Have you noticed our broader definition of “global Aussies” at Advance? Whether you are an Australian living overseas, an expat who has returned home, a current or former international student, or a recent migrant to Australia, we are all global Australians.
Fittingly, this month’s postcard from Susie Cramp shares the perspective of a British PhD student in Australia. Her interesting ecological research and working with First Nations peoples in Western Australia was made possible by a postgraduate scholarship administered by our friends at the British-Australia Society.
We’re excited for our Research Commercialisation Town Hall on May 11 and the NextGen Program kicking off in early May. Make sure you’re signed up so you don’t miss out!
And in a 🌟new🌟 section, we are spotlighting Aussie artists, musicians, performers, authors, filmmakers etc making waves both internationally and here in Australia. Know a creative Aussie or upcoming cultural event featuring Aussies? Let us know!
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
MAKING REAL-WORLD IMPACT
Don’t miss the Global Town Hall on 11 May! Advance GameChangers (including global cancer leader, Richard Pestell AO) and local Australian innovators will discuss ways to boost Australia’s track record in achieving real-world impact. Find out how innovative research can move out of the lab and into the hands of consumers – register now here!
BUILD A GLOBAL CAREER
Know someone in the first 10 years of their career? Aussies and current/former international students in Australia can sign up FREE for the May cohort of the Advance NextGen Program. Award-winning speakers will inspire an international outlook and career. Share this opportunity or secure a place here!
FREE TRADE A STEP CLOSER
Exciting news for global Aussies! The Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement has been ratified (a step closer to coming into force) with Australian professionals set to gain access to the UK jobs market on par with EU nationals, with opportunities for intra-company transfers and working holiday makers. Trade negotiations are also progressing with Europe and India.
POSTCARD FROM ALBANY, WA
Susannah Cramp is a PhD student and British recipient of the Northcote Trust Postgraduate Scholarship. She shares the challenges and rewards of overseas study, tips for those looking to do the same and insights into her area of research. Read Susie’s postcard here.
With 1 in 5 Aussies investing in direct shares you might be thinking about your portfolio health amid the economic slowdown. Longtime Advance supporters, Geoff Wilson AO and Kate Thorley of Wilson Asset Management share their insight through short and sharp interviews here.
AUS CHAMBER MUSIC ON TOUR
Exciting news for our USA and Canada based members! The Australian Chamber Orchestra and their Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti, are coming to the USA and Canada with special guest, didgeridoo player William Barton. Get your tickets for the performances from Sat 15 – Sat 22 April here.
MAINTAINING AUSSIE MENTORS
The results of last month’s poll revealed that only 20% of our members regularly stay in contact with their Aussie-based mentors. Our Talent Return Program emphasised the importance of keeping in contact with your mentors in Australia – so, could we nudge you to reach out to one of your mentors today?
LOOKING FOR A NEW ROLE?
Look no further than the Advance jobs board! We update it frequently with new vacancies all over the world across all sorts of sectors. If you’re looking for something specific – whether it’s the type of work or country you’re moving to – you can also use keywords to find the perfect job. Check it out here.