MGSE staff news

Professor Yong Zhao's Melbourne Visit

Professor Yong Zhao will be visiting Melbourne at the end of this month. Yong’s long-awaited visit will see him in Melbourne from 29 March to 16 April where he will be involved in a number of key MGSE events and projects.

Should you have any requests or plans to work with Yong during his stay, please contact Steph Watson as soon as possible with details.

Office of the Dean are in the process of organising a calendar for Yong’s activities which we will distribute closer to his arrival.

Yong joined MGSE in June 2020 on a 0.5 FTE basis and has continued to work for both the University of Melbourne and the University of Kansas. We plan to maximise Yong’s time and expertise over his two-and-a-half-week visit. We look forward to welcoming Yong to our wonderful campus and community.

MGSE Newsletters

The MGSE Intranet new page has been updated with detailed information about our newsletters, including:

  • Processes for submitting items (who can submit and how to do so)
  • Deadlines for content submission and distribution dates (all relevant dates)
  • Access to all distributed issues


Beginning April 2022, MGSE News will transition from a fortnightly to a monthly publication.


MGSE staff and students working on Indigenous-focused projects/initiatives are invited to contribute to the June 2022 issue of Blak'Ed. Submissions are due 15 Jun 2022.

For more information about all MGSE newsletters, visit MGSE Intranet: News

Student Learning Survey - Class data not available at this time

Due to changes in central processes, class-level student survey data wont be provided for any subjects across the University. This impacts subjects surveyed from the introduction of the SLS in the second half of 2021, as well as those in the current and upcoming 2022 survey periods.

Learning Environments are looking to restore this service in the future, but for now, subject coordinators will receive aggregate subject survey reports only.
For those coordinators still waiting on survey for subjects with surveys that ended after October 31st, these will be available in the coming weeks.

Enquiries - Contact email address:

Contemplative Studies Centre: Level A or B Teaching Fellow

The Contemplative Studies Centre in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences is seeking a Level A or B Teaching Fellow to engage in curriculum design, teaching preparation, and content production and delivery for the Centre’s educational offerings.

More information at

Applications close 31 March 2022.

Congratulations Prof Bridie Raban

Prof Bridie Raban has received an Honorary University Fellowship from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Prof Raban's involvement with HKBU began in the mid-1990s, when she was invited to chair the accreditation committee for a new degree programme for early childhood teacher training.

From 2012 to 2014, she served as a Visiting Professor of Education, which allowed her to gain a deeper understanding of the role of early childhood professionals in supporting Hong Kong families. Her contributions to HKBU's teaching and research are highly regarded by the HKBU. Congratulations Prof Raban.

Climate-action scholarships for Pacific Island nations students

The University of Melbourne has launched fully-funded climate-action scholarships for students from Pacific Island nations to support their local communities in addressing climate change.

The Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship recognises the disproportionate effects of climate change on Small Island Developing States, many of which are in the Pacific.

The Scholarships will support Masters and Graduate Researchers on courses which engage with sustainability, helping them develop their existing skills and knowledge to address the effects of climate change in their countries.

For more details visit Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship.

Harmony Week

Monday 21 - Sunday 27 March is Harmony Week, which celebrates Australia's cultural diversity at a national level. Within Victoria, there's a focus on Cultural Diversity Week across this same period to celebrate, share and embrace the state's cultural diversity.

You can find out more about events and activities on during the week to mark the occasion on the Victorian and national government websites below.

Vic Govt Cultural Diversity Week:
Aust Govt Harmony Week:
Celebrating in the workplace:

Setting the Scene - Event feedback survey

As we transition to more in-person events, we would appreciate your feedback to ensure that our upcoming events take your suggestions and expectations into account. You are encouraged to provide your comments via a brief evaluation survey:

Event evaluation survey

For those who were unable to attend the Setting the Scene event in person, a recording of the event and the accompanying slide deck are available on the MGSE Intranet.