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.

Annie Gowing 23/03/19 MEL ADL MEL Adelaide Conference
Christopher Corbel 24/03/19 MEL SIN MEL Singapore Other
Terry Bowles 25/03/19 MEL BRIS LAX ATL DAL LAX MEL Atlanta Conference
Julie Choi 29/03/19 MEL DUB MAN DUB MEL United Kingdom Conference
Sarah Truman 31/03/19 MEL VAN TOR PEA VAN MEL Canada Conference
Sandra Milligan 01/04/19 ADL MEL Adelaide Conference
Carmelina Mesiti 02/04/19 MEL LAX TOR PEA LAX MELB Canada Conference
David Clarke 02/04/19 MEL LAX TOR PEA LAX MELB Canada Conference
Esther Chan 02/04/19 MEL LAX TOR PEA LAX MELB Canada Conference
Jim Watterston 03/04/19 MEL LAX TOR PEA LAX MELB Canada Conference

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

Last year staff were asked what they liked and wanted more of from the existing staff forums. As a result of the feedback some minor changes have been made to the format. The overwhelming feedback from staff was that they wanted the forums to be internally focused on staff and to see and hear about the work that is being conducted around the Graduate School and not so much on operational ‘how to’ presentations.

The staff and Dean's forums have now been merged and renamed ‘MGSE Talks’. These sessions will continue to be one hour in length and scheduled every two months.

To achieve the aims of bringing people together internally to hear about the work that is going on across MGSE and get to know each other better, the format will be broadly as follows.

  • Introduction of new staff members
  • 15 min presentation and Q&A from a professional staff team
  • 15 min presentation and Q&A from a Research Centre
  • 15 min presentation and Q&A focused on Teaching & Learning

The agenda will be distributed approximately one week before the session and the format will remain flexible to accommodate updates from the Dean when required.

Please enter the following dates and times into your diary

Thursday 23 May 12pm - 1pm Q230
Tuesday 9 July 12pm - 1pm Q230
Tuesday 3 September 12pm - 1pm Q230
Monday 4 November 12pm - 1pm Q230

2019 MGSE Staff Dialogues

These dialogues provide staff with the opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them, and to hear directly from other colleagues about how we work together.

The agenda is informal and driven by the MGSE staff cohort the dialogue is organised for, hence attendees will be able to talk about specific and relevant topics to each group.

Download the Key Points document staff login is required.

MGSE Excellence Awards - Call for nominations

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education will confer awards to recognise excellence in Teaching, Engagement, Research and Professional Staff in 2019, and nominations from MGSE staff are now open.

The following awards are available:

  • Engagement Excellence Award
  • Professional Staff Excellence Award
  • Teaching Excellence Award
  • Research Excellence Awards:
    • Early Career Research Excellence Award
    • Mid-Career Research Excellence Award
    • Mentor Excellence Award
    • Research Partnership Excellence Award
    • Research Supervision Excellence Award
    • Research Excellence Award
    • Research Leadership Excellence Award
    • Distinguished Research Award

Awards will be recognised at the 2019 Awards Evening on Tuesday 4 June.

Guidelines for making a nomination for each award together with nominations forms are available on the MGSE Intranet.

Electronic applications must be submitted by COB on Wednesday 3 April 2019 to

Staff Signatures

New guidelines have been implemented for email signatures for all staff and faculties to ensure consistency across the University.

The main requirement is that email signatures must include the University logo rather than the faculty-specific logo.

The new guidelines and instructions are available on the UoM Staff intranet. When you are updating your signature please remove any 2017/2018 rankings, out-of-date conference banners or any other out-of-date promotional material.

Please note the example shown on the Staff intranet use the University's social media channels, please promote the MGSE social media channels: | |

For any enquiries contact the Communications Manager, Genevieve Costigan.

Branded templates on Staff Hub

Staff Hub houses a range of branded templates for use for all staff across marketing, communications and teaching materials. These templates include the latest PowerPoint, email signature and Word templates (reports, agendas, signage and name tags etc). Be sure to bookmark this page and share these resources with colleagues - and check back often for updates. Visit the Brand Hub for these branded resources.

Acting Manager, Marketing & Recruitment

Cara Scobie will act in the role of Manager, Marketing & Recruitment while MGSE recruit for a replacement for Eddie Oates who finishes with MGSE this Friday.

MGSE Footy Tipping Comp

Join the MGSE Footy tipping comp if you want a bit of fun (and stress). If you would like to join the competition, follow the footy tipping link

Alternatively, you can also join by going to the link: and then search for the competition MGSE 2019 and join.

If you were involved last year and you can't remember last year's log in and password, you can reset them.
It costs $25 to join. When you join the competition, please also deposit $25 into the following account:

Account name: James Vassilopoulos
BSB: 063157
Account Number: 1074 1520

When depositing include your name, please do NOT write `FOOTY TIPPING’ in your bank account description.
There will be money prizes for the best tipper every few weeks. At the end of the season, the top three tippers will also receive money. James will let people know the exact prize money, once everyone who has joined, has paid.
Please forward this email to invite family, friends - anyone part of the broader MGSE community.

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

2018 Youth Research Centre Annual Report

The YRC have published their Annual Report for 2018 and have much to celebrate including 59 publications, 69 presentations, 20 research projects and delivery of 33 subjects. Download the 2018 YRC Annual Report.

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 Helen Godsall 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.


UoM joins global management education alliance

The UoM joins seven of the world's leading business schools to form the Future of Management Education Alliance, the first collaboration of its kind in the business education sector. The Alliance will launch a new digital learning platform that combines faculty expertise with cutting-edge technology to meet growing demand from students and executives for a more flexible, bespoke and globally accessible study experience. Set to revolutionise business and management education, the Alliance will enable partner schools to enhance the student experience through complementing face-to-face learning with experiential and online learning methods. Full details on the Staff Hub.

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.

MGSE Annual and Triennial Academic Performance Review

The Academic Performance Development Review (PDR) process is now due to commence.  Academic staff are now invited to complete either an Annual or Triennial Performance Reviews online via Academic Careers @ Melbourne in accordance with established processes.

You will have approx. 3 and half months to complete the process and all Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by 30 April 2019.

If you have not done so already, can you please commence discussions with your staff/supervisor.

The People & Culture (P&C) team will also be holding drop-in sessions if any staff or supervisors need additional assistance; dates and times to be advised.

For assistance, please see the details below,

To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne

  • Log in to the HR Services Portal 
  • Click on 'HR Applications' and follow the links to the Academic Career dashboard of your choice.

How to Guides are located under Performance Development Framework, located here including:

  • How to Guide for Academics
  • How to Guide for Supervisors and Department Administrators
  • Find answers to your questions by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact HR Assist using the General Enquiry form or phone +61 3 9035 4000 (option 1.1)