Winter Newsletter

Winter landscape
The scenic drive to Lake Mountain in Yarra Ranges National Park passes through fire-affected tall Mountain Ash forest.

Congratulations to 3MT Finalists

The two winners of the Faculty of Business and Law 3 Minute Thesis Competition held on Tuesday 31 May were:

Katrina Hogan – Deakin Law School

Promoting ethical International business activity by leveraging corporate codes of ethics and continuous disclosure legislation in Australia Professor Sandeep Gopalan (PS); Professor Jean Du Plessis (AS)

Dakshina Chandra – Deakin Law School

Next generation of Legal Services: Creating a Regulatory Landscape for Optimizing Futuristic Legal Technologies and Increasing Access to Justice Professor Sandeep Gopalan (PS)

Thank you to all Contestants, Judges and audience.

Please come along to support the Faculty’s representatives at the University final on Thursday 18 August 2016 
3-5 pm at the Reach Lecture Theatre, Room DD2.101, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong.

Congratulations! HDR Completions to April - June 2016

Wahyudi Agustiono Dept. of Information Systems & Business Analytics
Sams Uddin Ahmed Law
Zhisong Chen Department of Finance
Siroos Khademalomoom Department of Finance
Tianpei Luo Department of Finance
Jane O'Callaghan Law
Lu Wang Department of Accounting
Venura Welagedara Department of Finance

Congratulations to HDR students currently Under Examination

Samuel Admassu Department of Economics
Maria Jacinta Arquisola Department of Management
Zi Chong Dept. of Information Systems & Business Analytics
James Dalgleish Department of Marketing
Michael Guihot Law
Rami Hanegbi Law
Becksndale Masawi Department of Economics
Morteza Namvar Dept. of Information Systems & Business Analytics
Maria Alejandra Pinero De Plaza Department of Marketing
Ishan Senarathna Dept. of Information Systems & Business Analytics
Philip Soos Department of Finance
Yolande Alana Vandenberg Department of Marketing
Dino ZanonDepartment of Marketing

And Congratulations to Terence Clarke for DBA Thesis Submission.

Upcoming HDR events and workshops

BUiLD Workshop: Advanced Word for HDR Candidates

Tuesday, 21 June 9:30 am -2.00 pm (waitlist only)
Thursday, 23 2016 9:30 am- 2.00 pm (places still available)
Presenter: Louella, Geelong Computer and Training Services
The focus of the training is to provide skills for managing large Word documents. Light lunch and morning tea will be provided.
To register, go to BUiLD Workshop: Advanced Word for HDR Candidates

Recognition of high quality research

HDR Candidate JULIANA MUTUM’s paper was nominated for the Academy of Management Careers Division 2016 Best International Paper award. Juliana’s paper “I’m Not Sure if That Was a Cultural Thing”: Stories From NESB* Skilled Migrant Women in Australia” was reviewed by peer committee who assessed its overall rigor and likely contribution to theory, research, and practice.
(*Non English Speaking Background)

Study support

Study support provides HDR students with online resources, opportunities to participate in a Thesis Study group or join peers in a Shut up and Write session. Language and Learning Advisers are also available for consultations. For further information, go to Study support for HDR students.

HDR Conference and Support funds

It’s important to plan to make the best use of the available amounts of research funds. The confirmation process is going to be revised soon to require that you include an expenditure plan.

You need to think about several issues and discuss them with your supervisor:

Development Opportunities

Neil Archbold Travel Award 2016 - Applications are now open, and close on 31 July.
There are 2 awards available this year which provide $3000 each for research‐related travel, specifically for presentation of a journal paper at a conference. One award will be made available to a candidate in the sciences (in recognition of Professor Archbold's home discipline). This category is NOT restricted to applicants from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. The second award will be made available to a candidate in the humanities/social sciences.
Please visit Deakin's scholarships website, for further information.


Careers Assistance #1

The mock interviews that were held in 2015 and were very popular will be run again later this year. More details will be available soon.

Careers Assistance #2

Access comprehensive online resources for navigating, planning and managing all aspects of your post-PhD career including CV & Job Applications, Interviewing, Job Hunting, Business Skills and more.

  • Go to: Current Students – Jobs and Careers (lower right hand side of page)
  • Scroll down to Career Guru and Log in with your Deakin password.
  • Don’t forget to bookmark this site for future reference.

Careers Assistance #3

Deakin University is currently developing further career support, more targeted to PhD students. We will advise when this program is launched.

Practical Matters

Minimising harm from prolonged sitting

Do you suffer from a muscle soreness from hours of sitting at the computer?

A physiotherapy service is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus by Sophie Parrot from Back in Motion. Sophie's interests include musculoskeletal injuries and dry needling. If you not located at or near the Melbourne Burwood Campus, then a Deakin Medical Centre doctor will be able to refer you to a physiotherapist in your area.

  • Private fees apply and a discount is available for students.
  • HICAPS claiming is available.
  • All Deakin University staff and students are offered a FREE Initial Assessment – to assess any pain you may have, or discuss your health goals
  • Payment for any treatment is processed on site (EFT, C/Card, HICAPS only). Private Health insurance extras cover can be used therefore only a small fee may be required.

All HDR rooms have helpful wall posters showing how to set up your workstation and stretch exercises – so take a work break and find out more. Please email us if you’d like a copy.

Thermal Comfort – Buildings EA, EC

Deakin University recommends that heating temperatures should only be set at 20–24 Celsius. You may need to adjust your clothing layers if you still feel cold. Please be aware that hot, stuffy rooms are not conducive to study, and contribute to illness through dehydration.

If you are the last to leave a room, please turn Off the A/C Unit. Thank you for your co-operation.

Campus Security Reminder

Be aware of your personal safety on campus and secure your belongings in Buildings EA and EC. Occasionally there are reports of theft, ‘borrowing’ of items from desk spaces allocated to Full time, On Campus students, and unfamiliar login details on computers.

Secure personal items in your lockable cupboards as Deakin cannot take responsibility for loss or damage.

Please remember that your shared office space is a work environment, and is provided for enrolled research students only. Please do not let other people into these rooms, and do not let visitors use other student’s desks.

If you have friends and family who accompany you on weekends, you can let them into the lunch area Room EA 2.25. However, all visitors should keep noise down to a minimum and you will be responsible for leaving this area clean and tidy. Failure to keep the area clean and any noise problems will jeopardise your access to this space.

Be considerate of your colleagues and our Deakin Law School neighbours on Level 1.

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