Office Resources for New Students
The Institute provides new students with a range of resources to assist them in completing their research. Allocation of resources is dependent on the student’s location, study load, project design and research requirements.
All students of the Institute are provided with a workspace for the duration of their placement. Students who are not at the Institute full-time may be required to share their workspace with others. Every effort is made to seat students close to their research group, however this is not always possible. Student workspace locations may change over time.
Hardware and Software
Masters and PhD students who are primarily located at the Institute may be eligible to receive an Institute laptop, to be purchased with support funds from their enrolling school. Masters and PhD students who are located at the Institute for at least 60% of the working week should approach their enrolling school for these funds. In the event a student’s enrolling school is temporarily unable to provide funds the Institute will provide an interim computer until funds are received. Students who are at the Institute less than 60% of the working week will be assigned a desktop or laptop workstation to be shared with others.
The IT team only supports computers owned by the Institute. Therefore, students wishing to use their own personal computer/device will need to make other support arrangements.
The Institute provides the following software as standard on all computers:
- Microsoft Office Suite
- Antivirus Software
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
If a student requires additional software for their project, this is to be discussed with their supervisor and the IT team. The cost of additional software must be covered by the student’s supervisor.
Telethon Kids Email
Some students may be provided with a Telethon Kids email account. Students with a Telethon Kids email will receive all important student correspondence from the Institute to this email address. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they frequently access this mailbox. For convenience, emails may be forwarded to another more frequently monitored mailbox.
Students have access to a range of basic office supplies to use throughout their placement, including printing and laminating facilities. These consumables are charged to the supervisor’s project.
Scholarships and Awards
The Institute has a range of scholarship opportunities for both current and future students to support them during their candidature. Each year in September a range of full, top-up, and travel scholarships are announced. All students are encouraged to apply for these funding opportunities. More information on our current scholarship opportunities and eligibility criteria can be found on our website.
Employee Assistance Program
The Institute provides an Employee Assistance Program for all staff and students. This program provides free, professional, and confidential counselling to staff, students, and their immediate family. This service may be used for either personal or work-related issues which may be affecting general wellbeing. Staff and students may access up to 6 free counselling sessions per year.
The Institute provides internal PhD, MPhil, and Honours students with funding to support travel to conferences, professional development, and other candidature-related activities. Full details on funding will be provided to students during their Telethon Kids induction.
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