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.

Anne Bellert15/05/19EZE AEP JUJArgentinaConference
Lorraine Graham15/05/19EZE AEP JUJArgentina Conference
Linda Gwane15/05/19
Brisbane Other
Victoria Leighton15/05/19BNE MEL BNEBrisbaneResearch
Fiona Young15/05/19SYD MEL SYDSydneyMeeting
Gavin Slemp17/05/19MEL DXB AMSNetherlandsConference
Megan Collins19/05/19MEL SIN HANVietnamTeaching
Patrick Soo22/05/19MEL HKG MELHong KongRecruitment
Jason Pietzner25/05/19MEL SIN HANVietnamTeaching
Julie Blasioli25/05/19MEL SYD MELSydneyStudy
Joann Cattlin02/06/19MEL YVR YYZ JFK EWRNew YorkOther

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.

MGSE Talks

Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Venue: 234 Queensberry St, Level 2, Q230

The first MGSE Talks will be held on Thursday 23 May at 12 noon in Q230. Find out more about the Leicester St building refurbishment, the work of the Youth Research Centre and the Jawan program.

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

Melbourne Knowledge Week

A brief note to encourage you to explore Melbourne Knowledge Week, which begins next Monday with a particularly strong University of Melbourne presence across the program.

The University is a longstanding partner of this annual City of Melbourne program, which this year dedicates a day to enlivening the Melbourne Innovation Districts – the University's collaboration with the City and RMIT.

Amongst the program's many highlights:

The Meat Market in North Melbourne is the MKW Festival Hub, and site of Prototype Street, where the University's Autonobus will be ferrying visitors, amongst the attractions.

This program is a lively demonstration of the University's work, wider relationships and engagement with the city – and a testament to the depth of interest and imagination of our wider community. I encourage you to support our colleagues and submit to your curiosity.

Save the date
National Reconciliation Week 2019

National Reconciliation Week will be held from Monday 27 - Monday 3 June and UoM has a fantastic range of events which you can attend to learn more about Indigenous histories, cultures, priorities, and achievements. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) occurs annually across the nation and spans two important dates: 27 May - marking the date of the 1967 referendum, and 3 June commemorating the 1992 High Court's Mabo decision. The theme for this year's NRW is 'Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage' Find out more about the events around the University on the National Reconciliation Week 2019 page.


Friday 17 May marks IDAHOBIT day – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. The Pride in Action Network (PIAN) is running a panl event at 12pm on Friday 17 May, all events, resources and updates are available via the latest PIAN newsletter.

Expression of Interests open - MGSE Seed funding

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is committed to facilitating local research projects designed to generate significant impact on the Learning and Teaching (L&T) practice of MGSE staff. By providing L&T Seed Funding the MGSE seeks to encourage and support innovative ideas and interdisciplinary collaborations.

MGSE is offering eight grants of between $10,000 to $12,000 each for short-term local teaching projects that align with the learning and teaching priorities. This year MGSE is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for research projects that target one or more of these priorities:

  • Digital, blended and flipped delivery.
  • Peer review of teaching.
  • Microcredentialing and short courses.

Academic staff can apply for L&T Seed Funding by completing the EOI. Submissions should be between 800-1000 and responses can be provided as dot points. A simple budget for allocation of project funds must also be included.

A detailed Learning and Teaching Seed Funding Information Pack will provide further details on this funding.

Latest Dean's Lecture video available

The most recent Dean's Lecture presented by Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick on 'Wellbeing Education that feels like a TREAT, rather than a treatment plan' is now available on the MGSE YouTube channel.

MGSE Staff Awards Evening 2019

The Awards Evening annual event is a highlight of the Graduate School’s calendar and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students, graduates, and staff. This year the event will take place on Tuesday 4 June in the Copland Theatre, The Spot, and all staff are encouraged to attend.

Please register your attendance via

The Communications Team is also looking for staff volunteers to assist with this year's event from 4-10pm. Subject to agreement with your manager and in line with University policy, you may also receive overtime pay for staff levels UOM6 and under, or time and a half in lieu for levels UOM7 and above. Meal allowance is payable for staff working beyond 7pm (as well as you being able to enjoy refreshments at the post ceremony celebration), and a Uber voucher will be provided to ensure you get home safely.

Please contact Liz Carter if you have any questions regarding the event or if you are interested in volunteering.

Survey - Teacher educators for diversity

You have the opportunity to participate in an ARC research project titled “Educating preservice teachers to teach diverse learners.” Recent research has shown that graduate teachers do not feel well prepared to teach diverse groups of children in their classrooms.  We are interested in how teacher educators in all discipline areas think about and respond to this challenge. We are investigating teacher educators’ reflexive decision-making processes and the ways in which these can influence and promote a greater sense of preparedness for preservice teachers in teaching to diversity.

Participation will involve completing the following survey:

You will be asked to respond to items such as:

  • Identifying where diversity is addressed in your course
  • The importance of aims, thinking processes and decision-making around teaching to diversity
  • Identifying the enablements and constraints around teaching to diversity
  • Teaching practices related to diversity
  • Changes you would like to see in your context
  • Personal demographics

It is estimated that completion of the survey should take 20 minutes.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Jo Lunn via email or phone 07 3138 3333.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1800000010).

Blending Learning Newsletter April 2019

The latest Blending/Learning newsletter is now available.

Annual Report 2018 available online

The University's Annual Report for 2018 was tabled in Parliament, and is now available on the University's About website.
Have a look back at the busy year that it was, and some of signature initiatives and achievements, including a timeline of major milestones, with highlights from learning and teaching, research, sustainability, and engagement.

UoM Sustainable Transport Policy

The MGSE Green Impact team would like to understand how staff commute to work, which will help the team create a strong policy that can reduce environmental impact of our operations. The team have requested for staff to complete the MGSE Travel Log, with details of how you travel to work in May.

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.