Diary dates

The University's Events Calendar promotes a range of virtual public events from lectures and seminars to exhibitions and performances. Staff with an '@unimelb' email address can submit an event to the Events Calendar once your account has been established. If you are a new user,  you can request access via this form.

If you would like to feature an MGSE event on this page, please use the MGSE submission form.

Learning technology workshops

A range of live and recorded workshops are available covering the use of the LMS and other educational technologies.  Upcoming workshops include:  LMS: Getting Started - LMS: Managing tutorials and student collaboration (Sections and Groups) - Introduction to H5P - LMS: Speedgrader and Gradebook - Echo360:
Universal Capture (DIY videos).

View the workshop schedule

Online book launch and webinar

Date: Thursday 4 March
Time: 4pm - 5pm


Online Book Launch
The High Performance Mindset at Work, Home and Life (Melbourne, VIC: Wilkinson Publishing)
Author: Michael E. Bernard

Book launched by: Professor Jim Watterston, Dean, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

"What Everyone Needs Today to Cope and Move Forward"
Presenter: Michael E. Bernard, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The webinar is designed for anyone interested in what has been discovered from international research and many years of coaching and counselling by Michael Bernard on the mindset needed to cope with today's ever changing and very demanding world we live in.

Webinar Contributor: Jen Smith, Group Manager, Students and Education, Deakin University, Faculty of Business & Law

University House International Women's Day Breakfast

Date: Monday 8 March
Time: 7.30am - 9am
Cost: $29 - $49

Booking is essential

Places are still available for University House IWD Breakfast. Our panelists will discuss the theme 'Navigating the Challenges to Senior Leadership'.

Book launch - Women Thriving in Academia

Date: Monday 8 March
Time: 4pm


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021 the Melbourne Graduate School of Education invites you to join editor Dr Marian Mahat and a panel of highly accomplished women to launch the book Women Thriving in Academia.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Activities to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) on Monday 8 March have been planned, and a new webpage has been created to provide a central point of information on events and other activities and resources for IWD.  You'll also find links to an early career women researcher takeover of Pursuit.

Visit the University's website

Pronouncing Chinese names workshop

Date: Friday 12 March
Time: 10am - 11am


The Pronouncing Chinese Names Workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Chinese Phonetics (Mandarin)
  • Names and Titles
  • Formal vs Informal Language
  • Essential Phrases

Pronouncing European names workshop

Date: Friday 12 March
Time: 11.15am - 12pm


A team of MGSE staff will take you through easy to follow steps to improve your pronunciation of a range of names including but not limited to Italian, Spanish, French, Indian, Croatian and German.

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria virtual symposium

Dates: Monday 15 - Friday 19 March
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Cost: Free to MGSE staff who use code goACCEDLTV

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) are holding a virtual symposium. Each evening has a dedicated theme, including a renowned keynote speaker followed by short presentations from researchers and practicing teachers. As MGSE has a long association with DLTV, our staff are invited to attend for free using the code goACCEDLTV when reserving tickets. This event is running entirely online from Monday to Friday, so join as many of the sessions as you like. Download the full program.


Higher Education sector "diversity": Has anything changed?

Date: Wednesday 17 March
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Life), will discuss the notion of sector “diversity” in Australian higher education, particularly the impact of government policy changes.

Why relations?

Date: Wednesday 24 March
Time: 12pm - 1pm


This webinar is the first in the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration's 2021 Critical Public Conversations series: Exploring Indigenous Settler Relations.

Presented by Associate Professor Sana Nakata and Professor Sarah Maddison. As the founders and co-directors of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration they have made a deliberate choice to focus on relationships and relationality as a site of enquiry. They have argued that ‘creating more just relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian state is one of the most profound and important challenges this country faces’ (Nakata & Maddison, 2020).

Lunchtime and after work sport

MU Sport offer a lunchtime competition with 35 minute games between 12-2pm, perfect for your lunch break and some healthy competition with colleagues. Also back up and running is Tin Alley Netball, a mixed competition run on Monday and Wednesday nights. Contact Maddy Goldsmith for an queries.

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Drawing on/from Home

Date: Running until Wednesday 31 March

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Drawing on/from home is an online exhibition of student works produced during a semester of remote learning.

Supporting Schools in a time of COVID-19

Date: Modules running until Friday 16 April


Supporting Schools in a time of COVID-19 (SSCOVID) is an online professional learning opportunity for primary classroom teachers and education staff, consisting of a series of modules and live webinars.

The modules have been developed to assist primary school educators to support their students’ mental health and wellbeing during and following COVID-19 and can be accessed and completed at times that suit the educator.

Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

Date: Thursday 8 - Friday 9 April

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In April 2021 the seventeenth International Conference is brought together by a shared interest in the complex relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The conference theme will focus on Considering Viral Technologies: Pandemic-Driven Opportunities and Challenges.