AFW Bulletin

School of Agriculture Food and Wine
University of Adelaide

Power Outages for RCD rectification works schedule

July 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Spotless have been engaged by the Adelaide University property services to carry out essential and compliant RCD rectification improvement works.

Spotless wish to carry out these works to the Building areas as per schedule listed below.

The works will result in all light and power in the buildings being intermittently shut down during the scheduled dates and times and we would request that all equipment that may be affected by this work be appropriately turned off on the previous evenings or on the morning prior to the shutdown time, so that there are no adverse effects as a result of our work.

As there may be a number of people affected by the power disruptions, I ask you to please circulate this information to all concerned parties, so that they can make any arrangements that they deem necessary in advance of the testing.

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Safer Campus Community

July 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Colleague,

At the University of Adelaide, we are determined to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment, and to support those affected.

This is an issue that all universities are tackling together.  Two years ago, 39 universities across Australia embarked on a world-first initiative – Respect. Now. Always. – to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault, gather data on its prevalence, and highlight the support services available.

One of the key elements of this endeavour has been the largest-ever national survey of Australian university students on sexual assault and sexual harassment.

The Australian Human Rights Commission, which conducted the survey, will announce the national results on 1 August 2017, and we will release the University of Adelaide results on the same day.

The following day, in conjunction with the Adelaide University Union (AUU) and Student Representative Council (SRC), we will be holding a student forum to discuss the survey results, hear from students, and give details of the supports available. The forum will be from 4.15pm-5.15pm on 2 August in Napier 102, with streaming/video conferencing at Waite Campus (in the Charles Hawker 130 McLeod Lecture Theatre) and at Roseworthy Campus (in the Veterinary Science G05-G07 Combined). Read the rest of this entry →

EOI for Communications & Content Coordinator in the Sciences Faculty Office

July 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, Positions available Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Colleagues,

An internal-to-Faculty Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open for the professional staff position of Communications & Content Coordinator, in the Marketing & Recruitment stream. The decision to internally open this position in advance of the dates set out in the Final Change Proposal has been taken given there was no feedback received during the Consultation Period with regards to this position and the need to fill it as soon as we can.

For this internal EoI, only continuing, fixed-term and seconded professional staff within the Faculty of Sciences are eligible to apply. I encourage those of you who are interested in this role to review the position description attached, consider if your experience and skills are suitable, and whether you can successfully demonstrate your ability to undertake the position. 

Attached is the position description for the role. Expressions of Interest can be made via the online recruitment system using the following link: Expression of Interest Applications

Please note completed Expressions of Interest need to be submitted by 9.00am Tuesday, 1 August 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the PSR Recruitment process please contact Michelle Carter, phone 8313 9271, email:

rec-position-description-form – M&R – Communications & Content Coordinator

Sally Jones

Marketing & Recruitment Manager

Faculty of Sciences

The University of Adelaide  |  Adelaide SA 5005

T: +61 8 8313 3368  |  F: +61 8 8313 4386  |  E:



Joanne Hards leaving the University

July 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Hi All,

As I am leaving the University (last day Friday 28th July), I would like to take this chance to thank all of the lovely people that work on this campus, Waite campus always has friendly faces.

I have been very lucky to work at such a beautiful campus with such gorgeous surrounding nature, I will miss it.

I would like to give you some information regarding the Goods Receiving area in the Wine Innovation Central building.

From 1st August please send all your queries, requests and problems to

You can also call the office on: 8313 0709.  

The Supplies and Receiving Team Leader is Ms Wendy Brown ( ) who can be contacted at 83135491

Thank You

Kind Regards

Joanne Hards

Supplies & Receiving Officer (Waite)

Finance and Procurement Services

Division of University Operations


Goods Receivable,

The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus

Wine Innovation Central Building, Level 1

Cnr Paratoo Road & Hartley Grove.

Urrbrae SA 5064

Ph :  +61 8 8313 0709

Work Mobile : 0406 382 733


Call for Summer Research Scholarship Placements

July 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear school staff.

Both the University and School offer summer research scholarships of up to $250 per week for 6 weeks to encourage undergraduate students to consider undertaking postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide leading to a career involving research.

Applications for the 2017/2018 scholarships opened today. Students can apply for either the University scheme or the school scheme (or both). Both schemes rely on the availability of placements for the students.

If you have a summer Scholarship project and would like to host a student for 6 weeks over the summer, please send me the details using the attached template as soon as possible.

WUSRSP Template 2017

Once I have them, they will be made available on our website at:


David L. Hart
Senior Academic Support Officer,
School of Agriculture Food & Wine


Faculty of Sciences
Waite Campus
Glen Osmond South Australia 5064
Ph    : +61 8 8313 1807
Fax   : +61 8 8313 7109

AFW student scholarship success

July 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Good News Stories Print This Post Print This Post

Here is a good news story from one of our students, Tim Eastwood, is in his third year and recently I  nominated him as one of the University of Adelaide’s representatives to receive a Produce Marketing Association scholarship to attend HortConnections here in Adelaide.

Of the 10 students that attended from across Australia, two were to be selected to receive a scholarship to attend FruitLogistica in Hong Kong later this year and Tim is one of the lucky ones! 



Professor Amanda J Able

The University of Adelaide


Change of email – Research Services ARC, Sciences, and contracts grants teams

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Colleagues,

As of Monday July 24, a restructure in Research Services will see the previous teams for ARC Grants, Sciences, and Postaward Contracts merge to become a single Sciences, ECMS, Arts & Professions (SEAP) Grants Team.

The team will have responsibility for submission and management of all competitive research grant funding on behalf of staff in the Faculties of Sciences, ECMS, Arts, and Professions (including but not limited to ARC schemes for all staff).

There will be a single contact email for all team members that should be used for all queries and correspondence:

All emails sent to the following email addresses will be re-directed to the new address, and they will no longer be used:





Research grant funding matters relating to staff in the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences (including but not limited to NHMRC schemes for all staff) remain with the Health Sciences team. However, if there are any queries relating to whether a particular grant funding scheme is administered by the SEAP team or Health Sciences team in Research Services, please contact the relevant team for your Faculty for clarification.

The Research Services contacts webpage has been updated to reflect the new team structure.


Cameron J. van den Heuvel, PhD

Manager Research Grants

Sciences, ECMS, Arts & Professions (SEAP) Grants Team, Research Services



Level 4, Rundle Mall Plaza, 50 Rundle Mall, ADELAIDE 5000

T: +61 8 8313-6926



New Staff

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Samuel Deed has accepted the position  of Technical Officer, he will be working with Jason Able, commencing on 7th  Aug 2017.

Sam is  joining us as part of a South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) funded project. Sam will complete laboratory and field-based research for a SAGIT funded project that aims to benchmark nitrogen-use efficiency in a panel of diverse durum wheat germplasm.

Waite 3MT winners

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: General, Good News Stories Print This Post Print This Post

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. It  is a skills development competition that challenges Higher Degree by Research students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes and with only a single static slide permitted.

The School of Ag, Food and Wine heat was held on Wednesday July 19 and showcased some of the excellent students here at Waite. The standard was high across all of the twelve participating students – well done to all involved!

Pictured left to right are the winners from the School heat:

  • Jo Parish – Waite heat 3rd place: The dark side of honey bees.
  • Chandnee Ramkissoon – Waite heat 2nd place: Improving food quality through developing better micronutrient fertilisers.
  • Deborah Devis – Waite heat winner: Pollen – the cause of hay fever. Mutant pollen – the solution to hay fever?

Deborah and Chandnee will now compete in the Faculty of Science 3MT final on Thursday evening 10th August. Come along and support our students! All who are interested in attending are encouraged to register as drinks and nibbles will be provided making this a perfect networking occasion.

Times: 3MT Faculty Final 6.00 – 7.30pm
Date: Thur 10 August 2017
Venue: Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Physics Building

The winner and runner up of the Faculty final will then compete in the University Final, which is held as part of the Research Tuesdays Seminar Series, to be held on Tuesday 12 September 2017.

More information and to register:

Farewell to Andrew Brokenshire, Henry Komorowski and Julie Ferrand.

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, News from the Head Print This Post Print This Post

Last Friday the Waite said ‘farewell’ to three valued members of the Campus Services team. Andrew, Julie and Henry have been serving us for many years, 23 in Andrew’s case.

They have often been the invisible team who have shaped the facilities we use, and touched every part of the campus.  This team has played a key role in maintaining and improving the Waite, and we have all benefitted from their work.  Whether it was a blocked drain, or a faulty air conditioner, a new gas installation in a lab or refurbishment of buildings, the team made things happen.

Sadly restructuring of Campus Services has changed the structure of the workforce, and this dedicated group won’t be with us in future. On behalf of the whole campus, I thank Andrew, Julie and Henry, and wish them all the best for the future.

Professor Mike Keller,
Dean of the Waite

Infrastructure Branch PSR recruitment update

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Infrastructure Branch would like to provide you with an update in relation to the recruitment and rollout of the new support structure for the Roseworthy and Waite campuses.

Mark Branson has been appointed as Campus Manager, Roseworthy & Waite, he commenced Monday 26 June 2017.

Interviews have been completed, and offers have been made and accepted for:

Central Support Desk Officer (Service Delivery) – Debbie Haynes

Linda Sperring – Site Supervisor Waite – Start date: 31 July 2017

Travis Bedford – Facilities Manager Waite – Start date: 14 August 2017

Site Supervisor (Roseworthy) – Brenton Spencer

Donald Skarstrom – Facilities Manager Roseworthy – Start date: 24 July 2017

Infrastructure will be holding an information session at each of the outer campuses in w/c 12th August for both University staff and our co-location partners.  These sessions will provide an opportunity for staff to ask questions, as well as hear how the new model will be transitioned at each of the campuses.  The changes will take effect as soon as the recruitment of the roles is completed and will be phased in over the following weeks  – with existing staff remaining in place wherever possible across the transition period.

Please continue to use the usual methods of communication.

Please send all maintenance requests via:
Web form:

or Email:


DURING WORK HOURS: Phone Campus Services: 8313 7217

Timetable viewer – A useful tool.

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear all,

Before the new semester begins, a reminder here regarding a very useful web tool for everyone.

You can always view the timetable of a location/a course/yourself via Timetable Viewer:           

For instance, the timetable for Computer Suite 1 in the first week in Sep is:

Best regards.


Yatong Cao

Senior Student Systems Officer

Faculty of Sciences: The University of Adelaide 




WIC Bldg Hot Water Isolation – Saturday 22/7/17

July 21, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Colleagues,

Please be advised that our plumbing service provider requires to undertake important repairs to the hot water service tanks in the main plant room of the WIC Bldg.

This will require the hot water supply to the building to be isolated during the repairs.

The work has been scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 22/7/17 and will be undertaken between 7.00am and midday.

Please note that this work does not affect the cold water or RO water supplies.

Please contact me if you have any concerns.


Henry Komorowski

Facilities Coordinator, Waite Campus

Division of University Operations | Infrastructure

The University of Adelaide

Post: PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064
Phone: +61 8 8313 7219
Fax: +61 8 8313 6552

AUU Membership and Sale

July 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: General Print This Post Print This Post

Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

AUU Membership

For just $15 for 6 months, & $30 for 18 months (expiry 31st January 2019) – there’s heaps of discounts & savings! The FREE show bag deal giveaway will end Friday August 4th.

Free events, extra discounted short courses, discounts on merchandise, lockers, & much, much more!! Free weekly events at North Terrace too. Check out our website 

AND Free monthly givaways at the AUU Shop Waite (Tuesday 25th July is my first one, so come see me!)

And this ::


Yes, we’re having a SALE! For 1 day only

At the AUU shop open between 10-4pm – Wednesday 26th July

Please see below for items & prices::


  • ALL Hoodies NEW COLOURS- $50
  • Samuel Hoodie Bear – $22
  • University 8gb USB – $10
  • University Earphones – $10
  • University Canvas Bag – $40
  • University Sports Bottle – $5


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ASAS Scholarships

July 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Scholarships Print This Post Print This Post

Although this is a CSIRO / UTAS initiative, we invite applicants from other Australian / NZ universities, as long as it involves at least one CSIRO and one UTAS staff member as co-supervisors.

ASAS Scholarships 2017

Kind regards



Professor Holger Meinke (GAICD)

Head, School of Land & Food

Director, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia


Wageningen University

Centre for Crop Systems Analysis

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Semester 2 Demonstrator Development & Training Program

July 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

I will be running the Demonstrator Development & Training Program next Monday & Tuesday afternoons (24th/25th July; 1:15-4:30). These sessions are primarily designed for those new to demonstrating/tutoring and focus on developing the skills required to transition from being a student to becoming a teacher.

Those interested should register with Amy Hardwick ( by 4:00 p.m. Friday 21st July. (attendance at BOTH sessions is required). 

Location is Darling West 105

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Power outage 9am and 12pm Saturday the 22nd of July, Building 9d

July 19, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Good Morning

As part of the University’s planned maintenance activities, Spotless wish to conduct mandatory electrical repairs in building 9d but will affect buildings 9c,9b and 9e.

The repair shall result in power being  ‘shut down’ (turned off) for about 3-4 hours   in this area and we would request that all equipment that

may be affected by this work be appropriately turned off on the previous evening, so that there are no adverse effects as a result of our work.

We propose to carry this work out as agreed as follows between 9am and 12pm Saturday the 22nd of July

As there may be a number of people affected by the power shut down I ask you to please circulate this information to all concerned parties, so that they can make any arrangements that they deem necessary in advance of the shutdown dates.

Should you have any concerns can you please contact me or the University’s Maintenance Service Centre – by COB Friday the 21st of July


Damien Durant

Ph: 0413 987 338

Adelaide University Contract