is a unique opportunity to embrace the possibilities of staff-student co-creation and to incorporate the views of our diverse student body within operational divisions. These internships are paid casual positions approved by Chancellery Executive for exclusion from the FTE cap. Comprehensive recruitment, selection and contract management support will be provided by the S@W team. Limited opportunities are available. Register your interest via an EOI before Friday 24 January 2020. For further enquiries contact Sarah Kenny.

2020 Capability development schedule

As we approach the end of 2019 all training modules for professional staff have wrapped up for the year.
In anticipation of PDF discussions over the coming weeks, UoM Capability Development are pleased to share with you the Capability Development schedule for February - July 2020.

Refreshed Performance and Development Framework (PDF) for Professional Staff

The University will progressively implement the framework, and in time move to a fully digital solution.  In the meantime, please go to to Human Resources PDF page where you will find information to support you in your goals and discussions for 2020.

The new PDF aims to build a more consistent approach to performance planning and review, aligned with University strategy but flexible enough to accommodate local and individual objectives. It prioritises active planning and development, and regular conversations between managers and employees regarding progress and achievement. It aims to build a culture in which goals are clearly defined, development needs are discussed and prioritised and performance is recognised and rewarded.

Your manager will be able to assist you with the revised process, completion of the PDF form for goal setting and development, as well as performance feedback. Your HR team will also be available to assist you through this new process. In addition, throughout 2020 you will be invited to undertake learning modules in a new format, aimed at assisting you to create clear and measurable goals, as well as giving and receiving feedback. These modules will be not only informative and helpful, but presented in a revised and refreshing format.

Annual Leave Loading 2019

Please note that Annual leave loading will be paid to eligible staff in the pay due on 13 December 2019. The calculation of annual leave loading is based on 17.5% of salary for the period of leave accrued during a calendar year. The maximum annual leave-loading amount is $1,475.60. Employees in Part-Time or Periodic employment will be entitled to Annual Leave loading on a pro rata basis calculated on the employee's contracted ordinary hours of work.

Payroll cut-offs during end-of-year closure period

Please note that while Payroll Services make every attempt to clear payroll processing before the end-of-year closure period, they need to prioritise terminations and end of contracts based on documentation received by Friday 29 November. If you have any late notifications of terminations or resignations, Payroll Services will end date the record to ensure there is no over-payment but cannot guarantee full processing of the termination pay until the New Year. They will endeavour to process all forms/tickets; however, they cannot guarantee that requests received after the cut-off date will be processed in time for the pay due Friday 27 December.

Important dates and cut-offs for casual pay-C-13 due Thursday 19 December:

  • Paper cut-off to Payroll Services: 11-12-19
  • Themis cut off: 4pm 13-12-19

Important dates and cut-offs for fortnightly pay-F13 due Friday 27 December:

  • Paper cut-off to Payroll Services: 13-12-19
  • Themis cut off for fortnightly pay due 27-12-19 changed to 4.00pm 18-12-19 for approval through Themis

Critical dates and cut-offs for casual pay-C14 due Thursday 2 January 2020:

  • Paper cut-off to Payroll Services: 18-12-19
  • Themis cut off: 4pm on 20-12-19

For full amended deadlines/payroll processing dates for the holiday period, please refer to the 2019 Payroll Calendar on Staff Hub: