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NSW Government Graduate Program

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Applications for the 2021 NSW Government Graduate Program are Now Open!

The 18-month Program offers three unique rotations across government agencies, and allows Graduates to build their own career, no matter what degree they studied.

Talented and passionate Graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds looking to launch their career in NSW Government are welcome to apply.

There are exciting roles on offer in both Sydney metro AND regional NSW!

An Employer that Values Diversity

As a proud employer who values diversity, NSW Government is committed to reflecting the community they serve, and we would like to encourage people with disability to apply to the Program.

Increasing the representation and inclusion of people with disability in our workforce is a priority, and the Graduate Program is well-placed to provide a supportive work environment, with opportunities to shape your own skills and career.

Candidates can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process.

What does the Graduate Program offer?

Those selected for the 2021 Graduate Program will gain:

  • 18 months’ experience working across three NSW Government agencies
  • Meaningful work that contributes to the future of NSW
  • A supportive environment with a personal mentor and executive sponsor
  • Exposure to the largest professional network of leaders, analysts, policymakers and educators in Australia
  • Ongoing role offer on successful completion of the Program

In 2021, the Program will employ Graduates in two streams: a Primary Stream, and a Legal Stream

  • The Primary Stream is open to Graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds who are interested in a career in NSW Government, and Graduates will complete a Diploma of Government during the program.
  • The Legal Stream is designed for Graduates looking to have a legal career within NSW Government, and will provide Graduates with experience in litigation, legal advice and policy development. Graduates must have a legal degree and be willing to commence and complete their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice during the Program.
  • Visit the website for more information.

 

Vision Australia 2021 Bursary Applications Now Open

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Further Education Bursaries for Students Who are Blind or have Low Vision

Each year, Vision Australia awards Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision.

The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies. Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:

www.visionaustralia.org/bursary

  • Applications close strictly on 30 September 2020.

If you have any queries or would like to speak with our bursary coordinator, please feel free to make direct contact with:

UniSport Australia Esports Championships

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Join in the 2020 UniSport Australia Esports Championships

Into Esports? Then join Team Monash and represent Monash University at the 2020 UniSport Australia Esports Championships (UAEC)!

The delivery of the 2020 UniSport Australia Esports Championships (UAEC) has been confirmed and will take place from 27 July – 10 September, 2020.

Competition Information

Four competitions will take place across the following titles:

• Rocket League – PC
• FIFA 20 – PS4
• Super Smash Bro’s. Ultimate. – Nintendo Switch
• Forza Motorsport 7 – PC *
*Please note the change in title due to licensing.

All major competition information will be updated on the competition website:

www.unisport.com.au/uaec

Participant registration

  • Registrations close on Wednesday 22 July 5:00pm.

Please see the relevant website for more information, including the registration form.

GradWISE Masterclass

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Sign Up to Attend our GradWISE Masterclass Series

GradWISE will be holding an online Masterclass Series in July – see dates and times below:

  • Tuesday, 7th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday, 8th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday, 9th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Friday, 10th July – 10am – 12pm

During this four day series a range of employer presenters will provide information and tips to help you put your best foot forward when looking and applying to jobs.

The presenters include:

  • Victorian Government
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Accenture
  • Coles

*Please RSVP by filling in the form here.

Once you have completed the form GradWISE will send you the link information.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Deadline Extended for PhD Opportunity

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

NCSEHE PhD opportunity — Deadline extended

The deadline for the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship until 10 July 2020. This is a three-year scholarship which pays a cash stipend of A$27,500 (non-taxable).
Candidates must have completed an Honours Undergraduate Degree, preferably with First Class Honours, in a field related to education, social sciences or the broad humanities area. Alternatively, students should have completed a Masters by Research Degree related to the areas detailed above.
Given our equity agenda we would welcome applicants from more diverse backgrounds who may have taken more circuitous routes through higher education due to financial, employment or caring responsibilities.

Alumni to Student Mentoring Program

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Are You a Final-Year Undergraduate Student?

If you’re a final-year student, we’d like to recognise the contribution you have made to your fellow students by inviting you to join the Alumni to Student mentoring program. You’ll benefit from your mentor’s career experiences and insights, as you prepare to complete your final year of study and move on to the workplace.

In this program, you’ll work together with your mentor to focus on your professional development and growth, potential career paths, and successful transition to the workplace.

This program starts in semester two.

Apply now

  • Applications for Alumni to Student mentoring program close Friday 3 July.
  • We look forward to receiving your application!

Best wishes,

Mentoring at Monash

E: mentoring@monash.edu

alumni to student mentoring

Respectful Communities Art Prize

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Monash Artists Give Respect

We can’t create a respectful community alone – we need your help. You can do this by getting involved in our Give Respect X Respectful Communities Art Prize. Give Respect is a student and staff collaboration that aims to promote respectful behaviour at Monash.

How to enter

You’ll need to submit an original piece of art (previous works are allowed) that relates to one of the themes listed. It could be visual art, photography or poetry.

Submissions are due on or before 31 August 2020. Please see this Monash Artists Give Respect web page for more information on entry and prizes available.

Curtin University Survey

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Supporting Students with Disability to Succeed in Higher Education

Associate Professor Tim Pitman, Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, Curtin University, and Equity Fellow, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) would like to know what barriers students with disability face, both at university and when getting the work they want after graduation.

Associate Professor Pitman is promoting a survey that he is conducting as part of a national project, funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. The project is being overseen by an advisory group chaired by Professor Katie Ellis (Curtin University) and includes members from the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) and Vision Australia.

About The Project

The project is being conducted by Tim Pitman (Curtin University) and David Eckstein (Swinburne University) and is funded by a grant from the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.

The survey is designed to gather feedback from students with disability as well as staff working in higher education institutions, regardless of whether or not their job role involves supporting students with disability.

Your opinions and experience are sought to help Australia’s universities do more to help students with disability get the work they want when they graduate. Students with disability are under-represented in the labour market. You can make a difference by contributing to national research into:

  • the university environment,
  • how universities support these students’ careers, and
  • new things that can be done to help.

Prize Draw

Students completing the student survey will be eligible for entry into a prize draw. There will be ten winners, each receiving a $100 Amazon gift voucher.

Further information about the surveys:

https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/supporting-students-disabilities-higher-education/

15 for 15 Challenge

Monday, May 25th, 2020

How You Can Support Monash with Fundraising for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)

In May 2020, the 15 for 15 challenge will raise awareness and funds for Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Money raised will assist the Department of Paediatrics at Monash University to develop a desperately needed state-wide, evidence-based model of care for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

The project will be led by Professor Katrina Williams at the department of paediatrics at Monash University in close consultation with Assoc. Professor Tom Connell from the Royal Children’s Hospital. The program will be developed for implementation at both major Victorian paediatric hospitals (Monash Children’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital) with regional links.

So what is the 15 for 15 Challenge and how can you get involved?

What do you think you could do for a 15-day self-challenge? Perhaps you could give up your daily coffee, or walk a certain amount of kilometres each day, you could style your hair crazily each day or wear Orange clothing (the official colour of PWS Awareness) each day?

The choice is yours but it needs to be something that both you and those close to you, see as a distinct challenge so they will sponsor and perhaps even join you.

We have all been in lock-down over the past couple of months and a lot of us still have a little more time on our hands than usual. Here is a chance to contribute to a worthy cause and do something that will challenge yourself.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Resources to use and share this Global Accessibility Awareness Day

#GAAD – From Australian Network on Disability

Thursday 21 May 2020 marks the 9th annual celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and the first year of celebrating it virtually! It is an opportunity to get people thinking, talking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion.

Digital accessibility is about designing and developing websites, software, applications, and tools that can be used by everyone. At a time where many people are working remotely, it is especially important for organisations to make sure communication and information can be easily read and understood by all potential audiences.

To discover some practical tips to make your content accessible and inclusive, please see this article on Australian Network on Disability’s website.