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Free staff flu vaccinations

As the flu season approaches the University is again offering staff free influenza vaccinations at the Camperdown, Darlington, Cumberland and Camden campuses from 13 to 21 April. Book your free flu vaccination

News and initiatives

VC forum kicks off strategic plan discussions

Many thanks to colleagues who attended last week’s staff forum with Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence, the first in a series of discussions to inform the development of the University’s 2016-20 Strategic Plan.

Reminder: change to Fringe Benefits Tax rate

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) rate increases to 49 percent from Wednesday 1 April 2015. Please remember to code and approve all FBT-related corporate card charges and cash claims in Spendvision and have invoices processed by Accounts Payable by Tuesday 31 March.

Service updates

Get help from ICT

You can get ICT help in a number of ways, whether by self-service or by contacting someone to assist you. Find out more.

Slides from Annual Research Day 2015

Research Day 2015 - Information and links.

Slides developed for SCM Research Development Day, 27 February 2015, covering the following topics: * Overview of SCM research support; * New initiatives for 2015 (including Professional Practice, new requirements for research reporting); * The art of the research statement; * The new publishing landscape (open access, recognising predatory journals, and more); * SCM Higher Degree Research overview (Kathleen Nelson).

Visas and visitors

Every non-Australian visitor requires the appropriate visa for the activities they perform at the Con, whether paid or unpaid. Visitors must consult their Embassy for visa advice, and the University, as employer, must have a copy of every visitor’s visa before any activities commence.  

It is mandatory for all staff to advise Heggy at least one month in advance of intent to engage a visitor. She will then liaise with your visitor and guide them through the process. 

You can download relevant policies and forms from the Learning & Teaching support pages.

Important dates

1 Apr

38th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia CFP

In 2015, the year of its centenary, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is delighted to host the annual conference of the Musicological Society of Australia. The conference invites participants to consider how the idea of ‘dialogue’ is relevant to their musical research interests.   

Scholars are invited to submit 250-word abstracts by April 1, for individual presentations related to the conference sub-topics listed above or in the category of ‘free paper’ via the submission form located on the MSA website. The conference format will provide each successful applicant with 20-minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. Proposals for panel sessions are also welcome. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by April 29th, 2015.

26 Apr

Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music Symposium

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, invites proposals for papers and presentations at Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music, an inter-disciplinary music symposium on Artistic Research in Music.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should be e-mailed by 26 April 2015 to Associate Professor Robert Burke: and must include the following: title, author(s), affiliation(s), email address for contact. Decisions will be communicated to speakers by 1 May 2015.

6 May

Bernstein Mass

Tickets are selling fast for our Birthday celebration on Wednesday 6 May of Leonard Bernstein's Mass. Please join your colleagues and students in this momentous occasion! We have extended the discount ticket price for staff, students and alumni. To book your tickets at the discounted price of $49 click here


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